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June 11, 2004

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The War Against Silence reviews the two most recent Mountain Goats albums, Tallahassee and We Shall All Be Healed.

Speaking of the Mountain Goats, here's a 1996 alphabetical interview with John Darnielle, as well as his essay "On Emerson, Whitman,
and the Bi-Fi Revolution."
(courtesy of wckrspgt.com, who have "The Paris Hilton Video" available on the website)

Matador and GBV.com have each posted an mp3 from Guided By Voice' swan song, Half-Smiles of the Decomposed.

"Like everything else Iíd attempted, I always had this big plan, like this is how Iíll get famous or this is how Iíll get rich [laughs]. I just realized that writing was the one thing that I was doing without all of that stuff in the forefront of my mind. It was the one honest and natural thing that was happening." Author Dan Kennedy talks about writing his book, Loser Goes First, with Suicide Girls.

Looking for Flaming Lips live shows? Try the Flaming Lips Hub.

A Fort Worth drama company is presenting a theatrical adaptation of Pink Floyd's The wall this weekend.

"Dead air in radio is bad, but in baseball it's fine. There's a rhythm to it some find boring, but I don't need to fill every hole. There's enough jock-jam music and advertising already. I want to do something tasteful that gets people tapping their toes, enjoying it." Kansas City Royals organist Sam Beckett is interviewed by the Kansas City Pitch.

Athens, Georgia's Flagpole previews Saturday's Will Oldham show at the Orange Twin Conservation Community.

Flagpole's Threats and Promises also spills this nugget: New West will reissue Vic Chesnutt's first four albums, with liner notes by Ian Mackaye (Fugazi) and bonus tracks.


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