Friday, February 23, 2007

Democracy Delayed (Duh)

For those of you keeping score or scratching hash marks into your cell walls, Chinese Democracy, that ever elusive Guns N’ Roses album has been indefinently delayed. No March release. Apparently they are still working on the mix. Of course maybe they are responding to the overwhelming negative criticism of the recently leaked track "Better." My opinion of the song: It Sucks Ass.

Here is the last ten songs played on my iPod:

1. "People Ain’t No Good" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
2. "Creep" (acoustic) by Radiohead
3. "Eloise" by the Damned
4. "The Worst Has Yet to Come" by Archers of Loaf
5. "Games Without Frontiers" by Peter Gabriel
6. "Clark Gable" by Postal Service
7. "Drowning" by the English Beat
8. "Villiers Terrace" by Echo & the Bunnymen
9. "This Charming Man" by Death Cab For Cutie
10. "Go Mental" by the Ramones

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Fair Warning: No VH Tour

Well, it was too bad to be true. The much bally-hooed but apparently unconfirmed Van Halen reunion tour (you know 40 shows throughout the US of A) has ceased to exist. At least for the time being. Maybe Eddie needs another hip or Wolfie can't play past 9 p.m. Ultimately, aren't we more statisfied with the memories?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Chris Cornell Pulls His Head Out of His Ass (For Now)

Well, the agony is over. Chris Cornell has left Audioslave "permanently." Thank God. I have to admit, Audioslave made me wonder what I ever liked about the guy. He had gone from the frontman/songwriter for one of the greatest bands of the early 90’s to just a ridiculous clown.

The indignity began with Euphoria Morning. Horrible album by a great songwriter. Talk about over singing. Sheesh. Subtle it was not. Then came the paint-by-numbers butt rock of Audioslave. Who would have ever imagined that combining two such powerful entities could result in such mediocrity. Then, finally, the abortion that was the Bond song. Load of crap.

Then I heard his Unplugged in Sweden performance and I felt a glimmer of hope. "All is not lost," I said to myself, and anyone else who would listen. An understated, simple, acoustic version of "Billie Jean"? Who would’ve thunk it. It was great, as was much of the performance. I avoid the Audioslave songs, of course, but Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Marley, Costello, Jackson? Damn, if I wasn’t once again excited about Chris Cornell.

Sadly, his next solo album, due out in May, will feature the Bond song, so maybe disappointment is just around the corner. But I can hope, right?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

"We Come In Peace"

Inignot: We do whatever we want, to whomever we want, at all times.