September 28, 2002

Only in 3's

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!

Posted by nstop at September 28, 2002 11:52 PM


My babysitters circa fourth grade were big into Adam Ant, Duran Duran and shit like that.
This probably has a lot to do with me becoming a metalhead-then-classicrockhead-then-postpunk-then-grunge-then-whateverthehellIam was all a reation to trauma.

Posted by: jonmc on September 29, 2002 09:17 PM

The MacColl tribute concert and a documentary program about her life are both available online, albeit briefly. You can find the URLs for both here.

Posted by: TMFTML on September 30, 2002 11:52 AM

I actually credit one of my babysitters circa second grade with turning me onto both the cure and violent femmes. cause, well, I thought she was hot, and those were bands she liked.

before she came along, I used to stay up really late waiting for the local pop station to play "heart attack" again. sigh... olivia... and that was long before I think I understood intellectually what "physical" was all about.

if I do my math correctly from the about page on yer site, jon, it looks like our formative babysitter years were pretty close together. I wonder if I'd have become a metalhead had I not liked this particular sitter so much. now, if I could only remember her name...

Posted by: martin on October 7, 2002 03:53 AM

I must have picked up some latent musical influences from my babysitter via Square Pegs, which was her favorite show that she always insisted on making us watch. Seeing the episode where Devo plays at Muffy's bat mitzvah... whoa.

Posted by: nstop on October 8, 2002 12:56 AM

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