January 14, 2009
It’s been hard not to blow the lid off this early (prematurely shoot my wad as Tobias would say) but I’ve been given the OK that I can officially announce that I’m going to be writing some posts for MTVU‘s new music blog, which is called, wait for it… The Music Blog. Overly-obvious title aside, it’s a pretty cool gig and it’ll give me a chance to spread my music rantings to a larger crowd. Also on the blogger panel are Zack and Adrian from All Things Go and Lindsay (who also heads up the project) from Post-Its and Chicken Scratch.
I have two posts up currently up, both on bands with the initals FF – Friendly Fires and Fleet Foxes (Franz Ferdinand, you could be next!). You can see my recent posts at any given time by clicking here. I might put a link or two on here occasionally when a good article goes up. So check it out people!
A couple new video premiers of interest: The first song from Beirut’s new EP, March Of The Zapotec, the horntastic “la Llorna” is out in video form at Stereogum. Also check out Of Montreal’s kite-tastic new video for “An Eluardian Instance” (which you might remember was in top 10 tracks of 08). Here’s both links:
Coachella line-up rumors are flying and I’ve already read a few rumors concerning Lollapalooza ’09, and it’s looking very good so far. According to Chicago message boards: Animal Collective, No Age, Kaiser Chiefs, and Hot Chip will all be at Lollapalooza this year, which is 4-out-of-4 for bands I’ve never seen and would like to.
I’ve been kindof obsessed with this show on Discovery Channel called Time Warp lately. Basically the entire premise of the show is that they use insanely high-tech high-speed cameras to capture anything they think would look cool in slow-mo (stuff like bullets, firecrackers, dry ice bombs, popcorn, bubbles, car crashes, getting punched in the face). It’s like an entire show based on Korn’s “Freak on a Leash” video. I love it.
This is hands-down the most horrible commercial I’ve ever seen for Microsoft’s new Garageband-killer Songsmith. It’s hard to believe that this is real and not one of those SNL parody commercials. Major LOLZ at the line, “It’s Microsoft, so it’s easy, right?”. Watch below, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!