Hello everyone. Sorry for the brief hiatus, I’ve had a very busy week fulfilling my “real life” obligations. Nevertheless, I am glad to be back to my “fake life.” Tonight DJ and I will be on the radio doing our thang. Be sure to tune in, WFNP.org for the live webcast or 88.7 FM if you happen to live in the scenic Hudson Valley. Or, for the thoreauvians out there who don’t own a computer or radio, you can just call us at 845-257-3090 anytime from 8pm-11pm EST tonight with something to say. FUN!
Anyway, when I said earlier that I’ve been busy doing “real life” obligations what I meant was I’ve been busy making out with Rihanna since Saturday night. Yes, its true. On Saturday, Chris Brown and MC Shakey-shakes (spelling?) fought DJ and myself. In a wacky turn of event DJ and I came out on top. Want to hear all the juicy details? Listen to the show tonight for full coverage.
And that’s not the only thing that has the music industry on its back like a turtle in the rain. Apparently, this week everything has just been going bonkers. Here’s some of the latest WTF’s of the music industry.
Continue on to read about the Hold Steady, Dave Matthews Band, Ryan Adams and the most outrageous “Super Group” I’ve ever heard of.
I’ll start with the outrageous and gradually make my way towards the ludicrous (the adjective not the rapper)
First, Ryan Adams, who I don’t give a shit about and have never heard of, released an album or something. It’s called the “Extra Cheese EP” and this is its cover:
I can’t determine if/how much I am turned on.
Secondly, the Hold Steady (some famous indie band who I don’t really care for, but have tried to like previously just because they are a famous indie band) will be opening for Dave Matthews Band. Now, DMB were my first true musical love (if we exclude Weird Al, Will Smith and that supermodel from the Doritos commercials who wasn’t actually a musician, but was still really hot). The idea that DMB may start to be considered indie makes me giddy. I had to abandon the group in order to fit the mold of my chosen social subgroup. But now I may be allowed to like them again! Not only that, but today I found out that Radiohead’s latest record “In Rainbows” was released on the Dave Matthews’ own record label, ATO Records Group. So don’t be surprised to see DMB “crash” into your local record store with “So Much To Say”…ants marching.
Thirdly, and perhaps the most nutty of all, this has happened:
“According to Billboard.com, there’s a new band that exists on earth called Tinted Windows featuring former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, handsome Hanson brother Taylor, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger.”