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Tuesday, February 11th, 2003

Shiny, Shiny Pimpmobile

I caught a bit of American Idol tonight while channel surfing between the hockey game and Buffy. My goodness. Words fail me. Know what I’d like to see? Someone go up like Billy Bragg, just a guy and an electric guitar, and bash out something like “A New England” and then when he’s done, leaps into the circle of the rest of the contestants and beats them all senseless with the guitar. Now THAT would be entertainment.

I got East River Pipe’s The Gasoline Age in the mail today. You have to love any album that starts with a track called, “Shiny, Shiny Pimpmobile”. My list of stuff I want is getting distressingly short. It’ll grow in March when scads of new stuff comes out, but I actually have no cause to go CD shopping right now – there’s nothing I really want! Mark this day down, it’ll never happen again.

There’s a terrific sound-quality Wilco live show from October of last year available for download here. That page is worth bookmarking – they put up a new live show every week or so. Last week was a solo Jeff Tweedy acoustic show from 2000.

np – East River Pipe / The Gasoline Age

By : Frank Yang at 10:44 pm
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