Archive: December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 8: Plenty of Petty (What Else Is New?) Edition

Dylan, in the 1973 movie "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." I was all set to hear U2's "New Year's Day" on Tuesday but not only did I not hear it during my brief morning jaunt, but according to the Globe's playlist log it didn't make it onto the...

By David Malitz | January 4, 2008; 2:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 1

As I'm sure you're aware, Britney's latest custodial dispute turned drug-fueled ambulance trip, [sic] unfolded on the Internet in the wee hours of this morning with helicopter video live feeds and constant updates of the condition and location of Spears and her kids. If you're planning coverage of the breakdown...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 4, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chuck Brown: Dancing In His 'Business' Socks

Hey, Soulja Boy - crank this: It's Chuck Brown's newish video, "The Party Roll," in which the Godfather of Go-Go invites various folks to stop, drop and roll. Another titan of funk, George Clinton, for instance, is shown rolling something other than a, well ... you know. R&B songbird Mya...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 3, 2008; 6:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

They Played What, Where? Vol. 1, No. 1

Was at the Chinatown Chipotle before a screening of "Charlie Wilson's War" (which, by the way, doesn't have a single Gap Band tune on the soundtrack) when an unlikely song came on the restaurant's sound system: Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning." It's a magical tune, featuring some great lines...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 3, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (7)

On Good Charlotte's 'Revival'

It's hard out here for a pop-punk. No, you weren't imagining things. That really was Good Charlotte performing on MTV's New Year's Eve Tila Tequila-fest. You might say that they're, like, soooo 2002 - but MTV had 'em slotted after the stroke of midnight, meaning the boys from Waldorf,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 3, 2008; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Best Reissues/Compilations of 2007

Depeche Mode - "Construction Time Again" / "Black Celebration" Neither album, from 1983 and 1986 respectively, is on the same level as the band's classics, "Music for the Masses" or "Violator." But hearing the synth-pop masters approach those twin peaks is more fun these days than listening to "Enjoy...

By David Malitz | January 2, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (4)

New Favorite Thing: Vol. 1, No. 1

The artist: Vampire Weekend. The sound: Paul Simon follows David Byrne to the Rhode Island School of Design before trekking to "Graceland." (Or, as Vampire Weekend says on its MySpace page: "We are specialists in ... 'Upper West Side Soweto.'") The song: "Mansard Roof" (though "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" is...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 30, 2007; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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