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Dispatches from our Royal friends Across the Pond

In Teleportation on November 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Check out the stamping madness the Brits are up to next year, an enticing adventure in teleportation. It will surely call forth a colourful combo of stamp aficionados and music nerds alike.

The Royal Mail apparently consulted Greatest Album Cover polls and U.K. music editors to put together their top ten list of album covers, which I graciously typed out for you below:

1. Blur Parklife
2. New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
3. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZoSo)
4. Primal Scream Screamadelica
5. Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
6. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
7. The Clash London Calling
8. Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
9. Pink Floyd The Division Bell
10. Coldplay A Rush Of Blood To The Head

F YEAH stars to picking Blur over Oasis, and for including New Order and Primal Scream instead of all the new crap that hasn’t been crossing over well since this decade. But where’s Moz and RADIOHEAD? Where the hell are THE BEATLES, and since when does Coldplay get dibs on the R.M.S. throne? Are they even considered British anymore?

To conclude, are We (royal) really saying that this crap…
rush
is more striking than, oh, say…this gorgeous glacier of electronic genius?
kida

C’mon guys…you’ve had better bands, festivals, and drinking laws than the Americans since music was cool. Can’t you at least represent yourselves fairly?

Radiohead, “Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box” Amnesiac

R.I.P., Jim Carroll, and “All The People Who Died”

In Truths on September 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

Teddy sniffing glue, he was 12 years old
Fell from the roof on East Two-nine
Cathy was 11 when she pulled the plug
On 26 reds and a bottle of wine
Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old
He looked like 65 when he died
He was a friend of mine

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

G-berg and Georgie let their gimmicks go rotten
So they died of hepatitis in upper Manhattan
Sly in Vietnam took a bullet in the head
Bobby OD’d on Drano on the night that he was wed
They were two more friends of mine
Two more friends that died

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Mary took a dry dive from a hotel room
Bobby hung himself from a cell in the tombs
Judy jumped in front of a subway train
Eddie got slit in the jugular vein
And Eddie, I miss you more than all the others
And I salute you brother

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Herbie pushed Tony from the Boys’ Club roof
Tony thought that his rage was just some goof
But Herbie sure gave Tony some bitchen proof
“Hey,” Herbie said, “Tony, can you fly?”
But Tony couldn’t fly, Tony died

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Be well Jim.