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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Tonight I throw myself into...Foos!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to a small club to see my beloved Foo Fighters. It was an amazing show!!

Here's the setlist:

The Pretender
Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
Times Like These
I'll Stick Around
Long Road To Ruin
Learn To Fly
Skin And Bones
My Hero
Come Alive
But, Honestly
Stacked Actors
All My Life

Encore 1
Let It Die
Best Of You

Encore 2

Former Foo member Pat Smear came out to play a few songs with them. They also had a cello player. Dave was in a jovial mood. In the crowd I spotted Lance Armstrong, Julia Stiles and Jesse Malin. You can read more from Stereogum in the link above.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

My boys rock a classic.

What do you think of this cover of Wings "Band On The Run" by the Foo Fighters from that BBC compilation? Rad!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Catwoman Returns!

The Beeb Turns 40 Years Old And I Need This CD!

Check out it out:

BBC Radio 1 turns 40 years old this year, and to celebrate the UK broadcasting giant will release a compilarion comprised of 40 cover songs: one for each year that the station has been on the air, performed by many of the artists currently on the playlist. The cover album tracklist has been published, giving fans and listeners the opportunity "ooh," aah," and "really? Huh," over the tracklist - however the BBC is quick to point out that not all tracks have been recorded and are subject to change. While some of the bands appear to have been matched well, such as Franz Ferdinand doing David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" and The Fray doing R.E.M's "The Great Beyond"; others sound more unusual, like Corinne Bailey Rae covering The Raconteurs' "Steady As She Goes" and The Streets doing "Your Song" by Elton John.

BBC Radio 1 Cover Album Track List:

1967 Kaiser Chiefs - "Flowers in the Rain" (The Move)
1968 The Fratellis - "All Along The Watchtower" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1969 Amy Winehouse - "Cupid" (Johnny Nash)
1970 Robbie Williams - "Lola" (The Kinks)
1971 The Streets - "Your Song" (Elton John)
1972 Sugababes - "Betcha by Golly Wow" (The Stylistics)
1973 The Feeling - "You're So Vain" (Carly Simon)
1974 Foo Fighters - "Band on the Run" (Wings)
1975 Kylie - "Love Is the Drug" (Roxy Music)
1976 KT Tunstall - "Let's Stick Together" (Bryan Ferry)
1977 Franz Ferdinand - "Sound and Vision" (David Bowie)
1978 The Raconteurs - "Teenage Kicks" (The Undertones)
1979 Mika - "Can't Stand Losing You" (The Police)
1980 Kasabian - "Too Much Too Young" (The Specials)
1981 Keane - "Under Pressure" (Queen & David Bowie)
1982 McFly - "Town Called Malice" (The Jam)
1983 James Morrison - "Come Back and Stay" (Paul Young)
1984 The Gossip - "Careless Whisper" (George Michael)
1985 The Pigeon Detectives - "The Power of Love" (Huey Lewis & the News)
1986 Lily Allen - "Don't Get Me Wrong" (The Pretenders)
1987 Stereophonics - "You Sexy Thing" (Hot Chocolate)
1988 Mutya Buena - "Fast Car" (Tracy Chapman)
1989 Editors - "Lullaby" (The Cure)
1990 Razorlight - "Englishman in New York" (Sting)
1991 Groove Armada - "Crazy for You" (Madonna)
1992 Paolo Nutini - "It Must Be Love" (Madness)
1993 The Kooks - "All That She Wants" (Ace of Base)
1994 Mark Ronson - "You're All I Need to Get By" (Mary J. Blige)
1995 Calvin Harris - "Stillness in Time" (Jamiroquai)
1996 Klaxons - "No Diggity" (Blackstreet)
1997 Just Jack - "Lovefool" (The Cardigans)
1998 Natasha Bedingfield - "Ray of Light" (Madonna)
1999 The Twang - "Drinking in L.A." (Bran Van 3000)
2000 The Fray - "The Great Beyond" (R.E.M.)
2001 Girls Aloud - "Teenage Dirtbag" (Wheatus)
2002 Maxïmo Park: "Like I Love You" (Justin Timberlake)
2003 The View - "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" (The Libertines)
2004 Hard-Fi - "Toxic" (Britney Spears)
2005 The Enemy - "Father & Son" (Yusuf & Ronan Keating)
2006 Corinne Bailey Rae - "Steady, As She Goes" (The Raconteurs)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Superb Sunday - one week ago

Last Sunday - I was in Paris with Ben Harper. Check out our antics - it was quite the afternoon/night/early morning!

Bonus Smoking Section: Ben Harper, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard
Have you slept in the last three days? Not us. After our Live Earth extravaganza, the Smoking Section EuroRailed it down to Paris to hang with our boy Ben Harper. Why Ben? Because his upcoming record, Lifeline, is a thing of beauty. We ran into him at the Ritz-Carlton, and what we anticipated would be a tame evening turned into an evening of utter excess. After cruising by the Notre Dame cathedral (so Ben could snap a few photos — it’s his hobby) we headed to the studio where Ben, in just one inspirational week with the Innocent Criminals, laid down Lifeline on a sixteen-track analog machine. (Track sixteen was out of commission, so they made do with just fifteen inputs.) From there we had a lovely dinner — sole meuniere, haricots vert and a delicious dish of potatoes au gratin — at a joint called La Coupole. Ben told us about the record, showed us pictures of his four incredibly handsome kids (two boys, two girls), and we even ran into Norah Jones, who was supping with her mom and Lee Alexander, her bassist and boyfriend.
We were gonna go check out a 50 Cent gig, but the food was too good to rush. Instead, we headed back to the Ritz for a nightcap in the Hemingway Bar, the spot where Ernest chilled back in the day. Thinking it was a nightcap, we sipped a few vodka-mint-honey concoctions (which, at the Hemingway, are called “Sunrise #7″ because last November Ben brought in a fresh mix of “Paris Sunrise #7,” the dope instrumental track on Lifeline). But, inspired by alcohol, we set out to track down Fitty and his crew. At the Buddha Bar, we missed him by five minutes. Ben and the S.S. then headed to the Park Hyatt. We didn’t see 50, but immediately we ran into the stragglers from the Eva Longoria-Tony Parker wedding, which went down the night before. We met San Antonio Spur Sean Elliot, Golden State Warrior guard Baron Davis, and, our favorite, French soccer legend Thierry Henry. And get this shit: Over the next few hours we split a bottle of champagne, then another, with our new pal, Jessica Alba. But the star of the evening was Hustle & Flow actor Terrence Howard. Who knew that one week ago in L.A., Howard finished recording his first CD? And it’s really good! Someone grabbed a boombox from their suite, brought it down to the bar, and at about 3 AM Howard screened the record — a totally unique soul sound, like the standout track, “Shine Through It” — for the assembled throng. So look out for that — should be coming out through Columbia Records real soon.

After the debauchery, the S.S. grabbed our bag and headed off to Orly Airport. That’s where we’re checking in from. We’re en route to Ibiza, to catch up with James Blunt, and if you thought Blunt was a quiet, introverted singer-songwriter, think again. The guy’s a fucking party animal. With his riches from Back to Bedlam, he bought a hilltop villa on the Spanish isle. We will be there, poolside, imminently. Maybe we’ll catch a siesta, but that might just be a waste of time.

-- Austin Scaggs

Check out his new video "Fight Outta You"

Courtney Love looks very strange!!

Check out her too-big-for-her-gaunt-face-super white teeth

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Lower East Slide?

I got my apt from Misrahi Realty back in Oct's an interesting article on the owner. Seems like my neighborhood is not as quaint as it once was. This photo was taken 1 block from my apt on my street Rivington.

Monday, May 28, 2007


My Dad's company Luminultra Technologies in New Brunswick Canada won an award last week from Business New Brunswick! My mom went to the Export Achievement Awards ceremony to accept. Check her out in the back row of the picture. Kudos!!!