The Farnsworth Parabox of Damien Rice
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the theory of parrallel universes. The simple idea that if you were to rotate the earth 180 degrees on it's orbit (landing it directly behind the sun), you would find a planet equal to the earths dimensions but completely opposite in every way. It would serve to balance out the beauty, depravity, poverty, excess, and spirit of this world. It's an anti-earth. It's the idea that a very popular episode of Futurama is based on.
Well -- there was a slip-up here on our own earth and Damien Rice fell into a Farnsworth Parabox. He stumbled out and it was Universe # 10393 or something where the molasses-voiced Damien and his soundtrack ballads came out as Plan B. I call it Grind, but keep in mind that I'm an idiot. Other idiots will call it Eminem with an accoustic guitar and a british accent or Sage Francis covering Everlast. Still even more idiots will go drrrr.... drrr....... Regardless. I do like Plan B. Something tells me that he'll be on less soundtracks next year than the new Damien Rice material -- but maybe in an alternate universe somewhere, the opposite is true.
The first song is the controversial anti-censorship track, Sik 2 Def, and the second track is a live accoustic version of Who Needs Action, When You've Got Words that I've had stuck in my head for a couple of days.