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Oi. What a weekend. Sports-wise that is. Friday night I watched the C's win a squeaker over the visiting Nets as Wince Carter missed a shot in the final seconds to send the game to overtime. Ha ha. So I was jubilent, if only for a few hours. Duke lost to Georgetown the next afternoon in what was one of the best college basketball games I've seen in quite a while. Shit, I was almost pulling for Georgetown there at the end. They outplayed the Devils, plain and simple. Cheers to them. The C's also lost to the Nets on Saturday night, but that was just preparing me for the smackdown that would occur Sunday night. Day-um. The Seahawks just demolished my poor Panthers. I was in shock. I had never seen a John Fox coached team play that poorly in a big game. I knew we were in trouble when Nick Goings left the game, not because he would make the difference, but because we'd have no running game without him. Fuck. Oh well. We were banged up and playing on the road again. So it goes. Still, I think the Superbowl will be entertaining, despite the lack of big market teams. Here's to next year...

I also did alot of wandering around The Mall and downtown DC over the weekend. My photography class took a field trip to the Botanical Gardens and I took a few rolls of film. I also went to the Natural History Museum and the adjoining sculpture garden over the weekend. The weather was too nice to stay inside. Once I get everything developed I'll try and scan the photos and upload them to Flickr.

Aberdeen City 3

Despite being depressed about the game last night, I fought the weather and made it down to The Warehouse Next Door to take in Aberdeen City. I had seen them last time they came through town but didn't stay very long because it was v. late on a school night. This time, however, the band really hooked me with their show and I had no choice but to stick around and enjoy the music. This Boston four-piece is going to be the Jonathan Papelbon of the indie rock set. You may not know who they are right now, but you will in a year or two. Highly recommended. A few more photos on Flickr now.

Brad has MP3's of Editors in Boston.

Spike Island revisited?

Paul Weller says Oh Snap!

Massive Attack gets the greatest hits treatment.

Even more embarassing than the u2 iPod? The Franzia Walkman.

Disney to buy Pixar?

10 thoughts on the new Intel iMac.

Mood altering cat parasites make women friendly and men into jerks. As if I need help being a jerk.

TV News on the internets: West Wing cancelled and the cast of Lost get a raise.

Recorded music sales continue to dip.

Worst!

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MYLO FORCED TO CANCEL U.S. TOUR

Mylo has been forced to cancel his forthcoming dates in the U.S. due to a hearing condition.

Having contracted a virus over the Christmas period which has caused him temporary hearing loss, Mylo had been advised to cancel live shows in Japan and Australia at the start of the year. He had hoped that his condition would recover sufficiently to allow him to perform live shows in the U.S., unfortunately his recovery is very slow and no real progress has been made. As he has been recommended to completely recover he has been advised by his doctor not to commit to anything further at least until the end of February. Mylo deeply regrets having to cancel the dates.

However, even though Mylo will not be able to tour the U.S. as planned, his new release Destroy Rock & Roll will be available in the States on February 7th.

I cannot tell you how depressed I am to hear this. Fuck.

Thanks to everyone that came out to the DCist Happy Hour last night. We drank, heard some great tunes, chatted, watched UNC lose to UVA and had alot of fun. Cue Bar is a great space. Spacious, well lit, great beer selection and a huge DJ booth. V. nice. I took a bunch of pictures but haven't had the chance to upload them yet. Tonight if I have time. I'm also very happy to report that I have no blogging related drinking planned for tonight.

Unfortunately Seeking Irony was too sick to DJ last night, so I called in DCeiver for back up and he did just fine, especially given the short notice he had. Get better Natalya! I played a song by The Caesars in your honor.

NME's preview of Ringleader of the Tormentors.

*Sigh* So true. Depressingly so, in fact. I listened to the new Richard Ashcroft record over at NME.com and it's shockingly bad. Terrifingly so. It makes me sad. Music needs Captain ROCK, not this poofy twitter. Bring back Mad Richard!

Nooooooooooooooooo! *sniff*

Nice try. [via LHB]

Also via LHB, a cool site for concert posters.

OMG! This is the best thing ever! So good it made me type 'OMG'.

Nice.

How to find the best photos on Flickr.

Finally!!

Busted! Sue the fuck out of them. [via five five zero zero, who did ANOTHER redesign]

I'm back, bitches!

Mark Blount is still a Celtic, although now the big rumour is BLount + Ricky Davis + Marcus Banks for Olowakandi + Wally Swerviak. Wally's contract is huge, but he and Raef expire at the same time so that would be $26 million of the Boston cap in 2009. I'm not a huge fan of Ricky and it's not my money, so I say get 'er done. The downside of this, should it happen, is I'll have to learn how to spell Wally's last name. Right, like I'm one to talk.

Go Panthers!

Can't Lose

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Finally got a copy of the We Are Scientists CD and it's pretty damn good. If you get your hands on one, make sure and give it a few spins. It took me a few listens to get the whole record, but once it locks in, it's very enjoyable. I've been pumping "It's A Hit" all day long. The drumming on it is superb. I love the way he rides the hi-hat.

Other recent music acquisitions:

The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
I'm torn by this record. Sound and production-wise, it's the record I wanted them to make. But the thing is, it's not very good. The drums are a little to far up front and Julian just cannot sing. I thought the crappy production ruined their second record. "12:51" would have been huge if you could actually hear the vocals. But now we know why they've always been buried in the mix. I had high hopes for this record too. The first four songs are catchy, energetic and hooky, everything that the band does well. But once "On The Other Side" cues up, the record starts sliding down hill precipitously. The songs just go on and on with no hooks and nothing to make them stand out. This record is a disappointment. If you want to hear what this record should have been, go buy Aha Shake Heartbreak. The Kings of Leon are much better than the Strokes at their own game.

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock and Roll
This record, however, is just amazing. Amazingly cheeky and tons of fun. I can see why Oneloudernyc raved and raved about it. This band strips rock music down to its essence and puts it on display by hitting you over the head with their witty lyrics and clever riffs. Big, dumb, fun rock and roll that doesn't take itself too seriously. The Darkness for the indie set. I got it off of eMusic and I highly recommend it. "Good Weekend" is worth the price of admission alone. They're touring the US soon and I can't wait to see them.

Big ups are due for The Bicycle Thieves and Cedars. They will be headlining the 930 club next Friday along with the Nethars in an all local bill. As I'm sure you all remember, Catherine and I booked both BT and Cedars(Cartel back then)to play DCist's Unbuckled show last year. And now they are headlining the 930. I think it's great that a club as big (in staure and capacity) as the 930 would give these bands a chance to play a show like this and only charge $10 for admission. I'll definitely be there and I hope the rest of D.C. comes out to support our boys.

Check out the new Kraftwerk box set. It looks like a laptop.
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The reunion nobody wants.

The reunion EVERYBODY wants isn't gonna happen. Not that I can blame him.

It's hard to be Scott Stapp. [via Coolfer]

Unfortunately Mark Blount is still a Celtic, but my vigil continues. He only played 6 minutes last night while Big Al and Perk ruled the Minnesota front line. Everyone here knows what a big dork I am, a sentiment that will no doubt increase when itell you I damn near got misty eyed when i read this quote:

''I get tired of people saying [Kendrick and I] are not ready to play together," said Jefferson (18 points, eight rebounds). ''I feel like we are. We're both composed and we both can shoot the ball. When he scored, I felt like I scored. When I scored, he felt like he scored. I feel we're going to see this a lot more in the future.

''It's going to be our time one day. Hopefully, for the rest of the season we're going to give them a little taste of how it's going to be."

Are you listening Doc?

The Sports Guy is on a roll. Pissing off Isiah Thomas and giving a shout out to Giant Drag!

And the next Chronic(what)cles of Narnia movie will be ...

DCist Happy Hour tonight! Be there!

Busy

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Castle Risk

Sorry folks, lots of stuff going on in the world of getting paid. There is plenty of content in my head as well as my inbox, and hopefully one day it will make it onto the internets, but not today.

To Do Tonight:
1) Blogger Happy Hour
2) Duke v. NC State
3) Lost (obvs)
4) Pick out music and prepare for DCist Happy Hour tomorrow.
5) Wait impatiently for the Mark Blount trade to go down.

More later. Whenever that is.

Coax Me

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Uptown Uptown

I present you, loyal readers of this blog, this lovely photo in the place of any real content today.

Sorry, it's busy around these parts.

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Come have a few beers with me and the rest of the fine folk at DCist next week. The one and only DJ Leafblower will be spinning some tunes along with some other fine purveyors of the indie rock and such.

Morrissey confirms a few UK tour dates.

Ghostface! Catch the blast of a hype verse and go see the Wu on tour.

Brit Award nominees. [via Coolfer]

For shame all of you. All those words spit about Malkmus and nary a mention of the lovely and talented (headliner!!) Rebecca Gates? It's not like Malkmus played "Westie Cannot Drum" or anything like that.

Stupid.

Hmmmmmmmm...

Funny

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This is what I get when I try and click on the video of the software demonstration in this story.

Wine

Anyone going anywhere interesting for restaurant week? As usual, I slept on making plans so I'm sitting this one out.

In training for most of the day, so we'll be light in the content area today.

Say goodbye to the Powerbook and hiya to the MacBook Pro. I am on the fence about the new name. Also, new iMacs.

Big ups to Frank Chromewaves for the shout out in his interview over at Muzzle of Bees.

Let this be a lesson to you, kids. Don't ever throw a mouse into a burning pile of brush, lest it run under your house while on fire and burn the fucker down.

Pitchfork get proactive about the new Futureheads album.

Oh fuck. Look dude, not that it matters to you or anything, but I've only owned three replica basketball jerseys in my life and I don't want my favorite one to become an ironic throwback, ya heard. My Latrell Spreewell Golden State jersey hasn't seen the light of day in years and I have no idea what happened to my Chris Mullin Olympic Dream Team jersey (which is too bad because that shit was HOTT). Stay green Paul.

I stayed up for three+ quarters of the big game last night, but missed the electrifying conclusion. Luckily The Sports Guy has a great recap to get me (and anyone else that missed it) up to speed. Coming in, I thought USC would be the victor, but when they missed that 4th down conversion early and then Reggie Bush decided to try that incredibly stupid lateral, I knew there would be trouble. Oh well, it was a fun game to watch, even if I was flipping to the Celtics game during commercials so I could yell at Mark Blount. Speaking of, I scored tickets to the game on Saturday when the C's visit the MCI Center. (Thanks Michele!)

Peter Gammons Boston Globe chat transcript.

Barry Gibb bought Johnny Cash's house in Tennessee.

The Futureheads ready their new album. It was/will be produced by Ben Hiller.

The Rolling Stones are too old to attend their own concert. Slightly related, I heard a very crazy rumour about a possible touring partner for the Stones when they come back to the States next year.

John Stewart to host the Oscars. A wise choice methinks. He killed at the Grammy's way back when.

HP and Motorola diss Apple.

Surround sound added to MP3 format.

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