Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playing the Building

Remember this past fall when I was talking about David Byrne's NY installation, the one where he wired an old building to be played as an instrument? If it was hard to visualize, this would've helped:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It Had to Happen

You know how rockers and jammers like Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and others followed Delbert McClinton's example and started putting together their own "hang out with the cool kids" vacation packages? Even Lyrnyrd Skynyrd got into the act.

Dig the new breed: it's not quite a cruise, but Atlantis, Paradise Island is now offering similar-themed vacation packages with heavy tween appeal.

Just in case you want to know where (or where not) to be, when:

Kelly Clarkson: February 14
Demi Lovato: March 7
Jonas Brothers: March 14, April 18th, May 9th.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Audacity of Looking Fabulous

It's amazing to me that there's so much controversy over one little, and fantastic, chapeau. It's not surprising at all to see how many orders have come in at the Detroit miliner where she bought it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Try This For Breakfast!

Chef Cooks 'Dream Omelet' From Recipe That Came To Him In A Dream

Oscar Nominations - Open Thread & Nominations Podcast

Predictions? Post 'em if you got 'em.

Update! Podcast w/Josh Hayes of the Belcourt & Adam Eats Tilk blog

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New U2

I just got my first listen to the new single, "Get On Your Boots," this morning. My, how cosmo.

Hear it online.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cold Out There

Oh, man. Really. The Smoking Gun has the goods on a poor schlep who managed to wind up dangling the wrong way from his ski-lift chair in Vail, Colorado. What's funny is they didn't name the skier, but they did name and give the contact of the guy who did all the snapping, who may regret trying to get publicly credited for distribution.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Why Is This Man Sweating - Or Not?

John Wesley Harding knows, and shares it with the rest of the class on a recent MySpace blog post. You may never think the same way about shoe-gazers.

Radiohead US Tour Dates

Mon 5 Cruzan Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL

Tue 6 Ford Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL

Thu 8 Lakewood Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA

Fri 9 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Charlotte, NC

Sun 11 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Bristow, VA

Wed 14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
St Louis, MO

Sat 17 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Houston, TX

Sun 18 Center
Dallas, TX

If you're looking for a reason to visit Mexico City or other Central & South America spots, know that Kraftwerk will be opening on March dates for Mexico, Argentina, Brazil & Chile.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Talk About Time Travel!

The actor to replace David Tennant as the next Doctor Who has been announced and it's young Matt Smith. I'm already thinking of him as "Doctor Duran," though, with that hair.

While that's great news (I guess), it's disappointing we'll get so little new Who for 2009. A few specials, and then everything revs back up for 2010. Meanwhile, Torchwood's coming back for 2009, but only five episodes? What gives?

Friday, January 2, 2009