Now that we're into college football season, it's time to reserve a little attention for the marching bands that appear in the stands andat halftime. Rolling Stone looks at ten awesome cover versions--like this.
JK Keller took a frame-by-frame rip of an episode of The Simpsons, ran it through some video and audio filters and ended up with this. A full explanation of what's going on here can be found at Kottke.org.
You may have caught this discussion regarding large penises on TMZ last night.
This comes from The Atlantic. It might crystalize something that's been lurking in the back of your mind as you buy tickets to a reunion show by one of your favourite 90s band.
Now another wave of re-forming groups, made up of rock bands who helped define “alternative” and “indie” in the late '80s and early '90s, has arrived. This month brings new albums from Mazzy Star and Sebadoh, whose last albums came out in 1996 and 1999 respectively, though Mazzy Star toured in 2012, and Sebadoh has toured on and off since 2007. My Bloody Valentine started performing again in 2008 and put out their first album since 1990's Lovelessthis year. Several members of the Replacements recently played their first show together in 22 years and released an EP (previous ‘Mats album: 1990 as well). The Pixies have been touring since 2004, when they also released a new song and a cover, and this year three fourths of the original members worked on a new song and a new EP. (Previous Pixies full-length: 1991.)
In returning to action, many of these bands have started to build one-way discographies of their own—a fact that may have horrified their younger selves.