Monday, May 15, 2006

the clean and the green

  • Geri Halliwell gave birth to a little girl last night. Awwww.
  • Thom Yorke (Radiohead) is releasing a solo album, called 'The Eraser', this July.
  • Bob Marley's bassist lost his legal battle for £60m in unpaid royalties. Greed will get you nowhere.
  • Damon Albarn criticizes Coldplay, Radiohead, Bob Geldof and Bono for trying to save the world. Well done.
  • Another reporter doing a "month in the life of Pete Doherty" story. Oh and Pete Doherty dressed in drag for a Babyshambles show in Cologne over the weekend. He looks quite good as a girl.
  • Pitchfork gives The Raconteurs and Dirty Pretty Things relatively favourable album reviews. Also there's an interview with Sufjan Stevens.
  • Richard Hawley in The Guardian.
  • A Tribe Called Quest are planning a US reunion tour this fall. I figure there's a few readers who might be interested.
  • Canadians sure do love their Leonard Cohen.
  • Y'know that Telus commercial with the parrot and the really catchy song? In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's "Martell" by The Cribs
  • Some guy named Ross Partlett made a killer playlist (lots of UK indie bands) which you can download here.
  • I'm really looking forward to parking my ass in front of the television for 3 hours of season finales tonight - Prison Break and Grey's Anatomy! I really like drama when its not in my own life!

    Blogger Culture Bully said...

    The Raconteurs album is the best I've heard thus far this year -

    1:03 PM  
    Blogger Gilberto said...

    I know you check out the Guardian often, and since you know your Britpop (Pulp in this case), you prolly know who Richard Hawlwey is. Check this article in any case:,,1772553,00.html

    His latest hasn't left my heavy rotation list since it came out.

    Oh, and you got me hooked on that friggin' Anatomy show. Last night's cliffhanger was good. Thing is, from time to time i see the lead dude/Dr. and i laugh thinking of that 80's movie where he plays a pizza delivery guy who becomes the loverman of his zip code.

    Tis all cool.


    1:15 PM  
    Anonymous Claire said...

    I love it when Pete drags it up. If only we could get Carl to do the same.

    1:42 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    a) the review of DPT's in pitchfork is really bad if you actually read it. as it should be. that cd sucks and pete has more spark than carl ever will have. b)as for the rest of this blog i will terminate my membership. er, or just stop reading as it is becoming to obsessed with media and stuff like pete dohetry and all the jessicas and.......goodbye and good luck

    3:37 PM  
    Blogger yetta said...

    I wanted to thank you for all the awesome music news that you always provide. I never wrote a comment on your blog b4 but felt compelled to now bc i wanted to put my 2 cents in about tv. It's going to be awesome!!! I was crying so much last night from that grey's anatomy and CAN NOT wait for the conclusion tonight. I'm suprised you don't watch 24. The other cool thing about grey's anatomy is the music they choose to play. From Foy Vance to Snow patrol last night.

    Thanks for all the music news you put on your blog!!!

    3:59 PM  
    Blogger yetta said...

    also the racontuers are going to be on Conan O'brien on Thursday night.

    4:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you! Been tryin' to figure out that frickin' Telus song for months!

    7:29 PM  
    Blogger Angela said...

    Hum. I haven't watched Grey's Anatomy for over a month now, I hope I'm not too confused tonight.

    Also, I haven't been watching tv at all in general so a couple of days ago I saw that Telus commercial for the first time and was pretty damn surprised to hear my 9 year old brother singing along to The Cribs!

    9:46 PM  
    Blogger Rock Snob said...

    Chris - Stellar review! I can't wait to hear the whole thing myself!

    Gilberto - I linked to that Richard Hawley story in this very post silly! Hehe! And I'm glad I got you hooked on Grey's Anatomy - it rules - and I totally want to check out that 80s movie now!!!

    Claire - It's like you're reading my mind!

    Anonymous - Goodbye.

    Yetta - Aw, thanks! I'm pretty addicted to Grey's myself - between the awesome music and the great dramatic writing and characters it's got everything I want! And I bawl my eyes out at every single freakin episode - last night being no exception!

    Anonymous - My pleasure!

    Angela - I dont think you'll have any trouble getting back into Grey's! It's been wicked good lately! And as for The Cribs I couldn't be happier they've found a North American audience and made some money at the same time!!

    9:51 PM  
    Blogger Gilberto said...

    Motherhumper you're right.

    And i am blind or something.

    I must have "speed read" the thing, saw Hawley, and my half-dead synapses thought they were brilliant for a couple of hours.


    Popmatters interview with the man then:


    PS: goes to show why i don't blog.

    9:51 AM  

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