Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
"For Every Sprinkle That I Find, I Shall Kill You!"
The back-from-the-dead Family Guy will make it’s much-belated third-season premiere on May 1 at 9pm. WRITE IT DOWN.
Donewaiting’s SXSW blog has more info on acts performing at this year’s festival. One big name is Elvis Costello playing SXSW for the first time ever – I highly doubt I’ll get in to see that one. Part of me wants to start making a list of the acts I want to see and researching others, and the other part of me is saying why even bother. I’ll just walk around Austin and follow the smell of BBQ.
Arcade Fire did a session yesterday for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, in which they performed a number of songs including a cover of The Magnetic Fields’ “Born On A Train”, which was also a staple of Lake Holiday’s set for, um, one show or so. But we did also do a nice recording of it which I don’t have online at the moment. Perhaps Five Seventeen will get around to uploading our second EP to his My Mean Magpie online label sometime in the near future? Update: Stereogum has an mp3 of their “Born On A Train” cover. Update 2: Bradley’s Almanac one-ups the Stereogum with the whole MBE set mp3-ed for your non-streaming enjoyment. Tip from Syntax Of Things. Coolfer weeps.
Talk about ridiculous – Metric have added a fourth show at the Mod Club for January 24 – this one licensed – and I will bet you it is the same people who have bought tickets for the first three sold-out shows. It’s a vicious cycle, folks, and it won’t stop till someone is dead. Or broke. Or dead broke.
Wavelength celebrates its fifth anniversary as ground zero for the Toronto indie-rock scene this year! To celebrate, they’re holding a weekend of eclectic shows from February 10 to 13 at a variety of venues. The lineups are too expansive for me to retype, so check out the post on 20Hz for the lowdown.
24 – I have to give credit to the producers this season – they’ve mastered the art of milking a dramatic moment just long enough but without crossing the line into incredulity. Jack and the cops? They got a cliffhanger out of it for last week’s episode, wrap it up, move on. The pacing this year is excellent – once again, this episode was taut start to finish. Giving Jack 10 minutes to get in and out and avoid a missile strike? Sure, why not. And I’ll admit it – when Beruz’s mom handed him the gun, I was almost yelling at the screen, “SHOOT HER! SHOOT HER! AND SHOOT YOUR DAD TOO!” Now how many television shows can drive a reasonable person to condoning patricide? Not nearly enough. Sooo good. And oh yeah… BYE CHLOE!!! End spoilers.
The Guardian looks at the science of determing what will and will not be a hit song. There is something fundamentally sinister about this technology. I picture it looking like a single giant red light embedded in a wall. Open the pod bay doors, HMI.
It was -23 this morning, -33 with the wind chill. THAT’S KELVIN, PEOPLE. My boogers will never unfreeze.
np – Trespassers William / Different Stars