While Maura’s favorite sport seems to have its fair share of music related content, my deep love of soccer doesn’t seem to work its way into posts too often. But thanks to Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard’s Monday arrest in a Southport, England, bar, my dream of melding my two ridiculous passions into one post has come true!
Call it more evidence of The End Of Ideas or just… More »
Hey, everyone who broke into a chorus of “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” when you heard that Phil Collins was retiring from music–you do realize that he only said he’d be retiring from recording it or playing live, right? Because he has some sort of music-graphomania that is going to make him keep writing until he finally gives up the ghost, fingers clutching a pencil that’s just finished plotting out another big “DUH-DUH-DUH-DUH-DUH-DUH” fake-drum break? I mean, sure, the fact that he’s going to stop Mac Tonighting his way through atrocious covers of Motown hits is a reason to be sorta happy. But I wouldn’t say that the world is free from the possibility of a sequel to “Illegal Alien” being written yet–shit, dude is probably taking meetings on how to turn that song into a musical (featuring a video cameo by Lou Dobbs!) right now.
“Apologize” by OneRepublic and Timbaland: It’s still inescapable. But last night, while being subjected to it for the 8,439th time this month, I hit on the formula that no doubt led to it blanketing radio stations in this drained-of-true-adult-contemporary-hits era! Let’s think of it in mathematical terms. To wit:
“Apologize” X (oomph factor) + an honest-to-God big hook =
This post of 12″ mixes from the likes of Madonna, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson, and Yello is really bringing me back to the music aisle at my local Pathmark, where I would while away my mother’s grocery-shopping hours while poring over the weird assortment of $5.99 albums stuffed into the shelves. More »
The jazz-handed Genesis singer launches his new line of In Too Deep khakis during Saturday night’s VH1 Rock Honors taping in Las Vegas. More »
Phil Collins is the spitting image of his former Top 40 self today at a press conference, where he helped announce North American dates of the Genesis reunion tour. Collins’ from-the-nose singing style is necessary to replicate the nasally high-pitched voice employed in “Illegal Alien.” More »
We know you were all up at 7 a.m. this morning to live-blog the Genesis reunion-tour announcement, but for those of you who missed out: The good news (maybe) is that the band is touring next year with Phil Collins, and that their entire catalog will be remastered; the bad news… More »