Archive: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Old Favorite Thing: Nick Lowe - "So It Goes"

After all the mediocrity, at best, contained in the latest Live Last Night, On TV, I figured I'd end the week with a winning TV performance, even if it did take place 30 years ago. This is just a perfect song by a guy who's written his fair share...

By David Malitz | October 3, 2008; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Token Baseball Post of the Day

While reading Bill Simmons' excellent article on Manny Ramirez (I know, right?) this line certainly caught me off guard: "You could always count on Manny to act like the craziest guy at a Fugazi concert. Nobody loved the walk-off mosh pit more." I can tell you that Ian MacKaye would...

By David Malitz | October 3, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

New Favorite Thing: Eddy Current Suppression Ring - "Which Way to Go"

For the past few months I was pretty sure that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!" was going to be my favorite album of the year. Now I'm not even sure that it will be my favorite Australian album of the year. That's because the cumbersomely-named...

By David Malitz | October 2, 2008; 3:05 PM ET | Comments (4)

Headlines We're Likely to See

Thursday, March 5, 2009 Man Arrested on I-64 With 10,000 Tabs of Acid NEW KENT, Va. (AP) -- A man was arrested outside of New Kent, Va., Thursday after state troopers found more than 10,000 tabs of LSD in his car. The man was pulled over for speeding and state...

By David Malitz | October 1, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (11)

Put Me In Coach, I'm Ready To Play ... A Rick Ross Song

When Malitz stumbled upon this database of Major League Baseball at-bat songs on ESPN last week, he had but one response: "Wow wow wow." Couldn't have said it better myself, as it's like the mother lode for music-loving baseball nerds. About the only thing that would improve it might be...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 1, 2008; 7:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Janet Jackson's Trying to Fool Us

"I will cancel this many more shows on this tour!" So you tell us: Does this series of events seem at all suspicious to you? First, we get e-mails telling us that Miss Janet - who isn't exactly the most media-friendly artist in pop - will be available for...

By David Malitz | September 30, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (3)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 4

I'm glad I restarted this feature. Not because it's easy -- DVRing, watching and blurbing 20 or so performances is a much bigger pain than you think. But it's becoming increasingly possible to surround yourself only with music you like, or would be inclined to like, so this exercise is...

By David Malitz | September 30, 2008; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night: Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships

That should last Pollard about 30 minutes. (By Kyle Gustafson) Alternate Title: Stuff White People Like - Robert Pollard Specifically late-30s/early-40s beer-swilling, devil-horn-throwing dudes. But that makes sense since Pollard himself, the indie rock icon who fronted lo-fi legends Guided By Voices for more than 20 years, is himself a...

By David Malitz | September 29, 2008; 4:11 PM ET | Comments (5)

Bruce At The Super Bowl: Game On

Bruuuuce! And we don't mean Isaac. (Gerald Martineau/TWP) The NFL and NBC confirmed on Sunday what had been long rumored on the Backstreets: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the next Super Bowl halftime show headliners. Glory days, indeed. The high-profile performance by the one of the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 29, 2008; 7:55 AM ET | Comments (33)

 

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