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New Belle and Sebastian song: “Olympic Village, 6AM”

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Olympic Village, 6AM

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind: specifically the Track and Field. Here it is.”

It’s a fun little instrumental that makes you want to chuck a javelin or attempt a pole vault. Or something. Stuart Murdoch and co. are no strangers to the topic of track and field, having previously recorded a song about its stars being beautiful people.

The Out Route is One Year Old

Congrats to the crew over at the Out Route, who are celebrating the first anniversary of their launch. The sports desk of Glorious Noise, headquartered in New Jersey, has been kicking the shit out of sports coverage for a whole year now.

Like a lot of blogs, they’re having a bit of a crisis of confidence and wondering how to proceed. If you have recommendations on things they can do to make writing about sports more fulfilling, let them know.

In other GLONO subsidiary news, our national affairs desk POLJUNK has been steady ripping it up with the addition of some hot new contributors. Sock it to ’em, fellas.

And one more big announcement: after talking about it for years, we’re finally launching Shiny Metal Boxes, the automotive desk of Glorious Noise. In its inaugural post, GLONO co-founder and current Wall Street Journal car critic, Jeff Sabatini, explains why “the quality of automotive writing today is piss-poor.”

Check it out!

On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

Politics JunkyEvery so often, we like to remind you about our subsidiary sites, POLJUNK, our National Affairs Desk, and the Out Route, our Sports Desk. There’s more to life than music you know (but not much more).

Check out the recent headlines after the jump…

Continue reading On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

Politics JunkyEvery so often, we like to remind you about our subsidiary sites, POLJUNK, our National Affairs Desk, and the Out Route, our Sports Desk. There’s more to life than music you know (but not much more).

Check out the recent headlines after the jump…

Continue reading On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

Politics JunkyEvery once in a while, we like to remind you about our subsidiary sites, POLJUNK, our National Affairs Desk, and the Out Route, our Sports Desk. There’s more to life than music you know (but not much more).

Check out the recent headlines after the jump…

Continue reading On POLJUNK and the Out Route recently

Recently around the GLONO Empire…

Since there’s more to life than music you know (but not much more), Glorious Noise runs a couple of subsidiary sites, POLJUNK, our National Affairs Desk, and the Out Route, our Sports Desk. Here’s what’s been going on outside this week…

Politics JunkyPOLJUNK

Condi Suits Up

• Derek Phillips, February 9, 2007.

McCain Hires Hitmen Who Once Targeted Him

• Derek Phillips, February 6, 2007.

Freedom Hating Babies

• Derek Phillips, February 5, 2007.

Cheney’s daughter: My baby ‘is not a prop’

• Derek Phillips, February 2, 2007.

The Out RouteTHE OUT ROUTE

Wade Phillips?

• Tom Mantzouranis, February 9, 2007.

Samac: Who’s John Amaechi?

• Tom Mantzouranis, February 8, 2007.

Why Would Grossman Possibly Want Out?

• Tom Mantzouranis, February 7, 2007.

Without Richard Jefferson, the Nets Just Blow

• Kyle Decker, February 6, 2007.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

• Tom Mantzouranis, February 6, 2007.

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Prince Reigns at Super Bowl XLI

The Purple BadnessPrince steps into the cultural madness and freakshow that is the Super Bowl halftime event to show America what it means to blow this motherfucker out.

The Super Bowl halftime show has become as much a part of the event as the game itself. What started with college marching bands filling time between halves has evolved (or devolved, as the case may be) into an entertainment extravaganza that rivals the most elaborate North Korean flip tile spectacle and is a tacit acknowledgement that the performer is a bona fide cultural icon. That kind of elevation is generally a sign that the artist in question has also probably passed into artistic irrelevancy. That’s why it was so great to see The Purple One put on an exhibition of true rock genius.

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American History X’s & O’s

Barring a three-hour rockathon/revival starring Bruce Springsteen, featuring all the bells, whistles, and saxophone solos that a hero-starved American public can handle, nothing currently dominates the nation’s popular psyche more than The National Football League. Each Sunday in Autumn, enormous piles of meat meet their match. And that’s only in our kitchens! On the field, teams establish the run and slash into the backfield as dull-headed analysts pine for their own playing days from the broadcast booth. And in the end, if the home team wins, sports bars nationwide fill with the kind of harmony and hugs not seen since the big man joined the band.

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