Saturday, August 30, 2008

bar of soap is closed

bar of soap is closed.. no longer to reopen.. sad to see another venue close.. meth heads will have to drink somewhere else..

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FBI Arrests Blogger Over Guns N' Roses

Which element of this story do you find the most ridiculous? CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

new release by prince klassen

¡mi fresh! from prince klassen is now on sale at good records n waterloo.. here's a preview..

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jerry Wexler dead at 91

Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer, and was regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s. He coined the term "Rhythm & Blues", and was integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the last 50 years, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan. Wexler was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. {source: wikipedia}

Bob Watson, Old School Deep Ellum Guy, Has New Band

I admittedly don't know very much about Shallow Reign, a late 80's Deep Ellum group that was apparently a major part of the scene at one time, but Bob Watson, the group's former lead singer, has started a new project called Plumbrella, which recalls groups like Galaxie 500 with lazy reverb heavy vocals and a very distinct country influence a la Flying Burrito Brothers and the slower country ballads of the Rolling Stones. Check the wonderful "Could Would End" for an excellent example of the group's work-- it's one of the most surprisingly pleasant local songs I've heard this year.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Doug Burr Song to Be on Some T.V. Show

It looks like local singer/songwriter Doug Burr will soon reach the pinnacle of contemporary indie success, i.e. having a song featured on a t.v. show or video game. Burr's "Should've Known" will appear on an ABC show called the Secret Life of An American Teenager next Tuesday, August 19th. This is apparently a pretty big hit show with the kids, so I 'm assuming it's dumb. These kinds of t.v. appearances are seen as a pretty big deal in the industry these days, so we'll see if anything good happens to Mr. Burr because of it, even though we can be pretty sure that gaining "street cred" will NOT be among the positive consequences.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

isaac hayes dead at 65

good night chef
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Kyle Comments Banned

Ok, we're sick of this shit.  Time for a change!  Just like we banned the phrase "jumped the shark" a while back, we're now banning all comments made by anyone who posts under the name "kyle," as well as any anonymous comments relating to or appearing to come from you-know-who.  As most of you know, we are extremely hesitant to ban or erase anyone for saying anything around here, and we basically never do such things under any circumstances.  However, the constant thread jacking and reposts are getting ridiculous and hindering discussion, and shit, this is our blog, so we do what we want!  We apologize to anyone else who happens to be named Kyle.  Any Kyle comments that appear from here on out will be erased.  Thanks.