Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Because the BBC's promos for next week's episode of Doctor Who are so much cooler than Sci-Fi's.
Also, the theme music is pretty fucking cool in it's entirety.
Enjoy the Black Keys where and when you can because after that Secret Machines show with a 100 people at the Town Ballroom last night you know they ain't coming to Buffalo any time soon.
Come on now, don't you hipsters get it? If you just wear the funny clothes and act all quasi pretentious without occasionally "making the scene"... without representing for your area... then you're just posing. Putting on phony airs. Wanking.
And "the scene" in your area? If it even exists other than in your minds... it becomes lame... sorry... and eventually extinct.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Ah yes... a role model to MILLIONS OF GIRLS.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Random Star Wars Observation (I wish I could number them for you): the scene at the end of Episode II with Darth Sidious and Count Dooku walking, chilling and plotting is the total analog of that scene of the Death Star (Mark 2) from Episode VI when Darth Vader greets the Emperor (Darth Sidious)... and walks, chills and plots. Both scene's take place in a hanger, I think the Emperor even says something about "everything going according to plan" in both scenes, but craftily enough the roles are reversed (in II it's the boss greeting the underling whereas in VI it's the underling greeting the boss) and the different settings (the dreary hanger in II, the Death Star shuttle hanger in VI) underscore just how far the Sith came.... before being defeated by those damn Skywalker kids. Very nice there George-I hadn't noticed that until tonight (when I caught the end of II on Spike- as you might have guessed). Very nice indeed.
- It sounds too good. It's sonic presentation is perfect. No "debut album" comes this artful and sonically ambitious. It doesn't happen.
- It's baroque, literate and classy yet tuneful, occasionally crass, and infinitely rump shakable.
- U2 and R.E.M.'s debut albums weren't this perfect.
- The cd design is pefect: the photography, fonts, layout are all preternaturally cool, and yes, perfect.
- It reaffirms the virtue and value of of the cd as a piece of art and mode of musical conveyance in an age of the cheap commodification of popular music.
* I don't even want to know what the kids in private schools are learning about our great nation. Actually I do- it probably explains a lot.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Fuck people. We are totally entering the danger zone. This shit ain't funny any more. The waters have been muddied enough folks, we can't take 40 more days.