So I met this girl but she dumped me. It’s appropriate that I’m listening to the new Starflyer pretty much nonstop these days. It’s a little depressing, but it’s freaking genius. It will be battling with The New Limb for the rest of the year for my top album spot. I’m not sure who will win. What do you guys think?
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If you are not doing anything on April 3rd you really need to buy a ticket to The New Limb’s album release show at The House of Blues in Anaheim. Yes, there’s been some great albums this year so far but I am not lying in saying this one is probably my most anticipated. I know I gush quite a bit about these guys on here, but they deserve it. They are definitely one of the most talented and charismatic bands I’ve seen perform in ages and from what I hear their debut full length will not disappoint. Also, they recently won Best Indie Band at the OC Music Awards, so if that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does. I am saddened by the fact that I will be out of town that weekend but I know there will be plenty more chances to see the band as they are only going to get bigger after this monumental show!
Remember Zines? I’ve always been a fan, so much so that Brax and I are currently in the planning stages of publishing our first zine. I’m not sure what we’re going to call it yet. I’m partial to Manny Rules the World but for some reason Brax isn’t keen on that. Brendan and Phil will be contributing their comics to the project, which is pretty cool, I guess. I’m looking to review some albums so if you have one you would like to send or tell me about, be sure to let me know.
My favorite local band, The New Limb, is in contention for The OC People’s Choice Awards and you can help them out by voting for them here. Just put The New Limb in the band name field and vote away. I am SUPER excited for their full length album which drops soon, I hope. It will definitely be in serious contention with whatever Jason Martin puts out for my album of the year for 2010.
While I said earlier that I agreed with Rolling Stone’s assesment of Radiohead being the band of the decade, I have to say that Starflyer 59′s Dial M is my choice for album of the decade. I have listened to it more in the two years it has been out than any other album I have pretty much ever. That’s saying a lot since I pretty much listen to music all day long. I can never grow tired of the combined rock and synth sounds, a blend that Jason Martin has truly perfected on this album. After The Brothers Martin album was released in 2007 I knew that Jason’s next offering would be something special and I certainly wasn’t let down. If you haven’t checked this out yet, you are totally missing out.
Brax interviewed Jason Martin of Starflyer 59. I don’t know how he did it. He sure as heck didn’t tell me about it. Someone please tell Brax I am mad at him because I am not speaking to him right now.
OK, first question: What is the deal with the question marks next to Thom Yorke? Does that mean Radiohead is playing? Is it Thom Yorke and unknown guests? Is there some new band I don’t know about called the Question Marks? Either way, Day 3 definitely sounds awesome and I am really going to have to consider braving the crowds and the heat to see Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and who knows, De La freaking Soul, Gary Numan (I wonder if his mentions on The Mighty Boosh have anything to do with this resurgence), and tons of other great bands. The other days look good, don’t get me wrong. I mean, I’d consider going to Day 1 just to see The Specials, but Day 3 really is irresistible for me. I wonder if the Gorillaz are going to do that crazy Pepper’s Ghost thing they’ve done with some of their previous live shows so the characters are actually on stage. That would be NUTS. Now I just have to stock up on SPF 50 sunscreen as Manta Rays burn pretty quickly. Can’t wait!
So I was listening to this streaming radio station the other day called Class of 1998 Reunion and it was pretty awesome. Yeah, they play some crap in there, but there was some crappy music back then, just like there’s always been. Even the crappy music can take me back though. So anyway, they played the song “There She Goes” and it said it was by The Boo Radleys. I am very fond of the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer so I am surprised at myself for not realizing the movie contained two versions of the song, the original by The La’s and a cover by The Boo Radleys (great name btw)!
Now I am kind of torn about which version I like better. Never mind the Sixpence cover, which is decent, but it doesn’t have the nostalgia factor for me like these other two versions do and that is really what makes this song affect me so deeply. The Boo Radleys version is a bit more poppier (is that even a word? Spellcheck says no, but what does it know) but it has the horns and the handclaps which I kind of dig. I’m really starting to wonder why they would put the original and the cover version in the same movie. Did they not think the original was good enough? If I were the La’s I would be kind of offended. What do you think about this whole situation?
So earlier we were talking about a real guitar that was turned into a Rock Band controller. The You Rock Guitar one ups that because it is a real working guitar AND it is a Rock Band controller. I’ll definitely be interested in buying it when they offer support for the 360. It has lots of other cool real guitar features and it looks like it’s going to be pretty affordable. So hopefully this will give you some ideas for my birthday, which is only six months away!