Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Oh Here's to My Sweet Satan

An entertaining time-waster if anything, although I don't think the title is entirely accurate. Some of this stuff is common knowledge.

Come On Tell Me the Answer

Go here and type in "give the finger." Amusing. And I stay true to the mission of this blog by posting this, dammit.

And Say Hello to the Now You Know

A Posies video? Wait, good bands still make videos so they might get played once or twice on MTV2? Or has MTV2 stopped playing videos too?

Incidentally, listened to their new CD again today. It keeps getting better and better. I believe Conversations is turning into a classic Posies tune.

VIDEO: The Posies - Conversations (via Rykodisc)

Notable New Releases

I tend to miss so many new releases despite receiving updates every frickin' week. So, I'll add to the fray by listing my own notable new releases. Perhaps I won't miss too many now. Yeah, ok. This week:

Abandoned Pools - Armed to the Teeth
I remember hearing a tune or three a few years ago and really liking them. Oops, forgot to dig deeper.
Sample here.

Big Star - In Space
New Big Star?!? Goo.

Blind Melon - The Best of Blind Melon
What? One song?

Calla - Collisions
I'll defer to our elusive contributor Dirty Pop for this one.

Her Space Holiday - The Past Presents the Future
I dunno - I've heard of them.
MP3: Forever and a Day

The Joggers - With a Cape and a Cane
I hear a buzz.
Sample here.

Natalie Merchant - Greatest Hits
What? Two songs?

Ric Ocasek - Nexterday
I've heard good things about this but I've yet to hear it. Nice to see him doing his own stuff, though.

Supergrass - Road to Rouen
I've always meant to listen to more Supergrass. I particularly like their earlier stuff.
Sample here.

Neil Young - Prairie Wind

Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era - 1976-1995
Smithereens, Posies, Spongetones, La's, Plimsouls, Teenage Fanclub, Inspiral Carpets, Wondermints: just a bit of what's in this box. No need to say more. Wow.

Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story
Depeche Mode, Cure, Erasure, Modern English, Morrissey, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Ocean Blue, Ice-T: just a taste of what's in this box. No need to say more. Wow.

Veronica Mars Soundtrack
In the tradition of The OC, another TV show ruins good music, like Stereophonics, Delays, Ivy, etc. I miss Phantom Planet before The OC ruined California. Sigh.

Holy crap. I need money.

The Placenta Falls to the Floor

New Live soon. Who? Live. Who? Lightning Crashes, you know, that band. Oh, Live. Sure.

Saw them in NYC at Irving Plaza right before Throwing Copper was released. One of the most intense shows I've seen. Ed was in the crowd within seconds of starting the first song. They just never have really lived up to their promise. I think Ed has had some EGO issues.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Floating Out to Wonderland

Tired of all the Garbage?

Notable Upcoming Shows in Iowa

Just a small taste of what's to come for those of us in Iowa:

Saturday, September 24: Fruit Bats & Rogue Wave
Maintenance Shop, Ames

Saturday, September 24: Goldrush
Playground, Des Moines

Tuesday, September 27: The O.A.O.T.s
Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines

Wednesday, September 28: Mates of State
Maintenance Shop, Ames

Monday, October 10: Built to Spill
Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City

Tuesday, October 11: The Posies
Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City

Monday, October 24: dios (malos)
Maintenance Shop, Ames

Thursday, October 27: Paul McCartney
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines

Saturday, November 5: Local H
Maintenance Shop, Ames

Somebody who is bored in Iowa and whines about how we get no shows is simply not seeking them out. I was tempted to list Bon Jovi's tour kick-off date at the Events Center in November but I feel they're a bit ... off-topic.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Podcasts are Not Lame

Strike that. Reverse it. No, that doesn't work either. Check out the new Not Lame podcast. I haven't yet, but I'm sure it's spiffy.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Where the Dogs of Society Howl

What a great idea. Decent American artists could never pull off something like this.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Nano Nano

Apple does it again.

Katrina Notes


Alex Chilton is safe.

Kanye West has balls, as inappropriately timed as they may be. And what an unlikely pairing with Jon Brion.

MTV and its network of boring sister stations are putting together another benefit concert to feature acts like Green Day, Paul McCartney, and others I care less about. Here's hoping they'll do better than their god-awful coverage of Live 8, which, incidentally, is getting the DVD treatment just in time for the holidays.

Jacko is looking to repeat We Are the World yet again. Gack!