Ah, tantrum Trent. He’s affected by the perfectionist demon that I oft suffer from as well. Us spiralers love the nuances from show to show, the awareness of the live sound, and the occasional outburst. While there are many of these on record, this by far is my favorite. I will forever pretend that I [...]
While many fans are in a huff about this video, I think The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly motif works well. I mean, these guys are all kind of cowboys, aren’t they? A spaghetti western in a CGI world- they deliver a certain authenticity and rebellion that is currently underserved. July 3rd…hurry up! Libertad!
Metalocalypse Do you like Norwegian Black Metal? How about Adult Swim? Spinal Tap? It’s all here. Metalocalypse is a caricature cartoon of a very caricatureable subject- metal. Not up on your Norwegian Black Metal? Here’s a snippet: OK, so maybe some of it isn’t very funny. But Metalocalypse does a good job of confronting the [...]
The Ramones are a band that I should know more about. I was mildly familiar with their cultural cache, their influence, their movement…but I never understood the magnitude of it until I saw Ramones—–Raw. The Ramoniacs, the fashion, the singing stance- it’s all there. The Ramones are part geek rock, part reluctant rock stars, part [...]
Music makes people do crazy things. Mix that with youtube, and here’s what you get. 1. Closer, Nine Inch Nails This video is too funny. 2. I Don’t Like the Drugs, But the Drugs Like Me, Marilyn Manson 3. Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard 4. Play, David Banner Yeah, I think that’s a [...]
It must be cool to be such a shapeshifter of an actor that Johnny Depp can maintain his coolness for so long…and talk his friend Keith Richards into playing a part in a Disney movie. I’d love to see how that convo went….”Keith, will you play my dad in this pirate movie?”
There’s a movie being made about Iggy Pop. Guess who’s playing him? No, not Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Nope, not John Cameron Mitchell. It’s Frodo. Mr. Elijah Wood. Poor kid is picking up a lot of flak for this role. He’d better pull it off. There are several other music biopics in the pipeline somewhere. The [...]
The line up for this two day festival is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as MIA having to cancel because she couldn’t get an f’in visa to come play. Saturday May 26 Mix Master Mike The Hold Steady Ozomatli Electrelane (who just canceled a show here…hmmmm) Ghostland Observatory Beastie Boys and you only have one choice [...]