Posted on March 23, 2009 by kingwart
OK, I know it’s been like two weeks, but I can explain. I can’t explain. I just haven’t been listening to much new music lately. So sue me. I’d like to see you try. Oh my, so negative, I’m deeply sorry, folks, I…I…well, I just… ugh. Forget it. Just read these reviews, OK?!
Mitch Freidman – Game Show Teeth – **1/2 – (more…)
Filed under: Popular Music | Tagged: making april, mitch freidman, music reviews, starsailor, superdrag, webstirs | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 4, 2009 by obscureco
The other day I was half-watching, half not-watching the television when a commercial for Citibank company came on with a song by the Sea and Cake called “Jacking the Ball” as the backing track. I immediately perked up – not because I’m a big Sea and Cake fan, but because that tune made a regular appearance on my Pandora feed. Much to Pandora’s credit, I had never heard of the band until it started popping up on one of my channels (same goes for the High Back Chairs, another nifty before-Pandora-unknown-to-me act). Now, the addition of commercials to Pandora last year caused a smattering of upsetfulness among listeners, but it seems that Pandora has value to advertisers beyond providing a place to expend ad budget.
Filed under: Industry, Internet | Tagged: ELO, High Back Chairs, Hoodoo Gurus, Johnny Thunders, Kinks, Minus Five, Miracle Legion, Nick Lowe, Pandora, Replacements, Rockpile, The Sea and Cake, X, Yo La Tengo, Young Fresh Fellows, Zombies | 3 Comments »
Posted on March 2, 2009 by kingwart
So here’s another week, with another batch of reviews. I wanted to address my rating system. I feel bad, like I am always giving people 3 stars or thereabouts, which doesn’t give much to work with. It stems from this 4 star rating system, which is limiting, I suppose. I like it to be limiting, because it makes it easier for me to keep track of it. So I am going to try to explain my ratings: (more…)
Filed under: Popular Music | Tagged: Chris Isaak, clem snide, eleni mandell, lily allen, Reviews, Tommy Keene | 1 Comment »