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The good news is the Philco Brothers now have a drummer.
The bad news is he lives in Ohio.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Almost as fun as discovering a new band is when when someone who you've been listening to for years puts out a good album long after you expect them to. Rockford is my favorite album of the summer (four days in) so far.
About the cover: Maybe this was designed by some famous pop artist I don't know about, but if you're gonna make your best album in say, 25 years, you might want to spend a little more time on the cover. I could be wrong, but I'm not. Maybe over time it's greatness will make me come to love the cover, but I doubt it.
About the music: I didn't believe the hype at first, but after about five plays it started to kick in. It starts off ok with some good songs, but somewhere in the middle you forget this is the new Cheap Trick and it just gets better from there. I especially like the one-two punch of This Time You Got It and Give It Away.
Listen to it here:
Then buy it.
also check out the re-recorded version of In Color
Sunday, June 18, 2006
I figure now is as good a time as any to reprint this.
MY LETTER to Rolling Stone magazine about Paul McCartney from last fall (the one with Billie Joe Armstrong on the cover).
I still stand by the albums mentioned and i haven't listened to Chaos and Creation too much.English Tea anyone?
So Happy Birthday to Paul and Happy Father's day to me.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Sunday, June 04, 2006
due to limited technology this is only 40 seconds long but you'll get the point: