Archive | August 2012
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What’s the Saga? It’s Called ‘Songs For the Deaf.’
Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of Queens of the Stone Age’s third album Songs For the Deaf. From its 40-second intro, which featured the sound of a key going into an ignition, a car door slamming and an engine running, you knew that you Joshua Homme, Nick Oliveri, guest drummer Dave Grohl and the rest […]
Heartbroken and Attractive, A Sad, Sloppy Mess
SubPop, Matador, Kill Rock Stars, Merge Records… During the early ’90s, these independent record labels were amongst indie rock royalty. From these labels, low-fi, noise and sludge rock pioneers like Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, Slint, Six Finger Satellite, Pavement, Bikini Kill and many more emerged. Their songs were gloomy, angst-ridden, distorted masterpieces that resonated with […]
Romance, Bloodshed and Evil, Exploding Birds
If you like horror films that are so bad they’re good, you’ll love this… The official trailer for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, written and directed by the Master of Romantic Thrillers™ James Nguyen (yes, he trademarked that), can now be viewed exclusively here on imdb.com In this sequel to cult favorite Birdemic: Shock and Terror, […]
How I Celebrated Shark Week
Holy mackerel, what a week! Every news and pop culture site I perused had a story about The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Friends posted about it on Facebook. Twitter was abuzz with Shark Week tweets. People were hosting Shark Week 25th Anniversary parties. It even found its way onto Pinterest. Apparently, last week promised to […]
Because It’s Madonna’s 54th Birthday
Most menopausal women experience mood swings and hot flashes. But not Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone. Wait…scratch that. She probably does. She’s human, after all. But she’s not about to let excessive sweating and irritability stop her from making the world fall to their knees and succumb to her domination. When she’s not heating things with a […]
Let’s Get the Pineapple Drunk
I had pineapple-infused vodka for the first time at the bar/restaurant that was in the space where Bar*Food is now on Wilshire in West Los Angeles. While I’m not a huge fan of pineapple (too sweet), I am a huge fan of vodka. So, at an after-work happy hour, I gave it a shot. […]
In Memoriam: Jani Lane
Warrant frontman/lead vocalist Jani Lane passed away a year ago today. This was his band’s best-known song and the #1 choice for hair band-loving strippers.
Listen Up: The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s “Wisdom”
This gorgeous song came out in 1995 from San Francisco band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. If you let it sink in, you may find Anton Newcombe’s alleviating voice and Dean Taylor’s moody guitar sending you into a sonic stupor.