Thursday, October 15, 2009

Headlines! Green Day, Flaming Lips and more

I wrote this yesterday, but screwed up and didn't post it. Apologies... Herewith, yesterday's post:

Today I got to talk to to great people: Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets and the Queen of Mean, comedian Lisa Lampanelli.

Kirkwood actually lived in Omaha for a time, he told me. I had no idea. Apparently he had a kidney removed at Children's Hospital and camped out in town with grandparents and other relatives, who were from Omaha, when he was in first grade.

Lisa Lampanelli was pretty hilarious. Several words that she used over and over are not allowed to be printed in the OWH, so I'm going to have to find a way around that. Should be interesting.

Anyway, headlines!

• Monsters of Folk - Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, M. Ward and Jim James - kicked off its tour the other night. Spin reviewed the show. Looking at the pictures, it looks like they'll be dressed to the nines, just like on their Tonight Show performance.

• If you're Elvis-obsessed, you can buy a clump of the King's hair. Sounds kinda gross/creepy to me, but whatever floats your boat.

• The Flaming Lips were on the Tonight Show.

• According to Nick Hexum's Twitter page, 311 will announce details about 311 day tomorrow. Past dates have been in New Orleans and Memphis, but it appears that they're doing something different this time around.

• Download a new track from OK Go. You know, the guys who did the treadmill video?

• Sufjan Stevens apparently is getting a little tired of his conceptual ideas and trying to think of something new.

• Blender occasionally throws out five new songs they love. Here is their latest, including Death Cab, Flaming Lips and others that I've never heard of.

• I'm excited to see the movie Pirate Radio because of the cast and the music. Check out some clips over at Yahoo.

• Kanye and Lady Gaga canceled their tour awhile ago, but apparently the Lady is going out on the road with Kid Cudi. No Omaha date is on the list.

• Paul McCartney did a show awhile ago at Citi Field, the replacement for the New York Mets' Shea Stadium where the Beatles performed those famous concerts so many years ago. A DVD is coming out and Sir Paul released the tracklist.

• Remember how Green Day was going to do a musical? About "American Idiot?" Maybe not. If you did, you might have cringed like I did. Spin gives it a so-so review.

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