Archive: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Twittering the VMAs

This is going to be an experiment. I'm going to attempt to Twitter the VMAs on Sunday night. I've never Twittered before but this seems like a good time to start, since I doubt there will be anything worth a comment of more than 140 characters. We'll see. I'm just...

By David Malitz | September 5, 2008; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (2)

Six Questions for ... The Slackers

Actually some pretty hardworkin' dudes (Vic Rugierro, far left). The Slackers were around in the '90s and had a horn section, so naturally they got the lumped in with bands like Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake as part of the brief and unlikely third-wave ska revival. Frontman...

By David Malitz | September 5, 2008; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Six Questions for ... Liam Finn

And you wonder why they filmed "Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand. Quickly: Yes, Liam Finn is the son of rock royalty. (At least other hemisphere rock royalty.) Yes, this undoubtedly gave him a foot up in the music world. No, it doesn't change the fact that his...

By David Malitz | September 4, 2008; 5:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

I Don't Listen to My Morning Jacket Anymore Now That They Are Popular

They were only good when he still had long hair. OK, that title is a bit misleading but the basics are true. My Morning Jacket used to be a pretty obscure band. During that time I liked them very much. Now they are a very popular band, one that...

By David Malitz | September 3, 2008; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (11)

Spotted: 'Gossip Girl' Dissing Jack Johnson

Overheard on last night's season premiere of Post Rock's favorite teen drama chronicling the lives of the very rich and pouty: Jenny Humphrey: The white party's, like, super-exclusive. Summer interns do not get to go. Last year they even turned away Jack Johnson! Rufus Humphrey: Sounds like a party with...

By David Malitz | September 2, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)


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