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Friday, July 11, 2008

Funky Junkie

File under "Hell Freezes Over":

Ministry's funky, New Wave 1983 debut, With Sympathy, out of print for years and openly derided by leader Alain Jourgensen as a record company sell-out/concession, is being re-released August 12th.

I imagine it's been remastered, since it now includes three bonus tracks, "I Wanted To Tell Her (Extended Mix)," "Revenge (Remix)," and the impossible to find b-side "A Walk In The Park."

But will the Extended Version of "I Wanted To Tell Her" be the one featuring the female answer rap? Hmmm...

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"I have questions and they know everything..."

I'm in homo geek heaven, thanks to Sirius Satellite Radio this month - they've dedicated Channel 3 entirely to ABBA for the entire month, in order to promote the movie version of "Mamma Mia." The playlist is excellent, with plenty of obscure album and b-side tracks making the cut, but you do have to occasionally suffer through a "Mamma Mia" soundtrack cut - who wants to hear Meryl Streep warbling "The Winner Takes It All" when you could hear the sublime original?

The playlist is obviously automated, since this morning I got to hear:

"Eagle (Live)"
"Head Over Heels"
"The Winner Takes It All (Streep version)"
"Eagle (Studio Version)"

But hey, who doesn't want to hear "Eagle" over and over again?


Thursday, July 10, 2008

The first Kath & Kim spots are on the air...

...and my enthusiasm has waned:

The biggest problem appears to be Selma Blair as Kim - not pudgy enough, not funny enough. Molly Shannon as Kath seems to be in the spirit, though.

Downgrade from "Excited" to "Cautious."


Of course I am, Josie

This week on Popdose, I'm talking about Josie "Johnny, Are You Queer" Cotton and an obscure(ish) Blondie track.

As always, bookmark this link to catch all my latest Popdose-ings.


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cleveland Rocks? Perhaps.

Chut and I decided to do the unthinkable for the Fourth of July weekend. Fly to *gulp* Cleveland and visit my family!

It had been more than 2 1/2 years since I last visited Ohio, so it was interesting to see how cleaned up everything was. That is, except for the roads. Nice to see some things never change, i.e. orange road construction cones being a 24/7/365 thing on the North Coast. It took us an extra 30 minutes to finally figure out how to get to our hotel in Playhouse Square, thanks to Euclid Avenue being a torn-up, one-way mess.

Chut had never seen the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. I lost my shit over the new Bowie costumes display. No cameras allowed inside, dammit.

Gwen & Moby.

The original line-up reunited for a special one-off performance.

Mom and I, exhausted.

Y'know, it's really not THAT bad.


Monday, July 07, 2008

letitbetrue, letitbetrue, letitbetrue

While Doctor Who finishes up its current run in the UK this week, when it returns in 2010 it'll feature a highly anticipated guest star:

My geek spew just punched a hole in the ceiling.

This according to Rich Johnston's latest rumors column.


It shatters my heart, but he's 100% correct

"We will never appear on stage again. There is simply no motivation to re-group. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuburent, full of energy and ambition. I remember Robert Plant saying Led Zeppelin were a cover band now because they cover all their own stuff. I think that hit the nail on the head."

- Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus


Fine Folks

"...and by hubris, I mean overweening pride!" - Johnny's Greatest Hits

25 Year Loop
Fucking Woof
David Live
The Night Before
Jobriath Was First
She's in Parties
She's in Parties Pt. 2
Tales From the Dragon Club
Tales From the Dragon Club Pt. 2
Okay, California...You Win
How to Sell Used CDs

Previously on "Johnny Is a Man"...

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