@AndyShore Let me start this by officially congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the Stanley Cup. I do this, because the following post is a direct result of that victory. My phone got misplaced almost as soon as the Blackhawks scored the most awkward Stanley Cup winning, OT goal of all time. I was too busy not being able to sit back down, high-fiving friends and watching the Hawks skate the Cup around the ice. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category
@AndyShore My grandma called me to tell me that Festival Crashers was featured in her neighborhood newspaper. She read me the review, which is hilarious, and then I totally forgot about it. My mom sent me a copy. After re-reading, I had to post it. I don’t even think I remembered to tell Zack. I’m sure he’ll get as big of a kick out of it as I did. You should too. Some of it sounds like a backhanded compliment to me. At least they’re talking about us. Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom I want you to disagree with this list, but I want you to respect it. Sure, it can be argued and could use a few tweeks, but there’s a reason for this list. This is every band I can ever remember seeing with a grade. If I’ve seen a band more than once, I pick the show that I think best encapsulates what you’d get from them on any given night.
What I want you to do, is get mad about my rankings and argue with me. Is Phish really a 10? Is Neil? Does B.B. King at 8.1 bother you? How about Tool at 4.5? Do Miike Snow and Kanye West really deserve the same grade? Who is missing from the list? Andy and I will discuss the best comments in a podcrash this Sunday, so don’t hesitate. I also want to know why Andy never ranks bands and which he disagrees with most instead of having him go back and re-rate all those shows. It’s been a lot of shows. Go on. Give me a hard time for this list. I’m begging you.
@ZackTeibloom Yesterday’s Bonnaroo announcement was a nightmare. Even if you don’t run a music blog. First they put it in the hands of the artist, so you had to have a dozen tabs open to see when Dave Matthews was going to put up a video or if @wearephoenix would tweet about it. It was exhausting. It was unnecessary. It made us spend the day on MySpace. Gross. We can do better than that.
Here’s what I’m proposing: A one-hour prime time announcement for each of the major destination festivals with live bands and video montages. You’re intrigued, aren’t you? Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom Let’s get silly here for a minute. After “Pokerface” won catchiest song of the year and “Who Let The Dogs Out?” started rolling towards catchiest song of the decade, @Rwoconno, the original Festival Crasher, proclaimed on our Facebook page that Chili’s “Baby Back Ribs” jingle was actually the catchiest song ever. I countered that it wasn’t even the catchiest jingle for unhealthy food. I’ve had the Bagel Bites song in my head for a dozen years consecutively. He countered that “This Bagel Bites silliness is just embarrassing to everyone.” I countered that no one ever ate ribs at Chili’s. We felt compelled to bring it to a debate and vote it out. Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom I had the pleasure of seeing a rare 35 MM screening of the 1973 concert film “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” Monday night at the Alamo Drafthouse. After a wildly successful world tour, Bowie comes back to London for his victory lap show, where he puts on a wild, sexually charged performance. You see the full concert with more make-up and costume changes than a Lady Gaga show, but with the force of Mick Ronson’s lead guitar playing, a full backing band, wildly delirious British fans and Bowie’s diverse catalog fueling a top-notch rock show. The film captivated me as a Bowie fan and rock historian, but if you want to make it even better, I invented a drinking game. And luckily for you, there’s one more showing of the concert Wednesday night at 9:45 p.m. Get tickets here! Here’s the game: Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom When I saw Sugar and Gold play “Slice me Nice” at Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, I thought “Wow, that would be perfect for a bris mix.” If you don’t know, a bris is the ceremony when a jewish family comes together on the 8th day of a young man’s life to cut the foreskin off his penis. Such an event should have music! (Real quick- who is this asian girl at the bris throwing up the rock sign and why isn’t she my BFF?!)
I’ll tell you a couple things about Bris’. There aren’t many things more embarrassing than someone telling you “You know, I was at your bris.” What they’re really saying is “I was at an event you couldn’t possibly remember and I’ve seen your penis. When it was really, really small.” Good times. Also, in college my roommate and I joked that we would start a “bris bus.” It would be like bang bus, but instead of paying women to have sex, we’d perform bris’. We’d also have a brisket bus that would have questionable meat. I know. I’m really ridiculous.
Anyway, here’s the mix. It’s not set in stone. I hope not to have a son for, at the very least, five years so let me know if you have other songs to throw in the mix. L’CHAIM! Read the rest of this entry »
@AndyShore Today has been a long day of recovery from Phish Festival 8. It was a truly incredible weekend, and one I will finish telling you all about tomorrow. Being sleep deprived, and having to fight LA traffic to get two friends to the airport today made me rather unproductive. At some point this afternoon, I saw that the Ice Cream Man tweeted asking for links for the Phish shows. I forwarded them to him, having just been sent the download links myself. That’s where this story gets interesting. Read the rest of this entry »
@AndyShore American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert revealed the album artwork for his debut release, For Your Entertainment, this week. Yahoo! Music managing editor, Lyndsey Parker, blogged about the album cover yesterday. She loves the album cover, saying, “I adore this cover’s absolutely fabulous retro vibe. (It looks so much like a beauty shot snapped by Andy Warhol in some glitter-dusted private party room at Studio 54, I can almost imagine Bianca Jagger riding a white horse in the background; what’s not to like?)” Despite very eloquently painting a picture of the scenario, Parker also sees the humor in the situation. She likened the album cover to that of an alternate version for the soundtrack of Xanadu.
There are only two reasonable explanations as to how this album cover came to fruition. Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom Seeing Neiliyo in Austin these days is like being in Pittsburgh in 2002 seeing Girl Talk. He’s way ahead of his time, has an unmatched energy and is doing it harder and better than anyone in his genre. If there really is anyone in his genre. He plays his backing tracks recorded in his home studio, loaded onto his iPod and sings, dances in the crowd, and slays his electric guitar for a full-on rock dance party. There’s only one Neiliyo. Except tonight. Read the rest of this entry »