January 23, 2009
I actualy won tickets to this event but can’t go! First one to comment on this blog entry gets added to the list! For real.
Also, you can download Rocktapussy’s new ’09 Mixtape for free here. Featuring: He Say She Say, Silverghost, Flosstradamus feat. Caroline, CSS, Tegan & Sarah, Audio Bullys, Alphabeat, Seelenluft, Prairie Cartel, Kaiser Chiefs, Solid Gold
In a concept as classy as their name, adorable DJ tandem Rocktapussy (Jessica “A-Cup” Gonyea and Chess “Mother” Hubbard) are hosting SPANDEXXX! at Sonotheque later this month with He Say She Say and Silverghost. (Don’t bother trying to read the font on the flier).
So… um, if you’re dressed in 70% or more spandex you get in free. If you RSVP at UR Chicago, you get in for 5$. You can also win free tix by using brain power over at Venus Zine.
Considering what a Spandex ensemble will cost you at American Apparel (and all the friends you’ll lose in the process), I’ll take the 5$. Also please note; while accessories will make your outfit “pop”, be careful not to over-do it and drop below the 70% spandex requirement.
January 13, 2009
#1 Song in the Country. Jesus.
Lady Gaga was, um, a spectacle on The Tonight Show last week. There’s something funny about a pantless poorly-cordinated bimbo staggering around stage, attempting to play a keyboard, singing about how she doesn’t know where she is and had too much to drink the night before while Thriller rejects bounce around her. Roofie-Pop… so hot right now.
This will probably be pulled off of YouTube eventually (but you can see it on Hulu), so here are my screencaptured highlights:
Lady Gaga strikes a pose:
Lady Gaga does a very loose Robot:
Lady Gaga does a very poor Charleston:
Lady Gaga paws at a piano held up by one of her backup-dancers:
Lady Gaga does the Charleston again, while 24‘s Mary Lynn Rajskub and Dustin Hoffman smirk behind her:
August 6, 2008
Boat shoes, fencing, polos, crew shorts, over-the-shoulder sweaters, oxfords, wayfarers, and indie rock. Wait… what?
You have to love Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” video. It’s a nice reminder that at the height of the 80’s New Wave scene U.S. culture has re-fallen in love with, there was another wholly opposite trend also at it’s epitome — the Super-Prep. As it is the nature of nostalgia to forget the bad portions of two decade year-old trends, it’s not surprising to see a resurgence of both of these styles right now.
Both cliques are equally-reviled but by different crowds. But ask yourself if the sulking/satanic Goth-Punk kids at the ending of “Kwassa Kwassa” are any more or less ridiculous than their preppy counterparts? V.W. kindly reminds us that, as this generation mines John Hughes movies for style pointers, that super-priss Molly Ringwald was adored just as much as misunderstood alterno-rocker Ally Sheedy. And if I recall, in Hughes idealized world, Ringwald’s prep was the heroine of a lot more movies than Sheedy’s dark dandruff artiste.
and, just for old time’s sake, back when this used to be more of a joke:
July 25, 2008
So, here’s the deal. I kept referring to my past Pitchfork commentary, but then I realized my MySpace blog is torturously slow (and some of the pics are missing). So, I’ve rescued it from that page, updated some of the pics, reformatted, and voila… a year-old piece that still makes fun of festival-goers effectively. (A topic that, apparently, is timeless.) Away we go!
Originally posted 8/9/07
In and Out
Well………. both Pitchfork and Lolla have occured and aside from all the music I wanted to see, a bonus for going is the people-watching. Trends come and go, but never are they more embraced (badly or not) than at music festivals.
I’m not dismissing and ESPECIALLY not condoning any of these, but here’s a little heads up about what the art undergrads and coffeeshop workers near you will be sporting and/or name-dropping over the next few months:
In: White/plastic-framed sun-glasses, and the glasses David Duchovney’s wore in Zoolander
Out: The Baumer
In: The Smooth Sailor
Out: Truckers Caps
In: Painters Caps
In: low-cc pedal-start motorbikes
Out: Soccer jerseys
In: old-school soccer / tennis / basketball shorts
Out: the urban cowboy
In: the urban lumberjack
Out: useless terms like “electroclash”
In: useless terms like “futureshock”