Speaking of misguided emotional states, Ultragrrl's done one of those things on the list of things to do before one dies, or something -- she's in Vanity Fair. (Sidebar: What the heck was Bono doing at Black & White? Dang.) In another browser window, I'm reading the Zolius' and Chromewaves' recaps of the hott Pop Montreal acton (speaking of, Frank's post on being charmed by Joanna Newsom is one of the lovliest things I've read lately...). You can't say I'm not extremely democratic in my tastes, or something.
So what's going on this weekend? Probably skipping the Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Karen O's costume changes aren't enough to draw us out to Stubb's when there's a potential that it might still be like, 90 degrees at night. I might go harass people DJing at Emo's, Thee Lounge Editon tonight -- or head to Mohawk to see The Black Angels on Saturday. (Relatedly, anyone want to put us on the list for The Hold Steady Sunday? No, really. I'm serious.)
Anyway, at some point this weekend, I've got to get down to business and write out the pattern for the scarf I designed that's appearing in the 2008 Stitch'n'Bitch Page-a-Day calendar. Don't worry, there will be pictures soon. Yes, it's kind of got a music theme. And no, it does not look like this... I probably also need to go see The Departed, I think (I'm glad Marty's making, you know, real movies again...) -- but mostly I'm on tenterhooks to see David Lynch's Inland Empire, which probably won't play here for another million years...
Moving on: Best find of the week, even though it was posted in June: Dust on the Stylus has the Frazier Chorus cover of "Anarchy in the UK." I kind of hate that song -- it's one of those overplayed things that's totally lost its meaning. But I kind of love this version.
Speaking of things that should only be listened to once, max, because they're charming, but not particularly good, here's Karen O & Peaches' contribution to the Jackass Number Two soundtrack.
Karen O (feat. Peaches) -- Backass
I think Pinkie can't wait for the trailers for that movie to stop running on the television because EVERY TIME one comes on, I laugh uncontrollably in a maniacal fashion. We adore Johnny Knoxville -- FYI, we think he's fiiiiiiine. Full stop.
In High Demand today:
Wyrd Sisters -- This Is The Night (members of Pulp, Radiohead, etc.) Because yes, uh, we totes watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last night. *ahem* No comment. We love how Jarv totally pulls a latter-day Bryan Ferry by providing both this song and the end title to the soundtrack.
Patrick Wolf -- Accident and Emergency (site) I think this is a cruddy transcode of the stream from the site, but... So good!
The Boy Least Likely To -- When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Boy (site) More melancholy sweetness and light from TBLLT.
The Assemblers -- Tribute (label Myspace) Who are these people? Tell me. Tell me now. Primo pomo throwback pastiche. Trust me.
The Legends -- Lucky Star (Jimahl Remix) (Myspace) (video) Not a Madonna cover, more of a Jellybean Benitez homage. Adorable Swedes, natch. Do they teach the history of pop music there in school, or something?
Finally: MC DJ is back. Have a lovely weekend!