Bri Blahg… Gibbard And Deschanel Marry. Winehouse Gets Adults To Give Her Money. Music News Round Up 9/21/09

21 09 2009

Ladies And Gentlemen Mr. and Mrs. Emo

Congratulations to the The Gibbards, Ben and Zooey. I hope they’re honeymooning on a Caribbean Cruise. I don’t know why I just think it’s funny imagining Ben Gibbard on a cruise.

Ladies And Gentlemen... The Gibbards!

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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.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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… Perez Hilton Signs First Act. Name Is Perfect.

27 07 2009

by Brian Phillips (@brianblahg)



French pop singer Sliimy is the first signee to Perez Hilton’s new Warner Brothers distributed vanity label. Is it just me or does Sliimy look like a cross between Prince and Napoleon Dynamite?

The music? Gooey, fluffy pop it seems. Sliimy even covers “Pass The Dutchie.” That tune was a number one single for Musical Youth in 1983. The original was called “Pass The Kutchie” by reggae outfit The Mighty Diamonds. “Kutchie” is a marijuana reference. Cleaned up for mass consumption, the tune earned The Mighty Diamonds lots of dough with which they could spend on pot. And the wheel in the sky keeps on turning my friends.

Check out “Pass The Kutchie” here.

Bri Blahg… Perez Hilton Discovers Lady Gaga, Cashes In… Gee The Record Business Is Easy

13 07 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

MuchMusic Video Awards Canada

The Associated Press

Warner Brothers has agreed to finance net gossip drooler Perez Hilton in his own vanity record label. This venture was launched based it seems on Perez writing something about Lady Gaga once and now she’s on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing strategically placed balloons.


 Says Hilton;

“I have an ear, which is really important in the music world.”

That’s what I’ve heard Perez.