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June 29, 2005

Insane Clown Insurance Company.

“He’s still Liam G. But he’s somehow transcended arrogance to land on a new, spiritual level of coolness. He’s become a conduit, like Neo or Jay-Z. Leering, clowning, and channeling his gruff Lennon, Liam represented everything the crowd wanted in... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 11:23 AM | Comments (3)

June 22, 2005

13 going on Good Company.

Sleater-Kinney's back. "Sounds carry longer on The Woods, from its warped and extended guitar solos to a scraggly, weighty bottom-end crafted by famed alt-rock producer Dave Fridmann." And look, their first single (and one of the album's strongest moments) is... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 2:50 PM

June 15, 2005

Fancy Turkish Apricots.

I feel something in you that makes me insist, God does not exist: "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 continues Shakira's method of writing most of her own material - of fusing her fiery, quirky personality to pop, dance, and rock-en-Español texture... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 6:09 PM

June 7, 2005

Krull is crunk, 'cause this glaive's a chalice.

The Aquabats are so raven. Charge!! is not a great album, but it's a great album in the context of the band. "A lot of guys have written songs about teenage dirtbags and losers getting lucky. But their subtext is... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 6:17 PM | Comments (1)

Effect: Click heree. Evil.

A set for some pretty Thursday afternoon, inspired by Zac Johnson and WXRT Chicago circa 1989-1992. Shawn Colvin - "Diamond in the Rough" Abra Moore - "Four Leaf Clover" World Party - "Is it Too Late?" Robbie Robertson - "Somewhere... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 10:08 AM

June 1, 2005

Mobilize some laughs with just one call.

Burger King's Star Wars-themed ads are 730 calories of hilarious. Stormtroopers lighting grills with blaster weapons; R2D2 projecting an image of some schlub's girlfriend, who then pesters him to win the trip, "because it's your only hope"; Darth Vader ingratiating... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 9:29 AM