Money Can't Buy You Taste...Or Cool
from St Ives
, 27 Feb 2008
What do you do when you can afford all the toys you always wanted? MTV Cribs reveals some of the answers usually a dining room that you dont eat in, a Harvester kitchen that you dont cook in and a pool table. You either like Cribs or you dont, so this review isnt going to change your mind, but the usual fascinating view into the taste, or lack of it, of uber-rich celebrities contains some gems. You might think a show like this would inspire jealousy but more often you feel sorry at their lack of original thought, obviously fed what they should like by Cribs or their interior designer. The surprise is in those who buck the trend, many on this compilation. If you can stick with the trademark nauseating camera work its worth a look.
Disc 1 LOVEFiLM have not shared this with me as yet so more to follow.
The Wu-Tang Clan
Russell Simmons and Redman
demonstrates the pared down cool lifestyle of the king of advertising jingles. Does he have a bling-filled mansion somewhere?
Fieldy of Korn
is unique in that he appears to have a kitchen (complete with fridge and cupboards) in which food actually has been, and could in the future be, prepared.
Marilyn Manson Actually friend and bassist, Jeordie Osborne White AKA Twiggy Ramirez, who has a taste for the dark, which ran out of steam by the time he reached the incongruously conservative kitchen. Will be pleased to win the prize for Most Weird.
Linkin Park Actually just nerdy Chester Bennington, who has sadly had to hire a cool car for the occasion. Chester, you cant hire in cool - ask Mr Simmons.
inhabits a world of restrained good taste, keeping his extensive collection of Kiss memorabilia confined to his spacious office. Well you would wouldnt you.
Good Charlotte Actually simply the garage where Joel & Benji have their rides pimped. Nothing to see here.
of Blink-182 achieves sub zero status by eschewing the ego-wall route and keeping his awards in a cupboard.
appear to be held in a secure frat house by a manager who lets them have just enough of their own money to think theyre in the big time whilst always knowing where his cash cows are. They think having their own rooms is cool. Run while you still can boys!
Rob Zombie Everyone should have a pirate bar. Respect!
lives how we believe every rock god does, but it seems to be just him and Hugh Hefner.
of Blink-182 keeps a stash of ketchup sachets in his pantry because when you go to Europe and other foreign countries they charge you for this stuff! Also has a Ringo Starr drum kit, unaware that Ringo was allegedly not even the best drummer in the Beatles. Nice pool though.
of Papa Roach is genuinely humbled by the way success has changed his life. What a nice guy.
Alanis Morissette At first appears well heeled but down to earth, until you realise how many Japanese altars Ms. Morissette owns, and that what at first appears to be a casual interest reveals a deeper weirdness. Her confusion at not finding any in Japan to add to her collection may disappear when she notices that the world supply is already in her tasteful Toronto pad.
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