Sunday, February 01, 2009

Updates


1. I just wrote an article for Starpulse entitled "Top 10 Bands Who an Aging Music Snob Can Begin Admitting He/She Likes" My editor notified me that it got picked up by something called Fark, and I was getting brutalized in the comments section. The people completely missed the point by saying the bands sucked, in that I was admitting that the bands were nerdy, but I was ready to admit I liked them anyway. Oh well, no press is bad press, as they say, and you can read me getting bashed right here.

2. The other night I caught three grunge cover bands of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, and you'll be able to read about my experience very soon at Staythristymedia.com. My buddy told me a great story from his grunge days there that didn't make it into the article, but it will make it here. He was being hoisted up for his one-and-only crowd surf, and some guy said, "This guy's a porker!" From that day forward, he steadily started losing weight because that comment always stayed with him. "He had to use the term porker," my friend still angrily mutters to himself . . .

3. On the Wood Sugars site, I'm going to have a segment where I'll be turning old blogs of mine into videos blogs. if you have any thoughts about which ones would be funny, email me or leave something in the comments.

4. Tonight I chose to write an article about grunge cover bands rather than watch the Super Bowl, but I tuned it just in time to see the dramatic conclusion and the dramatic improvement in the appearance of the wife of Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner since her Superbowl Appearance. I mean, I don't know if it's really true that blonds have more fun, but chicks with flat tops have just never done it for me, even Sheena Easton.

10 comments:

JerseySjov said...

i didnt even know that the super bowl was tonight until about 5pm, when it came up at dinner and people thought i was kidding when i said "oh, so it's today?"

Zen Wizard said...

Geez--you really unleashed the furies from their mothers' basements, there!

Some 80's songs drove me up a wall in their day, like "We Can Dance if We Want to," by Men Without Hats.

If I hear them once in a blue moon now, I don't mind them.

Steve Perry always had a good voice--you just wonder what would have happened with better material.

Phil Collins I just never got. Or that other dude from his same band, Peter Gabriel or whoever. I don't know what one single one of their songs was ever about.

Then there was that movie with "Against All Odds." The movie was a wankfest, and there was the song in it that had nothing to do with the movie and I think won an Oscar.

I am not sure I understand how that Fark thing works--nor do I give a Fark...

Michael5000 said...

Ooh, I was ~afraid~ that REO Speedwagon might rear its head if I clicked that link....

JerseySjov said...

thanks to zen i now have "safety dance" stuck in my head.

Heff said...

Ahhh....Your player is currently on "Sabbra Cadabra" which totally DOESN'T suck.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: I just watched the very end. Turned out that was the best part, and the commericals were crappy.

Zen: Hahahaha! Yes. I rattled the cages of the angry basement dwellers of the world. I agree on your music assessments, too.

5000: Only if you choose to click on it. You don't like Time for Me to Fly? Come on! Come on! One more . . . Come on!!

Jov: What a wonderfully dumb song.

Heff: Fucking love that song. That album has the best Ozzy vocals cause there's like 6 Ozzies layered up.

Jenni said...

You forgot "Cracklin' Rosie."

Damn you.

Mr. Shife said...

You have been very busy. So I guess I will not take it personally that you have not stopped by in awhile. Awesome that you got picked up by Fark. It is a pretty cool site.

Grant Miller said...

I've come to the conclusion that Jim Croce and the Eagles had their shit together. It's taken me 36 years to admit this.

pistols at dawn said...

I'm happy to see that Journey and Hall & Oates made the list, much like their kiss.