Archive: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Friday Fall-ies: "Prole Art Threat"

If you're like me you can't sleep on Thursday nights. You can't sleep because you know that Friday morning brings us the latest installment of Friday Follies, clearly the best thing to ever appear on the Internet. While I could never hope to top Friday Follies, I figured I'd do...

By David Malitz | November 21, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

"Chinese Democracy" Endurance Test

So last night "Chinese Democracy" started streaming on the Guns N Roses MySpace page. Today I decided to give it a listen, if only to see how long I could last. The answer: about 17 seconds into the second track, "Shackler's Revenge," which absolutely sounds like a song that has...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2008; 3:37 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Wisdom -- and Weirdness -- of Robyn Hitchcock

Before I saw Little Joy at the Black Cat on Tuesday night I saw Robyn Hitchcock at the Birchmere. I very well may have been the youngest person at one show and the oldest person at the other one. I wish I recorded Hitchcock's show. Not necessarily for the performance,...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2008; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night: Little Joy

Little Joy: Out there having fun. I've never been to Los Angeles, but I imagine being there is a bit like being at the Black Cat's backstage last night. It was a cold and blustery D.C. evening; the half a block walk from my car to the club was daunting....

By David Malitz | November 19, 2008; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Correction: AC/DC Not 'Hokey,' After All!

From the wires: BC-Music-AC/DC, CORRECTIVE,0115 Correction: AC/DC story Eds: Members who used BC-Music-AC/DC, sent Nov. 6 under a New York dateline, are asked to use the following story. NEW YORK (AP) -- In a Nov. 6 story about AC/DC, The Associated Press erroneously quoted producer Brendan O'Brien as saying the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 18, 2008; 5:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 8

Lee Greenwood accepts Presidential Appointment to... Alternate Title: PR Pitches That Made Us Cry After We Read It Out of Morbid Curiosity "Washington, DC - Lee Greenwood, known for writing and performing the most recognized patriotic song of our time - "God Bless the U.S.A." - will soon be garnering...

By David Malitz | November 18, 2008; 8:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Short Answers with Brian Wilson

Smile! (Jonathan Alcorn FTWP) You don't turn down a chance to talk to Brian Wilson, even if you're pretty sure that it's going to leave you feeling a bit uneasy. So a couple of weeks ago I spent a few minutes on the phone with the pop music genius, who...

By David Malitz | November 17, 2008; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (11)

 

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