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Mp3s: Wedding Present in Cambridge, MA
Noel Gallagher, not impressed with Liam’s songwriting.
Noel: “Morrissey was actually in our actual dressing room. Being very funny.”
Eva Mendes wants to get naked with Morrissey.
Morrissey will be in Richmond in March.
The Celtics of the Big Three are 88-18 in the regular season.
NASCAR Begs You To Buy More Stuff From Its Sponsors.
Product Review – Think Tank Shape Shifter Backpack.

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East Carolina’s Skip Holtz has no Syracuse deal but may talk. Ugh.
Years Of Refusal, the actual track list.
Morrissey went to the Oasis show in LA..
My Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z photo was selected by Pitchfork as one of the year’s best.
Selected Excerpts from The Grizz’s Interview with Noel Gallagher.
Part two is even better. Honestly Grizz, you’ve outdone yourself here. Nice work.
Operation Humble Kanye.
Photos from Mumbai. Incredible.

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Obama’s historic victory plate. WTF?
MySpace’s Branding Ineptitude Results In Another Casualty.
Do Magazine Publishers Still Believe in Publishing?
Mumbai Attack Aftermath Detailed, Tweet by Tweet.
Canon 5D MkII is Finally Shipping.
Computers Not Sure Why You Like ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Either.
What A Turkey! The 25 Worst-Selling #1 Albums.

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New Order reissues plagued with bad sound.
Worst. Song. Ever.
The story of two songwriters writing a hit song for a Very Big Pop Star.
Bob Dylan: It’s All A Blur.
Annie Liebowitz: “”Could you imagine trying to get the soul every day?”
Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy.
What Was The World Like The Last Time Guns N’ Roses Released An Album?
Shaq’s Twitter Solved. It’s Not His. But He Has Started His Own!
Jeff Riedel’s Massive GQ Photo Essay.

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I bought The Bends on vinyl from Costco over the weekend.
Costco.
Vinyl is back, baby! Amazon is stocking 250,000 titles these days.
Nnnnnoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wrote up the my experiences and thoughts on the attack on Noel Gallagher in Toronto for my friends at Blurt Online.
Check out my photos of Paul Weller at the 9:30 Club from Saturday.
Site adds ‘More Cowbell’ to any song.
The free-agent class of 2009.
This just in: P4k hates KOL. But they have a nice interview with Paul Weller.
Annie Liebovitz talks photography.
According to Apple representatives, the company will be releasing a software update to bring Genius playlists to existing iPod classics.
Michael Stipe answers your questions.
Stevie Wonder plays “Superstition” on Sesame Street. And it is teh awesome. [via]

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Seems like every time I turn on the Olympics, it’s either diving or boxing. Boooring. I still haven’t seen the Redeem team play at all.
In other news, I have 457 saved items in my Bloglines account. Here are a few of them:
Matthew Sweet :: A Career: Thus Far…
Media Needs A Makeover.

A story in Business Week about a thriving newspaper industry in Germany surmises that the problems with US newspapers is not the internet it’s the content.

Kelly Shimoda and the Art of the Text Message. Brilliant.
Japan Wins: Most Photogenic Public Works Project, EVER.
10 Pieces of Photo Gear Under $50 You Should Own.
50 photos of people all taken with my 50mm lens. Again, brilliant.
Underworld’s setlist at Virgin Fest. I still need to upload those photos.
The Baltimore Round Robin tour sounds like a very Baltimore thing to do. Especially because THEY ARE SKIPPING DC. Seriously, they should just make signs that say “F DC.”
MOP + Sesame Street = awesome.
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WOXY Lounge Act Recap – Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down. Although teetering into very Ani DiFranco territory at times, she was pretty damn good at the Black Cat last week.
Sad news. Jerry Finn has passed away. That makes me incredibly sad.
Lastly, Happy Bday to Amanda, one day early.

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What the Wind Will Never Tell, the new album by D.C.’s own Nethers, is out digitally on iTunes and eMusic. Go get that shit! The physical release comes later this month.
Stream the new My Morning Jacket album Evil Urges. It’s out 6/10. MMJ also did their own Black Cab Session.
[mp3] The Futureheads | Broke Up The Time
Now album This Is Not The World out now.
New tour dates for Dizzee Rascal:
July 18 NEW YORK, NY Highline Ballroom
July 19 CHICAGO, IL Pitchfork
July 20 TORONTO, ON Rogers Picnic
July 21 AUSTIN, TX Emo’s
July 22 DENVER, CO Cervante’s
July 24 LOS ANGELES, CA Echoplex
July 25 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mezzanine
[mp3] Dizzee Rascal | Where Da G’s At?
[mp3] The Stills | Being Here
[mp3] The Stills | Rooibos / Palm Wine Drinkard
New album Oceans Will Rise out in August.
Rob Dickinson, former lead singer of the Catherine Wheel, is re-releasing his album Fresh Wine For The Horses with a bonus disc of re-recorded Catherine Wheel tunes.
Here are some tourdates. Buffalo but not DC? Seriously?
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
June 17 – London, ONT Call The Office
June 18 – Toronto, ONT The Mod Club
June 20 – Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 22 – Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bears
June 23 – New York, NY Mercury Lounge
[mp3] Rob Dickinson | End of the World
[mp3] Ratatat | Mirando
New album due out July 8th on XL Recordings.

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Wow.
Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced. That first photo and the story about it is incredible.
I came in fifth in the DCist Bracket Challenge. Kansas is the first national champ I’ve picked correctly since 2001. And not to say “I told you so” but they totally won in spite of Bill Self. Box and One? Seriously?
D.C. United has a blog.
Everyone’s is missing thew big question about the 20th Anniversary Sub Pop show. Is the original Gates/Plouf lineup of The Spinanes going to reunite? And if so, will someone please bootleg that shit?
That might finally get me to play Guitar Hero.
Never Forget.
The best thing I’ve heard all year? Ra Ra Riot’s WOXY Lounge Acts session.
Speaking of, lookee there. Congrats, boys!
New Future Islands!
New mp3 from The Little Ones (who are, incidentally, touring with Ra Ra Riot).
Oh, almost forgot. i bought a new toy.
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Sweet.
Also, Listen to MMJ at SXSW on NPR. OMG!
**UPDATE** – Holy Shit. “Thank You Too” is THE MOTHER EFFING JAM. I need an MP3 of this ASAP. It’s at the 27:36 mark. Total 1970’s FM rock power-ballad space-jam. Can’t wait until June and Radio City!
I hope it’s better than the decidedly meh R.E.M. show at Stubbs. The new stuff? Not so great.
I’ve also got to dig my way through Jens Lekman, The Whigs and a few others.

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Here are some of the links that have been clogging up my inbox during my work-imposed blogging hiatus.
[mp3] The Mountain Goats | Sax Rohmer #1
New record HERETIC PRIDE out now.
[mp3] The Whigs | Right Hand on My Heart
Heard nothing but good things about this band, mostly from this guy. They start a short tour with the Spinto Band in the next few days.
[mp3] Ghostland Observatory | Dancin’ On My Grave (Let There Be Vinyl remix)
At the 9:30 Club on March 29th.
[mp3] Nik Freitas | Sun Down
My friend (yes I’m a name dropper) Jim Fairchild can’t say enough good things about Mr. Freitas. Instrumental Analysis concurs.
[mp3] These United States | First Sight
Local boys finally doing some good away from home. Can’t recommend these guys enough, but you can see for yourself in March.
[mp3] Say Hi | Northwestern Girls
[mp3] Say Hi | Toil And Trouble
[mp3] Say Hi | Zero To Love
I am loving Say Hi’s new album The Wishes And The Glitch. Droney, dream pop at its best. Playing the Black Cat on March 4th. I’ll be there.
[mp3] Dead Meadow | I’m Gone
[mp3] Dead Meadow | What Needs Will Be
Unofficial favorite band of the Super Furry Animals. Bunf never shuts up about them.
[mp3] Bowerbirds | In Our Talon
Played the Black Cat on Sunday.

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