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Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 5:59 PM

Don't know if you saw this or not, but the Monkey Boy (aka The Leader of the “Free” World) was in Nashville the other day to "speak" (if you can call what comes out of his mouth "speaking")... According to The Tennessean newspaper: Bush was speaking in Nashville last week....

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Hey, I passed my Metro Times drug test... np: "The No No Song," Ringo Starr BTW: This dude was a full-blown heroin addict when this video was shot. Think he could have cut it on American Idol?...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 5:51 PM

I'm sure you've all read by now that Lindsay Lohan has been busted for DUI and possession of cocaine in L.A., only days after appearing in court on another DUI charge and having the judge order one of those ankle bracelets that supposedly can sense if someone is using or...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Detroit is losing one of its native sons this week, as Art Lyzak and his lovely wife Christine leave the Motor City for the beautiful confines of San Francisco, where Christine has taken a job with a major advertising firm. "Dammit!" Art exclaimed on his first voicemail message to me,...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 5:31 PM

OK, so I've arrived. Back in the Motor City. You can check out my introductory column at the Metro Times web site, proper, to learn more about me. But for practical purposes, these are probably the two most important graphs... just in case you don't want to take the...

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White Devil

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Phil Roth of Bay City pop-garage trio the Esperantos gives his freak flag plenty of room to fly in drums-bass duo the Fascists. The first impression of this debut LP: It's nervous, skittering post-punk England circa '79 until Roth lets loose his array of vocal whoops, cackles and woo-hoos. By...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It walks, it talks, it crawls like a reptile

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 11:26 AM

Seems Von Bondie head Jason Stollsteimer is alive. We got a press release from a Warner Brothers flack informing us of an upcoming Stollsteimer show that's "a bunch of his close friends, aka: Jason and The Hounds Below." This piece of PR pulp says the show is a warm up...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Ambient music is hard to do right. For every Aphex Twin or Global Communication — or Brian Eno for that matter — there are plenty of records that are so chilled-out, they’re cold and amount to little more than sonic wallpaper. Ulrich Schnauss has been an exception. Through no fault...

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The Velvet who?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

This is a psychedelic pop record in the most attractive sense. Not the soft California weirdness of Brian Wilson, though that's what the name suggests — this is heavier, noisier; "dangerous" in an immediately palpable way. A Velvet Underground comparison is hard to avoid, and in this case that's good;...

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Motown Remixed Vol. 2

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Motown Remixed Volume 1 was a treat because it let remixers and musicians take the originals and jam them out without reinventing the wheel. King Britt turned Edwin Starr's "War" into a Fela-ish bit of Afro-beat, sure, but the Roots pretty much just jammed along with Martha and the Vandella's...

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