Monday, July 25, 2005

its off 2 work i go

  • Babyshambles missed their scheduled appearance at Big Gay Out over the weekend. This is not good.
  • Kate Moss has apparently split with Pete Doherty (again) after he was involved in a violent street fight. This is really not good.
  • Ryan Adams threw a hissy fit onstage at Australian music festival Splendour over the weekend.
  • Josh Homme and Brody Dalle are having a baby together which is both adorable and worrying.
  • Check out the BRMC "Shuffle Your Feet" e-card - I adore them.
  • Ian Brown’s new single "All Ablaze" will be released September 5th. More details here.
  • Supergrass' new song "Road to Rouen" is available over at Scenestars. Meh. Just meh.
  • MIA's coming back to Toronto on September 26th at the Phoenix.
  • Hillside Festival happened over the weekend. So how was it hippies?

    Blogger Punk is Dead said...

    I will forever be dumbfounded by the amount of attention given to Pete Doherty by the British press. He is undoubtedly one of the most dubious personalities in an industry rife with them, and as far as I can tell, his musical aptitude is hardly anything to write home about.

    Of course, that wasn't intended to be a knock on anyone who does indeed enjoy Doherty's music (there are obviously many many less talented musicians out there making their millions). I just don't understand why he's considered to be so important.

    11:13 AM  
    Blogger Rock Snob said...

    Pete Doherty and Carl Barat (as The Libertines) are truly the voice of a generation. Pete Doherty means to me what Kurt Cobain meant to the generation before me... THAT is why there is so much attention paid to him. Because he has already proven himself as talanted and now everyone just wants to see him succeed.

    12:01 PM  
    Blogger Punk is Dead said...

    Aha. Fair enough. I guess the problem's just with me then. I never got the whole Nirvana thing either.

    1:03 PM  
    Blogger Rock Snob said...

    Yeah. Nirvana didn't (and still doesn't) do anything for me.

    1:12 PM  
    Blogger torr said...

    I posted a couple other new tracks from the Supergrass album a month ago.


    6:29 PM  
    Blogger Rock Snob said...

    Torr - You're too awesome! I can't believe I had forgotten to link you until now!

    6:34 PM  
    Blogger The Fresh Young MikeyD said...

    The lady’s explanation on the appeal of Doherty and Barat is spot on. They write songs that resonate with what a lot of feel are feeling. Although they aren’t the most technically accomplished musicians their ability to connect with people is vastly underrated. That being said I reckon part of Doherty’s appeal is the sheer idiocy his unbeliveable actions. As you know from j-school that kind of story is as inexplicably irresistable to readers as a horrific accident is to passing motorists on a highway. Still as the lady correctly points out a lot of people see a talent being squandered in Doherty and as a result they’re concerned enough to want updates. Also count me in with those that don’t get Nirvana

    12:18 PM  
    Blogger Punk is Dead said...

    Touche (with an accent on the 'e') young Michael. I did not account for the "timely, interesting or new" factor of the good ol' press.

    11:55 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ever notice "Shuffle Your Feet" rips Billy Vaughn's (Bill Justis) " Raunchy?" the trailer for Public Enemies reminded me of this. Kind of like when Black Keys ripped R.L. Burnside's "Skinny Woman" for their "Busted." At least the Black Keys credited Burnside. Nothing against BRMC, but sh*t, man.

    11:50 AM  

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