Thursday, April 30, 2009

A bad music day

I decided while walking to work this morning that new music was going to be the theme for the day. Okay, some of my selections were not-so-new but they were new to me. Problem was that they were terrible... all of them. I can't remember where I read/heard about any of these but I wrote them down for a reason. Maybe I made a list of albums to stay away from? I don't know what the hell I was reading or thinking, but I do know that there's now some extra space on my iPod (about five albums worth). These bad boys don't even get a second listen:
  • Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows
  • The Sounds - Dying to Say This to You
  • Dungen - 4
  • Mavado - Mr. Brooks... a Better Tomorrow
  • The Dream - Love vs Money

Monday, April 27, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel
  • Monday - Franz Ferdinand

David Letterman

  • Wednesday - Manchester Orchestra
  • Friday - Bat for Lashes

Craig Ferguson

  • Wednesday - Antony & The Johnsons

Jay Leno

  • Thursday - Starsailor

Jimmy Fallon

  • Monday - Morrissey
  • Wednesday - Gomez
  • Thursday - Santigold
  • Friday - Cold War Kids

Carson Daly

  • Tuesday - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Thursday - Adele
  • Friday - The Duke Spirit

Monday, April 20, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel
  • Wednesday - The Whip


  • Tuesday - Tinted Windows
  • Thursdsy - The Dead


  • Monday - The Killers
  • Tuesday - Ida Maria

Jimmy Fallon

  • Thursday - Tinted Windows

Carson Daly

  • Wednesday - Crystal Antlers
  • Thursday - Brett Dennan
  • Friday - Whie Lies

Monday, April 13, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

Jimmy Kimmel
  • Thursday - Franz Ferdinand
  • Friday - Pete Yorn

Jay Leno

  • Wednesday - Chris Botti ft. John Mayer

Jimmy Fallon

  • Wednesday - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Carson Daly

  • Monday - Cold War Kids
  • Tuesday - Adele
  • Friday - Ben Harper & the Relentless7

David Letterman

  • Monday - A.C. Newman w. Nicole Atkins
  • Tuesday - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Wednesday - Neko Case

Craig Ferguson

  • Tuesday - Brett Dennan
  • Thursday - Amy Smart (not performing)

Monday, April 6, 2009

This week's late night TV lineup

SNL - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Tonight Show w/Jay Leno
  • Friday - PJ Harvey & John Parish

Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon

  • Monday - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Wednesday - The Virgins

Last Call w/Carson Daly

  • Monday - Little Boots
  • Wednesday- NASA
  • Friday - M83

Late Show w/David Letterman

  • Monday - Razorlight
  • Tuesday - Cursive
  • Wednesday - Bell X1
  • Friday - U2

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Neon Bible Archives

It's nice to see Arcade Fire hooking their fans up during these tough economic times. Until next Friday (April 10th), you can head over to Pfork and check out Mirior Noir, their 70 minute documentary on the making/touring of Neon Bible, for FREE! After that, you'll have to lay some greenbacks down to see it. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

20 Books Every Man Must Read

From (I don't think they are in any particular order):
  • James Ellroy: American Tabloid
  • Cormac McCarthy: Blood Meridian
  • Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories
  • Michael Herr: Dispatched
  • George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London
  • Junot Díaz: Drown
  • Frederick Exley: A Fan's Notes
  • Nicholson Baker: The Fermata
  • Norman Mailer: The Fight
  • David Mamet: Glengarry Glen Ross
  • William Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • Hunter S. Thompson: Hell's Angels
  • Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man
  • Denis Johnson: Jesus' Son
  • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye
  • Miles Davis: Miles: The Autobiography
  • George Saunders: Pastoralia
  • Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth
  • Philip Roth: Sabbath's Theater
  • Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
"there is solid underlying rationale at work here: In each of these writings
something wonderful was created from a subject that could have come off as
downright bleak. There are plenty of guy reads about war, sex and sports, but
only a handful that transcend those topics. These are books that help a man
discover and define his own masculinity. "

I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that I haven't even heard of many of these... even more so that I've read exactly zero. The closest I've come was Blood Meridian... unfortunately, I just wasn't in the mood to concentrate so I never got into it. I'll give it another go this summer.