John Legend has a new album coming out. Which I mention, because if I was FORCED to spend ten hours in a tiny room listening to one artist that’s been on VH1 in the past year, it would likely be him. He’s got a good (if moderately bland) sound.
Dashboard Confessional has a new album out (and they’re touring). Here, have a piece of glass. Pushi it right into your eye. There! Now you’ve had the same experience as listening to a Dashboard CD, and I saved you $18. Upgrade!
Bishop Allen is going on tour, but sadly going no further east than Chicago. Please imagine an artistic tear trickling its way down my face, a la the Environmental Indian. Their bass player is also leaving to form her own band … I hope they can replace Christian with someone of equally high caliber. If you’re out east and you want to catch a show, hop on over to Bishop Allen’s site.
When Gwen Stefani takes her baby out, she does it with a $790 Gucci baby sling. See, AJ? Even your Posh mom can’t top that. According to Save the Children, you could sponsor a child for about 2 years with the $790 that Ms. Stefani spent on her completely oblivious son. But hey, who’s counting?
The New Amsterdams have a video for their song “Turn Out the Light” (in Firefox, you can’t open this link in a new tab, or it won’t play). As a big fan of early New Ams, I’ll say I wasn’t so fond of Story Like A Scar, but I did like “Turn Out the Light,” and so I recommend the video. Other bonuses: the video is beautifully made, has some lovely peaceful scenery, and if you watch in just the right places, you can see Matt’s tattoo, the one on his right arm right under the shirtsleeve. Please excuse me while I go squeal in a corner.
The New Amsterdams: Site | Myspace | Label (Vagrant)
The New Amsterdams – Turn Out the Light
Italy won the World Cup. What a shame it had to be decided in penalty kicks, but all in all it was a great game played by two evenly matched teams. Now, yay! I don’t have to think about soccer for four more years. If only the Yankees would curl up and die, I wouldn’t have to hear about sports until … football season. Never mind.
Semi-celebrity quote of the week: “That was the most bizarre moment of this entire project — was standing on stage with Alice Cooper in Fargo, N.D., with a giant, red paper clip.”
-Kyle MacDonald, former giant red paperclip owner. From ABC News, about a guy who (eventually) traded a paperclip for a house. Mysterious and intriguing!