Nirvana rhythm section to audition new lead... →
Okay, but is Pat Smear gonna be there??
unbornwhiskey: This is dishonest and disingenuous, a flagrant attempt to innocently undermine critical distance. I don’t have many thoughts on Ian Cohen or how he may have felt transgressed by David and Das Racist, who were there together to make him feel small. I do think that it’s terrible and gross to write several paragraphs suggesting that a critic is being dishonest even though...
Chuck Eddy in conversation with Michaelangelo...
Chuck Eddy in conversation with Michaelangelo Matos
Steve Albini: I totally expect a fourth wave of ska to roll through at some point.
Alex Tween: I think there may already be. My brother actually played in a pretty well known ska band and he claimed that ska is more popular now than it ever has been.
Steve Albini: Oh, which band was it?
Alex Tween: They were called Mephiskapheles.
Steve Albini: I was going to say please let it be Mephiskapheles. Was he horn?
Alex Tween: No, he was a guitar player.
Steve Albini: That’s a super easy gig. Guitar in a ska band? I mean half the time you can even just shut your amp off.
andyhutchins: Generation Friday cares about Rebecca Black because the “Friday” video was good for a laugh; the Powers That Be In Entertainment care about Rebecca Black because they care about chasing Generation Friday. We have a winner!
marathonpacks: Who couldn’t sit and listen to DJ Quik talk about random beats all day? (Also worth it simply for him getting out of the car with his track jacket draped on his back like a cape. The man is legend.) Title: DJ Quick - Interview Yeesh. Pitchfork, get on your metadata game.
Being rich has gotten more expensive. A $1 million fortune was unusual in the...– Five myths about millionaires - The Washington Post (via dayan)
jonathanbogart: After two months with an iPhone I’ve come to the conclusion that the best-sounding music to play from its speaker is old 78s from the pre hi-fi era, because they were recorded at the same dynamic range and compression that shitty little phone speakers allow.
R.E.M. In Memoriam: Their Top Five Videos →
I didn’t really realize I had so many feelings about R.E.M. until I set to writing a top-five-videos list yesterday after the news broke that the band had “called it a day.”
VH1 staffers reflect on R.E.M. →
whatevs: growltiger: Because we all started working here because we love music! BRAVO, Uncle Grambo! Thanks Bexxxxx (who, it should be noted, wrote a great entry for this feature). I wrote about why “Nightswimming” is my favorite R.E.M. song. I hope you enjoy it. I wrote about “Stand.” No, seriously.
maura: I really think Unrest’s Imperial ffrr is one of the sexiest albums ever made. And look, it’s a recently unearthed video for “Cherry Cream On”!!!
"By the time I feed my family, I have maybe... →
He defends this fact to the host by noting that “class warfare has never created a job.”
nearly every movie ever made is published on DVD– Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix [insert gif of Laura Linney laughing in Jeff Daniels’s face in The Squid and the Whale]
I said he always had my permission to swear when talking about colonialism.– readnfight, to a student in her afterschool program who was studying Columbus and asked, “Can I swear? I don’t want to get in trouble for swearing, but I’m so mad!”
Perez Hilton's "Celebrity Baby" Blog Launches [Sic... →
At least Al Roberts’s Blessed Event columns presumably followed a style guide….
katherinestasaph: hardlyart: christmasonthemoon: You say Salem, I say Paramore You say ///▲▲▲, I say Evanescence You say White Ring, I say Slipknot You say GR†LLGR†LL, I say Three Days Grace You say Mater Suspiria Vision, I say Linkin Park You say †‡† , I say Green Day 92% of teens have turned to witch house, if you’re one of the 8% who still listen to REAL music, put this on your...
unsustainable: theatlanticvideo: Remix: ‘All the President’s Men’ vs. the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ “I can’t stand it, I know you planned it, I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate,” begins the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” All the President’s Boys is one of those perfect remixes that works so well, you can’t believe you didn’t think of it first. Editor Jeff Yorkes “cinemashup” of footage from...