Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Justin Currie of Del Amitri is releasing his second solo album this April called The Great War.
"The Great War" differs from "What Is Love For" in several ways. It is not specifically designed to push the weak-willed and suicidal over the edge of the abyss. It is a rock group record, performed live on the whole, prominently featuring two electric guitarists. It is mainly prescribed for those who desire the elevator operator selects an upper floor. Those who seek the comforting melancholy of the basement are advised to take the stairs - we'll be with you soon enough after we take a brief glimpse of how this city looks on a clear January afternoon, steam pouring from roofs and the white tops of hills on the horizon.The man has a way with words, which is what I've always loved about Del Amitri. I didn't care too much for What Is Love For - perhaps because I've never been near the precipice - so I'm quite glad to hear he's in a better mood.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Yellow Submarine remake we mentioned last year now has real life actors attached to it so Robert Zemeckis can inflict some motion capture magic on us. This guy will play Paul McCartney:
Thanks, BoingBoing. Oh, and Cary Elwes will play George Harrison.
In other Beatles-related news, Dhani Harrison seems to be ruling out a Beatles' offspring group. The idea sounds cool but it could never live up to expectations anyway.
And Ringo Starr's new album Y Not is out today. Download it from Amazon.com here.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Finally got to see Up in the Air last night. Clooney is fantastically Oscar-worthy and the story is good - I highly recommend it.
I was struck by the fantastic soundtrack though. One song during a pivotal scene really blew me away. The deliciously folksy tune is called Help Yourself by Sad Brad Smith, a formerly unknown musician from Chicago. Read more about him here and click the image to plop down a mere $.99 for stellar tunage. Could he be the one to pick up where Elliott Smith left off (he's also on the soundtrack, btw)?
Friday, January 08, 2010
It's rare to find another House of Love fan let alone a blog post about them complete with a bootleg! The House of Love was one of my favorite bands during my formative years because they could be majestic and moody, noisy and melodic all in the same breath. The brilliance of Shine On is unquestionable - it would easily make a top ten list of my favorite songs of all time (minus Beatles naturally).
Popdose made me smile this evening. Enjoy this performance from 1990, which was recorded during their peak.
It's hard to imagine any of you loyal Too Poppy readers do not own something as fundamental as Radiohead's Kid A. If not, Amazon.com MP3 is selling it for a dirt cheap $1.99 today only. Click away over to the right.
Today is January 8, by the way.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Is R.E.M.'s Monster the "most toxic used CD of all time? One writer recounts his seven-year journey to find a buyer for the multi-platinum hit.
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks with Paste about why they recently covered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon:
You can almost do anything you want with them, and they still retain the sentiment, the ideas and the inertia that Pink Floyd put into it.No.
Paul McCartney plays bass on one of Travis' Fran Healy's new songs from his upcoming solo album.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010
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