March 27, 2005

Music Sunday

Check out this Damien Rice fellow. Great stuff.

The Boss inducts U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Now Larry, of course, besides being an incredible drummer, bears the burden of being the band's requisite "good-looking member," something we somehow overlooked in the E Street Band. We have to settle for "charismatic." Girls love on Larry Mullen. I have a female assistant that would like to sit on Larry's drum stool. A male one, too. We all have our crosses to bear.
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Now, personally, I live an insanely expensive lifestyle that my wife barely tolerates. I burn money, and that calls for huge amounts of cash flow. But, I also have a ludicrous image of myself that keeps me from truly cashing in. You can see my problem. Woe is me. So the next morning, I call up Jon Landau (or as I refer to him, "the American Paul McGuinness"), and I say, "Did you see that iPod thing?" and he says, "Yes." And he says, "And I hear they didn't take any money." And I said, "They didn't take any money?" and he says, "No." I said, "Smart, wily Irish guys. Anybody anybody can do an ad and take the money. But to do the ad and not take the money... that's smart. That's wily."


Put your music picks up in comments. What did you buy/download lately? Broaden my horizons.

8 comments:

Laura said...

I am currently obsessed with Ani Difranco's Knuckle Down. It's her latest and it's not quite so angry political. It might even appeal to those guys out there like a funky guitar, but are terrified of angry chicks with guitars.

Chris said...

In a similar "angry political" vein I have found NOFX, a California punk band, to be awesome. If you're going to buy a track from iTunes I recommend "Franco Unamerican". They've also got a song called "The Idiot Son of an Asshole" which isn't on their albums (cause they have to keep updating the lyrics. You can listen to that one in this flash animation

Chris said...

Oops, wrong link. Here it is.

jess said...

oh that same somewhat political vein, the new green day album is fantastic.
But for this week, I'm pretty much all U2, all the time. Concert tonight in SD and Friday in Anaheim. I'll let you know if it was worth the absurd prices.
If you're up for something more chillin, Gilian Welch is really cool. Kinda folky, a little bluegrassy. Just ordered her new one. The others are great.
Also, pretty much anything on the 'Garden State' soundtrack is very worthwhile.

jess said...

yeah, totally worth it. spiritual and all.

Chris said...

An utterly devestating new find: The Decembrist's 16 military wives.

Anonymous said...

An utterly devestating new find: The Decembrist's 16 military wives.

Chris said...

An utterly fantastic new find: The Decembrist's 16 military wives.