elsam: eatingpieelsewhere: “Rapper Sky Blu, of LMFAO, was escorted off a plane after an altercation with Mitt Romney, who was seated behind him; according to Blu, Romney inflicted a “condor grip” on his shoulder when he refused to return his seat to an upright position.” -I’ll be posting something from Harper’s Weekly every week until I hear that the magazine is no longer in danger of...
In which I attempt to explain the latest... →
(via maura) TMFTML - whose blogroll was directly responsible for me meeting my future wife - really abandoned its handle at the right time.
"Be careful who you trust in this world, beware...
Scary, Greg Dulli. Can you think of a non-embarrassing lyric to contain the word “unfurl”?
This could go either way. →
maura: [Wendy’s] Bacon and Blue Cheeseburger features a cooked-from-fresh beef patty, thick applewood smoked bacon slices, sautéed onions, real blue cheese crumbles, hand-leafed lettuce, freshly sliced tomato and creamy steakhouse sauce. Note the use of the adjective “real” there. Ah, authenticity!
Shutter Island →
Review at Tiny Mix Tapes.
Happy Tears →
slutsky: Kinda bummed Alphaville never got around to composing an alternate soundtrack to Alphaville. I feel the same way about The Misfits and The Misfits. (Other bands you could play this game with, off the top of my head: They Might Be Giants, Fine Young Cannibals, Mudhoney, Faster Pussycat, Cinderella)
Speaking of our records, we are in the midst of... →
I don’t know what I did to have the kind of Favorite Band that tours and records relentlessly, releasing an album a year for six years straight and counting (plus an outtakes comp and a synth-pop side-project), but I’m eternally grateful. I prepare myself for the gravy train to stop running, but here it comes again, tooting around the corner like clockwork.
Narcissism, Misogyny, Racism, & John Mayer →
katespencer: mollylambert: John Mayer mansplains himself, by Molly Lambert, at This Recording Stand by what I wrote about the guy a little over three years ago when Continuum came out (can barely even listen to Battle Studies, which makes me respect 808s & Heartbreak for at least not sounding banal). John Mayer’s willingness to represent the glib white male is as frustrating as...
It’s not like we all of a sudden grew up and started making smarter music....– Wes Borland on the new Limp Bizkit album, which will be harder, better, faster, stronger than Results May Vary. I can just feel it.
Just in time for Valentine's Day- Now That's What... →
maura: The day that “Lips Of An Angel” is something that I (or anyone I might be romantically interested in) might call “love” is the day that I pack it in. (via thisisareallybadidea) IT IS A SONG ABOUT THE UNSTOPPABLE URGE TO CHEAT. Unless this disc is homewrecker-oriented, Hinder’s admittedly majestic but blatant paean to an ex’s vagina has no place on a Valentine’s day...
Hot Chip, I Am Feeling You Right Now.
Haven’t enjoyed a new album this much on the first listen since, uh…lemme check my excel file…oh i dunno, Sound Of Silver? Phoenix’s It’s Never Been Like That? (Wow, I really just outed myself as some schmindie disco enthusiast, there.) I don’t think it’s just the half day talking.
On Hearing "Jungleland" For The First Time
What in God’s name does this have in the slightest to do with rock as we’ve ever known it? This shit goes from Broadway to easy listening to him hollering over goddamn piano trills. Bruce Springsteen isn’t just Billy Joel with a cute butt, but apparently he can damn well be Billy Joel with a cute butt sometimes.
Jeremy Renner was so good (and relatively ignored - he did get an Independent Spirit Award nomination) in Dahmer a couple years ago that I’d be happy for him getting an Oscar nomination even if The Hurt Locker wasn’t my favorite film of 2009. His expression when he finds out is pretty priceless. Anthony Mackie’s a real champ about it, too.
The Decade Wrap-Up That Wasn't →