Peter Frampton was a GOD during my high school daze (SLYT)
Take note at 10:00, when he takes over the drums.
He hasn't lost anything but a bit of hair. He still tours
and has the chops.
He is playing his beloved 1954 Les Paul
After the happy reunion, he plays it
for the 1st time.
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold more than six million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits. Since then he has released several major albums. He has also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others. Frampton is best known for such hits as "Breaking All The Rules", "Show Me the Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do", and "I'm in You", which remain staples on classic-rock radio. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy. Frampton is known for his work as a guitar player and particularly with a Talkbox and his tenor voice. (WiKi) [more inside]
Footballing History was made last night when France striker Karim Benzema scored against Honduras. Due to the position of the Honduran Goalkeeper, it was impossible to tell if the ball had crossed the line, and the goal line technology was called into action and controversially gave a goal.
Are Your Facebook Friends Stressing You Out? (Yes.)
- "The finding, which is similar to one determined last year, is nice as a headline: It's both unexpected (friends! stressing you out! ha!) and ironic (the currency of the social web, taking value rather than adding it!). What's interesting, though, is the why of the matter: the idea that, the report theorizes, the wider your Facebook network, the more likely it is that something you say or do on the site will end up offending one of that network's members... Unsurprisingly, per the study's survey of more than 300 Facebook users, 'adding employers or parents resulted in the greatest increase in anxiety.'" [more inside]
Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts
was a literary magazine founded in 1962 by Ed Sanders, a poet later co-founded The Fugs
. Its credo was "I'll print anything", and Sanders produced thirteen issues on a mimeograph machine from 1962 to 1965. Issues included works by Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Olson, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Julian Beck, Herbert Huncke, Norman Mailer, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, William S. Burroughs, Leroi Jones, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol. - wikipedia.
With a helpful index
. [more inside]
An axegrinding tradition: the Buffalo Beast
has posted its annual list of the 50 Most Loathsome People in America
Earlier this summer, a little-known '80s singer named R.P. Astley, responsible for a few blips on the radar such as "Eternally Conjoined
" and "Under No Circumstances Will I Ever Release You
" (the latter of which created a brief meme in which one would "PaulTumble" one's friends by pretending to point them to the video, but instead sending them to something quite interesting and novel instead)
has released *fist clench, drawing-in gesture aimed at camera*
a new track, "Lights Out
," his first new song in 17 years *hand gesture at camera*
. [more inside]
"Knock Out Eileen
," a rather cool mash-up by Thriftshop XL
of "Come On Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners) and "Mama Said Knock You Out" (LL Cool J). (slyt)
In 2005, Look Around You
created a brilliant satirical video
about the music industry charts.
On Tuesday, Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan
took the opportunity to "skewer" Gordon Brown
in the kind of biting rhetoric rarely, if ever, seen in UK parliament. Despite having alerted UK press organisations, including his own part-time employer
, Hannan's speech was not picked up by the UK press until... it started getting a heavy push from the US punditocracy
. [more inside]
Cats I am near.
Stick a postcode or address in below, and we'll show you cats near it.
, the iconic, ephemeral, sadly recently-deceased founder and original frontman of Pink Floyd, recorded several singles and an LP (plus at least one song on their second LP) with the band before his genius was amputated by mental illness and they became an arena rock dinosaur. He also recorded two solo albums, the making of which
was almost as interesting as the gentle, crystalline, almost fractal-like music contained on them. However, as Barrett aficionados have long known, the solo sessions produced many more recordings than were eventually released. Now, though, all known Barrett material that wasn't commercially released has been assembled in a fan-made collection: Have You Got It Yet?, version 2.0
of which has just been released to the world. More download links inside. [more inside]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor officially calls it quits,
citing the Iraq war as a primary catalyst. "The last American tour that Godspeed did was in the run up to the current war in Iraq. For what Godspeed did, it was very difficult for us to work out a way for us to communicate directly with the audience about what was going on."
Umm...yeah. So who's to fill their giant post-rock
shoes? Well, most of the members have moved on to other projects, most notably Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
). That's not to mention the slew of next generation bands that have culled GY!BE as a primary influence to get your fix: Sparrows Swarm and Sing
, The Seven Mile Journey
, or johnnytwentythree
, just to name a few.
Ingmar Bergman once said that Roy Andersson
"makes the best commercials
in the world." The 64 year old Swedish director has also made a couple of striking feature films, including the 2000 Cannes Jury Prize winner Songs from the Second Floor
) and this year's still unreleased You, the Living
(Spoilers in most links). So an SNL digital short, Dear Sister
spoofs the second season finale of the OC
. Now the internets just don't know when to stop, with parodies (of the parody) playing on everything from the obvious like The Departed
, The Matrix
, Reservoir Dogs
, and Predator
to the not-so-obvious like Lord of the Rings
, Raging Bull
, Monty Python
, Duck Hunt
(my favorite), Looney Toons
, Smash Brothers
, Office Space
, and Bio-Ooze Super Soakers
Web documentary series about the life of 20 somethings living in Baghdad - an interesting addition to the list of more famous web threads on life in Baghdad.
"You’re more worried about friction on the 'Desperate Housewives' set than the lack of health coverage at your tedious, soul-destroying job. You have no idea what is going on in the world, and you’re fine with that. You are why democracy doesn’t work."
are #16 on The Beast
's 50 Most Loathsome People in America
How do you transform lettuce into Pacman
? The Sentence Game
, that's how.
"If you love someone, you want to give something of yourself to them... Go big or go home you know?" Show that special sweetie of yours that you care with the magic of mutual self-mutilation.
Really, how often were you using that ring finger, anyways?
It's good to know that we have friends
willing to do the dirty