Bri Blahg… Iggy, Jung, and Richard Nixon On The Piano. Music News Round Up 10/14/09

14 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

The Olympics Of Cool

Even if the luge and team short track speed skating aren’t your thing, the music lineup for next February’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver is top notch and surprisingly adventurous.

Weezer Offers Up Ratitude Samples On Itunes

So says Rolling Stone

My New Dream. Renew My Vows With Kim Gordon Officiating

Sonic Youth made their bizarre appearance on Gossip Girl this week. Full disclosure. I’ve never watched Gossip Girl and have no stinking clue what the show is about. I rather like my life that way. It seems there was a wedding and Kim Gordon played an internet certified minister. After the ceremony the band played an unplugged version of “Star Power.” When my wife and I are ready to get all squishy and renew our vows, I want Kim Gordon to do ours too. (editor’s note. Bri has trouble separating fantasy from reality. We’re pretty certain Kim Gordon is not actually an ordained minister.) They’ve done a nice job scrubbing the scene from You Tube, but you can watch it here.

Bonus Coverage. “Star Power” as God intended:

Cake Plug Into The Sun

Their sixth studio album will be recorded using solar power. Fans can also sign up to turn works in progress into ring tones.

New Moon Leaks, Soundtrack Moved Up

It’s now coming this Friday.

Iggy And The Stooges Confirmed For ATP New York 2010

They’ll do “Raw Power” of course.

Bonus Coverage. “Search And Destroy!”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “untitled“, posted with vodpod

Underwood Hosting Variety Show

It’s in December if you’re into that sort of thing. Of course she’s quite fetching so maybe I am too.

Bonus Coverage. Back in the 70’s if you were a celebrity of any note the networks would hand you a variety show. There were none bigger than Donnie and Marie:

Eels Man Readies Basement Tapes

E is dropping the collection in January.

Bonus Coverage. This song always gets me:

“Godfather” Crooner Martino Passes

Al Martino was certainly before my time, but who didn’t love his turn as mobbed up singer/actor Johnny Fontaine in The Godfather. Martino passed away yesterday at 82.

Bonus Coverage. Damn I could seriously watch this movie everyday and never grow tired of it:

Byrne… and Corgan? To Appear At Jung Summit

After decades in a vault, Carl Jung’s Red Book has at last been published. What that has to do with David Byrne and Billy Corgan I have no idea.

No New Material At Pavement Shows

Just the old stuff they say.

Season Two Of Costello Show Again Filled With Name Guests

Bruce Springsteen and U2 are the biggest names. Personally I’m looking forward to the Nick Lowe and Levon Helm episodes.

Bonus Coverage. Where else are you going to see Lou Reed and Costello do “Perfect Day”:

And for that matter, where you going to hear Bill Clinton talking about Richard Nixon’s piano playing:

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