Thursday, May 11, 2006

Greg Graffin Goes Solo, plus Kurt Cobain a Hero, Mary Wilson Protects You, R. Kelly in the Lingo, Petty Scalpers, Tao of Willie

  • Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin's solo record: a "vivid, hi-fi recording that makes you feel as if you are in a 19th century pine-floored cabin or village-church with the musicians right there next to you," and it displays his "love of country rock in the vein of Gram Parsons, the Band and Neil Young." I hate Bad Religion, but this is promising nonetheless.
  • Kurt Cobain has been named the "Greatest Hero in Rock 'N' Roll" by NME readers. Other heroes include Ian Curtis and Pete Doherty. I guess "hero" means something different over there.
  • Supreme Mary Wilson is trying to protect the world from bogus versions of "legendary vocal groups." Is she trying to tell me that it wasn't the original Ink Spots I saw in February?
  • "Do an R. Kelly" has become a part of the English language. Just be careful how you use it.
  • Tom Petty scalped the scalpers. How Petty.
  • Willie Nelson has a book called The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart. I'll be he grows his own hydroponic Tao.

1 comment:

Karl Bakla said...

the new Greg Gaffin folk stuff is worse than Bad Religion's Into the Unknown album