Archive: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 14: Let Me Go On Edition

So what's that song about, Gordon? Oh really? Don't tell Grandma. An average week of Globe listening, with male domination back in full force. The Violent Femmes and the Cars are welcome additions to the list of artists, but the Stones and Green Day (and, to a certain extent,...

By David Malitz | February 15, 2008; 4:41 PM ET | Comments (5)

Uh Oh, Uh Oh, Uh Oh, Oh No No

HOLLYWOOD - If the music industry circa 2008 had its own theme song, it would be angsty and jittery and built around a minor-key melody. There would be a steady, persistent drumbeat of negativity and more than a few discordant notes. The lyrics would be weirdly optimistic, though, with a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 15, 2008; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (7)

Old Favorite Thing: Vol. 1, No. 1: "Pictures of Me," Elliott Smith

A few nights ago I broke out Elliott Smith's "Either/Or" for the first time in a long while. Back in the day I was a very, very devoted Elliott Smith fan. He's one of only three performers I've traveled out of state on multiple occasions to see, for those keeping...

By David Malitz | February 13, 2008; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Official Virgin Festival Predictions, Vol. 1

The speculation about who is going to play at big summer music festivals is arguably more fun than the actual festivals themselves. Who doesn't love the guessing game that leads up to the big announcement? Back in high school I'd try to piece together HFStival lineups based on what bands...

By David Malitz | February 12, 2008; 3:19 PM ET | Comments (61)

Mariah, Droppin' Science

Mariah gets physics-al. Mariah Carey's label just announced details of her new album, and the big news is this: La Diva has already locked up the award for Most Ridiculous Title of 2008. Due out in April, the album will be called "E=MC2," which is corny as hell (Mariah...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 12, 2008; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (9)

"Which Is The Good Nickelback CD?"

The good Nickelback album? So I'm minding my own business in a record store over the weekend, browsing the used CDs section, debating whether I should fill in my Morrissey back catalogue, when a woman standing next to me asked a question. "Which is the good Nickelback CD?" I...

By David Malitz | February 12, 2008; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quote of the Day: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and the sources of her pain. (Rich Lipski TWP) We'll just let the wire copy carry this one. (So to speak.) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dolly Parton's breasts may be two of the wonders of the world, but the country music icon says they are a pain...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 11, 2008; 3:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Grammys Diary, Part 2

9:33: George Lopez seems to be suffering from Random Misplaced Word Stress syndrome. 9:35: Brad Paisley is performing and I'm confused. Where are the tumbling dancers? Where are the special effects? Where are the random, scantily clad women? (No, seriously, where are they?) That was a mighty fine performance by...

By David Malitz | February 10, 2008; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (8)

Grammys Diary, Part 1

J. Freedom's in L.A. but I'm sitting here in front of a TV and computer on Grammy night, so why not make myself useful? Some assorted, chronological thoughts on the 50th Grammy Awards. 8:01: Alicia Keys and Frank Sinatra duet to kick things off. Sinatra sounds surprisingly sprightly for a...

By David Malitz | February 10, 2008; 9:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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