Morrissey’s most famous acknowledgement of his Latino fans, though, came...– from Gustavo Arellano’s legendary piece on Morrissey and Latino (and Latina!) fans. Happy birthday Moz.
Soft Cell: Non-Stop Cabaret | Red Bull Music... →
Alfred Soto reassesses the group’s legacy. Great, great read. And do not ignore Kurt Reighley’s Kindle Single on them as well.
Unread Records is on Bandcamp now. →
You should investigate.
Sound American | Jack Rose Is Real →
To quote part of it: Loud as he was, I wouldn’t say that Jack was an attention hog. He was confident, sure - Jack definitely knew how good he was – and serious about his business, too. He commanded respect, but he was not doing it for attention. He played solo acoustic guitar music, which has never really been a sure ticket to stardom or even a thin living for anyone, now has it? But while his...
En route to a famous old bar called Harry’s New York, we pass the stately...– there’s a reason I like these guys, for sure.
Why Wrath of Khan is Still a Bloody Great Star... →
Now that a Star Trek movie is #1 at the box office again, everybody’s looking back at the history of Star Trek films. And one meme I’ve been hearing a lot is that Wrath of Khan, formerly the sacred cow of Trek films, is overrated. Here’s why that’s not true. To all of this article, yes.
The Bouzaglos hope to turn around their business with a weeklong grand reopening...– all that and the guy might be deported.
Teen Girl Unimpressed with Own Ability to Slay Van... →
On the other hand, you likely will be.
Atheist Tornado Victim Snubs Wolf Blitzer Asking... →
All this plus a baby that absolutely rules. Vine makes perfect sense here as a result.
Trevor Bolder dead at 62 | News | Classic Rock →
Uriah Heep and Spiders From Mars icon passes away after cancer fight A damn shame. His Spiders from Mars work in particular is an essential part of the whole package, an anchor for a three-piece band backing Ziggy Stardust himself. Listen to that era of Bowie’s work that he was on with a careful ear and you’ll get a sense of how he worked, as well as a sense of how Bowie was...
The conversation continued on everything from 3rdEyeGirl’s forthcoming album —...– Of course now I’m imagining Prince managing the team.
Cannes: Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, Chiwetel... →
…potentially good cast but a THREE person story? I don’t think so. The whole point of Z for Zachariah is that it’s a two person story. Unless Chris Pine is playing the dog.
Okla. tornado survivor finds dog buried alive... →
One for the dog lovers here, for sure.
Publicist: Ray Manzarek, founding member of The... →
Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. So I talk about this movie of his the other day and then this happens.
Really, the only question about Gus Wenner taking over at Rolling Stone is wondering when Turbogeist will get a four or five star review.
Zachary Lipez: Calling It Quits - The Talkhouse →
…I’m sharing this because a lot of friends like it and a lot of friends do not and I’m…befuddled by it. I will quote theoreticalgirl on this if she doesn’t mind: I like a lot of this because I know what’s like to be in a band no one really cared about. But I think some of the mechanics of the piece should have been treated with more care.
Articles: Queue Up: 20 Essential Music... →
Something from the mighty marathonpacks to read and enjoy. This delves deep into past decades for some fascinating choices — really want to see the Paul Anka one now! My own choices would include (but would hardly be limited to) Still Bill on Bill Withers, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? and the inimitable sprawl and chaos of Dig!.
Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again... →
Still hard to believe. His passing was reported quietly by his sister a few days ago on Facebook so it must be considered confirmed. 5 Magazine’s reflection here is worth a read, and very kindly contains a quick nod in my direction.
Report States Romanthony, Legendary House Music... →
If this is true I don’t even know. I just do NOT even. Daft Punk would not be ANYWHERE near as ingrained as they are without them having the bright spark to get an already established and talented figure in to help them via a couple of vocals on Discovery, one of which just happened to be “One More Time.” And I’m still kinda pissed it wasn’t a UK number one thanks...
_Love Her Madly_ (2000), directed by Ray Manzarek,... →
It is also one of the utterly SLEAZIEST/unintentionally funniest/completely most horrible films I’ve ever heard of. I don’t even know how I stumbled across its existence this morning but I’m perversely glad I have. Also, if I haven’t conveyed it to you yet, it’s awful. I haven’t even gotten a third through it and: * after the credits some ska-punkish cover...
2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Grand Final) →
Live from the Malmö Arena in Sweden, the Grand Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest! Join millions of fans all over the world for an event not to miss in 2013! 12 noon Pacific Time. See you there…
'The Village' Was Crazy to Fire Him: 5 Reasons Why... →
Yup, as it says.
'Better Than a 10-Inch Dick': _Showgirls_ Lives... →
April Kidwell shrieks, “Different places!” about five minutes into Showgirls the Musical, and the crowd loses it. This is in response to being asked where she’s from, and though these words alone are not particularly funny, their delivery is. So are the flying French fries that punctuate the line. — Thus begins Rich Juzwiak’s discussion. A perfect combination of...
'Bloodbath' Day at Village Voice: Musto, Sietsema,... →
Well that’s that, then.
After our show in Brighton tonight, someone who was apparently in the audience...– John Grant, posting via his Facebook feed. Spread the word in the UK, where this took place, in particular. Grant is one of the few people out there who I can honestly say writes lyrics I pay attention to as much as I do the music — and the larger point is obvious: this is shitty no matter...
Subject line of email: “LESS THAN JAKE IS RECORDING A NEW RECORD” This does not warrant the capitalization.
Republican Congressman Loves 'the Conservative... →
Trey Radel is an affluent white male, former conservative talk show host, and current Republican congressman representing south Florida. He’s a lifetime NRA member who wants to “Repeal Obamacare.” He’s also a big Public Enemy and Tupac fan. Huge. They ain’t kidding…
The way that we talk about ex-wives and ex-girlfriends is fucked. This is an...– a selection from Natalie Zina Walschots’s essay reflecting on the Lambesis arrest and story. I strongly suggest reading the whole thing; her own story is harrowing.
Yeah, can’t wait to hear this before every...