Friday, June 15, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 6/15/07

Today's DBT WIR is going to be a bit different. Instead of the usual DBT/Jason/Drams/Music News I'm going to throw together a hodge-podge of different music and music related articles. A stew of music news, if you will... and you will.

One DBT note: The boys and lady are in the studio recording up some mighty fine goodness. Word has it that things are going great. Oh boy, I can't wait for this album.

Wheeler at Alablawg is closing shop and has written some parting posts. The saddest came recently with this disclosure.

Goodbye Part III, Stuff I Never Got To Do - The Alablawg:

"Alabama things I always wanted to do, but never got around to doing.

See DBT. They’re in town every year right after Thanksgiving. We’re always in town, too, but I’ve never made the show. Mostly because we always have turkey day at our house, which means out of town guests with whom I want to spend time. Hence, no show."

Hilarious thread on Nine Bullets. The question asked; "If Weird Al did a DBT song". May favorite is below but all submissions are worth a look.

Nine Bullets:

"Puttin' Puddin' On The Spoon?"

I would like to be this dude just for one day.

Via Scott Jenkins on the DBT Yahoo Group. - Guitar never seemed so hard


Dirty needles and......

Cheap Cocaine: It's a 'Social Thing':

"Thirty-six years after President Nixon declared a 'war on drugs,' cocaine remains thoroughly in demand and it's as cheap and trendy as ever.

'Coke's a social thing, and I always pair it with alcohol,' said a 25-year-old Los Angeles woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, to ABC News."

I've admitted to a few man crushes on this blog. Apparently the term has entered the national lexicon.

Summer sizzles for Man Crushes -- and there's nothing wrong with that

We're talking, of course, about a Man Crush -- the completely non-sexual feelings that develop when one heterosexual male finds another dude to be so cool that Guy No. 1 wants to spend as much time as possible with Guy No. 2. Aristotle had a Man Crush on Plato. Richie Cunningham had a Man Crush on the Fonz. And for the entire month of April and part of May, everyone in the Bay Area with a Y chromosome had a Man Crush on Golden State Warriors star Baron Davis.

The Man Crush has always been a delicate subject among straight men, with a very complicated rule set. It's considered OK to spontaneously proclaim your love for an NFL quarterback when he just scored a touchdown. It's not cool to point out that Bob from human resources always looks nice in that blue sweater. It's socially acceptable to have a poster of a shirtless and sweaty James Hetfield from Metallica on your wall, but never a half-naked or even fully clothed picture of Orlando Bloom.

But we're at a crucial point in Man Crush history, where a perfect storm of events could make it possible for even the most insecure guy to proclaim his undying like for his fellow man.


We can't find bin Laden, but we can find Lou Pearlman. *sigh*

Boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman to appear before federal judge:

"Lou Pearlman, the Orlando boy-band mogul, was taken into custody by the FBI early this morning in Indonesia."

Don't know anything about this book, but the friend request came through this week and the title caught my eye. If anyone has read it and can give a thumbs up or down, leave a comment.


Al Gore is a badass:

Antarctica Cements Act for Gore’s Live Earth:

In an effort to fulfill his promise of a concert on every continent for his “Live Earth” event on July 7 to 8, Al Gore approached the British Antarctic Survey in February to explore the possibility of flying a band in to its Courtesy British Antarctic Survey Rothera Research Station in Antarctica.

No, he was told, July is mid-winter in Antarctica, and no planes or boats can get in or out.

But all was not lost. BAS officials told Gore that a band was already in place on the South Pole. BAS press representative Linda Capper told blogger Tim Slagle, “We have a house band — five of our science team. They are very good indie rock-folk fusion. The remaining 17 will be the audience on location.”

They’ve never played in front of an audience. To make matters worse, the band, named after a Greenlandic word for “summit,” will be playing outside on the ice, where temperatures could be as low as minus ten degrees Celsius. One of their colleagues will film the performance for broadcast on TV and the Internet"



Anonymous said...

The book sounds as if it might be a bit like Fargo Rock City, eh?

AAW said...

Could be, binky, but I'm not familiar with FRC. I'll look it up and check it out.