Post so far have given props to buddy Jesse Malin and Jonny T on “The Bowery Electric” (whicH I’m presuming is some kinda of music venue or studio (?) on Bowery and 2nd/3rd–complete with a crazy song. He’s also name dropped Albert Einstein and Anne Frank. Funnily enough, even though he’s clearly a crazy person, I still kinda sorta find him all sorts of attractive/appealing.
UPDATE: ARUGH! It appears as though Ryan has gotten blog-shy and deleted all the entries to his Tumblr account. So no more potential blog flirting and intriguing insights into the wonderful world of David Ryan Adams’ brain. Too sad. I’m sure it won’t be long until he surfaces again in some other form. He’s to emotive to resist.
In the early 2000s one of my guilty pleasure songs was “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus. I recently got nostalgic and Googled the song name which lead me to finding this absolutely horrendous version of the song by British pop girl group Girls Aloud. Witness the horror:
There’s no way any of those people have ever listened to Iron Maiden.
I couldn’t help but be bemused by the most recent commercials for the Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend episode of Saturday Night Live happening this weekend.
NBC are now airing ads featuring the four New York band members standing behind Amy and an SNL cast member, but instead of watching Amy Adams, who is usually the person talking in almost all the promos, my eyes start gravitating toward VW drummer Chris Tomson. It’s not his dashing good looks that are drawing me in, it’s his completely hilarious barely suppressed goofy grin. I DARE YOU TO LOOK AWAY!
I wonder how many times they had to shoot those promos before the director gave up screaming, “SMILE WITH YOUR EYES, NOT WITH YOUR MOUTH!”
The video example above is by FAR the least of Chris’ grinning crimes. The worst offender? The one where Amy Adams explains that she does not endorse vampires, but werewolves are fine.
Ok, so has anyone been going absolutely OUT OF THEIR MINDS since Old Navy started airing those ridiculously ANNOYING ads for their spring fashions? You know, the one that has some winsome-sounding girl singing about how her “arms get cold, in February”?
These commercials are so cloying that I end up screaming at them the whole time, shouting, “MAYBE YOUR ARMS ARE GETTING COLD BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL WEARING FREAKING SHORT-SLEEVE AND SLEEVELESS SHIRTS!” since all the models in the ad are prancing around in such said clothing. Not a g-ddamn long sleeve amongst them!
Ryan just posted a new video 4 hours ago telling the tale of being “cock-blocked by a ghost”–aka, removed from a Fashion Week show guest list by an unnamed person from his past. In the video he sings a song threatening the person who caused his anguish tonight by basically vowing to get them blocked out of as many parties as he can and repeating over and over, “New York City ain’t yours, baby.”
Move over Arctic Monkeys, Jack Penate, Lily Allen, and Jenny Lewis! Just when you thought that this blog wasn’t about music, NME has decided to nominate this lil’ old website as one of the Best Music Blogs for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 MUWAHAHAHAHAH!
Do you want to see me continue to become a power-hungry megalomaniac? You can make that happen by voting The Modern Age for Best Music Blog over at NME.COM/awardsnominees. Get your votes in by 10am (GMT aka 5am EST) on Monday February 25. According to the site, you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.
What could I do to persuade you to vote for me? KEEP IT REASONABLE!