Friday, February 27, 2004


Tune in to Fox's "The OC" this coming Wednesday, March 3 to hear Nada Surf's cover of the OMD song "If You Leave."

Produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, the track includes Chris and Sean Nelson of The Long Winters on backing vocals.

Nada Surf is an awesome band - starring my good friend Matthew - check out their website.

Thursday, February 26, 2004



This one was directed by Jake Scott

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


Fans of the late Elliott Smith have organized a petition to have a section of Los Angeles’ Echo Park renamed in his honor. Smith, a resident of the Echo Park district, was noted for his charitable works in the community, including a non-profit charity for abused children. “Elliott Smith endeared himself to fans and supporters through his modesty, passion, honesty, writing songs that touched the hearts and souls of those who heard them,” reads the petition. Those signing are asking for a section of Echo Park to be renamed, that an area be developed for a memorial, and that signage be change to reflect the tribute.

Those interested in signing the petition should visit this website

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Maybe they should re-name it to QUEENS OF THE SCREAM AGE??

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI - Feb. 11, 2004

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri.
According to, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s.

"A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months have led to the decision that the two can no longer maintain a working partnership in the band," reads a terse statement from the band's management.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's web site is now listing SCREAMING TREES member Van Conner as the group's bassist. Also gone is drummer Joey Castillo (ex-DANZIG), who has apparently been replaced by another SCREAMING TREES member, Barrett Martin.

Homme is currently on tour in England drumming with side project EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The band's debut album, "Peace Love Death Metal", comes out March 23.

Monday, February 09, 2004

was so good last night! I think Carrie made the right choice to go to Paris with the Russian! Only 2 episodes left. I don't know what I am going to do with myself once it's over.


Here is a complete list of the bands performing:

Saturday, May 1st
The Pixies
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
The Rapture
Desert Sessions
Future Sound of London
And you will know us by The Trail of Dead
Death Cab for Cutie
Laurent Garnier
LCD Soundsystem
Living Legends
Sander Kleinenberg
Black Keys
The Sounds
Howie Day
Junior Senior
Mark Farina
Moving Units
Sahara Hotnights
Electric Six
The Stills
Seb Fontaine
Juana Molina
Phantom Planet
Q and not U
Erase Errata
The Section Quartet
DJ Icon

Sunday May 2nd:
The Cure
The Flaming Lips
Belle & Sebastian
Basement Jaxx
Paul Van Dyk
Bright Eyes
Le Tigre
The Crystal Method
Dizzee Rascal
Adam Freeland
2many Dj's
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
The Thrills
Broken Social Scene
The Sleepy Jackson
Ferry Corsten
Prefuse 73
The Cooper Temple Clause
Sage Francis
T. Raumschmiere
The Killers
Home Town Hero
The Section Quartet

Friday, February 06, 2004

Here is what I'm listening to including some work
stuff and some stuff I found while at the Midem music conference.

1) Snow Patrol "Final Straw"
2) Texas "Careful What You Wish For"
3) The British At Midem 2004 compilation - double cd
including Martina Topley-Bird, Zoot Woman and Kosheen
who I saw play live in Cannes
4) n.o.h.a. - Next Plateau
5) Eli Goulart E Banda Do Mato - 45 degrees
both albums from Unique Records out of Dusseldorf
Germany - they are looking for US distribution.
6) Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out cd single - saw them
a couple weeks back at Northsix and they BLEW me away
- definitely my new favorite band - can't wait for the
full length and for the show at the Bowery on the 19th
7) Death From Above MP3 from their website - sounds cool - too bad I missed them opening for the Stills the other night.
8) Tony Touch - The Piecemaker II
9) Sloan - Action Pact
10) Courtney Love snippets from her new album - not
sure what I think just yet!

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

I think I'm going to be doing a LOT less work at work (just kidding) but check this out!!!!!!!!!

PACMAN on the computer


Monday, February 02, 2004

I am back from FRANCE! I went to the MIDEM music conference in Cannes and then to Paris for 3 days vacation. It was awesome!!!!!!

I ended up going to the big NRJ Music Awards in Cannes. It featured Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguliera, Dido, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Placebo and more.

You can see some photos here -
this is Dido arriving.

I also was at her after-awards gathering at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes...with my pals Eddie, Steve, Eric and Tino.

more stories to follow...

rock on,