Where In The World Is David Malitz?
David is heading to Austin next week for his maiden South By Southwest voyage, and he's already overwhelmed by the impending madness that is the music industry's spring break.
We're here to help. Hahahahahaha.
Generously (stupidly?), David has agreed to submit himself - and his SXSW schedule - to a little experiment: He's letting you pick an opening-night show to put on his must-see list. And he's generously (stupidly? yeah, definitely stupidly) letting me vet the nominees. Silly man.
Here are the six most worthy contenders.
If the Southern rock guitar solos don't drive David crazy, then all the American Idolatry surely will. Though truth be told, though, I really included Bice in the poll because I needed an excuse to get Will Ferrell onto the blog.
This would probably be David's pick: Unlike me, he's always been fond of the Moldy Peaches, whose silly songs he liked to play on his radio show back in the day. Though probably not the big one from "Juno," which Kimya performed with Adam Green on "The View." Ick.
The thought of David trying to find the Ã¸ key on his laptop after a long day of sprinting up and down Sixth Street makes me kind of giddy. (Though HiorthÃ¸y is a pretty terrific composer. [Though, too, thinking about David trying to spell "Alt MÃ¥ste Bli Anorlunda" at 2 a.m., after three too many Shiner Bocks, is also pretty great.])
Mddl Fngz is part of the UGK family, and I lurve me some Underground Kingz (RIP Pimp C!). But come on: There's something inherently amusing about the idea of David Malitz covering a hardcore Houston rapper whose only song on YouTube seems to be a duet with Bun B that's way too NSFW for me to embed it here - what with a certain four-letter word in the title and refrain. If you must, though, you can see it here. (And I repeat: NSFW - unless you have my job, in which case, you're supposed to listen to this sort of thing on the clock.)
Perhaps the only thing David hates more than guitar heroes is people who can't keep the politics out of their stage banter. Well, then: David, meet Tom Morello! In this side project, of course, the Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitar god kicks out the sociopolitical acoustic jams. To the left, to the left...
So that's the field, folks.
Vote below; the poll is open until Tuesday.
David will report back on the "winner" in This Very Space on March 13.
By J. Freedom du Lac |
March 6, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
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