Monday, October 31, 2005

halloweeners

Happy Halloween!
I'll be back tomorrow!

Friday, October 28, 2005

do they know it's (almost) halloween

  • Excellent news! MuchMoreMusic is airing the Pete Doherty documentary Who the F**k is Pete Doherty on November 11th at 6 and 10pm! I'm way too excited! Thanks Kat!
  • Sharon Osbourne talks about Pete and sheds some good insight.
  • Patrick Wolf is not a thief! So I guess he's not the new Pete Doherty after all!
  • Jarvis Cocker speaks. In a sexy voice naturally.
  • Belle & Sebastian have named their new album 'The Life Pursuit'. It's out in the UK on February 6th.
  • The new Madonna video for "Hung Up" is online for anyone who hasn't realized that Madonna is so totally over (it's all about Goldfrapp now)... Ugh... Its like bad Kylie Minogue... and obviously significantly less sexy.
  • The best boobs in Hollywood... are debatable.
  • Happy Halloween partying this weekend you Halloweeners.
  • Thursday, October 27, 2005

    in the city that sounds nice

  • Kate Moss is outta rehab and on the loose! Thanks Fen!
  • Arctic Monkeys have some not-nice things to say about the Kaiser Chiefs.
  • Sweet! Franz Ferdinand are releasing 'The Fallen' as their next single in America (while the UK gets "Walk Away").
  • Coldplay have recruited director Anton Corbijn to direct the video for their forthcoming single "Talk".
  • No sex please, we're emo. "Celibacy rocks, says Weezer frontman". Right...
  • Alfie have split. How sad.
  • The Rakes make working for minimal pay look real good in their new video for "22 Grand Job". (Link from Torr)
  • Pitchfork actually have a cool feature this week on indie pop called "Twee As Fuck".
  • Ever wonder what happened to Justine Frischmann? Cos I sure do! Anyway, I heard on the radio yesterday that, aside from helping former roommate MIA launch her career, she's currently studying Psychology of Art at the University of Colorado.
  • Tabloid last night was brill. T'was lovely to see everyone, as always.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    tabloid

  • So the Kaiser Chiefs video for "Modern Way" is fucking odd. But I must admit it's grown on me. And Ricky looks very dishy.
  • The Gorillaz video for "Dirty Harry" is fun - not to mention a killer track.
  • Goldie Lookin Chain protest about homelessness and bad housing in Cardiff. I just wish there was video footage.
  • If you don't already have it, download "The Fallen" by Franz Ferdinand from Fluxblog because its great I enjoy its clever use of the word "Kunst".
  • And if you're a fan of his work, Rachel has created Ryan Adams Radio which has pretty much everything he's ever done in the studio (and a few bootlegs) available for your listening pleasure.
  • Nooo! Not the Beckhams!
  • Did anyone else notice that last night on Jeopardy they had a category on The O.C.? Did anyone else have a friend awesome enough to call them and inform them of that? I THINK NOT! Thanks Mariah!
  • Tonight's the night we've all been waiting for... TABLOID! It's gonna be awesome because I'm gonna be there! Come out and dance and drink and screw - because there's nothing else to do (on a Wednesday night).
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    what a life on mars

  • Pete Doherty wrote an article in The Guardian today about why he should write the anthem for his favourite football team, Queens Park Rangers.
  • "Damon Albarn Wrestles Shaun Ryder". Best story I've read in ages (even if it's a complete lie)!
  • Have the Arctic Monkeys changed the music business? Uh, yeah!
  • The Guardian have a feature on Franz Ferdinand.
  • Chart talk to Art Brut. I can't wait for their show!
  • Ricky Wilson collapsed after a recent Kaiser Chiefs show. Methinks he's the hardest working man in indie rock'n'roll.
  • Chris Martin mistakes duck for cabbage. LIES! Just admit it Chris, you wanted to eat that duck!
  • Robbie Williams is losing it. NSFW.
  • The 'Horror' issue of Vice is online. Get some last minute costume ideas.
  • I want to go to this!
  • Tomorrow is the big night... TABLOID at The Social! The DJ's are hot and the music will be brilliant so you should definately BE THERE!
  • Monday, October 24, 2005

    fuck you mondays

  • Arctic Monkeys are #1 on the UK Singles Chart!
  • Liam Gallagher offers his (always brilliant) opinion on Pete'n'Kate.
  • Kissing up pays off. Kasabian have started work on their new album in Oasis' studio.
  • Scenestars has Lady Sov's "Hoodie" for download but it's not that great in my opinion (compared to her other stuff).
  • I broke my iPod. And I've only had it for less than 2 weeks. I am fucking gutted.
  • Friday, October 21, 2005

    push the button

  • Ricky Gervais interviewing Chris Martin = BEST THING EVS!
  • 'New Radiohead Material Surfaces Online.' Er, not really.
  • The Guardian has a feature on Maximo Park who I think are genius!
  • Garbage was killing Shirley Manson but now that they've split she's doing much better.
  • Ricky Wilson plans to do some snooping when the Kaiser Chiefs visit Prime Minister Tony Blair's home. Gee, way to raise suspicion there Ricky!
  • Mike informed me that the new Arctic Monkeys single will be "Scummy" or "Sun Goes Down" (as they're now calling it).
  • Dodge posted some Lady Sovereign remixes. That's a good boy.
  • Who knew there was a "Do They Know It's Halloween?" music video! Certainly not me!
  • Boadwee Blog likes the same stuff we do so we're gonna be friends.
  • OMG! This is gonna be awesome! The Duke Spirit are absolutely BLISTERING live.
  • The countdown is on to Tabloid. Come out and meet me.
  • AND to celebrate it being Friday (and the end of midterms), I'd like to offer up 3 pop songs for your listening (dis)pleasure... Because after all, I may be the living embodiment of rock'n'roll but I'm still entitled to the many joys of listening to a cheesy pop song.
    1.
    Sugababes - "Push The Button"
    This is just a brilliant pop song. Like all of the singles from Sugababes. Absolutely brilliant.
    2.
    Rachel Stevens - "I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)"
    It's no "Some Girls" but it does contains the very suggestive line, "I let you in my back door".
    3.
    Charlotte Church - "Crazy Chick"
    This is BY FAR the cheesiest pop song I've heard all year - but I make the obsession because I love Charlotte Church for being a busty bad-ass boozer... She actually sings the line, "you got my acting like a whacked-out chick". Seriously. It needs to be heard to be believed.

    Anyway, don't take the music too seriously! Have a great weekend everyone!

    Thursday, October 20, 2005

    van tango

    van tango

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005

    ooh get me away from here i'm dying

  • Franz Ferdinand are playing a show in Toronto tonight! I will not be attending as I have to prepare for a presentation tomorrow... I'm not happy about it one bit. Everyone who's going needs to have extra fun on my behalf!
  • Tickets for Lady Sovereign's show in Toronto on December 3rd are on sale! I dont know if I can go yet!?!
  • The Who, The Kinks and Joy Division/New Order will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame this November. I wonder why it took so long?
  • Click on "Born Again" to view lovely candid black-and-white photographs of Pete Doherty by Hedi Slimane from his new book, "London: Birth of a Cult".
  • Arctic Monkeys call The Libertines and Babyshambles "pretentious". Ouch!
  • Kasabian recently turned a classy yacht party into a booze cruise. Well done boys.
  • Carl Barât's got Supergrass playing a set at his club night, Dirty Pretty Things, in London on Saturday. I am so on the wrong continent.
  • Kaiser Chiefs are on the cover of this week's NME. For what feels like the 6th time this year... Also, the band's new DVD will tell the story of the Kaisers from childhood through to 25 years in the future. It is narrated by Bill Nighy which immediately makes it awesome by association.
  • Chris Martin paid £20,000 for a lunchbox designed by REM's Michael Stipe at a charity auction. It was for a good cause. And, more importantly, he outbid Bono.
  • I might not be able to post tomorrow so I apologize in advance. I'll do what I can.
  • Monday, October 17, 2005

    this boy is so spectacular

  • Geri Halliwell is preggers! We love her!
  • John Peel's massive record collection is staying in the family. As it should I think.
  • Franz Ferdinand Tour Goal #1: Avoid being called "douchebag" and starting fights.
  • Babyshambles debut album cover artwork has been revealed! Is that the best they could do?
  • Pete Doherty is planning to visit Kate Moss in rehab later this week. How is he even free to travel with all his convictions? Whatever, I've missed Pete'N'Kate! It's good to see them back in the news! Pete recently won the title of worst dressed celebrity and Kate will still be featured (despite the coke scandal) in next year's Pirelli calendar.
  • You Aint No Picasso has new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah songs!
  • Gorilla VS Bear has some of the leaked Elliott Smith songs for the weepy kids.
  • Pitchfork has a feature on The Fall.
  • The Guardian talks to Alison Goldfrapp. I like her - she reminds me of me.
  • There's talk of a Pepsi deal starring Charlotte Church AND Liam Gallagher and I'm quite certain that would just be the best thing ever.
  • Speaking of, Charlotte rocked a beehive this weekend.
  • Dear God, please make Angelina Jolie a Bond girl! (Classy headline!)
  • Anyone have any suggestions for my Halloween costume this year??? I need help!!!
  • Friday, October 14, 2005

    the mighty jo frost

    I want to drop out of school and become Supernanny.
    Supernanny (Jo Frost)For serious.

    school is, like, really hard

  • I hate midterms! And judging by the one I just wrote, they hate me too!
  • Congratulations to Franz Ferdinand who debuted at #1 in the UK, #3 in Canada and #8 in America! Nicely done! Especially since they managed to sneak "cunts" into the first track... Clever bastards!
  • The Futureheads hare releasing a new EP at the end of November!
  • Babyshambles have cancelled more dates. Typical.
  • Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson to play radio DJ for a day! I think he'd be a natural at it!
  • "This Is Spinal Tap" has been voted the greatest rock'n'roll movie of all-time!
  • Foxy Brown is losing her hearing! At least her career will continue as she won't lose the ability to cuss like a sailor and look like a dirty whore! Bless her!
  • OMG! Sandy Cohen's releasing an album! Bahaha!
  • There's a new James Bond.! He's hott - if only by association with Sienna Miller.
  • Hey ladies, you might wanna start saving for a pair of musical breast implants... or not.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2005

    john peel day

  • Happy John Peel Day!
  • New Order kicked off the Peel Day celebrations last night in London and played a set entirely comprised of Joy Division songs!
  • Thom Yorke talks about the new Rdaiohead album a bit in a recent online post. He also referred to the band as "radioheadski" which I found quite charming.
  • Coldplay are already at work on a new album. Those kids need to chill the fuck out.
  • Noel does make a good point. He always does. Sigh. I wish it was 1994 again!
  • It's official. 'The Simple Life' has been cancelled. It shall be missed.
  • Bon voyage to our friend Mike D!
  • Happy 29th Birthday to “The Husband” who is both a brilliant person and a great friend! May the drugs and eyeliner forever be plentiful!
  • School makes me want to drink bleach... Life (and good blogging) resumes next Wednedsay.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    just keep me hangin on

  • Hey, uh, this post is a bit shit but I've got midterms (until next Wednesday) so gimme a break.
  • Richard Ashcroft thinks his new album is "shit hot"!
  • The Subways perform on an episode of "The O.C." that will air on November 18 and the band play The Mod Club (in Toronto) on December 9th.
  • Outkast have named their new album "Idlewild" which hopefully won't confuse any fans of the Scottish indie-rock band Idlewild.
  • Brace yourself, Paris Hilton is back at work on her debut album.
  • If you've ever wondered why Canadians aren't always fond of Americans then WATCH THIS!
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    cracked up, stacked up, 22, psycho for sex and glue

  • Hope everyone had a great weekend! Yesterday I got a little older (22!) so thanks to everyone that remembered!
  • Glastonbury 2005 has been praised by officials as the safest one yet! I dunno about that, I got some pretty harsh bruises from falling in the mud and I'm pretty sure I've never been more fucked up in all my life! All the same, it looks like Glasto 2007 will be a go and you can count on me being there in all my drug-and-drink-fuelled glory!
  • The Q Awards happened yesterday and Liam Gallagher and Chris Martin managed to avoiding scrapping in the parking lot. (Here's what really happened.)
  • XFM has the Q Awards backstage gossip.
  • My favourite drunken Welsh vixen Charlotte Church thanked Liam Gallagher at the awards last night for boosting her credibility. Those two should be best friends.
  • Snow Patrol confess to being a little jealous of Franz Ferdinand! Who isn't?
  • Pete Doherty's being sued! Everyone's totally picking on him these days! It's not right... Elton John reckons Pete just needs a hug! Good work there Elton - hugs instead of drugs!
  • Arctic Monkeys don't want to be "like Afroman". Bahahahah.
  • Sunday, October 09, 2005

    what to do?

    Sienna Miller you are one sexy bitch! I couldn't resist a few things I found on the seedy British tabloid websites today...
  • Jack White's gonna be a daddy! Scary!
  • In case you haven't seen/heard it yet... Happy Mondays new video for "Playground Superstar". Ugh, no comment.
  • The Guardian reckon Franz Ferdinand are poised to break America. I wish.
  • Kate Moss is on the new cover of the new issue of W magazine (looking like a hot alien) and she has apparently had no contact with Pete Doherty since entering rehab. Suuure.
  • Go Sienna! That girl is sex on legs!
  • Happy Thanksgiving! I'm bored!
  • Friday, October 07, 2005

    dirty pretty things

  • Carlos Barat has named his new band Dirty Pretty Things. It’s pretty much the Libertines line-up with Pete and John taken out and Didz put in. Which is a good thing.
  • Today's Pete Doherty headline... "Don't kill yourself".
  • Kasabian just can’t stop kissing Oasis’ ass.
  • Placebo singer Brian Molko has spawned.
  • Loads of musicians have banded together to record a tribute to John Peel - a cover of The Buzzcocks classic "Ever Fallen In Love".
  • Big Star have a new official website where you can hear clips from the new album.
  • Dodge has new Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs and Radiohead from the War Child compilation 'Help: A Day In The Life'. Buy it anyways cos it's all for a good cause.
  • I have a crush on Rachel Stevens! I've been listening to her new song "I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)" a LOT considering how crap it is (in a it'll-never-be-"Some Girls" kinda way)! I just can't resist!
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA! Enjoy the long weekend! I'll be back on Tuesday!
  • Thursday, October 06, 2005

    i could have it so much better

  • I think the new Franz Ferdinand album 'You Could Have It So Much Better' is awesome and it's getting amazing reviews.
  • Check out Franz Ferdinand covering Pulp's "Misshapes" over at Chromewaves.
  • XFM checks in on Babyshambles. Someone has to.
  • Desperate Radio is offering up an MP3 of Ian Brown's "All Ablaze". It's brilliant.
  • This Oasis interview is amazing! (Link from Rock'N'Roll Star)
  • Kaiser Chiefs Christmas DVD! Wheee!
  • Uh oh! Kate Moss is facing arrest!
  • T-H-I-E-R-R-Y sent me this article about Kate Moss a few days ago and was right to point out that if you change the names, you could very well be describing certain social circles in Toronto.
  • Pray for Katie Holmes and her scientologist/alien baby.
  • This is tragic in the funniest way possible!
  • Wednesday, October 05, 2005

    ringleader of the tormentors

  • Morrissey has named his new album 'Ringleader Of The Tormentors'.
  • Pete Doherty calls Razorlight's Johnny Borrell a "fucking cunt" and a "poisonous snake". He did have a few nice things to say and even gave Johnny props on his good taste in music.
  • Pitchfork are snotty bitches (as usual) about the new Babyshambles single 'Albion'. Thanks Ryan.
  • Babyshambles are on the cover of the NME this week.
  • Noel Gallagher's got Liam right where he wants him.
  • Lady Sovereign is coming to Toronto December 3rd!
  • I'm sure The Killers are very flattered. Or not.
  • Lohan was in a car accident yesterday. Here's pics.
  • Who the hell is this guy hanging around my Mischa Barton?
  • I lost my cell phone this morning and within 10 minutes of realizing I'd lost it, I had it back in my hands! PLUS it was a hot girl that returned it to me! I love (the people at) my university!
  • Tuesday, October 04, 2005

    too much to do

  • Here's the footage of Kate Moss taking cocaine.
  • Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones admits he's always hated punk.
  • Jude Law and Sienne Miller look like they're trying to be Pete and Kate!
  • Ryan sent me a link to a picture of Pete undoing his trousers to show off his implant scar. Sexy!
  • Nooooo! Lauren Laverne is moving to the XFM breakfast show which means I'll have to get up by 5am if I want to hear her... or move to Britain.
  • Check out my friend's blog: Miuzi Weighs A Ton
  • Happy birthday to Thierry! He's alright!
  • Monday, October 03, 2005

    crackdown