Bri Blahg… Dylan Sells Out To Bankers, Diddy Is The Banker, Kanye Does The Chicken Fit. Music News Round Up 9/30/09

30 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Dude Palo Alto ’73

You ever heard of Wolfgang’s Vault? Nah me neither. If you’re a hardcore Dead Head you probably have. With legal issues straightened out a trove of good (Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ramones, etc) bad (Chicago, Hall and Oates) and Weird (Twisted Sister?) are hitting the virtual market.

Bonus Coverage. I’ll be honest, up until a couple of years ago I wasn’t much for The Dead. Then I saw Phil Lesh at Bonnaroo (no there were no drugs) and something clicked. Am I hardcore? No I wouldn’t say that, but I’m digging the stuff I bought for the Ipod… The Skull and Bones record etc. One of my favorites is their take on Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”:

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up 9/24/09

24 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pearl Jam Don’t Need No Stinking Label

The band is headed for their first number one in over a decade.

AC/DC Counting Down To Something

My guess is they’re going to being selling their own downloads (which aren’t officially available anywhere) and perhaps house rare video too. Anyway it’ll appear here on 9/29.

Is It Just Me….

Or does the fact U2 spend $750,000 a day to keep their tour on the road leave you with an empty feeling?

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Bri Blahg… Ellen Replaces Paula, Nothing Replaces Jay Z, Billy Corgan Is God: Music News Round-Up 9/10/09

10 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Your Home Girl, Ellen D

Replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol? Ellen Degeneres. You know what, not a bad choice. I’m still not going to watch mind you. We’ll miss you Paula you cream crackers nuts basket case of love.

Another Day In The Jay Z Echo Chamber

Hey I’m a man of the people, and I’m detecting that the people can’t get enough Jay Z coverage. Everyone is obsessed with Jay Z. I learned that when there was all that hubub about him attending a Grizzly Bear show last month for crying out loud. Last night he played New York’s Blender Theater and Rolling Stone was there.

Bonus Coverage. Video Already Up On You Tube:

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