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Blow To Cock Rock, Darkness Singer May Hit Higher Notes

Cock rock was dealt a blow when Darkness front man Justin Hawkins, while being pulled by a speedboat at high speeds on a giant inflatable tube, came “unstuck” and hurt himself. He suffered broken ribs and torn muscles in his legs sayeth the Sun. Ouch. The image of the lamb’s wool-afro’d singer skimming on the surface of the water in his sequined catsuit until he slows down and you hear the groaning is too much. Ribs broken…leg muscles torn… Can som read more »

POSTED April 19, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Noel Gallagher Webchat On April 22

Perhaps the best interviewee of his time, Noel Gallagher will be unleashing some quality soundbytes in a webchat answering questions from Oasis fans from all over the world reports Gigwise. The webchat is to celebrate 10 years of the bands website Fans are asked to email their questions to Noel prior to and during the webchat. The cyberchat will take place in London and will be transmitted live over the interweb on Friday 22nd of read more »

POSTED April 18, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Paul McCartney Tour Dates

I wonder if he’ll be playing “When I’m 64″ seeing that he is in his 64th year? [birthday is June 18, 1942] Sir Paul McCartney is bringing his show back on the road for those scant few Beatles fans out there. I keed. Mixing up solo stuff with his Wings and Beatles catalog, you can pretty much hum every single melody the guy has ever written. And considering the Beatles stopped touring after 1965, anything he plays off Revolver on is being played for the read more »

POSTED April 18, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Remembering Kurt

This day always stands out in my mind. April 8, 1994 to be exact. I was in San Diego, CA working at a sound stage for a production company. I was driving the company van to work and the radio was reporting that Kurt Cobain was believed dead. [His death would later be changed to April 5, but the 8th stands out in my head]. I think it was a Friday, too, and I decided to take the day off. Part because my j-o-b was stale and part because I had to get my personal read more »

POSTED April 8, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Live – Bloc Party, The New Fab Four?

Bloc Party are a lot of things. They are the “Next Big Thing”, they’re on the cover of all the magazines including the FADER, they have hit singles, they over-saturated the SXSW weenie-fest, they have no commercial radio station in New York to play them [what up, Gary Gorman?], they are still unknown by most people in the US, but at their very core, they are four young kids having fun and a whole industry is in on the ride with them. They could just as read more »

POSTED April 8, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

David Byrne Radio Online

Leave it to the old school to try and bring back “radio”. None other than David Byrne has thrown his hat into the broadcasting ring. Kind of makes sense seeing that he has always been relevant and somewhat avant-garde his whole career. And with bands like the Arcade Fire popping up with Byrne and his Talking Heads as obvious reference points, the kids seem to enjoy re-living the past, too. If this Byrne/Heads lovefest gathers any more steam, look for a Braver read more »

POSTED April 7, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Stereo MCs Return

Another blast from the past returns! Remember “Connected” and “Step It Up” from the early ’90s? The Stereo MCs are back according to a recent post on DrownedInSound. May will be a big month for the MCs as it will mark the first time any of their material has been commercially available since 2001. The group will first release “Warhead” and “First Love” on May 16th solely on iTunes, but a 12″ single in the UK will soon follow on May 30th. Commenting on read more »

POSTED April 7, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Did You See The Ad? Last Night's Yankee Game Experiment

For those of you baseball fans out there, last night was the home opener for the Yankees. Great game for Randy Johnson and Hideki Matsui as the Bombers pummeled the Red Sox, 9-2. Reason for this story, though, is because I saw something for the first time and still don’t know what to make of it. The advertising strip that is computer generated behind home plate that you can see as the pitcher is delivering the pitch, the view from center field, carried the st read more »

POSTED April 4, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Martin Luther King Jr. [1929-1968]

37 years ago today.

“Early morn, April 4.
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky.”

“Pride”, U2

“Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people but it seems the good die young
I just looked around and he’s gone.”

“Abraham, Martin and John”, Dion

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POSTED April 4, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Mark Gardener, Formerly Of Ride, To Play NYC

This Sunday, April 3, Mark Gardener, former singer/guitarist with massively influential shoegazers Ride, will be playing at Bar 13, 35 E 13th St, New York with Robin and Joe from Goldrush. Judging from his last dates in NYC, the addition of Joe and Robin can only mean one thing, not only will there be Mark solo material but plenty of Ride classics, as well. Say what you will about Mark’s solo stuff and his work with former band Animalhouse, Ride is the balls. read more »

POSTED April 1, 2005 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1)