I am sad that Lou Reed is no longer with us, and I have read many heartfelt tributes to the man I once considered my third-favorite songwriter (behind Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello) and the musician behind my third-favorite album (New York, which trailed Paul’s Boutique and Blood on the Tracks). This is not a heartfelt tribute. It’s a memory of my first encounter with Lou, which occurred (of course) on MTV. Here was this not-so-young singer, supposed to be a big deal for some […]
In 1971, assorted bin Laden brothers, sisters, and cousins visited Falun, Sweden, while one of the elder brothers conducted business with Volvo. Which one is Osama? Answer here.
I can’t say Sparklehorse was the most consistent group/guy in music, but when it/he was good he was very good. Mark Linkous killed himself Sunday — very sad.
Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest. System of a Down drummer buys Action Comics #1 for $317,200. Melee breaks out at America’s Next Top Model auditions. Miley Cyrus: “Stinkin’ Radiohead. I’m gonna ruin them.” Obit: Alan Livingston signed the Beatles to Capitol, created Bozo, wrote “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat.”