Archive for January, 2009

Thanks to SNL, there is now no longer a very good quality video of a live Fleet Foxes performance available online. Here’s the band not performing “Mykonos.” And then their second song “Blue Ridge Mountains” is also no longer online.  Too bad. Advertisements


Frightened Rabbit may have their own idea of how to “keep yourself warm” (or not, as the case may be), but luckily I can tell you exactly how to keep yourself warm this winter: go to a sold out concert at Bowery Ballroom. Ok, it wasn’t like a sauna, but I had about one inch […]


Kelly Clarkson’s latest single “My Life Would Suck Without You” hit the radio waves, and inevitably YouTube, yesterday. It seemed pretty early considering Clarkson’s fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, isn’t coming out until March 17. But with the new American Idol season starting up, I guess they just wanted to give fans a little […]


In This Economy

13Jan09

I have realized that this blog is seriously lacking the phrase “in this economy.” It’s been attached to every single business, housing, and employment story in the past few months, and it has acted as a necessary add-on to any sentence involving bad news. But the most surprising instance was in regard to the Golden […]


Last night Okkervil River played to a sold out crowd at The Bell House in Brooklyn. It was really the most crowded I have ever seen the place—almost to the point of being uncomfortably filled with people. Will Sheff put on a very lively show. This man moves. And so does his hair. I’m impressed […]


Today I am suffering from one of the unsightly consequences of attending an event at a bar that requires an admission fee. Yes, I have a hand stamp. Unfortunately, this is not a cute—oh it sort of looks like I have a tattoo—kind of stamp. This is more of a—wow, looks like I sort of […]


In case you were confused, Mariah Carey’s most recent album is not a physics tutorial. Unfortunately Mariah has received some flack lately for explaining her E=MC² album title as “Emancipation = Mariah Carey times two”— the problem being that she should have described it as “Carey to the second power” (or Carey x Carey, not […]