Friday, June 26, 2009

The King Has Fallen

This is history in the making, folks. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, dead at the age of 50 from cardiac arrest. It's surprising, yet it's not. It's just really fucking sad. Say what you will about all his craziness, not to mention all the accusations of pedophilia and shit, the man is a legend. He's this generation's Elvis. I don't know if he did or didn't do the crimes he was accused of, but you cannot dispute that this man single-handedly changed the landscape of music as it stands today. He practically made MTV! He's gone platinum more times than most groups could ever dream. The dude broke boundaries everywhere. I don't give a shit if you were black, white, brown, rich, poor, male or knew his tunes, and they rocked the house. Sure he was a whack job, but I honestly believe he didn't realize what we all saw as the actions of a sick man was just that. I don't think the guy ever really grew up. He was lonely, broken down and no more than a shell of the legend he became over the years. There's no telling what sort of details will come to light now that the facts are being gathered around his death, but the fact remains the throne in the world of music sits empty now. Below I've included a classic live performance from 1987 of his hit "Thriller". Tell me that man didn't know how to entertain a crowd. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go blast "Rock With You" as loud as I can.

Friday, June 19, 2009

St. Vincent Is Good At Music

The lovely Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, played to a hushed and thoroughly awed crowd last night in Dallas, proving once again that she's pretty good at this whole music thing. Playing hits such as "Marry Me" and a kick ass solo version of "Paris Is Burning", as well as new hits "Actor Out Of Work" and the slowly building raucous jam "Black Rainbow", it was a night sure to please for everyone in attendance.
She's like that cute, quirky, artsy chick you knew in high school - the one that you weren't too sure about because she was always sitting by herself at lunch writing sonnets or some shit, but something about her was so mesmerizing. With those looks and that voice, combined with her shreddin' skills on the guitar, you can't help but have a little crush on her. Unless you're attracted to lazy trolls who play the clarinet, in which case I don't want to be around you. Ever. That's just gross.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Who doesn't love the classic flick Predator? Now take that film, add a little Wham!, some lube and a few bitch-slaps and what do you get? Cinema gold, my friends. Cinema fucking gold!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grizzly Bear Pwns Dallas

Sorry to disappoint, but no one was seriously maimed, unless you count some dirty hipster minds being completely blown by awesomeness. Grizzly Bear played Dallas last night, and once again dazzled the fucking shit out of the crowd. Their brand of indie rock jams, combined with the Granada's consistently phenomenal sound system (ed. note: suck on that, Crystal Castles!) made for one hell of a show. New hits such as "Two Weeks" and "Cheerleader" were met with as much applause as fan favorites "Knife" and "Little Brother". I have to say, it sure was nice night to be aurally mauled.