"Jerkface Shipley" and other songs by We Used to be Family
I couldn't help but snicker, because Al Shipley happens to be one of the city's more prominent music writers and bloggers. He writes for City Paper and his excellent hip-hop blog, Government Names. Coincidence? I doubt it. Funny? Undoubtedly ...
Shipley's an incredibly nice guy, and a fair critic. I just wonder what he wrote or said that got the band so peeved. I Googled around some and couldn't find anything. Must have been pretty bad, to inspire the band to call him a "Jerkface." The song doesn't have any words but it doesn't need to.
You can listen to it here.
I called Shipley and the band and left messages, but haven't heard back yet. Stay tuned.