I’ve recently had a few “friendly” suggestions to review more local CDs
(including one shouted at me from a car at 3:30 in the morning. I’d like
to thank that guy for making me drop my last cigarette into a storm
As much as I kind of loathe Pitchfork, I do have to give credit to those
clowns for jumping on the summer-festival bandwagon. Hell, if there’s
one thing we’ve learned from the likes of Coachella or Sasquatch, it’s
that there’s an assload of trust-fund “indie” kids who just aren’t
living unless they’re dehydrated in a gorge somewhere.
That greatest of music-sharing haters, Lars Ulrich,
is breaking into the world of acting (gross). Appearing as
documentarian Joris Ivens in the upcoming HBO movie Hemingway &
Gellhorn, Ulrich’s transition totally freaks me out. But it does,
however, get me thinking about what kinds of roles I’d like to see some
of my favorite local musicians tackle.