Ryan Adams Returns to Blogging

What can I say, the man just cannot help himself. Kinda like how peanut butter goes with jelly, Ryan Adams and insane internet postings kinda go hand in hand. The onetime prolific marijuana-fueled message board poster cum mp3 recording artist cum infamously broken-hearted video blogger has now unleashed yet another new project in the form of a Tumblr blog which you can find at DRAdamsFilms.com–a domain name that was purchased on March 11, 2008 by a representative from Ryan’s management company.

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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.

Thanks to SS for the tip. More info on LA Times’ Music Blog and Gawker.

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.

“Teenage Dirtbag” Massacre

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.

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Has a Case of the On-Camera Giggles

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.

So Meta It Hurts: Musto as Lohan as Monroe

DO NOT WANT! Legendary Village Voice gossip columnist Michael Musto has topped Lindsay Lohan by going meta to the 3rd degree. For the latest issue of the VV, he’s gone and done a photoshoot of himself as Lindsay AS Marilyn Monroe.

A publicity stunt on top of a publicity stunt? Can you handle it? I will have to draw the line once Seth Green does a shoot as Michael Musto as Lindsay as Marilyn, I guess.

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Is it sad that Musto kinda looks more fierce than Lohan?

The Modern Age Wins a 2008 Shockwave NME Award

As of tonight I have a lot in common with the Arctic Monkeys, Kate Nash, the Klaxons, and Facebook. We are all 2008 Shockwave NME Award WINNERS! Muwahahah.

YOUR VOTING was the key in helping this lil’ ol’ blog win a 2008 Shockwave NME Award for Best Music Blog.

I would like to thank YOU, the people who have faithfully visited this labor of love since 2001. Thanks for putting up with all my stupid posts about the White Stripes (who could forget the “Jack White in a bathing suit” post or “Meg White’s Disco Boobs” entry?), Ryan Adams (he loves puppies, remember?), and everyone else who created music pre-2003. Thanks again guys, couldn’t have done it without you.

If and when I receive my golden middle finger statue I will surely post photos.

Old Navy Commercial Makes My Brain Hurt, In February

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!

But the most grating thing about the commercial has GOT to be the song. But who, dear reader, has manifested the annoying spirit of Blossom‘s Six LeMeure into musical form?
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Ryan Adams Wants His Fashion, Damnit!

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.”

Hmmmm…. what’s your best guess about who was the soul responsible for banning Ryan from carousing with models?
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The Modern Age Is a Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 Nominee!

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!

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Of course it’s just an honor to be nominated alongside fellow nominees: The Hype Machine, Nothing But Green Lights, Spinner, and Stereogum.


Why should you vote for me? Which other blog nominated is perpetually stuck in 2002? Which other blog is certifiably obsessed with the White Stripes and The Strokes? Which other blog is brave enough to tell the world that their cellphone ring tone is “Move Along” by the All-American Rejects? ONLY THEMODERNAGE.ORG!

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!