Archive: Flackery

Merriweather Post: Now w/21% More Distractions

Why was Gilby Clarke signing a Guns N' Roses pinball machine at Merriweather Post today? Because he heard venue operator-promoter I.M.P. was bringing 9:30 Club Specialty Cupcakes for breakfast! Actually, I.M.P. was introducing a bunch of "enhancements" at the amphitheater in Columbia, including something called the Music Pinball Hall...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 1, 2009; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

PR Pitches We Actually Finished Reading!

This one just landed, announcing the Can't Stop Rockin' tour. It features "three of the hardest-working bands in rock-and-roll" and, thus, will include "hit-packed sets spanning the course of these three unparalleled rock legacies." Also, there are some bargain tickets available, under the guise of a rock-and-roll stimulus package: "Ticket...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 26, 2009; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (5)

Please Explain To Me ... Year-End-List Lobbying

The messages started to arrive in late October, just as I was digging my way out from under the avalanche of fourth-quarter releases. The first one was from a publicist at EMI Music. Subject: EMI Music Year-End List Dear Editors and Writers, It's been a year full of fun and...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 16, 2008; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

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; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches Whose Subject Lines May Or May Not Make You Giggle: Vol. 1, No. 1

Subj: Jessica Simpson To Join Rascal Flatts' "Bob That Head Tour" I am not making that up. But get your minds out of the gutter, people: "Bob That Head" is the name of a Rascal Flatts song about ... rockin' out. (Theoretically, to a Rascal Flatts song itself.) "Got the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 6, 2008; 05:24 PM ET | Comments (2)

Photo-Caption Contest: The Killers

Island Def Jam just announced the details of a new Killers album: "Day & Age," out Nov. 25, produced by dance-music dude Stuart Price, first single 'Human," etc etc etc. What really struck me about the release, though, was the band's new publicity photo: It's ... um ... well ......

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 15, 2008; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (13)

PR Pitches We Never Thought We'd See On June 16

Do you hear what I hear? Or, I guess: Do you see what I see? This just landed in my inbox: Subj: FAITH HILL BRINGS JOY TO THE WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 16TH WITH LONG ANTICIPATED CHRISTMAS RELEASE...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 16, 2008; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 7

KIMYA DAWSON SET TO RELEASE NEW A......

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 2, 2008; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 6

Hi everyone, Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that the release date for Tesla's "Comin' Atcha Live! 2008" DVD (Tesla Electric Company Recordings) has been changed to July 15. It was originally scheduled for June 24... Well, consider my weekend ruined....

By David Malitz | May 16, 2008; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 5

Hi [journalist's name here]......Jimmie's Chicken Shack is one of the hardest working rock bands out there, having toured constantly since 1995 and having shared the stage with bands such as Live, 311, Creed, Fuel and Everclear....

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 25, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 4

NBA Basketball Icon Turned Bass Guitarist Wayman Tisdale New Album Out June 3rd (Blogger's note: Forgetting for a moment my distaste for smooth jazz, which is Tisdale's specialty ... the guy wasn't even an NBA icon in Sacramento, where the Kings were - and still are - the only show...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 24, 2008; 01:58 PM ET | Comments (2)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 3

J. Freedom, Do you remember both members of the band Wham? If so, we've got the game for you. Featuring America's all time favorite VJ, The 80's Game With Martha Quinn ......

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 22, 2008; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

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

The FADER Names Chris Richards Executive Editor New York, NY: The FADER, the definitive voice of emerging music, has announced that Chris Richards has been named Executive Editor. FADER publisher Andy Cohn made the announcement. Richards' arrival at The FADER comes after a six-year run at the Washington Post......

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 7, 2008; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (3)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 1

As I'm sure you're aware, Britney's latest custodial dispute turned drug-fueled ambulance trip, [sic] unfolded on the Internet in the wee hours of this morning with helicopter video live feeds and constant updates of the condition and location of Spears and her kids. If you're planning coverage of the breakdown...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 4, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 1, No. 4

Subject: DON'T MISS BARRY MANILOW PERFORMING ON BRIAN BOITANO'S SKATI......

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 18, 2007; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Patti LaBelle Is Unintelligible (Even When She Isn't)

Patti LaBelle: "I love lamp!" (File Photo) Are you psyched for NBC's "Clash of the Choirs"?! What's that? You'd rather drive spikes in your eyes than watch the sure-to-be-hokey reality show that pits five choirs, led by luminaries such as Michael Bolton and Nick Lachey, against each other in...

By David Malitz | December 17, 2007; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 1, No. 2

Hello, The holiday season is upon us again and what CD to buy or traditional holiday song to download on your favorite iPod or mp3 player can be a challenge. If you are looking for something different and fun, with a big band flair, ......

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 10, 2007; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 1, No. 1

Subject: Spice Girls: Greatest Hits In Victoria's Secret Stores Today...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 14, 2007; 07:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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