Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Obama Day Again!

Got a bit excited yesterday. It's not Obama day until tomorrow, is it?

Here's something to tide us over. Meanwhile, George, don't bomb Iran. Don't think we've stopped watching you!


Interesting review of It Might Get Loud from Entertainment Weekly, one of the few magazine I subscribe to. On about 0.0001% of occasions it's been known not to follow the money, which makes it irreverent in American terms, hence its NME-on-training-wheels approach in the article about the movie.
"And though Jack White's largely manufactured backstory makes it hard to explore, the look on his face as he sits two feet away from Page and drinks in the elder statesman's performance of "Whole Lotta Love" says it all."
And lotsa other stuff. We all have a manufactured backstory, EW. Well, I do. Doesn't everyone?

Unlike everyone else I've read so far, EW *did* get into the Q&A with Jack White afterwards, and were equally flummoxed by his attitude there. They need to get out more.

These pictures are getting predictable.
Maybe a Dalek next post instead?
Get On Your Boots
You can hear U2's new single here.
It sounds like someone's thrown ten pieces of hit pop into the air and then recorded them as they fell. I've heard it three times now and it's beginning to grow on me. I could sing the hook instantly, but then I could sing the hook before I ever heard it, since it's not entirely dissimilar to "Pump It Up".

It is called "Get On Your Boots". (Shouldn't it be "Get Your Boots On"? I hate ungrammatical titles, me.) U2 claim to have been influenced by Jack White and Jimmy Page. It's the groovin' thing, apparently. I can remember when Led Zeppelin weren't all that hip, but I'll shut up about it because no one believes me.

Oh, and there was a whopping gert meteorite in Sweden a couple of days ago!

1 comment:

KaliDurga said...

I somehow missed this on my previous searches for Jack posts at your blog. Looks like he's wearing the same jacket in that photo as he wore this past winter on the cover of Nashville Scene and in Brooklyn for the Wanda show. Like the Blackthorne t-shirt, it's nice to know that he has favorite clothes that he wears for years, just like the rest of us.


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