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:

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Bri Blahg… Pearl Jam In Seattle, Bon Iver Heart 7th Graders… Music News Round Up 9/22/09

22 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pearl Jam Launch Two-Night Stand In Seattle

Spin was there at sold out Key Arena in Seattle.

Bonus Coverage. You know who else used to sell out Key Arena? The Seattle Super Sonics that’s who. It’s the NBA squad I grew up with. Who can forget Downtown Freddie Brown, Slick Watts, Xavier McDaniel and of course “The Baby Maker” Shawn Kemp. You suck NBA…..

Would You Play A Gay Character? Lars? Yes. Kirk? Sort of. James? No not so much.

For some reason Jim Breuer asked Metallica if they’d play a gay guy in a movie. Jim Breuer can get away with questions like this because he always looks like the dude he played in Half Baked.

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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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Gig Guide: Monday August 31, 2009

31 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

© Martelli Photography 2009

Bobby Long

The kids may know more about Brit Bobby Long than the grown ups.

Long co-wrote “Let Me Sign,” a song in the movie Twilight. As you can hear his work is of the grown up indie folk variety. While hard at work on an e.p., Long has also been touring hard all summer. Tonight he reaches The Double Door in Chicago.

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up Friday August 28, 2009

28 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

First of all… horray for Matt and Kim playing on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Along with Passion Pit, Matt and Kim are the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

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