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The White Stripes – Icky Thump

The White Stripes – Icky Thump

Warner Brothers Jack White delves way deeper into mariachi-madness with the White Stripes latest effort, Icky Thump. Meg and Jack deliver 12 new tracks here and the obscure cover of the 1951 Patti Page nugget “Conquest.” Combining trumpets and distortion together “Conquest” sounds unlike anything the band has done in the past, yet feels somewhat familiar too. Maybe therein lies the power of The White Stripes. Their music always seems to have a great warmth,...

Where are my catchphrases?

Where are my catchphrases?

There has been a disturbing trend in American movies lately. I sure some of you have been feeling it too. What happened to the stupid catchphrases? Your, “Show me the money,” or your “Life is like a box of chocolates.” What the fuck am I supposed to say to people to convey that I am a sheep that needs herding? That I have no real sense of humor? or that I am not fit for...

TV execs have lost their minds

TV execs have lost their minds

I just read that ABC has greenlit a show based on the Geico insurance cavemen guys. WTF? These are neanderthals people. They couldn’t adapt 30,000 years ago, that’s why they died out. How can they expect to make it in Hollywood? They don’t even have a language, how are they going to write the script? I bet it’s going to another god-awful reality show. I bet you won’t even pay them scale will you? There...

Harry Potheads unite!

Harry Potheads unite!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on July 7th. I personally can’t wait, having read all the books and seen all the movies.  “Is this normal for a thirty something,“ I ask myself as I stare into my Dora the Explorer mirror while cuddling my Shrek doll?   Of course it is, you idiot!  This is a classic coming of age tale set in the world of magic and mayhem. With...

NOISETTES

NOISETTES

4.23.07  @ MERCURY LOUNGE It took a lot to separate me from the TV and a VH1 classic rewind of Damn Yankees last week. Tommy Shaw’s stonewashed man shorts and Ted Nugent’s kill it and grill it self were about to rope me in for a second time. Anyway, I managed to escape, and catch the Noisettes at the Mercury Lounge. It’s always exciting to see a band with your own eyes, as the “next...

GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN

GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN

3.12.07  @ Webster Hall OK let’s get one thing straight. Ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon is the coolest guy ever! He even lights a cigarette better than anyone I’ve ever seen. He’s right out of a Godard film. Damon Albarn and his Bowery Boy top hat, led the charge along with Simonon and ex-Verve guitarist Simon Tong. Albarn’s collection of downtrodden yet somehow uplifting Dickens-like ballads captured the sold out room. The early 20th century carnivalesque...

NIKKI SIXX ODs ON DRUGS, COMES BACK TO LIFE

NIKKI SIXX ODs ON DRUGS, COMES BACK TO LIFE

The Story: After a grueling tour of Japan, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx overdosed on heroin in Slash’s Hollywood hotel room. Legally dead, Sixx was later revived by paramedics. After waking he proceeded to check himself out of the hospital and ODed again.

The Truth: While it’s true Nikki Sixx has died on various occcasions, many people don’t know he repeatedly brought back to life using spare parts from Mötley bandmate Mick Mars.

RF Book IV Gets Its First Thumbs Up!

RF Book IV Gets Its First Thumbs Up!

Royal Flush Book IV has received its first official review from none other than the highly regarded Media Post’s Magazine Rack, and man, it’s a whopper. So much so that the crew at Flush HQ were actually blushing. With quotes like; “…Royal Flush displays more creativity in its first 25 pages than most publications do in a year”, “Any conversation about Royal Flush should probably begin with the mag’s design, which is rich with lavish...

BIG ROBOTS & A BABE

BIG ROBOTS & A BABE

If you’re like me and were eight years old when Transformers first hit the scene then chances are that you’ve been waiting for this movie for close to 20 years. I’ve been loyal follower of the Transformers TV show and toys since that fateful Christmas Eve when my aunt gave me my first Autobot, the good old break-dancing fool, Jazz. So it’s no small wonder that I needed to see just what Michael Bay would...