Entries from September 2008

POSTER: Love Will Tear Us Apart. Again.

September 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This poster by Martin Dominguez charts each instrument second by second in Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Man, designers are all over this song lately.

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MBV Reunited, Loud and Finding the Love

September 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on MBV Reunited, Loud and Finding the Love

NYT profile on MBV post-ATP. “Loveless” was difficult and expensive to make. Its songs are filled with emotional turmoil and enveloped in otherworldly sounds that had Mr. Shields recording in studio after studio, perpetually dissatisfied. The album’s cost has been estimated at £250,000, about $458,000, which helped to bankrupt its independent record label, Creation. “It […]

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Devo, GG Allin, Plasmatics vinyl reissues via MVD

September 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Devo, GG Allin, Plasmatics vinyl reissues via MVD

Based on plans by big box shithouses like Best Buy to begin stocking vinyl anachronistically, MVD entertainment has a few vinyl releases on deck, featuring new and rare music by Devo, GG Allin, The Dwarves, and Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics. The vinyl resurgence is making money for many of those labels whose CD […]

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Ed Westwick a closet Pete Doherty?

September 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ed Westwick a closet Pete Doherty?

Chuck Bass is hands-down the best reason to indulge in the farcical drama of Gossip Girl, so it’s intriguing to discover that the man behind those flash threads is a burgeoning rocker. And English to boot. Really? Ed Westwick’s band, The Filthy Youth, predates Gossip Girl, so you can’t completely slag him off for trying […]

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Joshua Ferris’ tribute to David Foster Wallace

September 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Josh Ferris, author of one of last year’s finest novels, Then We Came to the End, recalls his days as a student news reporter when he had the opportunity to interview David Foster Wallace for the Daily Iowan. Excerpt: Some recollections from my interview: he shared his office with another teacher; he drove a beat-to-hell […]

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