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by Nicolson
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Wilco - Sky Blues Sky
Replies: 78
Views: 11463

Such venom! Are we kicking over our idols already? Sorry, I can't pass judgement on a whole album on the basis of 2 songs...one of which I actually think is very listenable (and one of which isn't). I gotta hear the whole thing before I consign Wilco to the dustbin of hstory and start crossing finge...
by Nicolson
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Why you can't get good beer in Chicago.
Replies: 27
Views: 4775

If I were going to get involved, I would much rather spend my energy getting the fuckers to stop fucking with the El and to figure out how to fix the fucking roads without stopping traffic for 5 years at a stretch. Seriously. Took me two fuckin' hours to get from Wicker Park to Rogers Park on the B...
by Nicolson
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Hip Hop Outlaw (aka Record Cos. Suck Ass)
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Hip Hop Outlaw (aka Record Cos. Suck Ass)

"The big music labels hired DJ Drama to make mixtapes. Then they helped the police arrest him." http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/18/magazine/18djdrama.t.html More on the saga of DJs Drama and Don Cannon...and contains some interesting comments on the economics of mixtapes: "Mixtapes fil...
by Nicolson
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: didja see prince tear it the hell down?
Replies: 40
Views: 4133

I was hoping he'd wear his ass-less chaps...but I guess you can't get everything you hope for.

Still, he was pretty frickin' awesome.
by Nicolson
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Cure vs. The Smiths
Replies: 69
Views: 5423

It's also important to remember that the Smiths were around for 4 years, and the Cure has been around for 30 years now. Ah, yes...but is it better to burn out or fade away, Jake? I love a lot of Cure stuff, but they haven't really put out anything decent in quite a while. (And I saw them live aroun...
by Nicolson
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: movies
Replies: 21
Views: 2265

Well, I know most might disagree...but I always thought Joe Strummer was pretty great in Mystery Train. (I saw him in New York in 2001 at an in-store show, and Steve Buscemi came too, which I thought was pretty cool.) I kind of think maybe part of it is that Jim Jarmusch is particularly good at coax...
by Nicolson
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I hate America
Replies: 40
Views: 4614

hey, we all have some musical skeletons in our closet... Umm, I probably shouldn't admit this, but...Barry Manillow, I owned 7 albums and saw him in concert...twice, by choice, at ages 5 and 8. (My first concerts ever, no wonder I'm fuckin' warped.) And I still have the videocassette of the TV movi...
by Nicolson
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: iPod cases made from old records
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

I made one too...in a fit of annoyance with one of my scratched P.I.L. albums. The cover made a nice decorative box, and the album itself now holds important receipts and my press pass. Bake at 200 or so for 5-10 min draped over a small metal container. Shape by placing in another bowl, with a secon...
by Nicolson
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: latest three-minute obsessions
Replies: 32
Views: 3739

I've been listening non-stop to "A Pillar of Salt" by the Thermals and to "Cheated Hearts" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the past few days. They are burned into my psyche and the only thing that will purge them is listening to them, oh, a couple thousand times each.
by Nicolson
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The GloNo Cover Band
Replies: 30
Views: 5074

Very excellent idea for a thread! Hmmm... 1. Holland, 1945 (Neutral Milk Hotel) (would have to be done in a banjo version) 2. Dixie Fired (Carl Perkins) 3. Dancing in the Dark (Springsteen, as covered by Ted Leo) 4. Atomic (Blondie) 5. Save It For Later (English Beat) 6. Letter to Memphis (The Pixie...

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