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Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. Electrelane. March 25th, The Horseshoe. $10. On sale Thursday January 22. Commence celebrations… NOW. There’s also a Ted Leo concert DVD of his show at Coney Island last summer, Dirty Old Town, coming out on the 24th of February (more details at Information Leafblower). You can celebrate that too, if you like.

I’m seeing a strange concert listing for the Kool Haus on April 1. Grandaddy, The Fire Theft and Saves The Day on the same bill? Weird weird weird. Caveat – I don’t know if it’s legit or a computer glitch on the JAM! listings site.

I picked a Flaming Lips EP last night for just a couple dollars. Besides a few redundant mixes of “Waitin’ For A Superman”, it also contains two proper stereo mixes of tracks from Zaireeka and some videos. I’ve heard the octophonic mix of the album before, and it sounded nothing like these mixes – these were practically new songs (and honestly, more listenable). A shame they haven’t followed through with their promise to release a new edition of Zaireeka including proper stereo mixes.

Superdrag have gone on indefinite hiatus, but are preparing a box set for release later this year, and have also a live CD from September 03 in Boston available on their website.

John Darnielle offers his vision of the future of rock.

My favorite part on 24 last night was when Jack pulled of his prosthetic left arm and revealed his cyborg machine gun appendage to blow away the Salazars – That kicked so much ass. Even when Ramon called on the power of Greyskull to fight back, I knew he had no chance. Close second was Wayne Palmer turning out to be one of the lizard people from V. I always thought there was something suspicious about him, even when he was principal at Sunnydale High. Damned human-eating monsters, leave Earth alone! The only real low point in the episode was when Kim solved that arithmetic problem on her own. Like we’re supposed to believe that.

Okay, so I missed last night’s episode. I highly doubt it was any better than the one in my head. But there will be no discussions of the plot until I find a copy of the show and catch up (it’s downloading at home right now, so probably tonight). None at all. Unless it’s made-up.

I need new boots/shoes. What kind of boots/shoes should I get?

Update: MTV is reporting that a reunited Pixies have confirmed to headline the Coachella festival in May. Any truth to this? At all? I remain skeptical.

np – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Pig Lib

By : Frank Yang at 9:41 am
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  1. Five Seventeen says:

    All I would like to say about 24 is… Chloe’s role seems like it may be getting a whole lot bigger. She took off her vest and pushed Kim down the stairs saying something about css errors and a Linda Blair fansite… Can’t wait for that story thread to unravel.

  2. Pete says:

    is it me or is this show getting worse…

  3. Paul says:

    I don’t even watch it, but I can tell it’s getting worse just by seeing the ads.

  4. sam says:

    what?? are you out of your fucking minds?? it’s getting *better*!! don’t trust any 20-second tv spot. i might look simple enough on paper but it’s something else on-screen, i can assure you of that. and i’ve only been saying this about the season for the past 4 episodes. it did get a bit messy for a while there; but dudes — it got a whole lot better.

  5. Frank says:

    okay, watched the ep last night, and with the exception of what’s going on down Mexico way, the rest of the show is going crap. Wayne and the magnate’s wife? Marriage troubles for Tony and Michelle? CHLOE CAN’T FIND A BABYSITTER? For the love of god, who cares? No one, that’s who. I’d rather they didn’t cut away from Jack, ever. Even if it’s 10 minutes of a single camera shot of him standing there, waiting. It’s better than the other dreck.

    Narf.

  6. Pete says:

    THANK YOU! you hit the nail right on the head!