Entries from May 2009

Oh Regina.

May 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dance Anthem of the 80s Is it me or is she like the female version of Thom Yorke? Thank you TUG!

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Own weird piece of Kurt Cobain’s private life

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Own weird piece of Kurt Cobain’s private life

I know fanatical middle-aged heifers buy plastic keychain tubes with purported pieces of Elvis’ hair in them from shady convenience stores in the Deep South, but they’re only out a couple of bucks at worst. Why on earth would anyone pay$2499 for one of Kurt Cobain’s hospital bills? This I cannot fathom. It’s framed, no […]

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Happy Birthday, Moz

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Moz

Steven Patrick Morrissey turns 50 today. Sort of hard to believe. Well, The Guardian has been wondering what to get the old coot. Hearing aids and bicycle puncture repair kits aside, the funniest suggestion is clearly: Johnny Marr’s mobile number. Though, a key to his closet is a close second. Some of the comments are […]

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Phoenix play/cover Air’s Playground Love

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Phoenix play/cover Air’s Playground Love

Via Tug, who says “I’ll bet you didn’t know that Phoenix’s Thomas Mars did the vocals for Air’s terrific theme to Virgin Suicides. Or maybe you did. That’s cool too.”

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Iron & Wine cover New Order on Jimmy Fallon

May 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Iron & Wine performed last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote its rarities collection Around the Well, which came out yesterday on Sub Pop. Sort of ignoring protocol, the perennially hirsute Mr. Beam opened with a new song not featured on the compilation entitled “Godless Brother in Love” but then bent slightly […]

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Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

With all the activity in the Blur camp, fans on this side of the pond have been wondering if they’ll get a taste of the action. Rumors are pointing to some US dates later this year. To coincide with the live shows, the band’s label is prepping a compilation for those who might have missed […]

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Matt & Kim & Barcardi

May 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(see also) Via Flavorwire

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RETRO: Echo & The Bunnymen “Enlighten Me” video

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on RETRO: Echo & The Bunnymen “Enlighten Me” video

In 1990 Echo & The Bunnymen resurfaced with a new lead singer and an album doomed for the cutout bin. Longtime fans were horrified, as was original vocalist Ian McCulloch’s ego. But that was the point, I think, as Mac and the other surviving members were not on the best of terms. So, if we […]

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DOWNLOAD: Solid Gold “Bible Thumper” mp3

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on DOWNLOAD: Solid Gold “Bible Thumper” mp3

Been hearing a good bit of Solid Gold on Sirius XMU lately. Something about the whole sad disco thing that perks up my ears. Must be all that growing up on New Order. Anyway, both Solid Gold singles I’ve heard are top notch, including “Bible Thumper.” Since the new Junior Boys is kind of meh, […]

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Dead Souls

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dead Souls

15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980

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(Julian) Plenti of mp3’s

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on (Julian) Plenti of mp3’s

When news of Paul Banks’ solo record hit the week before last, there was very little in the way of musical evidence, save for a few looped blips at julianplenti.com. Now Matador has stepped up with a full download of “Fun That We Have” off Skyscraper, the Julian Plenti debut, set for an early August […]

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Jane’s Addiction steal page from Axl, play karaoke live

May 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Haha. If you wondered whether the reunited Jane’s Addiction was living on the edge, think again. Teleprompters all around. Nothing says “rock ‘n’ roll” quite like reading your lyrics off a screen. Karaoke style. [via The Daily Swarm]

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Stream Dan Deacon live at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Stream Dan Deacon live at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club

As they are wont to do, NPR has a stream of Dan Deacon’s show at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Jarvis takes a swipe at The Killers, premieres new video

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Guardian is featuring Jarvis Cocker as its guest reviewer for Singles Club this week. Well, Jarvis and his kids. He’s given a predictable mix of pop, alternative, and hip-hop. But his take on The Killers’ “The World We Live In” is hilarious and spot on: The Killers – The World We Live In That […]

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Are Friends Collected?

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Are Friends Collected?

Couldn’t help sharing this Gary Numan collection currently for sale in London. 47 x CD Albums 26 x CD Singles, 71 x assorted Picture Discs, Albums and Singles on Vinyl. 2 x Boxsets. By Computer book 14 Ticket stubs from Gary Numan concerts. Gary Numan signed Electric Ballroom cassette..September 19th 1991 Rare blue vinyl Tubeway […]

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VIDEO: The Maccabees “Love You Better”

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I enjoyed The Maccabees debut record, Colour It In, but there was an underlying sense that things could go awry in the future. Sort of like when you see someone with fat potential; might look alright now, but you know that two Thanksgivings later things will have likely taken a turn for the worse. For […]

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Reader Submission: Clan of Xymox – Muscoviet Musquito

May 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reader Submission: Clan of Xymox – Muscoviet Musquito

Thanks, AJW.

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Friday Fun: Hong Kong’s ROCKIN’ PARTY

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Friday Fun: Hong Kong’s ROCKIN’ PARTY

Something about a band from Hong Kong covering “Modern Rock” classics by The Cure, The Smiths and even The Ocean Blue makes me smile.

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RETRO: Xymox – Phoenix of My Heart

May 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

While we’re waxing nostalgic…

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Land of Talk “Some Are Lakes” live on QTV

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Land of Talk “Some Are Lakes” live on QTV

Spinner posted the official video for this Land of Talk song as its video of the day today, but I couldn’t figure out how to embed anything from their site, so I checked YouTube. No dice, but this live version from CBC Q’s Friday Live session is better anyway. I first heard “Some Are Lakes” […]

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