Pop culture and all that.






Other News And Pop Cult Based Sites I Visit:

Meme Pool
Pop Culture Junk Mail
Sharpe World
The Excitement Machine
The Onion
Gray Scale
Lying Media Bastards
In Passing...
The Morning News
Arts & Letters Daily
Obscure Store
Romenesko's Media News
Happy Robot
The Freep
The New York Times
The L.A. Times


    Wednesday, February 04, 2004

    I Think My IPod Is Depressed
    Today's random song selections on the way to work, presented in the order they were played:

    -"Girlfriend In A Coma"- The Smiths
    -"I Can't Believe You Actually Died"- The Microphones
    -"Pretend We're Dead"- L7

    Seriously. It casued me to chuckle and I thought maybe it might pick some "die mothafukka die mothafukka die" gangsta rap next, but instead it went for "Tight Fittin' Jeans" by Conway Twitty

    As an added bonus, my batteries ran down a few songs later.

    posted by Randy on 3:31 PM | permanent link to this entry

    Tuesday, February 03, 2004

    Q. Say, Randy, you just moved to Santa Monica, didn't you?

    A. Yup.

    Q. And you're a big Prince fan, aren't you?

    A. Yup.

    Q. And you work in the music industry, right?

    A. Yup.

    Q. That's what I thought. Does this mean you'll be going to the Grammys in Los Angeles and seeing Prince?

    A. Nope.

    Q. Okay, next round. Prince is legendary for playing after-shows, right?

    A. Yup.

    Q. Is he playing a Grammy's after-show?

    A. Yup.

    Q. You must be going to that, right?

    A. You bet you sweet bippy I am. House of Blues. Midnight. Be there or be nowhere, you sukkas.

    Q. Wow, how did you get tickets for such an event? Some kind of crazy music industry insider connection, right?

    A. Wrong. I am a Prince geek, so of course I am a member of The NPG Music Club. Memebrship has its privlidges-- such as the right to buy two tickets for $150.00 for above mentioned after-party.

    If the concert is funky enough, you can probably lookfor me doin' the cabbage patch and the running man in the middle of the Sunset Strip on a forthcoming episode of E!'s "Celebrites Uncensored."

    posted by Randy on 2:22 PM | permanent link to this entry

    Monday, February 02, 2004

    • Obligitory Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Stuff
      Okay, first off, anyone who really thinks that Jane Jackson's breast was exposed due to a "wardrobe malfunction" is out of their minds. Second thing, thank god for TiVo-- that way I could be offended on my own schedule-- again and again if really needed. I thought she was wearing a stripper's pastie, but, alas, it was a nipple ring-type contraption. The F.C.C. is gonna investigate, maybe even hand out some fines.

    • Nirvana Bump Bizkit Off Dial
      Neat Rolling Stone article about a handful of alt-rock stations that have adopted a "classic alternative" format, which is actually 60% new stuff that sound like old stuff and 40% actual old stuff. Have radio stations had a sudden change of heart and actually decided to play-- gasp-- good music No. Beer companies need to cater to the over-21 crowd, and us Genxers just can't get enough of that crazy grunge rock. Plus "Hey Ya!", every hour on the half hour.

    • An Ode To My Record Store Guy
      "Having a record store guy who understands my taste is as important to me as a good hairdresser is to someone else." If that sentence rings true to you, the above linked article is a good read. If the that statement doesn't ring true to you, then I have no idea what you are doing reading this blog.

    • Cypress Hill Revive With 'Death'
      Also on those retro-alternative stations-- "Insane In The Brain" every three hours on the quarter hour. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Anyway, Till Death Do Us Part comes out on March 23, so mark your calendars. It will feature appearances by by Mobb Deep's Prodigy and Twin, Damian Marley and Tim Armstrong of Rancid

    • Vines Taking Countrymen On Tour
      Dude-- The Vines/Jet/The Living End. Rock-and-Roll!!!!!!!!!!! That bill couldn't *be* more Australlian unless a Men At Work/Midnight Oil supergroup made a surprise appearance covering Oliva Newton-John songs.

    • Buy The "Freaks And Geeks" DVD
      This is not a suggestion. This is an order.

    • Buddyhead's Rules of Rock
      It's good to readthis about once a year, just to refresh yourself.

    • Soul music 101: Taking a walk through the history of Stax Records
      The Chicago Sun Times tours The Stax Museum of American Soul Music with Songwriter David Porter, who co-wrote and co-produced much of the infamous label's awesome catalog. Nice reading if you hav a minute or two.

    • A Visual Tour Of The Replacements' Stomping Grounds
      Photos of places they lived, played hung out, and sang about.

    posted by Randy on 11:47 AM | permanent link to this entry

    This page is powered by Blogger.

    Music Commentary/Reviews
    The Nuclear Bunker
    Hipster Detritus
    Blogcritics: Music
    You Wearing A Wire?
    NY London Paris Munich
    The Minor Fall, The Major Lift
    Large Hearted Boy
    Done Waiting
    Pitchfork: Repeat
    Homeland Obscurity
    Tiny Mix Tapes
    Blog From Esoterica
    Slap Dee Barnes
    You Can't Wear Nail Polish to a Surgery
    Tim O Thompson
    Melody Nelson
    Product Shop
    The Modern Age
    The Rub
    The Motherfucker Blog
    The Devil's Radio
    No Rock And Roll Fun
    Last Plane To Jakarta
    I Hate Music
    The Problem With Music
    Why Do We Need The Music Industry?
    Cool And Strange Music
    Fat Chuck's Corrupt CDs
    Music Reviewer
    Rock's Back Pages
    Mr. Lee
    Roxanne Blanford
    Musical Discoveries
    Will Shilling
    Scott Tribble
    Jim DeRogatis
    The War Against Silence
    Hybrid Magazine
    Flux Blog
    Deviated Septum

    The Edison Sound Recording Collection
    The American Song Poem Music Archive
    Show And Tell Music
    Celebrites At Their Worst
    Xeno Music
    Soul Heaven

    Music News
    Music Headlines
    LiveDaily Music News
    LiveDaily Tour News
    Pitchfork Media
    Buddyhead - Gossip
    Punk News.Org
    The Velvet Rope'
    Support Online Hip-Hop News
    Country Standard Time News
    Manhunt Urban Music News
    BBC Music News
    The Daily Dish
    Dot Music
    The 411
    DaveyD's Hip-Hop Corner
    Boston Herald
    AllHip-Hop News
    MTV Asia News
    MTV News
    SixShot News
    Homegrown Music News