That’s right! It was just announced last night that Jimmy Page has fractured a finger and Led Zeppelin must postpone their long-awaited reunion for another 3-4 weeks. That must suck for people who already bought their flights and made hotel reservations. Oh well…we’re still jealous! There has been more and more rumor chatter that this reunion will turn into a full-blown tour though.
This Rolling Stone picture is pretty hilarious (Page is looking good though otherwise)…
Rolling Stone also presents us with the Illustrated Guide to Indie Rock.
The Whites Think Too Much: Modern Indie Rock has been having to defend itself against some scrutiny lately, warranted or unwarranted, and of course Indie Rock has to fight back in the most intelligent and rational way (yawn). And Will Butler of Arcade Fire over-intellectualizes his band’s percentage of blackness. Indie Rock has always seem to just assume its own self-importance, and these days as it becomes a more popular form, due in part to dorky white bloggers in Brooklyn, like myself, it’s going to find itself naturally under more criticism. What I’m trying to say here is…could Indie Rockers please earn my respect and simply say “FUCK OFF!” when someone criticizes the music that they make? Your hearts look better INSIDE your sleeves (and tucked behind your protective rib cages).
Anyone got the new Leopard OS yet? Looks tasty.
Who knows Neil Young’s Time Fades Away live album? I have the record but I just found online that it has yet to be re-released on CD. The speculation is that Neil was going through rough times then, especially with the death of good friend and Crazy Horsian, Danny Whitten, and therefore would rather bury the album. That said, this is one of THE best live albums I’ve heard…and RockRula has the mp3s for you ripped from the vinyl. So go get ‘em!
Cool new Comfy in Nautica video from Panda Bear.
The new Case for Collins examines the possibly under-appreciated Bob Weir.
A Halloween audio treat from me, Alice, and Frank.
What else is up in the world of music? Tell me one thing…or else, EELS!