Bri Blahg… Aerosmith Without Tyler? Wicker Furniture And One World Government. Music News Round Up 11/6/09

6 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Beatles Win Round One, Site Takes Down 25 Cent Downloads

A judge issued the injunction yesterday. Blue Beat has other problems brewing I imagine. They claim ownership for all the thousands of songs they’re selling.

Bonus Coverage. The fine print:

More Bonus Coverage. You can’t buy the songs anymore, but a couple of minutes ago I listened to “Get Back:”

And Now To Stoke Your Paranoia

There are those who are convinced we are headed for a one world government. That’s a very bad idea. Think of it this way: If there were only one place to buy wicker furniture, that wicker furniture would be very expensive and of poor quality. One world government would be like a wicker chair with a giant hole in it. The giant hole in which your ass is stuck, the pointy wicker ends shoved in to your skin. The above is why CNN never calls to have me on Anderson Cooper. I don’t make any damn sense. Anyway some very powerful nations are working in secret on a treaty that would throw file sharers off the net FOREVER!!!!!! It’s worse than that even if the article is to be believed.

Jay Z Plots Early ’10 Tour

It’s all here.


Spin is speculating that Aerosmith are pondering a future without Steven Tyler. That’s like Jack Daniels pondering a future without whiskey. Dudes, if Steven Tyler is out, you need to hang it up. According to this thread on Velvet Rope, it has to do with Tyler being very much off the wagon.

Bonus Coverage. Cripes Aerosmith has survived everything to, for the most part, just be the five of them. The only time they weren’t was the early 80’s when guitar players Joe Perry and Brad Whitford both quit. The result was this. Not a bad song I suppose, but the album as a whole was a huge stiff:

Echo Cancel Tour Over Taxes

The band blames “unreasonable demands” from the IRS for scrapping their tour. Bummer.

Bonus Coverage. Echo And The Bunnymen are in need of advise from “crazy guy who claims you don’t have to pay taxes:”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Good luck with that.

2009 Is Over. Just Ask Amazon

Screw it says online uber retailer. We’re naming our top albums of 2009 now. Neko Case is a good choice.

Bonus Coverage. Miss Neko Case:

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Of Montreal Get To Work

It’s all here in 140 words or less.

Pavement Prepping Best Of

It may include their first radio show.

Snow Patrol Play Neighborhood Pub

It was a little thank you to fans.

Mogwai Plan Live Album/Film

I will be picking this up. Very cool band.

Bonus Coverage. For the novice, this is a good album with which to start:

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And Just Because

I hadn’t thought of this band in a few months, so thanks Stereogum for the reminder. They have a new clip posted by Boston indie poppers Pants Yell!



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