Friends don't let friends be Emo...

This ridiculous clip is on youtube...

Apparently station WDAZ the ABC affiliate in Devil's Lake/Grand Forks North Dakota had nothing to report on (imagine that) so they decided to do an expose on Emo.

This report is utterly absurd and simply makes North Dakota look extremely ignorant...

Point systems, cutting, suicide?? Take a look...


New Queens of the Stone Age Due This June...

Great News QOTSA is going to be back with a new album in June.

What I wasn't aware of and very pleasantly surprised by the announced cameos by Jules Casablancas and Mark Lanegan.

I thought after the backstage fistfight between Lanegan and Homme a couple years ago we had seen the last of their collaborating on QOTSA albums.

Lanegan can always be forgiven, his voice is just too damn good.

Still sadly, no mention of any reunion with bassist Nick Oliveri...

From: NME.com

Queens Of The Stone Age team up with The Strokes

Julian Casablancas is among a host of stars on their new album

Queens Of The Stone Age have roped in a host of stars for their new album 'Era Vulgaris'.

The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, Ninch Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor,
ZZ Top guitarist Billy F Gibbons, who also featured on 'Lullabies To Paralyze'
and ex-QOSTA frontman Mark Lanegan all make guest appearances on their fifth

'Era Vulgaris' is due for release in June on Interscope in the US, reports Billboard. No release date has yet been set for the UK.

Song titles expected to appear on the follow up to 'Lullabies To Paralyze' include 'Into the Hollow', 'Sick, Sick, Sick', 'Misfit Love' and 'Battery Acid'.


Lieutenant Dangle hearts Morrissey

This is from a recent interview in regards to the movie "Reno 911 Miami."

From A.V. Club.com

AVC: Lieutenant Dangle, in the film, you wear a pretty well-worn Morrissey
shirt as part of your civvies. How long have you been a Morrissey fan?

JD: I've been a lifelong Morrissey enthusiast. I've written a lot of
cards and letters to him. I haven't gotten any response back, and he's my number
two of my top eight friends on MySpace. On the other side, I've looked at his
MySpace, and I somehow have not made his top eight. So I don't know if this is
kind of a one-way street we've got going here, but Mr. Morrissey, Steven—if I
may call you that—if you are reading this interview, you could do me the solid
of putting me in your top eight.

Classic stuff...

The whole interview can be found here

Liam Gallagher vs. Paparazzi

Liam gets pissed off at a camara man...

New Song From Ash

Ash has made a new song available online for free at:

My policy is not to listen to any songs until the full record is complete...

But if you're one of the hasty ones, you can check it out now...

Let me know how it is


NWA / Oasis - Straight Out Of Compton / D'You Know What I Mean?

I was eating some overrated pizza today with my friend Dan here in Boston, when an intersesting trivia point came up for the first time in a while.

Back in 1997 D'You Know What I mean was the first single off of Be Here Now. According to Noel Gallagher the drums from "D'you Know What I Mean" were sampled from Straight Out Of Compton. Interesting tid-bit.

Here are the 2 Songs to Compare...

Buy their music here


Shoutmouth.com Launch

Check out Shoutmouth.com!

My friend Tom Z (formally of thetomzshow.com) is one of the staff writers...

Good Stuff

Pictured: Maria Sharapova's Shoutmouth

Music Marketing Ruining Music?

Interesting quote from Win Butler of Arcade Fire:

From NME.com:

"I don't know if U2 started it, or The Stones or Oasis but a lot of
bands think in terms of: 'I'm going to be the biggest band in the world. Fuck
all those bands who've got no ambition'. I think that's a total crock of shit.

"There's nothing less interesting to me than the idea of marketing the fuck
out of something so people are forced to like it. Some bands are just
manipulating people to buy music. That's how 90 per cent of the record industry
works! It's basically the same as selling a fucking toaster or a cruise

Interesting quote there...

Not so sure it is true but I can definitely see this perspective of an indie band.

Especially in a world where you have to pay $100 just to be able to have the chance at buying Police tickets....


Morrissey Tour Dates To Be Announced


Some of us Morrissey fans in the US thought this day may never come!

According to True-to-you.net, there will be a 40 date US tour starting April 27th.

Details of the tour will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

That almost 100% assures a stop in Boston...

Support for the tour will be by Kristeen Young.

Big, Big, News!!!

Darker New Album From Ash?

I hope the exit of guitarist Charlotte Heatherly and now this news of a "lyrically much darker" album does not change the band too much on their new album.

Their pop sound along with their happy lyrics is what made them who they are today.

I actually met Tim Wheeler once and he seemed like the nicest/happiest guy on earth. This goes to show that no matter who you are, if you are a songwriter a breakup will cause you to write songs from a tortured soul.

Let's just hope the tortured soul won't torture us on this new record...

I'm not worried...Ash always comes through...

From NME.Com

Ash change things around on new album

The band let slip secrets of record to NME.COM

Ash have revealed their new album will be musically poppier than 2004's 'Meltdown' - but lyrically much darker.

The band will release their as-yet untitled fifth studio album, in July, preceded by a single, 'You Can't Have It All'.

And drummer Rick McMurray revealed that a bad time in frontman Tim Wheeler's "personal life" have inspired his lyrics on the new record.

He told NME.COM: "Compared to 'Meltdown', it's a lot more pop. Musically, it might not be as heavy, but lyrically it is. Given the experiences Tim's had over the last couple of years, there's a lot of love and loss going on."

McMurray also admitted the band were apprehensive about reverting to three-piece after the departure of guitarist Charlotte Hatherley last year.

He confessed: "It's almost ten years since we were a three-piece, so we were all a wee bit worried how it would work out, but we wanted to go back and simplify. There were a lot of nerves, but after a few days we realised it was working so well we would keep going at it."

And McMurray said that having their own studio on New York affected the group's approach towards making the record.

He stated: "It feels more natural, rather than being in this massive studio where they have certain ways of doing things. It was more relaxed - when something wasn't working we'd just scrap it and start again."

Asked about summer festival appearances, including a rumoured Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals slot, McMurray said: "I think we'll be doing a few...though I'm not sure if anything's finalised yet. "

There are rumours about Reading and Leeds, it's definitely the festival that we always look forward to. Some of our best gigs have been there, especially in the tent in 1995 and 2001."


Mew Announce North American Tour!!!

Mew, from Copenhagen, Denmark, had (in my opinion) the best album of 2005-06 with: And the Glass Handed Kites.

I highly reccomend checking that album out...

As for their tour, Mew has announced announced a North America recently that will be bringing them across the US and Canada from March-April.

There is a 100% chance I will be in attendance for the March 22, show at the Paridise Rock Club in Boston.

The Dates are:

Austin South by Southwest Austin City Limits show (March 14)

Austin South by Southwest Brooklyn Vegan party (March 15)

Austin South by Southwest Under the Radar party (March 16)

Austin South by Southwest La Zona Rosa (March 17)

Washington DC Black Cat (March 20)

New York Irving Plaza (March 22)

Boston Paradise (March 23)

Toronto Mod Club (March 26)

Chicago Double Door (March 28)

Denver Ogden Theatre (March 31)

Seattle Neumos (April 2)

Vancouver Richard's on Richards (April 3)

Portland Aladdin Theatre (April 4)

San Francisco Fillmore (April 6)

Los Angeles Fonda Theatre (April 7)

Kristiansand Norway Quart Festival (July 3)


Is Al Gore the new Bob Geldof??

From NME.com

Al Gore announces environment concert

24 hour 'Live Earth' gig to take place

Al Gore has announced details of his 'Live Earth' concert.

The 'Save Out Selves' campaign will features events in seven cities on July 7.

London, Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg are confirmed, with locations America, Brazil and Japan still being worked out.

It will features 100 artists playing a 24 hour concert known as 'Live Earth' and is set to be carried out on the television, radio and the internet.

Gore said: "The most important part of 'SOS' is how individuals, corporations and governments respond."

As previously reported, Muse revealed they were approached to play the gig. Also set to perform are Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Bloc Party, Keane, Snow Patrol, Snoop Dogg, Bon Jovi, Duran Duran and Kelly Clarkson.

Organisers of the event plan to use only electricity from renewable sources, employ recycling and biodegradable materials where possible and offset travel via carbon credits.

All proceeds from the gig will further Gore's movement The Alliance For Climate Protection, reports the Financial Times.

It Never Felt Right To Begin With...

RIP (2001-2007)

In exciting news this means a follow up to Cornell's Euphoria Morning is finally going to come out!!!!!
Carry On - will come out April 30. Let the countdown begin!!


Top Video Game Atheletes of All Time

Who are the greatest video game athletes of all time???

Here are 3 great unstoppable athletes in classic video games...

Tom Chambers - Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs

This thought of Athletes in video games kinda popped in my head thinking about how nasty Tom Chambers was on Lakers vs. Celtics on Sega Genesis. All I remember is how he was always money if you gave him the ball and put him at that certain spot near the 3-pt line. He would do his unstoppable flying dunk every time. Here is a picture of the immortal Sega Footage and a video of the real dunk that started the phenomenon...

Bo Jackson - Tecmo Bowl

Bo was simply unstoppable in Tecmo Bowl on NES. He was the one of the fastest guys on the game (arguably Walter Payton was faster), and he just flat out ran over people, which was extremely unfair. This video explains it all...

Mario Lemieux/Jaromir Jagr - NHL 94
This duo in NHL 94 was just unfair. Although NHL 94 was kinda lame because they took out the fighting and the little pools of blood when a guy would get injured, this game was/is the best hockey game of all time. It was simple and hours of fun. Here's a little montage of Lemieux from NHL 94.

I'm sure there are plenty more... This is all I can think of for now...


This just doesn't get old to me...

Slightly rediculous...I would have whooped this pansy's ass!

My favorite part is when the optician "found the power of God"...

Apparently there are no customer relation classes in Canadian Optometry schools.