Sunday, August 24, 2008


With the lingering disappointment of The Weirdness and the endless sea of Iggy DVD I didn't need more Iggy Pop, but while browsing for a summer vacation book I could find nothing else. Well that's just fine because Open Up And Bleed could not be better. Not the authorized biography, but written with Iggy's blessing, Paul Trynka perfectly captures the tale of Jim Osterberg and his alter ego Iggy Pop from pre-Stooge to present with all the gory details intact. Essential.

buy it now

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Your Sounds

filmed on flip by philco brothers
This time I got to see them.
Here's the Incredible Casuals playing Your Sounds Yourself at The Beachcomber in Wellfleet

"The Casuals make a raucous, guitar-driven sound not unlike NRBQ but with a hint of Replacements-style corrosion." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone

band website