Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

Now You're Defeated

And the winners are… Moby (best music) and Mezzoblue (best Canadian). And a whole bunch of other folk in categories I wasn’t nominated in. Still, thank you very much to everyone and anyone who nominated and voted for me. It was a fun ride, but it’s over so let’s all get back to business. However, for today I declare the patron saint of Chromewaves shall be: Susan Lucci.

And I bet I coulda won if I had a street team.

Young & Sexy return to Toronto to play the Drake Hotel on May 7 as part of a CBC Radio 3 tour. Hopefully this means that some more cool acts will be added to the bill.

Said The Gramophone has some mp3s taken from the new Feist album. Let It Die is already out in France but doesn’t get a domestic release for a while yet.

John Darnielle declares Shannon Wright’s new album Over The Sun “Emo Album Of The Year”. That’s meant as praise, by the way. And speaking of Mr Darnielle, today is his birthday – you can send him a gift from his Amazon.com wish list if you like. Link from LHB.

Cause for celebration – The Commitments finally gets the deluxe widescreen DVD treatment, out today. It was a travesty that until now, there was only a feature-less pan-and-scan version on the market. And if you’ve never seen this film, for the love of God go get it.

The crazy title tags you’re seeing on links comes courtesy of Vic. He didn’t program it, but he provided it. It’s neat. Combined with the fading colours mouseover, I have the most ostentatious links on the internet. If I can just get them to make a sound like a choir of angels whenever they’re clicked on, I’m all set.

np – Rainer Maria / Long Knives Drawn

By : Frank Yang at 9:53 am
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  1. Five Seventeen says:

    Hey Frank, Much as I like the rollovers (I have some on my site) anything beyond the header is overkill!

    And John Darnielle like Shannon Wright, huh? Well I agree with him that Stolkholm Monsters are great so perhaps I’ll check it out…

    I would like to see The Commitments again too… You buying it Frank?

  2. Frank says:

    yeah, I’m not certain I’m keeping them. I have so many links on my page, it’s pretty crazy.

    I will be buying the Commitments eventually. You can borrow it when I do.

  3. Gary Campbell says:

    Sigh… maybe if you’d had the title tags sooner, you woulda won. As if Moby needs to win anything. he should instead spend more time MAKING BETTER RECORDS. His last one was crap.

  4. Eva says:

    Moby doesn’t even really write about music that much. He just blabs about himself, like everyone else. That doesn’t count as a music blog! Pffft. Stupid people.

  5. the real janelle says:

    i voted for ya! better luck next year!

  6. RSL says:

    want us to start organizing yr street team for next year? cause we can do that! also, did you take out all the rollovers except the commitments one? oh never mind now i see one for the plus minus song. which makes me think, have you heard the japanese version of "ventriloquist"? it was on the teenbeat site for a while with no notation that it wasn’t the regular version.

  7. Paul says:

    Sorry Frank, I didn’t vote for you. But don’t feel bad…I didn’t vote for anybody. The Bloggies are a crock.

  8. Frank says:

    thanks for catching that – the rollover code gets persnickity if I include the <i> tags inside the <a> tags. I have to put them on the outside to get it to work, and I forget.

    I don’t think I want a street team as much as a street gang. Like in the "Beat It" video.

  9. Frank says:

    crock or not, I wanted that gift certificate!

  10. RSL says:

    hows about a lego zombie street gang like that thriller link you had a while back?! i wanna be "schwartzer roboter"!

  11. seán says:

    What, there isn’t a choir of angels? damn, must be all in my head…again…

  12. andreas duus pape says:

    i voted for you man. i agree re: Moby’s blog is about himself, not music. chromewaves has turned me on to more good music than any other website i visit. you rock, frank.

  13. Mark Christian says:

    Well, it’s good to see I’m in good company in the loser pile. There’s more of us than there are of those winner-folk anyhoo. :)