“Bring the Noise” by Brent Runyon, This American Life contributor and author of The Burn Journals (excerpt). Chuck D would be proud. Or maybe not. Via bb. [Link updated 4-28-2015 thanks to the Wayback Machine.]
In front of what may have been the most respectful crowd ever assembled for an acoustic show, Decemberists leader Colin Meloy delivered an entertaining set that was equal parts humor and humility.
Acoustic “Straight Outta Compton” by Veruca Salt’s Nina Gordon. Better than the Gourds! Via Empty-handed.
Stream the Lips covering the Stripes: “Seven Nation Army” (Real). Throw in some Butthole Surfers references and a little political mumbo jumbo and they’ve got themselves a hit! Via NME.
White Stripes – “Jolene” live video: Real hi-fi, lo-fi; Windows hi-fi, lo-fi; QT. From live dvd Under Blackpool Lights: trailer (QT). Video: The White Stripes – “Jolene” [Update: Embedded YouTube, 11/22/2017.]
Postal Service – “Against All Odds” (yes, the Phil Collins song) video: Windows Media, hi-fi Real, lo-fi Real. From the Wicker Park soundtrack.
Rivers Cuomo has posted three cover songs on his website, the best being John Denver’s “Annie’s Song.” Via Billboard.
Brendan Benson – Let Me Roll It via Star Time Records. Yeah, the McCartney song.
Despite his nauseous run as the nervously glowering host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and whatever you think of those rumors that his standup act is actually really funny, it’s safe to say that Bob Saget has officially made a comeback this TV season. Er, at least for a little while. His new vehicle is … Continue reading Mary Kate and Ashley: Your Sweater Isn’t All They’ll Destroy