Have been reading more than writing lately, specifically checking out some of the other music blogs out there which I plan on rounding up and linking to sometime soon. Here are a few neat things I've found today:
25 Best New Bands
New York magazine's picks from the current crop of NY bands, including more than a few familiar names: Interpol, The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, French Kicks... all of whom happen to be on my new music mix. I'm losing my edge/to the writers/for New York mag... (link via The Minor Fall, The Major Lift)
Kirsty MacColl tribute
Review from The Guardian of a concert organized in memory of pop singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl. Among the performers were Roddy Frame, Johnny Marr (though probably not doing a version of Kirsty's version of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby") and Evan Dando, who showed excellent taste by covering one of my favorite MacColl tunes, "He's On the Beach." Hmm, wonder if mp3s of any of these performances are available on Soulseek...
Duran Duran: What the hell are they on about?
Laughed so hard reading this thread that I scared my cat off the couch. ILMers embark on a quixotic (though decidedly unserious) mission: to decipher the overwrought and obtuse lyrical stylings of Duran Duran. You could put on Seven and the Ragged Tiger and I'm sure I'd be able to sing along to every single song even today, as Duran Duran were my favorite band in junior high. But even as a 13-year-old crushed-out on Simon LeBon, I knew his lyrics were just plain ridiculous!