31 August 2010
27 August 2010
Something 4 The Weekend # 179
25 August 2010
Thank You For The Sideways Roses
I don't mean to belittle dEUS by comparing them to Radiohead or Beck. I really like dEUS, and think they have an artistic integrity that is difficult to match. So many ideas, most of them good ideas, packed into every song.
dEUS is one of those bands I believe could have been huge in a different world. Like Radiohead, but instead life didn't quite shake out in their direction. Instead, they're the biggest band ever outta Antwerp, with an extremely loyal fanbase in Europe and the respect of most critics. It'll do.
Sideways Suds & Soda Maneuver
24 August 2010
Tuesday's Fortune: 24 August 2010
20 August 2010
Something 4 The Weekend # 178
dEUS: In A Bar, Under The Sea: "Fell Off The Floor, Man" [mp3]
If Beck were a Belgian stoner, he'd probably make an album like this.
Flip-flopping it - If Tom Barman (leader of dEUS) were a Hollywood Scientologist, this might be Odelay.
All I know is the Post-Grunge 90's was a strange time for modern rock, and a whole bunch of white guys wanted to be funky.
19 August 2010
I Always Thought Rollins Would Make A Great Cop
There's Always Time For Jello
Johnny Sideways & Maneuver Pauline
18 August 2010
I've started drinking through straws...
17 August 2010
Tuesday's Fortune: 17 August 2010
13 August 2010
Something 4 The Weekend # 177
X were my generation's X. John's and Exene's voices spilling over each other like whiskey and cough syrup, mixing, melting hearts, breaking hearts. Billy Zoom on the side with that creepy fucking grin of his, guitar as the icebreaker, melting young, impressionable minds...I threw a bowling shirt at him during a show at the Eagles Club. I was tall and gawky and hairless like any other teenaged groupie, such was Billy's power. Anyways, that was my closest brush with X, a truly tough and remarkable band, my generation's X. Remarkably Emo, I would say...At least from about 20 feet away.