August 27, 2008

Jack, get on this

BoingBoing pointed me at the Air Guitar championships. The winner used a relatively new song by The Toadies. I'm the band's biggest fan, and I've got the awful glossy promo photo to prove it. I like the former champ.

BB also linked to an article about The Decline of 'Go-out-and-Play':
"Play," incidentally, is a mysterious activity children engage in when not compelled to spend every hour under adult supervision, taking soccer or piano lessons or practicing vocabulary words with computerized flashcards.
To make this post a real dumping ground, I'd also like to mention some recent music musings.

First, I'm sick of the sassy brat vocal stylings of so many contemporary female vocalists, like Bittersweet. However, I vote for Nikki Monninger of the Silversun Pickups as one of the best things moving forward post-Sleater-Kinney.

Also, I like Vampire Weekend regardless of hype, and think we should listen to more Born Ruffians, who are up that alley but more earthy.

And my buddy Bill is making a serious run on the Chicago music scene with Snowsera. They've played Schuba's and The Metro now, had a spot on Q101's Local 101, and just released a new E.P., for free, download-only, with artwork by Katie, on the Snowsera Myspace.

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4 Comments:

Blogger JHitts said...

Why me?

August 27, 2008 at 2:56 PM 
Blogger Chase Purdy said...

You're right, Jack. Why would Tony ever directly address you with a post concerning an air guitar competition...

*eye roll*

August 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

I thought it was for the Vampire Weekend reference because, in my defense, I haven't air guitared since graduation.

August 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

if I knew how to elicit these types of Hittinger responses -- you know, get it down to a science -- I'd live happily ever after. come on, jack, come on.

August 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM 

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