Thursday, July 21st, 2005
Be Somebody Or Be Somebody's Fool!
Today’s post is all bits and pieces, so instead of trying to elevate one of those to the coveted “lead story” slot, I’m just going to go with this Mr T video. Treat your mother right! Full story on the origins of this masterpiece here. Yeah, Stereogum posted this a few months ago but I didn’t see it, so maybe you haven’t either. And really, you should. I called my Mom on Monday, so I’m all good.
Arcade Fire, you’ve got the biggest-selling record in the history of Merge Records, you’ve toured all around the world and are the darlings of the indie rock set. What are you going to do next? Buy a church. Oh. Okay. MTV.com has a more expansive interview with the band.
“Toronto—Canada—is so different in so many little ways. It freaks me out a little. It’s like, ‘Is the blue money a five? Is the pink money a 10?’ And all their Kit-Kats are in red wrappers, not orange. It’s not right. I’m very much in a period of adjustment. But I love it. Toronto is a beautiful city; I don’t even drive there because I don’t have to. I walk everywhere.”
We love you too, Joe. From Coolfer.
Michael Penn is doing two nights at the Rivoli, September 28 and 29. His latest, Mr Hollywood Jr, 1947, is out August 2.
It appears my post singing the praises of The National has fallen off the front page so I will give them more props with this link to Welcome To The Midwest, who has mp3s from their radio session for KEXP.
Server hiccup this morning. Sorry.
np – Sianspheric / RGB