Wednesday, October 17, 2007

hanna montana

did i miss a memo or somethin? mrs. gihyb threw on scarface tonight. neither of us had ever seen it. you know, every athlete's favorite flick. on every third t-shirt in brooklyn ... pacino's tan, ricardo accent, and the general amount of italians posin as latinos notwithstanding, this might be the worst movie i've ever seen. i'm halfway through ... dunno if i can make it. just suffered through a wedding montage that makes flashdance watchable. dunno if an alan partridge cameo could make this work. has pacino ever looked shorter? hahaha!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


startin to get the springsteen/hipster band connection now. was just listening to arcade fire's great cut "keep the car running" and suddenly realized it's "on the darkside" by john cafferty or eddie wilson/wordman depending on yer allegiance (ed- the latter ... wordman [chest] [chest] [point to sky])

wu tang's new take on "while my guitar gently weeps" (first-ever sanctioned Beatles sample) is pretty rote. about as inspired musically as puffy's police song. but must admit ghostface's epic fight in the pathmark and changin the line "i don't know why" to "that bitch is crazy" is pretty funny.

Monday, October 15, 2007

you're a creep

people are giving radiohead shit because their manager admitted their name yr price to download our record was just a promotional tool for the sale of their physical cds. wow, u could knock me over with a coldplay 5". GIHYB is as much of a cynic as tom hohn, but gimme a fuckin break people. are they the red cross?

it's a different era people. r'head is just the next in what's to be a long line of reinventin the horse. while it's always good to read a headline announcing the demise of the major labels, it's not exactly new. goin back to '01, wilco's been streaming their records way ahead of release (in YHF's case, before signing a deal). indie bands have run rampant with the process. sometimes it's the only way a band without backing can bridge that gap to making actual money. if you can separate yourself from the need to press actual cds (which cost $$), and embrace yer pc, you got yrself yr own virtual record company (wow, what a GREAT idea!). there's also the "leaked" tracks. mebbe i'm spoiled, swimming in the gilded waters of the music biz, but i can't remember the last cd i wanted whose tracks i couldn't get my hands on a good few weeks/sometimes months ahead of release date. you need the buzz to build, and who better to start it than muzak-junkies online 24/7? got pals who collect mp3s like gas in mad max. be forewarned, sometimes this approach can backfire. found this nugget from the village voice to be pretty hysterical.

that said, the 160 kbps files, are sub-quality for a band of r'head's stature, and the fact that no announcement of the file size was mentioned was lame, but i'd venture to guess TH-om would send your $0.37 back (not that I paid that amount or anything).

Saturday, October 13, 2007

mickey you're so fine pt 2

just got the first drabs fom mick jones new record from his band with tony james, carbon silicon. not that i was lookin for somethin great, but sumthin tuneful would be nice. instead the stuff i've heard off the album is beyond bad ...hope i can do it justice (my words) "i'm gunnah follow the geetar pawt ... hope it's whitten on yah hawt"

i have a great mick story ... mebbbe later. yuck.