Bri Blahg… Twit Returns With More Tweet Sized Reviews

3 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Hey kids all this shit came out today. I’ll have more extensive thoughts on the two Nirvana releases later this week. They both serve as reminders as to how great they were.

Nirvana “Bleach” Deluxe Edition

Should you buy it again so you can have the Feb 1990 show in Portland. Of course you should…. Dummy.

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Nirvana “Live At Reading”

Two and half years after the above show, this smoking shoot out. Fang and Wipers covers too! God I miss this band.

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Bri Blahg… It’s All Smooth Jazz All The Time With Weezer and Kenny G. Music News Round Up 11/3/09

3 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Let’s Start With A Reason To Die In Your Sleep

Weezer with Kenny G?

New Releases From Weezer, Slayer, Nirvana Today

Check it out, and what the hell, be different, actually buy a stinking album instead of stealing it.

Site Selling Beatles Downloads, Shopping For Lawyers

I’m pretty sure they haven’t secured the rights… especially to sell them for a quarter a song.

Love Those Unintended Consequences

Just like narcotics, if people want illegal downloads, someone is going to pop up to fulfill their demand. A new study says the closure of Pirate Bay led to a 300 percent increase in….. wait for it….. illegal download sites.

It’s A Shitty Time To Be Lil Wayne

Last week it was the gun rap. Now he’s being sued.

Pearl Jam Raze Spectrum

The Spectrum in Philadelphia got a raucous send off Saturday courtesy Pearl Jam.

Bonus Coverage. Halloween Hijinx:

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Bri Blahg… Gall Stones, And Rolling Stones… Music News Round Up 10/27/09

27 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Springsteen Cousin/Road Crew Member Dies Suddenly

Last night’s show in K.C. canceled after the death of Lenny Sullivan. The 36 year old was Bruce’s cousin and assistant tour manager.

Ailing Clapton Drops Out Of Rock Hall Show

Gall stones have sent the legend to the bench. Springsteen was to appear too, but with Sullivan’s death his appearance may be in jeopardy as well.

It’s Not Funny, It’s Sad

They’re calling it Weezer and Weezy… “I Can’t Stop Partying” is Lil Wayne with Weezer , a track from Ratitude, which drops today. I don’t know what Rivers Cuomo is trying to prove. Is it a cynical grab at Top 40 airplay ala Chris Cornell and Timbaland, a passive aggressive swipe at their record company, or just a big joke? My problem with the whole enterprise is that the only people compromising are Weezer. From Lil Wayne, to Kenny G, to Jermaine Dupri… this is the kind of crap these people churn out. Weezer are the ones purposely embracing plastic, two dimensional, hit radio garbage regardless of their motivations.

Bonus Coverage. This is the saddest day for middle aged musicians since Sammy Hagar recorded “Mas Tequila.”

Morrissey Upgraded To Lonely And Miserable

Doctors say Mozz is doing better after fainting on stage over the weekend. Morrissey you see does not “pass out” he faints.

Bonus Coverage. The first thing they do in a revolution is “hang the dj’s:”

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Bri Blahg… Them Crooked Vultures To Drop Album, Lil Wayne To Drop Trow. Music News Round Up 10/22/09

22 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Them Crooked Vultures Ready To Drop Record

A single comes next week, the album on November 17th. This entire process has been handled perfectly. The band has avoided empty hype and just played shows.

There’s No Cough Syrup In Prison

In New York City they don’t fuck around when it comes to guns. Ask Plaxico Burress about that. Looking at hard time for his weapons rap it appears Lil Wayne is ready to plea out and do eight months. It’ll help his career I’m sure. If I were the prosecutor I would make a deal forcing Wayne to agree never to release “Rebirth.”

What, Bruce Wasn’t Available?

For opening the new Jets/Giants stadium the wish list of performers was probably two deep. Since Bruce couldn’t do it, it has to be  Bon Jovi. Stupid Jersey people.

Bonus Coverage. Best band from New Jersey that’s not Bruce? Smithereens!

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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… 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… Frilly Sleeves, Snake Handlers, and The Case Of The Missing $199. Music News Round Up 9/29/09

29 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Is Thom Yorke Funky? We’re About To Find Out

Billboard says Flea has been enlisted to play in The Radiohead man’s solo band. First gigs are next week in LA.

The Quest For The Holy Umlaut

Jack Black and Ozzy are among the stars in an upcoming metal based video game. Also appearing, Lemmy and Rob Halford from Judas Priest.

Bonus Coverage. Have you ever seen Rob Halford pre bondage motorcycle gear? Now you have:

Nice sleeves right?

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