October 5, 2007

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It’s Friday and with it, some links that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while. Good times. Today’s links are presented to you by Robert Smith of the Cure because the kids on South Park once declared that Disintegration is the best album ever. While I don’t necessarily agree, I’m not about to argue with Trey Parker and Matt Stone either.

Skeet on Mischa doesn’t blog every day anymore, but when he does, he pretty much always says what exactly what I’m thinking and have yet to articulate. Take for instance, last week’s post about the Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem show at the Hollywood Bowl, where Skeeter wrote the review that I would’ve written had I not been too lazy. And I quote: “LCD Soundsytem put on a better show. Then again, us intranet individuals have created such a unrelenting and unstoppable hype monster about Arcade Fire that it was hard to live up to the hype for me. Yes, the Arcade Fire are a great band live. No question about it, but it just didn’t connect with me. It should be noted that I never gave their new album a chance. A couple of songs worked for me, but on a whole, I like the first album more. So, maybe the fact that the set was mostly pulled from the new album could have explained why I wasn’t blown away like other people have been in the past. Also, they didn’t do “Crown of Love.” Nuts to that, McCuilty. I mean, it’s their best song and they didn’t whatever. Also, it should be noted that the concert as a whole was slightly tainted because a small woman kept on singing “oooooohhhh” and saying, “I hope they do the song where they go ‘oooooohhhh’.” She said it in between every song. People were going to punch her in the throat, I think. Even the dude she was on the verge of punting her across the bowl. And LCD Soundsystem pretty much gave the standard performance, which in other words means, beyond totally awesome. So imagine something being totally awesome, then taking it up about 11 notches on the awesome scale independently of one another.

Blythe from Bee Spot and Meg from I’m Quietly Judging You have been doing something called Blog of Love over the last few weeks. I’m not sure what it’s about considering I try to avoid VH1 as much as humanly possible, but it’s funny and I’m apparently nominated as one of the bloggers up for the title. I’m not sure what the winner gets, but either way, it can only be much much better than Brett Michaels.

Kevin “So Much Silence” Murphy has another blog at the Arizona Republic. You guys should bookmark it so that it doesn’t get shut down and the world goes to Hell and I stop writing for the Republic and therefore cannot afford to eat. Which means I can’t afford to blog. Or something.

A lot of you probably already know about Brandon Soderberg’s blog, No Trivia, but it’s damned good. Possibly even better than Mr. Bergstrom.

Damn You, Mr. Bergstrom and Your Semitic Good Looks

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There is a site where you can watch every South Park episode ever. Or as I like to refer to it: Xanadu.

The Foundtrack has its new October mix up with great cuts ranging from everything from the new Blockhead record to Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.”

Blogs are for Dogs has a couple tracks off the new and predictably brilliant Sunset Rubdown LP. I’ll be reviewing it for Stylus so expect something in this space sometime next week.

Crime Notes at Cole Slaw Blog absolutely nails the paradox that is David Brooks, also be sure to click through to Brooks’ column on On the Road 50 Years Later.

If you’re like me and don’t know all that much about jazz but want to learn more, this post from Floodwatch is essential reading.

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MP3: The Cure-“Friday I’m in Love”

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