MORE STUFF. From me. In various places. IT AIN'T NEVUH GONNA STOP.
1. PAX East was a thing here in Boston this past weekend. I wrote about it for the Herald. PAX is basically the San Diego Comic Con for games, and it attracts an absolutely ridiculous amount of people. I had a pretty good time even though the floor was uncomfortably packed, but then I think I spent more time drinking with writer friends from the internet than I did at the event.
The National - Bloodbuzz The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Mighty Sparrow Blitzen Trapper - Heaven and Earth Neil Young - Walk On Slow Club - It Doesn't Have To Be Beautiful Rose Tattoo - Nice Boys David Bowie - Young Americans Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee The Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls Pylon - Cool Gorillaz - Some Kind of Nature Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth Joe Jackson - I'm The Man Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La Surfer Blood - Swim Julian Cope - Sunspots Codine Velvet Club - Hollywood Unrest - Suki Fang Island - Daisy Iggy Pop - Fall In Love With Me
¶ posted by Elliott at 10:20 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This + the Chic-Fil-A SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH = ONE BITCHIN SUMMER.
Fang Island - Daisy Jesus & Mary Chain - Snake Driver Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo King Khan & the Shrines - 69 Faces of Love The Cramps - I Can't Hardly Stand It Nodzzz - True to Life Jonsi - Go Do Can - Fall of Another Year Gorillaz - Some Kind of Nature Albert Hammond Jr - Hard To Live (In The City) Joe Walsh - Turn To Stone Codine Velvet Club - Hollywood The Know - I Like Girls The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho Nada Surf - Electrocution Steve Miller Band - Swingtown Surfer Blood - Swim Here We Go Magic - Collector Bad Brains - I and I Survive Mos Def - The Tournament Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way The Clash - Police and Thieves
¶ posted by Elliott at 8:28 PM
Bands I saw in SXSW.
Missed a lot of bands that I really wanted to see but so it goes out in Austin.
So Cow Shannon And The Clams Collections of Colonies of Bees Dr Dog Vivian Girls Nodzzz Superchunk Let's Wrestle Grave Babies Coal Porters Red Pony Clock Abe Vigoda Sun Araw Quiet Hooves Dengue Fever Califone The Mantles Happy Birthday The Beets The Drums Broken Social Scene Hole James Husband Sunset Fucked Up Andrew WK Ruby Isle Uninhabitable Mansions Slow Club Venice Is Sinking Jeremy Jay Lord Scrummage Jookabox Still Flyin' (they were the best)
¶ posted by Zazz at 2:02 PM
Haloscan went tits up a while back and the new replacement service is only free for a month. Comments can be a glorious thing but not when they cost a single cent. I'll probably just switch over to whatever commenting system blogspot offers. That'll wipe out the last six years worth of comments but oh well.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
RIP Alex Chilton
UPDATE: I wasn't going to post a video but this 1985 piece from 120 Minutes is really good.
Aw Jesus what miserable news. He was one of the most talented guys ever, and 59 isn't that old. Gonna go blast Like Flies on Sherbet now if you don't mind.
¶ posted by darkness at 9:44 PM
Things continue to be written by me.
1. I've got a piece about the Rock Band Network in today's Boston Herald. This is the freshly launched service that lets bands and labels turn their music into downloadable Rock Band tracks while also rapidly expanding the game's potential song catalogue. Authoring a song is a mighty damn complicated process and I'm not sure if I'll ever finish either of the Je Suis France and Reports songs I started work on. It's also a potentially great source of embarrassing music. Most annoying thing I've found on RBN: a song by the band Broadcast. Okay, not THE band Broadcast but A band called Broadcast, namely a midwestern emo-ish group who've apparently never heard the English Broadcast who've been putting out records since the edges of my mustache still didn't quite reach my beard.
GORILLAZ - SOME KIND OF NATURE PAVEMENT - SPIT ON A STRANGER JANELLE MONAE - TIGHT ROPE (FEAT. BIG BOI) TITUS ANDRONICUS - A MORE PERFECT UNION TELEVISION - SEE NO EVIL THE STRANGE BOYS - FRIDAY IN PARIS DANGER MOUSE AND SPARKLEHORSE - GRIM AUGURY AIR - PLAYGROUND LOVE THE MORNING BENDERS - PLEASURE SIGHS SPOON - TROUBLE COMES RUNNING BLACK SABBATH - WHEELS OF CONFUSION/THE STRAIGHTENER LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - OH YOU (CHRISTMAS BLUES) TEENAGE FANCLUB - METAL BABY THE SOFT PACK - MORE OR LESS HAWKWIND - SILVER MACHINE ZZ TOP - JUST GOT PAID DELTA 5 - MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS SURFER BLOOD - SWIM THE LIGHTNING SEEDS - PURE THE FRESH & ONLYS - DIAMOND IN THE DARK TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - EVEN THE LOSERS (LIVE) DEERHUNTER - OCTET
¶ posted by Elliott at 9:26 PM
Friday, March 12, 2010
Jerry Fights With Death on the Way to Live 8 in Berlin
JERRY: Alright, Death, take another step and I’ll stomp your fucking ass into powder. I’m going to Live 8, and nothing will be capable of stopping this!
DEATH: But Jerry, it is the time for your bodily functions to cease!
JERRY: I don’t care, I’m not missing Die Toten Hosen, the opening band, for anything! Now get out of my way, Death.
DEATH: Jerry, the world must work in certain ways. This is one of the ways in which the world must work. You can not change this world, friend, no matter how strenuously you exert yourself!
JERRY: I refuse to miss Green Day’s punked-up cover of Queen’s “We Are The Champions”! I say this again, and heed my words well, Death: I will stomp your smooth ivory bones into powder!
DEATH: I feared it would come to this. When one refuses to travel with me willingly, we must resort to the basest of violence, engaging in fisticuffs like vile and racially insensitive cartoon Irishmen.
Broken Bells - Vaporize Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Phosphorescent - It's Hard To Be Humble Woven Bones - If It Feels Alright Dave Edmunds - Queen of Hearts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Mighty Sparrow Born Ruffians - Sole Brother The Fall - Crop-Dust Pavement - Killing Moon The Who - Pure and Easy Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song The Strange Boys - Friday In Paris Surfer Blood - Swim Gun Club - For The Love Of Ivy Liliput - In A Mess Cults - Go Outside Let's Active - Every Word Means No Riff Raff - Romford Girls Davila 666 - Dimelo Ya The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow The Coasters - Down In Mexico
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Monday, March 08, 2010
MORE LINKS TO STUFF I DID
1. I just posted this short review of God of War III to Creative Loafing's blog like twenty minutes ago. The embargo was up at noon and I wanted to hit that shit as tightly as possible. Oh yeah, this game is great.
Still Flyin' plays early that day...so hopefully we can run over and catch most of this afterwards!
¶ posted by Zazz at 9:40 AM
Monday, March 01, 2010
Radio Undefined playlist 3/1
TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS – THE MIGHTY SPARROW THE SMOKE - MY FRIEND JACK THE RADIO DEPT. - HEAVEN'S ON FIRE FRIGHTENED RABBIT - NOTHING LIKE YOU THE FLAMING GROOVIES - I CAN'T HIDE THE CHURCH - THE UNGUARDED MOMENT TWIN TIGERS - PASSIVE IDOL WEEN - YOUR PARTY ZOLA JESUS - NIGHT MIDLAKE - ACTS OF MAN DEEP PURPLE - HIGHWAY STAR SURFER BLOOD - SWIM THE PLIMSOULS - ZERO HOUR THE STRANGE BOYS - FRIDAY IN PARIS PLASTIC BERTRAND - CA PLANE POUR MOI THE TREMELOES - EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD TEEN SHEIKHS - GERMS BAND OF SKULLS - FRIENDS TOMORROW - MY WHITE BICYCLE SPOON - TROUBLE COMES RUNNING FAIRPORT CONVENTION - PERCY'S SONG COMETS ON FIRE - HATCHED UPON THE AGE GUIDED BY VOICES - A SALTY SALUTE
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