Nice to know that things really haven't changed... →
Also I was pretty right on with that Yeah Yeah Yeahs prediction, if you look at the tepid response that the really-quite-good Show Your Bones got.
DISCLAIMER: With fire, flying bodies, swinging guitars and more, someone WILL...– From a press release about this Friday’s Dillinger Escape Plan show at the Crazy Donkey. In Farmingdale!! LONG IIIIIIIISLANNNNNNDDDDDD
brokedownpalace: This is really, really, really,...
Triangle's 2001 album "*" was one of my favorite... →
And the band has put the whole thing online, along with the rest of its catalog. Which includes a cassingle (???) that came out this year (!!!)! My pick hits from “*” are “8:26 a.m.” and “Two Claps,” fyi.
The Juggalog. →
molls found a Tumblr by a guy who was touring with ICP. As his job. Which he hated. For this, she is my Internet Hero Of The Day.
The History of the Gimlet →
Gimlets were a semi-indirect outgrowth of scurvy prevention efforts! Now I will feel a little more “healthy” when I go about drinking them. (I love social histories of cocktails so much. You should read And A Bottle Of Rum if you enjoyed this link.) (via ohrohin / newsweek)
F2K No. 30: Swizz Beatz with Ja Rule and... →
I love that DigitalSpy has an official header for... →
Shine on, you crazy bright young things. →
Moreover, AOL says its technology also streamlines the process of assigning, editing and publishing stories, and can record data about every story, such as a synopsis, key words and a location, so the stories can be refreshed quickly. In December, when it becomes a stand-alone company, AOL will begin to tap a new digital-newsroom system that uses a series of algorithms to predict the types of...
I know the $4/word days are gone forever and yes, life will go on in the media...– Alexander Basek on David Carr’s “wherefore art thou, media?” piece, which Doree, Foster, and I hashed out a bit last night on Twitter, too. (We came to a similar conclusion about writing jobs being left to the already-comfortable or the comfortable-with-working-for-nothing. And...
Psychological Obesity →
tomewing: There is a thought-provoking idea in pretty much every section of this danah boyd talk but this bit especially leapt out at me: “People consume content that stimulates their mind and senses. That which angers, excites, energizes, entertains, or otherwise creates an emotional response. This is not always the “best” or most informative content, but that which triggers a reaction. This...
Owen Gleiberman thinks that the success of... →
Normally I’d just chalk this anguished bit of “up the empire” fluff up to Entertainment Weekly’s Twilight-borne-SEO-at-all-cost overlords finally getting to the movie critics, but Gleiberman’s assertion that teenage girls have “a new power and prevalence” in the wake of New Moon’s success is so flawed on its face that I have to weigh in. I...
Pulp - Bad Cover Version Continuing the series of albums that are being overlooked in the decade-end polls, here’s a clip from Pulp’s We Love Life.
The Joy Formidable: Union Hall, Jan. 10. (I had a feeling their headlining show would be here.)
Q. If this decade were a colour, what would it be?... →
I am so in love with Nicola Roberts after reading this interview.
burning questions stemming from black friday
• songs heard on the radio multiple times during the 4:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. period: britney spears, “3”; beyoncé, “sweet dreams”; drake et al., “forever”; lady gaga, “paparazzi”; cascada, “evacuate the dancefloor”; jay sean, “down”; jay-z/alicia keys, “empire state of mind” (at one point late in the morning this was...
"Amazon doesn't disclose numbers, but sources say... →
NARAS has a “stated policy of not allowing AMA performers to appear on the Grammys,” according to Hits. So… who’s left to perform on the Grammys then? Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle, Beyoncé, Mariah, Kings Of Leon, and, uh… Owl City? Even Whitney, the old Grammy standby, is ineligible. Perhaps the Grammy producers will figure out a way to reanimate Michael Jackson in...
Meanwhile, On "Today"
Bon Jovi is playing yet another song that is not on their new album, The Circle. And people wonder why the music business, etc.
Memories Of A More Innocent Time
dyfl, in the aftermath of Kris Allen’s victory a few months back: I believe very strongly that neither Adam nor Allison should sign with 19 Entertainment. The whole silver lining of Adam losing (which, by the way, America: BOOOOO) is that now his first record gets to be way, WAY more interesting.
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" (Part 6)
Outro, running outside… and he’s MEETING THE GLAMBERTS NOW! There are signs being proffered! He’s giving hugs!
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" (Part 5)
Well, except for that octave jump on the chorus. But Jon’s voice could be fixed in post for that, no?
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" (Part 4)
“Music Again” — co-written by Justin Hawkins!! — could very easily slot into Bon Jovi’s set on Today, which is happening two channels away right now.
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" (Part 3)
And he’s on pitch too! … well, for the most part. Seriously, his screeches were always the most ill-advised parts of his performances on Idol. He’s really good, though, when he just sings. AW HE BROUGHT OUT HIS MOM. The PR campaign has begun!
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" (Part 2)
What DO we want from Adam? Well for starters: more performances like this where dude learns to rein it in.
Watching Adam Lambert on "The Early Show"
Why is there a girl in the audience dressed up like Jason Castro?
Yay, more comedies about dudes! With even more...
My first reaction to the Apatow/Ansari development deal news. Sorry, Internet.
i'm glad that annie.newdream.net is still around. →
and still 100% on point. (via americaneyes on R. Kelly)
50 Cent brainstorms alternate revenue stream in... →
Rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, has settled his lawsuit he filed last year against Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell, according to the New York Post. Jackson filed suit last June claiming trademark infringement after Taco Bell president Greg Creed wrote a tongue-in-cheek, open letter to Jackson inviting him to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent for one day to...
It was another whole week before Charmin called. When they offered me the...– The Charmin “ambassadors” — you know, the people who will live in the bathroom that’s taken over the old Bar Code space, and Tweet and blog and Facebook-update about going to the bathroom? — have been hired. I guess these days, any gig is worth getting excited...
I'm going to be on the radio at 2 p.m. ET. →
pterodactyls: AOL is splitting from AOL Time...
Thanksgiving cocktail ideas! →
Saving this for later. Loving the root beer brainstorm, even though I normally can’t stand the stuff.
The most oddly vague news item I've seen in a... →
A woman, whose name police did not release, hit her boyfriend in the head with a hammer before she committed suicide at their home, police said. Police say the woman died in a fire but could not immediately say how the fire started. Her boyfriend, whose name was also not released, was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.
The Awl's "What A World" tag has been getting... →