Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Is this "Evil"?

Interpol's new video. So bad that it's good? I can't quite decide...

Natasha Lyonne in trouble with the law

I've met her a couple of times since one of my LA friends moved to NY to live with her but it didn't work out...she can be quite a handful...I've seen it first hand...check this out.

"American Pie star Natasha Lyonne was arrested at her New York city home last Friday after rowing with a neighbor and threatening their dog. According to reports, the 25-year-old actress burst into her neighbor's Manhattan apartment at 11pm, yelling abuse and tearing a mirror from the wall before grabbing and threatening their dog. Other tenants at the building called police, who arrested Lyonne. The actress was fined $729 and banned from driving for six months in 2002 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence."

Have you heard this one? Beastie Boys and Beatles mash-up

Monday, December 20, 2004

Best of 2004

Here are my picks for the top albums and singles of the past year. What did you love musically in 2004???

CATONIA'S Top Albums of 2004

1. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)
2. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
3. Feist - Let It Die (Arts & Crafts/Polydor)
4. Interpol - Antics (Matador)
5. The Twilight Singers - She Loves You (One Little Indian)
6. The Roots - The Tipping Point (Geffen)
7. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain (Vector)
8. Snow Patrol - Final Straw (Interscope)
9. The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight (Koch)
10. Talib Kweli - The Beautiful Stuggle (Geffen)

CATONIA'S Top Singles of 2004

1. Nas "Bridging The Gap"
2. Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out"
3. Modest Mouse "Float On"
4. Jay-Z "99 Problems"
(I know it technically came out in 2003 but this single/video was released in 2004)
5. Beastie Boys "Ch-Check It Out" Just Blaze remix
6. The Killers "Somebody Told Me"
7. Keane "Somewhere Only We Know"
8. The Walkmen "The Rat"
9. Jimmy Eat World "Pain"
10. Gwen Stefani "What You Waiting For"

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


I had a blast on Monday night. Kelley and I went to the Vice Records/Virgin Mobile party at the Roxy. The Stills played. We roller skated to Prince 'Erotic City' and other fun songs. Fun fun fun! Check out the photos. I didn't see Kelis there - damn!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Any romantic french-esque pop fans out there?

Ivy has set a March 1st release for their next album, “In The Clear.” The
disc includes a guest appearance from Girls Against Boys’ Scott McCloud, who duets with Dominique Durand on “Feel So Fine.” James Iha and Ze Luis both make guest appearances as well.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Reveal your inner ELLEGIRL

Fiona Arielle Tammy Cat
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

My friend and roomie-to-be Fiona writes for US Weekly. She took me to the ELLEGIRL's 2nd Annual Music and Fashion Party to Celebrate the "50 Hottest Rockers" Issue at Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side. It was fun. I met a young up and coming actress named Arielle Kebbel. She was lovely. This is a shot of Fiona, Arielle, Tammy from ELLEGIRL and myself taken at the after party on the rooftop of the Delancey bar. Rock on.

This should put you in the holiday spirit

Happy holidays from the Strokes!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Congrats to my friend Stevie Chick UK journo extraordinaire!!

out there. Record Of The Day have surveyed their subscribers
regarding the best in music journalism and music PR in order to
compile the very first 'Notes Of Distinction' awards. And well done
to all of the following:

Best artist/music feature writer:
Winner: Stevie Chick, Kerrang! / TheTimes / Loose Lips Sink Ships

Jay-Z is now the Prez!

Retiring rapper Jay-Z assumes Def Jam throne

Best-selling rapper Jay-Z, aka Shaun Carter, has finally signed on the dotted line to take the role of president at Def Jam Recordings. The deal, rumored for months but officially executed early Wednesday, is for three years, a knowledgeable source says. Jay-Z will report to Island Def Jam Music Group president and CEO Antonio "LA" Reid. Universal Music Group's IDJMG simultaneously announced that it had acquired the remaining 50% in Roc-A-Fella Records, which is co-owned by Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

from one of my fave website features Gawker Stalker

Anonymous said: "I went to Rothko on Sat. night (12/4) for the Vice Records showcase, and who should I see there but Kelly Osbourne. So bizarre...I didn't recognize her at first because she had these weird hair extensions and was wearing her hair in one of the 1985-style side ponytails. Apparently she is dating one of the dudes from Death From Above 1979, and is clearly trying to resurrect any sort of potential indie credibility after dating with that douchebag from The Used."

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Drool alert

Joaquin Phoenix will star as Johnny Cash for the upcoming movie "Walk The Line" coming out in 2005.

My niece is the one on the right

Vivian Friends
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

I think this photo is awesome. Enjoy.