Monday, December 22, 2008

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Monday - Keane
  • Tuesday - John Legend

Late Night w/Conan O'Brien

  • Tuesday - Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Thursday - Billy Joel
  • Friday - Issac Hayes

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Thursday - Cut Copy

Ghostland Observatory - 9:30 Club (12/13/08)

Two words - sensory overload. That's what happens when you have a rocking dance beat, high-pitched lead singer, laser-light show, flying glow-sticks, and smoke machine all making sweet love under one roof. Can just two people make that kind of ruckus? For 1 hour and 30 minutes, Ghostland Observatory answered that question with an emphatic 'YES!"

There were two points during the concert that I had to walk away because I thought my head might explode. Trying to pay attention to everything that was going on proved to be too much for me. Focus on the music OR the lasers OR what looked like a rave on the lower level.... not all three at the same time. Great concert with an insane amount of energy, but my head is still spinning.



Congrats to the PSU women's volleyball for winning their second straight NCAA Championship on Saturday. The numbers are impressive...
  • 38-0
  • Only lost 2 games all season
  • 64 match winning streak (dating back to Sep '07)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hooray Friday!

- More Best of Lists from P-fork (albums, tracks), Ultra 8201, and Earfarm, MFKWCRG, Let's Sexy Fighting,

- Sign up for Grant Lee Phillips' mailing list by Dec 23rd and download the unreleased track "Jimmy Dean." For free is for me! Thanks to T.O. Snobs Music.

- Seems like I've been hearing about this Hot Chip and Peter Gabriel cover of Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" forever. Well, it's finally here and I'm not all that impressed. Oh well, worse things have happened.

- Okay, didn't believe me about Of Montreal in concert. Here's a little taste from Letterman, thanks to P-fork.

Monday, December 15, 2008

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Tuesday - The Cure

Late Show w/David Letterman

  • Wednesday - Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene)
  • Thursday - Of Montreal

Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson

  • Wednesday - Death Cab for Cutie

Late Night w/Conan O'Brien

  • Monday - John Legend
  • Tuesday - Fleet Foxes

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - The Dan Band
  • Thursday - The Cure

Friday, December 12, 2008

Is all that real?

That was the million dollar question one of my co-workers just asked after oogling over the Jennifer Aniston's GQ spread. My answer?

Who gives a shit if it's real, fake, airbrushed or natural? What matters is what's in your mind. Reality doesn't matter in this case because, no offense, you have absolutely no chance at reality.

Sometimes the truth hurts.

Hooray Friday!

- And the Best of 2008 lists keep coming... Metro D (part 1 & 2), NME, SPIN, Rolling Stone (albums, singles), A.V. Club, Drowned In Sound. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you're craving more, more, more, Largehearted Boy's list keeps growing by he day.

- The Shins cover "Strange Powers" and Aquarium Drunkard thinks it's better than the original by the Magnetic Fields. Have a listen for yourself.

- Double-shot from AD... this one from Pavement's stop in Minneapolis on their 1992 Slanted & Enchanted tour.

- Some "reissue" packages really piss me off, mainly because it's obvious that bands or labels are just looking to cash in on the greenbacks. That doesn't seem the case though with Pearl Jam's reissue of Ten in March. While prices haven't been set yet (which may change my mind), they are definitely giving fans options... four to be exact. Seems like some pretty sweet extras if you ask me. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they keep the prices reasonable.

Monday, December 8, 2008

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Wednesday - Adele
  • Thursday - Snow Patrol

Late Night w/Conan O'Brien

  • Tuesday - The Gaslight Anthem

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - Josh Radin

Late Show w/David Letterman

  • Monday - The Duke Spirit
  • Thursday - Bon Iver

Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson

  • Wednesday - Tokyo Police Club

Monday, December 1, 2008

This week's late night TV lineup

Late Show w/David Letterman
  • Tuesday - Sia
  • Wednesday - Jenny Lewis & Elvis Costello

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

  • Monday - T.I.
  • Thursday - Tom Jones
  • Friday - Ludacris

Tonight Show w/Jay Leno

  • Wednesday - Tom Jones
  • Thursday - Common

Late Night w/Conan O'Brien

  • Wednesday - Steel Train

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Wednesday - Pendulum