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04 Apr 2011 15:25


Politics, U.S.: Jon Huntsman prefers the Foo Fighters to smoking weed

  • Very few [Mormons] straddled in between, but Jon was very good at being in between– he was faithful to his faith from everything I can see– but he also would go out and hang with guys, and maybe not partake in things… I never saw him inhale.
  • Eric Malmquist, former bass player for “Wizard” • Talking about his memories of then bandmate Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was the keyboard player for the band, of which there are sadly no known recordings. Supposedly, long after they had broken up and each gone their separate ways, former drummer Howard Sharp got a page on his medical beeper, as he’d turned to a career in medicine years before. When he hurriedly returned the call, it was Huntsman on the line: “It’s not a medical emergency but it’s a rock and roll emergency. The Foo Fighters are coming to town and we have got to get tickets.” We admit, we like Huntsman a bit more after hearing this, his glaring misuse of an emergency medical pager notwithstanding.  source

21 Apr 2010 10:06


Music: An open letter to the band New Politics on your advertising

  • Look guys, we know. Getting attention is tough, and you want people to listen to your band. But this ad has seriously been everywhere this week (including on this site), and is annoying as heck because, even if you roll over it by accident, you can’t turn it off. So we have no choice but to tell people not to listen to this band. You heard it here first, kids: New Politics sucks. source

02 Mar 2010 09:52


Music: Dear Brazilian band Deadly Fate: “Galpao 29” not how to win fans

  • The band has been the subject of a seemingly self-induced Twitter trending topic since last night. Do you like metal? How about spam that completely eats up Twitter? Deadly Fate has both in spades. And despite their strategy to overload the Twitter trending topics with tweets mentioning their MySpace page, they don’t seem to have gained any fans since last night, when they started trending. Wonder why. source

01 Nov 2009 11:18


Music: That giddy sound you hear is us freaking out about Spoon

The decade’s most consistently awesome band has another likely solid album, “Transference,” coming out in January. Get ready to swoon over Britt Daniel again. source

25 Sep 2009 18:59


Music: Pitchfork likes Girls, throws them a huge rating

  • 9.1 rating for Girls’ “Album,” a fuzzy chunk of catchy pop source

28 Aug 2009 18:49


Music: Oasis revisited: Here’s five of Noel Gallagher’s best tunes

  • We admit it. Oasis was pretty much our favorite band between about 1995 and 1998 (when we switched over to Radiohead). Noel Gallagher, who just left the band, is a huge reason for that, of course. His songwriting – with just as much T. Rex in the mix as there was Lennon/McCartney – killed on the first two albums. Here’s five of our favorite Noel vocal tracks. Two are B-sides (including “Acquiesce,” which he sang the chorus on), one is a Noel-sung Chemical Brothers single from the era, one is a lean-era tune we’ll actually defend, and of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” source

19 Aug 2009 22:26


Music: *BREAKING NEWS* Liam and Noel Gallagher hate each other!

  • He doesn’t like me and I don’t like him, that’s it. He hasn’t told me what he thinks of anything this year. We’ve got nothing to say to each other at the moment. … The only time I see him is onstage and we’re a little bit busy (at) that time to be (#&(ing scratching each other.
  • Oasis singer Liam Gallagher • Discussing the hate-hate relationship between the two creative beacons of Britpop’s greatest icons (if not the ones with the strongest legacy). And really, we’d be sad if they weren’t fighting. • source

13 Aug 2009 23:36


Music: The Verve is good at two things: Playing music and breaking up

  • 3 breakups for them; it’s a “Bittersweet Symphony,” this band source

07 Jul 2009 00:49


Music: Amazing! Japanese band Sour perfects the YouTube viral video

  • This is our Babe Ruth pointing at the the outfield moment: In one week, Sour’s music video will be everywhere. In one year, this video will be seen as a defining moment for YouTube. In fifty years, sociologists will point to this video as a leading example of viral video. It’s just that amazing. source

27 May 2009 20:37


Music: We keep hearing the new Phoenix album rules. Judge for yourself.

  • All your dad’s kids’ favorite publications like Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, from Pitchfork to The Onion A.V. Club. And we like it too. These French guys came up with a solid pop album. But what do you think? Listen here. source