Thursday, February 15, 2007

A solid argument against procrastination.

Paul turned me on to the new album from The Hedrons. He's always turning me onto good bands, but for some reason it took me a while to get around to actually checking out this particular recommendation of his.

My mistake.

To be honest there's nothing groundbreaking at all about the music these four lasses from Glasgow are generating a raucous mess of noise that sneers madly through laughing teeth. There's something very old-school "alternative" (Can something only a little over a decade old really be "old school?" Probably.) about their sound that just appeals to me. The Hedrons would have fit in perfectly with my CD collection back when I was buying scads of stuff by Elastica, Belly, Boss Hog, and The Muffs. They're a little cartoonish at times (the drummer calls herself "soup" fer chrissakes) but they're also a nice shot in the arm of buoyantly grimy fun.

As of now, it looks as if they're debut, One More Won't Kill Us, is only coming out in the States as an import, so here's a track off it to help you decide if you wanna shell out the big bucks now, or wait until it pops up on iTunes (which i'mguessing will be soon since they're singles are already available via that outlet) or some domestic indie picks 'em up.

MP3: The Hedrons "Couldn't Leave Her Alone"


Two media quickies.

Hot off the presses!

  • FOX News is launching their answer to The Daily Show. I have to admit, the opening Barack Obama joke is pretty funny. It pretty much goes downhill from there. The primary problem with the idea of a FOX News response to The Daily Show? Jon Stewart points out the idiots on both sides of the aisle, while I suspect the FOX News folks willprobably be directing the vast majority of their jabs towards those damn pinko centrist liberals a.k.a. them Democrats.

  • The Chicago Tribune decides to go the FOX News route and try to scare the hell out of everyone with their top headline in today's issue: Radioactive, unprotected: A 'dirty bomb' nightmare. The story then goes on to talk about the difficulties of securing Soviet-era nuclear materials. Yes, it's true that issue is a concern, but William Langewiesche dealt with it far more realistically and even-handedly in his Atlantic article "How to Get a Nuclear Bomb" a few months ago.

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