Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
I'm A Wheel
A reminder that the bonus EP for Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born is supposed to be made available for free on their website today. I’m not sure of the specifics on how you’re supposed to access them, but it’ll either be a link from the CD-ROM material on the physical copy of youre Ghost CD (you do own the CD, don’t you?) or, if it works the same way that the More Like The Moon downloads worked a couple years ago, you’ll follow a link off the website to a protected page that you’ll have to enter the catalog number off the CD case or something to enter. Either way, today’s the day.
The vinyl edition of the album is also out today, and it sports new artwork that looks a little something like the piccy here.
Also new – the video for Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)”. A real one this time. How do I know it’s real? MTV has it, and who know more about videos than them? From Arcadefire.net, your one stop shop for Arcade Fire news and kosher groceries.
PopMatters conducts separate interviews with Low’s Zak Sally and Alan Sparkhawk. Maybe they were hoping one would start dishing dirt on the other… “Zak hasn’t bathed in three months. Swear to God”. “Alan keeps his toenail clippings in a little TicTac container. It’s disgusting. I think he talks to them”.
The New York Times (Bugmenot: kmhybutt / homer) looks at a couple of international-flavoured acts on the New York scene, Brazilian Girls and Ivy. Don’t know anything about the former, but I got the new Ivy album this weekend and initial impressions are that is sounds a lot like Dominique and Andy’s more “rock” sideproject Paco, but still very smooth and polished. Maybe a little bit too much so, but still pleasant listening.
Need an excuse to stay in town Canada Day weekend this year? Feist will be playing at Harbourfront Centre on July 1. No other details yet.
Stream Matt Pond PA’s OC-approved cover of “Champagne Supernova” (Windows Media or Quicktime), taken from the fourth volume of Music From The OC. Matt Pond PA are at Sneaky Dee’s on May 5, the OC album is out April 5.
24: Oh look, the terrorists have yet another endgame in the works. I’m shocked. So this is what Tony’s thinking: Man, when I woke up this morning, I was an unemployed, soccer-watching skid bedding down with a skeezy waitress. Now I’m head of CTU again. This is what we call a good day… Oh look, my ex-wife. HA. Also worthy of filing under “HA”: Oh no, telephone lines and cellular service around the McLennan-Forester building is unstable because of the power being drawn by the EMP! Thank God we still have MSN Messenger!
np – Saturday Looks Good To Me / All Our Summer Songs