Bri Blahg… Nirvana’s “Bleach” Deluxe Edition And The Hellhole That Spawned It

4 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Nirvana "Bleach" Deluxe Edition-Sub Pop Records

Twenty years ago Nirvana’s “Bleach” seemingly lurched out of a Grays Harbor County cranberry bog. Truth be told, by 1989, the band was long gone, 50 miles east to Olympia and civilization. I lived in Nirvana’s Aberdeen for seven long months beginning in May of that year. During one three week stretch in December it rained every waking moment of every day. Aberdeen and by extension the entire county is the dreary rear hatch of hell. 20 percent unemployment will do that just as well as a few weeks of 42 degrees and drizzle. There’s only two things to do there. Go to church or drink. Sorry God I chose the latter, although in retrospect I suspect many chose both.

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Bri Blahg… Punches, Divorces, and Bad Wigs. Music News Round Up 10/15/09

15 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

WTF?

Some guy punched Leona Lewis during a UK book signing. Why? Not sure.

Oh My God You Guys

Avril Lavigne has filed for divorce. Isn’t she like 15?

Bonus Coverage. She’s petitioned the court to deny her estranged husband spousal support. That’s ok he doesn’t need the money, he’s in Sum 41. Oh that’s cold Avril.

More bonus coverage. Here’s something to ponder…. Who’s the bigger Canadian music star now? Avril or Anvil?

Bizarro Chart

Some clown named Michael Buble is Number 1. Good for him. Number 2? Kiss! Say what you will, but for some bands the Wal-Mart exclusive is career Viagra. The entire Billboard 200 is here. If you dig down far enough you can find out how much people don’t give a shit about Scarlett Johansson as a singer.

But What About Chris Gaines?!

Garth Brooks says he’s putting on his cowgirdle, and coming out of retirement.

Bonus Coverage. My theory is he’s waited this long to give the public time to forget about Chris Gaines. Think again pardner:

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Bri Blahg… No Duh, Courtney Cashed Kobain Guitar Hero Check. Music News Round Up 9/18/09

18 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pearl Jam Streaming “Backspacer”

It’s on their Myspace. I’m going to check it out this weekend. The parts I’ve heard are really solid. Of course we have that whole pesky controversy about Pearl Jam doing the deal with Target… I don’t know, I guess I’m numb at this point. This stuff doesn’t really get me riled up like it used to. If you want to begin foaming at the mouth over it great, but compared to other stuff, it ain’t that big a deal to me.

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Bri Blahg: Pavement, Devo, Flaming Lips And Weird Vending Machines. Music News Round Up 9/17/09

17 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pavement Reunion Official!

Brooklyn Vegan confirms. Tickets on sale for their New York show…. a full year in advance. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Wayne Coyne On Colbert And We Have The Video!

Ok actually anyone can have the video as they don’t mind if you embed and all that stuff. I’ll go stand in the corner and think about my above flourish of empty hype.

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Bri Blahg… Friday Music News Round Up. What A Lovely Way To Say How Much You Love Me

11 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Someone Had To Approve This

We heard from Courtney Hole earlier this week on the matter. Now Dave Grohl and Krist Novelselic have expressed dismay over Kurt Kobain’s avatar singing Bon Jovi songs on Guitar Hero. Someone had to approve this right? See you in court I guess.

Bonus Coverage. In case you missed it, here’s the sad video:

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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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Bri Blahg… Helping People, That’s What I Do. Music News Round Up: 9/9/09

9 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

That’s A Good Question Bri

Can you still be gangsta after going on Oprah? In fairness to Jay Z he is promoting his Friday charity concert. To help Jay maintain his hardness, here’s his mugshot courtesy The Smoking Gun:

Jay Z Wishing He Was At A Grizzly Bear Concert

That was snapped by NYPD in 1999 after Jay Z’s arrest on charges he stabbed a record executive. He probably had it coming right.

The Good News Is, I Now Know Who The Hell You Are

Rapper Max B (full disclosure, I had no idea who this guy was until today. See Max B knew exactly what he was doing) had 75 years dropped on his noggin last week for a robbery gone very bad. Bonus irony: It seems Max B had just extricated himself from a bad contract. Don’t worry about Max though, he’s just signed a new long term deal.

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