Thursday, September 30, 2010
What a sloppy killer though, right?
This is a great interview. Nirvana was always right about the music industry (and especially MTV), but it's still kind of like a whore punching his pimp in the mouth. Apparently, Kurt was frustrated with MTV anyway.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Stephen Colbert made no more of a mockery of Congress than Congress has of itself. Except he was honest while doing it.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The new song My Chemical Romance sounds like an insane Broadway show. Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more...
So we've now moved beyond Green Day's effect on popular music as the basis for all pop-punk bands to the Broadway show based on American Idiot as a basis for the new albums by already successful pop-punk bands.
I'm a Green Day fan. I appreciate why they signed to a major label - I was 12 at the time so they were a major doorway to punk. I appreciate that they've grown older and are writing about a broader range of stuff, at least because I've also grown older and understand where they're coming from on a lot of this stuff. Even if the Broadway show thing seems a little weird.
I just never expected MCR to go all Rocky Horror on us. Maybe I never paid enough attention to the band to have seen it coming. I guess this could have been a clue. But again, I really haven't been paying attention to them.Regardless, the song is good. You've got to wonder if the entire album will sound as in your face as this does. Which could be interesting.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Some guy is rewriting every one of Billy Corgan's tweets in Pirate.
The real Billy Corgan: http://twitter.com/billy
Pirate Billy Corgan: http://twitter.com/pirate_billy
I wonder if the Zwan album would be better if it had been recorded in pirate.
(Thanks for digging this out LA Weekly.)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In retrospect, this is Kanye's apology to Taylor Swift - and plenty of other unnamed women, I'm sure - for being an asshole and a douchebag. I'm willing to bet we all know a few people that this song is actually about.
Whatever you think of the performance or the man himself, the song is just another reason that 'Ye is one of the most electrifying artists alive. The fact that there's even a debate about it proves my point.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here's the video for "Everything in Moderation (Especially in Moderation)." Cobbled together to spread the word about the new singles compilation, The Longest EP, it shows that in their 40s, the guys in NOFX are still younger than most of us have ever felt. I can't wait to see them live in January - it's been far too long.
(via Punknews.org)<font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#999999"><br/>Everything in Moderation (Especially Moderation)<br/><br/>NOFX | MySpace Music Videos</font>
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Rage Against The Machine, where were you for the last decade? Live in L.A.: "Waaaaaaaaaaaaake uuuuuuuuuuup!"
I suggest headphones or speakers turned way the hell up on this one.
Zach's speech during the breakdown, which is focused on the immigration law in Arizona and that the economic and jobs crisis that he says has partially spurred it on (and it's proposed copying in states across the nation), points out something important: "The cause of this crisis is Goldman Sachs and AIG and corporate America, who have shipped our jobs overseas."
The "land of hypocrisy" may be the greatest on Earth, but those at the top have forgotten the most important words of this song: "What you reap, is what you sow." What, you don't think it matters that we don't make anything in this country any more? Think again.