Lou Diamond Phillips in “Camelot” August 31, 2007 |
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This is about as convincing as “Robert Goulet’s Cajun Christmas.” You can practically hear investors calling their chips back in.
Video of the Day: Common feat. Lily Allen, “Drivin’ Me Wild” August 28, 2007 Yes, I’m living up to expectations/cliches by posting “Drivin’ Me Wild” by Common and Lily Allen, but honestly — Staticblog being Lily Allen Central and all — if I didn’t put this one up, its absence might be construed as evidence that I had gone missing, kidnapped by anti-Lily gnomes. Or by Amy... Read More
Worshipping at the Temple of Low Men August 24, 2007 Throughout my career, I have taken great pride in never being a “fanboy,” but in a busy shopping district in Kansas City, Mo., my celeb-stalker resistance reflex utterly failed me. My wife, Laura, and I drove to Kansas City over the weekend for Crowded House’s Monday concert at the Uptown Theater, a... Read More
Ticketmaster/LiveNation Divorce August 23, 2007 The biggest news in the concert business came yesterday via Variety, when a leaked internal memo from Ticketmaster revealed that the concert ticket behemoth would not be re-upping with the concert promotion behemoth LiveNation at the end of the year. How this will affect concertgoers remains to be seen. Maybe... Read More
If it’s not cash, then it’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb that will bring us together August 23, 2007 According to Billboard, Morrissey turned down $75 million to “tour under the Smiths name in 2008 and/or 2009.” The only proviso to the deal is that Johnny Marr would have to be part of the band — Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke are apparently devalued on the Smiths financial index. To which I say, “Come on!”... Read More
Greatest Hits? August 23, 2007 Over at CNN, there is a great article about record labels placing imperatives on artists to deliver “best-of” or “greatest hits” collections, often too early to be any kind of realistic career capper or marker. There have always been jokes about “greatest hits” collections for artists unworthy of such... Read More
Reality, Bill Murray Movie, Or Both? August 22, 2007 I cannot add much to this, other than to say that this almost certainly smacks of an early “Late Night with David Letterman” bit. Bill Murray refuses to take breath test after driving through Stockholm in a golf cart AP Photo NYET180 STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Bill Murray could face a drunken driving... Read More
Post-Potter Depression August 09, 2007 “Deathly Hallows,” U.K.-style As you might imagine, J.K. Rowling went through a depressive period after delivering “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” She told USA Today that the finality of delivering the ending volume of a 17-year project left her with a certain emotional void — something... Read More
M.I.A., “Boyz” August 03, 2007 M.I.A. “Boyz” video Thanks to regular reader/antagonista Tony, I am now in possession of the new M.I.A., “Kala,” which improves on 2005′s “Arular” — as if it needed improvement. It might not have that immediate shock of the new that we experienced with “Bucky Done Gun” and... Read More
Bob Gets Ronsoned July 31, 2007 Okay, so go to Dylan07.com, where you will promptly get hit in the ear with Mark Ronson’s “re-version” of Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine).” This is the add-on single for a 51-song box set that Sony is releasing this fall. Sony/Columbia is asking for a vote on whether... Read More
The Inexorable March to DigitalWorld July 30, 2007 Technology is my friend, and I am a stalker-friend of new, straight-off-the-assembly-line electronics — iPhone, I don’t love you yet, but grow a decent-sized memory and I’ll be yours forever. But a recent technological dilemma involving my father-in-law and the death of an irreplaceable machine made me... Read More
Random 10 for July 23, 2007 July 23, 2007 1. Isobel Campbell, “Willow’s Song.” 2. The Brunettes, “Her Hairagami Set.” The Brunettes’ third album, “Structure & Cosmetics,” will be out shortly for all you members of the twee-house set. Love this New Zealand duo — “Her Hairagami Set” is nice, but the balance of the... Read More
“I’m Not There”: Cate Blanchett as Zimmerman July 17, 2007 Check this leaked clip of not only Cate Blanchett as mid-’60s-period Bob Dylan, but David Cross as Alan Ginsberg. 2 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post tony on Jul 20, 2007 @ 7:21 pm WORTH READING:Stop Trying To 'Save' AfricaBy Uzodinma... Read More
Sly Stone in Amsterdam on Sunday July 17, 2007 Yeah, that sounds like a recipe for herbal disaster, right? Well, ladies and gentlemen, IT’S ALIVE! 1 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post tony on Jul 17, 2007 @ 4:47 pm sad. Read More
Random 10 for July 13, 2007 July 13, 2007 1. Pink Floyd, “Arnold Layne.” Last night, at the home of a Staticblog reader, we were discussing the relative merits of a Pink Floyd reunion, and our host, Kev, said that it isn’t truly necessary: Roger Waters had all the bases covered when he saw him in Vegas recently. Even had a David Gilmour soundalike.... Read More
“Boyfriend v. Girlfriend” July 12, 2007 Wah. On July 2, Tommy Dunbar, the former guitarist for the ’70s Bay Area power-pop band The Rubinoos, filed a lawsuit against Avril Lavigne in federal district court. Dunbar’s lawsuit alleges that Lavigne’s recent hit, “Girlfriend,” bears legally actionable similarity to the Rubinoos’ 1978 song, “I... Read More
Random 10 for July 6, 2007 July 06, 2007 1. Marissa Nadler, “Cortez the Killer.” 2. The Postmarks, “Weather the Weather.” 3. The Radio Dept., “The Worst Taste in Music.” A tasteful Scandinavian throwback to dreamy, mid-period New Order circa “Low-Life.” Fans of Stars should download “Pet Grief” immediately or yesterday. 4.... Read More
Random 10 for July 3, 2007 July 03, 2007 1. The Pipettes, “Why Did You Stay?” We Are the Pipettes gets its proper U.S. release this summer and “Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me” premiered on “Subterranean” on June 24 — a full year after most of us got turned on to the Pipettes. These domestic release lags are such colossal... Read More
The Reemergence of Sly Stone July 03, 2007 Vanity Fair has a great, in-depth piece on Sly Stone featuring the first interview with the man in a couple of decades. He’s playing the Montreaux Jazz Festival this year and a few other European dates before allegedly going into the studio to record his first new music in over 21 years. Among the many great... Read More
Blecch: Courtney Love, “Dirty Girls” July 02, 2007 (more…) 2 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Chase on Jul 03, 2007 @ 3:09 am How to explain "Live Through This" -- which I actually like much better than "Celebrity Skin"? Read More
Staticblog" is a repository for the musings and harangues of Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang, featuring indie music videos, movie news.
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- 2013 summer movie preview