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Nov 27 On Thanksgiving: Thank God It’s Them Instead Of You
But like Bono sang once: Thank God it’s them instead of you and what you wanna do is take pleasure in your good luck. You won the world lottery, stop whinging and get stuffed. Look at it this way: it is your responsibility to give Thanks by enjoying what you’re giving thanks for.
Posted 27 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 27 Kurt Cobain, Subject Of A New Documentary, Produced By His Daughter
This sounds quite amazing and the most astonishing part is the name of Frances Bean Cobain, as the executive producer. Brett Morgen, who also directed ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’, will write, direct and produce the documentary, and so far Courtney Love’s name is not associated with it, which could be the best part of the whole story
Posted 27 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 27 Joni Mitchell Said She Squelched The Taylor Swift Biopic
Of course everyone interprets this sentence as if she was dissing Taylor Swift, the girl with high cheekbones, but it is really more a rejection of the movie than the young pop star! Still, she could have been a bit nicer? A bit warmer?
Posted 27 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 27 Happy Thanksgiving, Morrissey: Remember Him, Forget His fate
Now that I’ve finished plagiarizing Gigwise, here is the great German he is referring to the late great Klaus Nomi, who I met maybe three times and was very strange and then I saw him with Bowie on SNL and was sick with jealousy. And the stage attack by Moz
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Nov 27 Singles Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed Week Of November 24th, 2014
Home – Naughty Boy, Sam Evans – Woah, a little early for Sam Smith homages though Naughty Boy is one of the first of the Rudimental-Disclosure school of EDM pop songs out of the gate – B+
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Nov 27 US Top 10 Albums 12-6-14
Four is the fourth # 1 by 1D and the last by the old system where Billboard only used sales (Alyson Camus wrote about it here) and it could be worse: sold nearly 400K and a good album. Every 16500 streams equals one album as far as Billboard goes and you can do the math but it comes to $0.015 per stream, Spotify pays $0.06
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Nov 27 US Top 10 Singles 12-6-14
Let’s be clear, “Blank Space” has made a superstar even bigger, simply the greatest pop star around today: it crosses over every boundary, it is the epitome of a master pop song. It isn’t a question of if you don’t like it to each there own, it is a matter of if you don’t like it you have something missing in your pop genes and hereby banned from commenting on modern music.
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Nov 27 10 Songs: Thursday, November 27th, 2014
7/11 – Beyonce -Kevin Fallon of the Daily Beast wrote “Beyoncé just made her very own “Hokey Pokey.” Resistance is futile.” what a great line… This is a fabulous dance wildly track, as good as anything except “XO” and a must for the office party! – A
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Nov 26 Protest Songs For Ferguson
It got me thinking of protest songs for the people of Ferguson. I have somewhat liberal friends who agree with the verdict but I don’t. In the end of the Police Force is 98% white and the population of Ferguson is 98% black, this is, to put it simply, apartheid
Posted 26 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 26 Bob Geldof Wants You To Delete This Charity Song And Download It Again?
We need to sell 300% more than we did than [in 1984] to even begin to make up the cash figure,’ said Geldof on BBC Radio 1. ‘That worries me … Even if you already have it, delete, download again.’
Posted 26 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 26 Marshall Crenshaw Played London For The First Time In Decades… We Got The Setlist
The concert was on November 20 2014 and featured Marshall with Neill MacColl on guitar, Henrik Irgens on bass, and Michael Blair, who came over from Stockholm and played drums. Michael introduced Neil, Kirsty’s half-brother and Ewan’s son, to Crenshaw, and the two totally hit it off
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Nov 26 Will Butler’s Upcoming Album (And Listen To A First Song ‘Take My Side’)
Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, the Breeders, the Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (which counts).’
Posted 26 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 26 Joni Mitchell Talks (About John Lennon)… Just Not To Us
“That’s Lennon’s class difficulty he had. He’s a working-class lad. I’m sure he had that same fight withGeorge Martin because he was afraid that he was betraying his class. I know I’m going to get into hot water if I get into this but I have controversial opinions about him”
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Nov 26 Back To A Multi-Format Music System
With streaming services, you can play your mp3s on the streaming service but only at the place where you’ve downloaded, you can’t take it with you. You can take it with you on Itunes, you can save your record collection on Itunes, but you can’t play your streaming files
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Nov 26 10 Songs: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
All these twee folkies are the UK equivalent of Jack Johnson, maybe a little more serious and a little better, but equally irritating. I am seriously dreading Vance Joy opening for Swift and this guy is just about as good though this song buiklds up nicely – B
Posted 26 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Track Reviews 2012’

FIDLAR Covers The Descendents For Milo Aukerman’s 50th Birthday

Milo Aukerman, the lead singer of the punk rock band the Descendents, is turning 50 on January 1st, and Filter magazine is releasing its 50th issue at the same time! With the famous cartoon drawn by longtime Descendents artist Chris Shary on the cover, the Filter people have decided to celebrate with free music, or rather a full album of Descendents covers by some of their favorite bands. The album will feature 14 cover songs by hot bands such as The Henry Clay People, Good Riddance, FIDLAR, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Thrillionaire, Milo Greene, Mike Watt, Edsel, Teen, The Bronx, The Babies, Tijuana Panthers, Bobby Birdman and YACHT.

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Listen Up: 12-30-12

1. Irreplaceable – Beyonce – “To the left, to the left…” . One of the woman’s best song is a bitter break up things. The words refer to the boxes where She wants Him to put the boxes he is filling with his belongings. Apparently, Beyonce has had enough of his two timing. For such a brittle parting it is a catchy singalong and an instant classic. At Roseland a coupla years ago it was performed by the audience. Which kinda sucks – Grade: A

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My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons – “Number Three Single”, Reviewed

The third installment of My Chemical Romance’s Conventional Weapons consists of the tracks “The World is Ugly” and “The Light behind Your Eyes” and, while making sense in the grand scheme of the album, the songs make Number Three as a single fall a bit flat. Almost every album in the history of ever has at least one or two slow songs thrown into the middle of the album to create an element of diversity. The tracks on Number Threeappear to be MCR’s slow songs for Conventional Weapons. And, while the problem isn’t that the two slow songs were put on the same single, “The World is Ugly” and “The Light behind Your Eyes” just aren’t spectacular sad songs when paired.

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