The Wu are notorious for a lot of things-- bringing the motherfucking ruckus chief among them-- but reliability ain't one. So when GZA's September 15 Liquid Swords show (or, dare to dream, collaboration) with Jamie Lidell at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool fell under the axe due to "unforeseen circumstances," it was a stone bummer, sure, but didn't exactly fall into the realms of the shocking.

So cross whatever fingers you have handy into a W and take this tidbit with a grain of salt: GZA's making up for the canceled Liquid Swords date with two performances of the LP at NYC's Knitting Factory on December 13 and 14. (Thanks to BrooklynVegan for the tip.)

Of course, in the spirit of finger-crossing, the Wu will have blessed us with those 8 Diagrams at that point, and as the rest of them don't appear to have too much going on in the weeks and months following its November 13 release date (though Method Man is touring Canada and South America, and Ghost is busy too), could this be a shot at seeing the album with virtually all of its cameos? Can they do Uncontrolled Substance next?

In other Wu news, the Genius-- along with RZA and Q-Bert-- dig chess, while the rest of the clan dig George Harrison.