So the big local fiasco that happened last week that we hadn’t talked bout yet was the MF Doom show. Apparently MF Doom came out way late in the morning, lip-synced to 20 minutes of a CD, and a bunch of people don’t even think it was really him (he always wears a mask). From the MJQ promoter via myspace:
Many apologies go to all of you who came out to the MF DOOM show last night at MJQ and paid $30 of your hard earned money only to watch him lip sinc for 20 minutes at 1:30 in the morning. This was by far one of the single worst experiences I’ve had as a club promoter and I sincerely apologize if you walked away feeling cheated. To make matters even worse MF DOOMS appointed doorman took off with all the money from the door after the show! As soon as we realized the money was stolen we decided to help ourselves to all of MF DOOMS merchandise which included a bunch of T shirts and posters. So, in an effort to make it up to everyone who walked away feeling cheated, we’re giving away all the merchandise for free so come and get it while supplies last!! And if that’s not enough, feel free to let MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile know how you really feel by calling him at his home in Kennesaw Georgia.
All the best,
Randy Castello / Tight Bros Network
Ruby Isle have decided to start covering whatever song is #1 on the blog mp3 aggregator Elbows each week and releasing it for free. This is such a cool idea. Here’s their cover of Beach House‘s “Gila” (you can listen to the original here):
Ruby Isle : Gila (Beach House cover)
So, Xiu Xiu and Fucked Up have filed a lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco for using their names, plus tons of other indie groups, in a Camel cigarettes add in Rolling Stone magazine without their permission. Add this douchiness to running Bob Dylan cover stories every three months and having no clue what the best music of 2007 was, and Rolling Stone may be more out of touch than MTV.
Lou Reed will be the keynote speaker at SXSW.
Beck‘s Odelay is getting the “Deluxe Treatment” and will be available with lots of extra goodies at the end of next month.
David Byrne interviews Thom Yorke on In Rainbows.
The Long Blondes have a new album out in April.
The Smashing Pumpkins are digitally releasing an acoustic EP called American Gothic on January 2nd.
Snowden is so hott the television show CSI Miami has used their cover of “Time Of the Season”:
If for some reason you read this in time to check it out, Snowden are DJing tonight at DSC.
A cool show I recommend checking out tomorrow night:
I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time listening to albums from this year i hadn’t got a chance to listen to until now to make sure I leave no rock unturned for my Top 50 albums list. I’ll try to update my “heavy rotation list” sometime over the next few days, but until then, listen to these tracks of the stuff I’ve like best and then go get the album:
Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew : Spirit If… : Gang Bang Suicide
Plants And Animals : With/Avec : Lola Who?
Yeasayer : All Hour Cymbals : Sunrise
Jesu : Conqueror : Conqueror
Cloud Cult : The Meaning Of 8 : Chemicals Collide
Illinois : What The Hell Do I Know? : What Can I Do For You
I ‘m chilling at Octane coffee shop right now because Comcast is horrible and my internet service through them basically doesn’t work, so between that and me chillaxing for the holidays, posts will be sparse. My year end lists are taking a little longer than expected because i take them very seriously and i don’t want to miss anything. I would anticipate my best EP list up around Christmas and my best LP list up right before New Years. Happy Holidays and Thanks for reading Ohmpark!
- Posted by Davy Minor on December 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm