Monday, August 24, 2009

Placebo US Tour - Cancelled


Placebo canceled their US tour beginning in September.
According to Brian collapsed during his first song at a festival in Japan. Doctors say he suffered a virus in Asia which, coupled with jet lag and exhaustion suggest he and the band take a six week break from touring to rest and recover. I smell bullshit.

I am thinking its a conspiracy for a few reasons. After this announcement, another one stated that Placebo will still do the Leeds Festival on August 28th and 29th. :/
Another reason, bands have canceled tours before because of lack of album sales. Lets be honest, this isn't the best Placebo album ever made. I love selected songs (certain tracks off Battle of The Sun are their best work) but its not selling here in the States. I would not be surprised if they take this little break to chill out, put money into some advertising here in the colonies or just schedule more dates in the UK. Either way, i am disappointed.

Oldies but Goodies


Ali sent me these two particular videos a while back.
In addition to them, he made clever remarks about how proud he was of me for being a part of the production for them. Hilarious

I like the guy on guitar in the first video bouncing back and forth, straight grooving. For the one directly above, I just don't know what happened to "puka" or tightly worn vacation necklaces, but I am very happy that they no longer exist.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Happiest Place on Earth?


I love Disneyland.
Infact, I love all non-threatening amusement parks.

But it appears that the great Disney World in Orlando Florida is having a curse going for its employees. Note to self: Do not apply to work at Disney World for at least a few weeks...

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 18) -- A 30-year-old performer at Disney World is dead after rehearsing for a stunt show, the third worker to die in seven weeks at the Orlando, Fla., park.
Anislav Varbanov was pronounced dead late Monday at a hospital after injuring his head while rehearsing a tumbling roll for the "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular."
A Disney spokeswoman said the company mourned Varbanov's death. The stunt show was canceled Tuesday in his memory.
The death comes a week after a 47-year-old performer died following an on-stage fall during another show, "Captain Jack's Pirate Tutorial." And on July 5, a 21-year-old monorail driver died when another train crashed into his own.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Games For Days


This Paul Banks solo album came from left field.

I felt like posting the new video for the single Games for Days and just throw out there that I really dig Interpol. If I was not that crazy about this Julian Plenti album I wouldn't hate. But, it is actually a great album and I am really hoping to see some tour dates for it soon. Very interesting and possibly exciting....

Ready For The Weekend


New Calvin Harris album dropped today.

I like it, its really funky and different from his first album. The man created disco for fucks sake. No matter how this record compares to the first all around, I got a lot of love for Calvin Harris. I saw him at Coachella two years ago and it was one of the best, surprising sets I have ever seen.

The Rain (Real Jazzy, kudos Calvin)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monotone Management Sucks


Monotone Management sucks.
They can't even come through a seasonal show with a terrible line up (Hardfest.) The show that was at the Forum this past Saturday got shut down by 10pm. Here is the statement made on;

LOS ANGELES -- August 9th, 2009

We were required to shut down Hard Summer at The Forum last night by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. They declared the event a "hazard" after seeing concertgoers jumping from the balcony to the floor, along with numerous other potentially dangerous activities. The Inglewood Police Department backed the decision of the Fire Department and assisted in the clearance of the venue.

While we, the promoters, worked with the authorities to consider other options to continue the concert, ultimately they made the decision based on the safety of the concertgoers. We are happy to report that there were no major injuries.

So, a lineup that was already weak is now being pushed back till when? Like over fall or winter when there other lame ass events are scheduled? Monotone Management sucks. Trying to throw raves in 2009 aint working. Get an outdoor venue, idiots. And good luck making money out of this mistake you suckers.