The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

12 05 2009

I love Metric and all things Emily Haines. Although their new album Fantasies doesn’t quite tickle my fancy as did their prior albums, I can’t seem to get the catchy “Gimmie Sympathy” out of my head. As the hook goes “who would you rather be, The Beatles of The Rolling Stones?”

Photo: Bob Bonis

Photo: Bob Bonis

I’ve been asked this question twice in the past week, I choose the Stones. No matter where your loyalty lies, looks like both these legendary rockers led some pretty crazy-cool lives (as if we didn’t know). Check out these newly discovered photos of the two iconic bands. Found at the bottom of an old duffle bag, these candid shots taken by Bob Bonis and ranging from 64′-66,’ reveal classic moments from when the two bands first came to America. The Not Fade Away Gallery in New York will be showcasing the photos through May 17.


Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” Free Full Album Stream

2 10 2008

Oasis is set to drop their seventh studio album on Monday, October 7 but if you want to stream the album in it’s enirety for free, you can do so on their myspace. From “Bag it up” to “Soldiers on,” check out all eleven songs from their new album “Dig out Your Soul.” I guess Noel Gallagher is jumping on the free music bandwagon. He must feel like a dumb ass for knockin’ Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” freebie. I do recall him saying:

“I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America and the most expensive graphic designer in London, to then give it away. F*** that.”

Looks like someone’s got his expensive foot in his mouth … Anyhow, the album is pretty good. They never tickled my fancy too much before, but I kinda dig this album.

Can we makes speaks?

I likes:

“I’m Outta Time” -Slow, sweet and melodic with some soothing instrumentals. I think I’d take a bubble bath to it with a nice glass of Pinot (then drop my flat iron in the tub).

“Get off Your High Horse Lady” – Sounds like the Beatles took a trip to the Midwest and had one too many bottles of Jack in some dark hokey saloon. Good shit!

“The Nature of Reality” – It gots a nice blues swagger to it. The kinds a hot chick with a nice booty can strut her goods to as she walks into a hip bar. Again, sweet instrumentals, especially the bass geeeetar.

The band’s first US tour in three years kicks off December 3, in Oakland. Yes, you heard right, OAKLAND! Kinda odd, you would think they’d have a bigger following in San Fran, but I guess the thugs are gettin’ soft these days. Lets just hope Gallagher doesn’t get another beat down like he did at the V Festival in Toronto. Check out the full US tour schedul here.

We Love Matt Costa

29 05 2008

Former skater, now folk singer, but always-super cutie, Matt Costa has done a pretty good job showing his musical talents. His second LP, “Familiar Faces,” released in January has kept him in the bedroom dreams of fans of all kinds. From the slutty hipsters, to the Tiger Beat tweens and the wishful queens, he just does it for us all. Interviews that don’t reiterate what’s been asked time after time are the best. Even better well read, when the questions are oddball as fuck. Check out this short but sweet Q & A from the Houston Chronicle.

Cloud 9

7 04 2008

Just fuckin wonderful! So I wake up this morning, more like this afternoon (I was up till 5 tying to settle all the ideas running in my head) and I get ready to be productive. Decided to skip my Saturday ritual of nursing a usual hang over on the beach while perfecting my tan, and opted to do some laundry and run some errands. So I get to my car, only to be shockingly welcomed by some degenerate spray paint across my whole back window.

“You’re fuckin kiddin me!” I yelled out as my decrepit neighbor scowled at me. Fuckin little shits! If your gonna tag, at least have the decency to put some proper artwork on there. Instead of scribbling “Cloud 9” on the back of my ride. Probably some worthless little high school stoner crew. And the funny thing is, these hoodlums probably don’t even know what “Cloud 9” means – a state of euphoria, a high. I bet they didn’t even know the musical connection. Like the album title by George Harrison or the song by The Temptations. But considering their sloppy tagging, meaning of title, and area I reside in, these little kooks probably correlate “Cloud 9” with one of the lamest bands on earth: the Kottonmouth Kings.

With that said, this mishap has now come to amuse me. One, because these kids have no talent. At least when I was a stoner in high school my highs were spawning some insane drawings, not scribbles; and two, because these kids have absolutely no taste in music. The Kottonmouth Kings, just like my Omarion blog, this is another band/musician that just annoys the shit out of me! They are actually on the top of my hate list. I loathe the Kottonmouth Kings so much that I’m going to dedicate a blog to their “lameness.”

Check out just how lame they are for yourselves below:

Stay tuned…