Did I mention I saw David Fricke of Rolling Stone at The Strokes show on the 30th? Ahem. Anyone else having an Almost Famous moment?
Radio alert… Sunday, January 13, 2002. Nick Hornby on WFUV:
5-7 PM, American Routes: Words and Music – From creation to criticism, American Routes explores the relationship between language and sounds, words and music. Rock and roll originator Chuck Berry, alt country traditionalist Gillian Welch, and New Yorker music writer and novelist Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) give a variety of perspectives on the subject, with a mix of celebrated songwriters, storytellers, and literary heroes in American music.
Should I see The D at Roseland?
For those who haven’t decided what their resolution should be (mine are to be nicer to people and to lie more- hey, at least I’ll KEEP mine!), try this. I’m suppose to seduce as many people as possible. *Sigh* ANOTHER year of doing that?
Do I sense another Brownies run? Will whatshisname? David, was it? let me in for free this time?….Fri 2/1 21+ $10* 9:30 Wolves; 10:30 Yeah Yeah Yeahs; 11:30 The French Kicks
Oh holy shit.. OOBERMAN is playing NYC?!?! (And look, I can actually be at Brownies w/out having to even think twice!) : Thurs 2/14 – Sat 2/16 March Records Anniversary Showcase: Performances by The Ocean Blue; Barcelona; The Saturday People; Ooberman (UK); Allen Clapp; Kleenex Girl Wonder; Aden; My Favorite; Benett; Skating Club; Embellish (Aaborg, Denmark); The Cherry Orchard (UK)
I also saw some rerun on Conan last night (was it?) and it was the one with John Mayer on… who knew that a kid that looks like he fell out of Abercrombie high school sounds like an old man? The music was mediocre. Oh my god, I just looked at his bio and it ACTUALLY READS: ” His creative songwriting and warm stage presence establish him as a formidable musical force, and the smoky swagger of his voice at once evokes Sting, Dave Matthews and Jakob Dylan.”
In the diary section, you can see the conflicting nature of the Mayer-man camp… Both Coldplay and The Horror Known As Jersey Yorn appear on his top 15 of 2001 list. Adams gets an Honorable Mention.
Hmm.. interesting, playing Irving at the end of Feb. I’ll pass, but oh Ryan Adams, where are you? I’ll see you at Roseland, I will. That way my hate/love can be validated.
Also some cool shots from various cities over at Urban 75. Ones featuring defunct Convent Garden shops with Travis posters plastered on, the corner of Lafayette and Canal, and a rainy Tottenham Court Road are particularly enjoyabe.
Ahem… for rockstars in training… the All-American baby Chucks.
Hey, I was too lazy to go to that Union Square thing when John Cameron Mitchell was there, but Lindsay went.. Which reminds me, I need the Hedwig DVD very badly. Michael Pitt is in it, you know.