HAHAHA! We all know Adam thinks he's super awesome because he lives in LA! But what we didn't know was that Adam put on a super lame black polo shirt and went and waited in line to look at Michael Jackson's star on the walk of fame. Real cool Adam.
Oh how badly do I wish that I had an extra five thousand dollars. This car was fucking Elliott Smith's. And you can buy it! For the cost of just any normal car of that make, model, and year. Will someone please buy it for me!?? I promise I'll pay you back in a couple of years.
Elliott Smith drove this. He put his amps and guitars in and took them out and then put them back in again. And it messed up the inside. I mean it's not really like somehow getting one of his guitars, but it's pretty insane.
1) Backdraft is actually an awesome movie. Definitely worth seeing. Why does nobody talk about it? The soundtrack is epic. And so is the cast.
2) Why was the David Letterman joke the biggest event in American history while nobody is talking about the absolutely racist thing that Rush Limbaugh said about Sonia Sotomayor? The Letterman thing was actually in the paper, with real articles, for several days! Isn't being openly racist worse?
3) I see you checking my blog Arsenii. Nobody else is in Russia. Literally no one!!
4) I know about Evan Dando's secret and hard to find youtube account where he uploads videos of himself playing songs.
When most of us have extra spare time on our hands, we end up zoning out in front of "Daisy of Love" reruns or rereading Watchmen for the billionth time. Beck, on the other hand, challenges himself to record cover versions of entire albums as quickly as possible. Different strokes, I guess. Over the next month, Beck will be overhauling his website, and one of the features will be something called Record Club, in which Beck ropes in various musician friends to record an entire album in a day. For the purposes of scrappy immediacy, nobody will rehearse or arrange anything beforehand.
After that day of furious recording, Beck will slowly let the record out into the world via his website (as well as the websites of the other musicians involved), uploading a new song once a week. He'll kick this party off with The Velvet Underground and Nico. That's an ambitious start! Will Beck attempt the Nico vocal parts himself? We'll find out!
Future Record Clubs will involve friends-of-Beck like Devendra Banhart, MGMT, Jamie Lidell, and producer Nigel Godrich. Here's hoping they give 8Ball & MJG's In Our Lifetime a shot.
Fuck You Van Morrison. Tickets just went on sale for Van Morrison playing Astral Weeks all the way through in DC. Yes, it's a dream come true...how could it be?! Astral Weeks! Up there with absolutely the best albums of ever. And his tickets are fucking outrageous. The worst seats in the hall are over $100. So fuck you VM, not ITE am I paying that much! Not of Annie's money!