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Jul 30 Morrissey’s Bodyguard Is Suing Him
Morrissey has a few camps of fans. The know it alls who can tell you the number of hairs on his ass cheeks and his pulse rate at each recording session, the ones who dig his music his politics, and think he’s a fox (that’s me!) and the Uber psychotics who live in worlds of fan fiction and verbal muscle tactics. Everyone wants a piece of the guy and someone’s gonna get one.
Posted 30 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 30 Conor Oberst At Central Park Summerstage, Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, Reviewed
Played with Bright eyes-y full throttle intensity, plus horns, plus back up singers, plus two girls on guitar, plus Conor emoting the holy fuck out of them, they supercharged the evening. I didn’t like the horns on “Hundreds Of Ways on the recorded version, but it worked here and the three song opening did something Conor didn’t quite do at Carnegie Hall a couple of years ago, it grew him up without changing him.
Posted 30 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 30 University of Connecticut CT Scans Instruments And Im Paying For It
So we all love instruments right? I mean hell we love music so when we stumble across a French horn at a yard sale and its missing a valve or two.. there is hope. Well there is now- cuz the crazy kids and professors at UCONN have figured out how to use a CT scan to look inside instruments. Are ya stoked?!
Posted 30 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 30 Not With The Band: Each Concert Can Bring Its Lot Of Surprises
People were jumping from electric poles, the crowd was pushing and the barricades were not holding up, it was scary! I have seen a guy passing out at a Shins in-store show at Amoeba, the poor kid had been waiting too long in the sun without water probably, but what else out of the ordinary could I remember?
Posted 30 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 30 1982 – A+ List
Mrs. Lorene Burns, an Alabama woman that had the famous seven digits for her telephone number was not a fan. “When we’d first get calls at 2 or 3 in the morning, my husband would answer the phone. He can’t hear too well. They’d ask for Jenny, and he’d say ‘Jimmy doesn’t live here anymore.’ Tommy Tutone was the one who had the record. I’d like to get hold of his neck and choke him.”
Posted 30 July 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Jul 30 Blood On The Dancefloor Kicked off CombiChrist Tour, Dahvie Speaks
Due to unfortunate circumstances, we must announce that we will no longer be touring with Combichrist, and honestly we have the social media to blame. It’s truly sad, and quite pathetic that people are willing to stoop as low as to spread some sick, twisted rumors about me
Posted 30 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 30 the Best of The Kinks Komplete
Where Have All The Good Times Gone,” 1965. At the ripe old age of 21, poor rock star Ray is already wondering what’s happened to the worry free lifestyle of his youth. This sounds like a major hit, but was a B-side in 1965, then bombed as a single in 1973 (released after Bowie did his cover on Pin Ups). Is it just me or does the mother figure sound like a cougar?
Posted 30 July 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Jul 30 Must See: Wu Tang Clan And Others At Barclay Center For “The Source 360″
“community leaders such as Run DMC, Wu Tang Clan, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Common, Spike Lee, Danny Simmons, MC Lyte, Brandon Martinez, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, and more are expected to participate and be in attendance. A full-scale concert will also be held at the Barclays Center on Saturday, September 20th”
Posted 30 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 30 The Beetles Killed The George Harrison Tree
According to the LA Times, a very ironic thing happened recently: Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told the LA Times over the weekend that the pine tree died as the result of an insect infestation… yeah, the beetles killed it! The tree was already 10 feet tall but according to the Times many trees in Griffith Park have been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles
Posted 30 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 30 Nicki Minaj Delays Single Release, Becomes Sex Symbol
And wait, there is a delay: “My darlingz, I’ve pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu”.
Posted 30 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 30 10 Songs: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Stop Your Stobbing – the Kinks – Those background harmonies, Ray’s wife at the time, right, the “oooh ooohs” under “stop it stop it”? I could listen to it forever. It is like Torre giving the ball to Cone for one out in game six of the world series in 2000: Ray wasn’t doing her a favor, he used her for what the song needed – A
Posted 30 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 29 Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews of New Album Release 7-29-14
Eric Clapton And Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation Of JJ Cale) After the dire Old Socks, this coulda have been a disaster, but it isn’t, what it does is place Cale out of the “Cocaine” one hit wonder category and into the basic blues canon with some of Clapton’s greatest acoustic warm glow performances since Ocean boulevard rising to the occasion – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
Posted 29 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 29 Cross my Heart and Hope to Die At Subliminal Projects, Saturday July 26th 2014
I still have to make a connection between what I saw and heard, but it was surely a high-concept project, as a lot of untold and unseen things seemed to be going on. Also, the fact that it was their first show ever, made the event even more interesting…
Posted 29 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 29 Ted Nugent Concerts- Droppin’ Like Flys
An avid hunter, there is no way Nugent wouldn’t be on my most hated list. His twisted political views and obnoxious delivery just solidifies my hatred of the “Wango Tango” trash. It seems I am not alone in my lack of appreciation for the man.
Posted 29 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 29 Musician Kasey Anderson Charged With Fraud After Fake Project Involving Springsteen & Lady Gaga
“I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me … I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal. I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community.’
Posted 29 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment

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First Day Back Playlist

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Summer is over and though we’re all seriously bummed to have no more late-afternoon wakeups and Warped Tours and warm weather, autumn (and the school year) is here.

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Ten Terrific Tunes Under Two Minutes Long

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These are busy times, my friends.  So many priorities are competing for your time.  After Twitter, Facebook, paying your bills, mowing the sheep, completing your bug collection, and waxing your eyelids, do you really have time to spin “Whipping Post” or “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre”?  Deep down, you know you’ll never get to the second disc of the Can box set.

Since you were too busy to read the intro paragraph, let’s just jump into the list.

10.  “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles.  The smart alecks at Wikipedia gives this a 2:00 count, but my iPod says 1:58, so we’ll go with modern technology.  Ray belts out this classic so hurriedly, he couldn’t even insert the comma before the proper name.  This sweet hitchhiker tune topped the pop charts for two weeks in 1961.  Play the positively eternal 4-minute cover version by the Residents very loudly if you have hearing problems and hate your neighbors.

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Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the ’70s

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7. “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids. In 1959, Bobby McFadden, who provided the voice to Franken Berry in the ‘70s, and poet Rod McKuen released a novelty single titled “The Beat Generation,” about the low budget hipster lifestyle. Richard (Meyers) Hell reworked the tune, playing “Blank Generation” in an early version of Television and with the non-Petty Heartbreakers in 1976. Released with the Voidoids in ’77, law school graduate Robert Quine provided the razor sharp guitar while Hell howled about being “God’s consolation prize.” The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.

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