Friday, October 21, 2011

SEC Football Suspensions

UGA's got thugs out for cheap shots

Vandy's taking cheap shots, too....

LSU Tigers have been using synthetic Marijauna (what is that? Hydroponics? Salvia?)

Tyrann "The Honey Badger" Mathieu is suspended for the game against Aubie this weekend.

In his honor, we present: The Honey Badger

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New (Kind of..) Surfer Blood

These Florida boys have a new EP, Tarot Classics, out October 25th with some new old stuff. You can listen to a new version of their B-side, Miranda (here).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

American Goldwing and the Great NW

Blitzen Trapper really churn out the albums.... American Goldwing is out next month. Just at work listening to the stream of it....
Makes me wanna head to the NW.... so does this....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Is There a Ralph's Near here?"

Lebowski Reunion kicks off the NYC Lebowski-Fest
The Dude abides...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is Your Brain Working?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturdays Surf NYC

Anyone ever been to this place? Saturdays Surf NYC. I'm no surfer, and I'm no New Yorker. BUT, I've kinda got a crush on this place... Where else can you get Surfboards and Espresso? Costa Rica? Their Accessories are the fun stuff along with their T-Shirts....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nintendo's Next System

So, E3 is this week. It's pretty much the big nerdy video game conference each year. Is it as nerdy as Comic-Con? Close. Here is a clip from Nintendo's press conference showcasing the new system, Wii U. Pretty insane... That's the controller above, and that's Zelda below along with the clip showing more...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Strokes on Ellen?

CLICK HERE to see the Strokes make their daytime television debut. Ellen. How funny...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Strokes Day

FWYH has gone back to its original banner/header in honor of the release of the Strokes new album, Angles. Welcome back, fellas.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1 Week Until ANGLES

The Strokes have placed Angles on full stream on their website (Click). One week from today, this new venture will be in the public's hands. As a Stroke fanboy from the get-go 10 years ago, I wait with baited breath. A four year hiatus with numerous solo acts (Albert Hammond's two albums, Fabrizio's Little Joy, Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young, and Nikolai's NickleEye), the band is back together. After reading the review of 2006's First Impressions of Earth and the subsequent cover story in SPIN, I feared the worst. I was reminded of reading about the Beatles circa Abbey Road and the White Album. The boys of NYC are no Fab Four, but they were just as disjointed. Recording their parts individually with engineers and the like rarely being together as a band in the studio. Tensions were high. SPIN stated that this sounded like the last Strokes album. I agreed... While technically savvy, F.I.O.E. was a mess. Polished in many ways but in the end it seemed like lipstick on a pig. Nothing cures tensions like a lengthy Tour.... I was sure they were done. Apparently, we were wrong.

As I await Angles, I find myself back in 2005/6. Has absence made the heart grow fonder? For them? For me? For anyone? The recording process went down much like they did in '05. The band got together in the studio in NYC or in upstate NY at Hammond's place. The common theme was the lack of a lead singer. Julian was never in the studio as a creative force. In an attempt to lessen his hold on the "wheel" of the band, he stepped back. There are other creative voices at work in this group, and he let them speak. While the band laid down the tracks upstate, Julian was on tour promoting his solo debut. Later, he would step into famed Electric Ladyland studios in Manhattan to record vocal tracks that would be sent as digital files to the rest of the band. This situation had to make for a frustrating process. Lead guitarist, Nick Valensi, was the lone member without a solo effort. Did he like the idea of going rogue?

"I'm not a huge supporter of side/solo stuff. I'm of the opinion that you're in a band and that's what you do. If there's leftover material and time, then sure, by all means. But if you're playing material that you haven't even shown to your main band and you're just sort of keeping it for yourself, I'm not a big fan of that."

The band's original fan club started in 2001 under the guise Alone, Together (after the Is This It track). This moniker couldn't describe the state of the band any better... With the fourth album looming, Julian has his reservations.

Do you like the finished product?

Julian: "I mean... yes... It's a tough question because I think the whole point was that I was going to let things go so there's a bunch of stuff [on the record] I wouldn't have done."

Is this the last Strokes album?

Julian: "I definitely think there will be a fifth Strokes album. I mean, I hope so."

Time to hold my breath....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Death Cab for Beastie Boys

Wha? Album art and release date confirmation has arrived from the both camps (Death Cab for Cutie and Beastie Boys). Ben Gibbard and Co. are ready with their follow up to 2008's Narrow Stairs, while Adrock, Mike D, and MCA are back with Hot Sauce Committee Part 2! Part 1 was shelved in 2009 due to MCA's cancer bought, but Part 2 appears eerily similar.... Either way, 2011 is shaping up well so far!

Beastie Boys - May 3

Death Cab - May 31

Thursday, March 3, 2011

God Bless, Italy (not Galliano)

Videos of the higher ups at J. Crew bombing around Italy - awesome...



How great to see people that take such pride in their work? (work that many Americans would snub their nose at) - Bravo, J. Crew - way to step it up the past couple of years...

and a silly video or two for a laugh

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


POBPAH are back with the first single off next month's new album, BELONG (March 29 - Pre-order)
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Belong by Slumberland Records
Gone are the Robert Smith influences. They've traded "Friday I'm in Love" for "Cherub Rock". 90's alt-rock is very apparent on this track. Hmmm....

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness

Well the new album almost here - until then here IS
a teaser of the 1st single....
Instant review? premature evaluations? GO!

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Fleet Foxes!

Hallelujah! it's about time! It's out May 3rd- they're playing the Ryman on Friday the 13th of May!!!! Tickets on sale this Friday, February 4th.

Listen to the new song from SubPop below:

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by subpop

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Barrie is back!!!

One of my favorite bands of the 00's is also one of the most overlooked - Little Barrie. A vintage blues/classic rock trio in the vein of Spencer Davis Group (minus the horns) or Cream before them, Little Barrie debuted in 2005 with their Edwyn Collins produced album, We Are Little Barrie. Check the review on Barrie Cadogan is the front man. After years as a studio guitarist in the UK and a touring guitarist for many solo acts (Collins and Morrissey to name a few), Barrie put together his own group. Their music and sound are nothing short of spectacular. Great riffs, classic sounds, & very tight production make it all go down easy. At the end of the day, they're just cool. It's music that hip dads and hipster sons can find common ground. Designer, Paul Smith, didn't miss them apparently (here). They're from his hometown, Nottinghamshire, UK. Their second album, Stand Your Ground, came around in 2006/2007 with a little more fanfare from the press. Critical acclaim but no fanbase - happens all the time. Now they've been relegated to international releases. Their new album, King of the Waves, was just released in Japan. I have acquired it via the interweb. Nothings changed. They're still rocking. No one notices, but I advise you to give them a listen. They're a great addition to your iPod.

Here's a sampling from their first 2.
The entire new album follows.

Dr. Joshi - I'm yours once again

In February 2008, I went through Dr. Joshi's Holistic Detox. 21 days. Whitney and I slaved through 3 weeks with no red meat, dairy, sugar, processed foods, wheat, pasta, nuts, white rice, bread, fruit (except bananas), limited vegetables (nothing of the nightshade family...tomatoes, potatoes, peppers etc), no fish except oily fish (you can have salmon, thank God), caffeine, etc. It's 21 days to revert your body from our normal acidic diet to a more alkaline pH. It sucks at first and temptation abounds. It basically should be called the no friends, anti-social detox, because eating out with friends is either impossible or a backbreaking nightmare. You have to drink warm water with lemon juice in the morning, snack in mid morning and mid afternoon, and drink some crazy ginger root/herbal tea/ grapefruit madness on your 7th and 14th day all the while making 3 squares that fall into the rules of Dr. Joshi. Based out of London, he was Princess Diana's personal physician and has been Gwyneth Paltrow's guru for years (she's not in shape at all.....she's Country Strong).

I'm four days in and this time the transition wasn't too awful. I eased into it. Last time it was party time up until the first day. Then about the 3rd day of the detox, my body shut down like I was kicking heroin. That day felt like detox. How am I doing? Coffee has been replaced by ginger tea, peppermint tea, chamomile (at night), and the occasional green tea (allowed but sparingly due to caffeine). I haven't done the hot lemon H20 in the AM.... All in all I feel great so far. No real temptation except for the chocolate all around the house and the workplace food.... You gotta take your lunch to work. You also have to get up at the crack of dawn everyday to prepare your breakfast and your lunch for the day (boiling water, chopping veggies etc). This weekend will be the true test of wills that I never faced in Boston. Tonight, I have Dental Study Club which entails of a nice steak dinner (curses!). I can't wait for my colleagues to hear me request the vegetarian option..... Friday night is the kicker. JP's Mexican restaurant birthday celebration.... crap. My favorite food on earth with have to be tip-toed around like never before. Have you ever gone to a Mexican restaurant and not touched the chips? If so, you have a problem and don't need to be in a Mexican restaurant in the first place! I'm going to have to be that guy (GIRL). "Can I have a piece of chicken, beans, no cheese, red sauce or tomatoes of any kind?" - YUM! No margarita, salsa or Negra Modelo either? Shoot me. I'll let you know if I survive.

PS - I have the book if you'd like to read it.....
No takers? Shocker!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Something to Look Forward To

Tennis - Cape Dory (January)
Denver's Indie Rock married couple ala Mates of State make their debut after EPs in 2010
Iron & Wine - We Kiss Each Other Clean (January)
Sam Beam's major label debut
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (January)
Overly dramatic theater club rock - Are you excited!
Cold War Kids (January)
Bar-room low end rock
Tapes n Tapes - Outside (January)
can the Minnesota Indie blog darlings reclaim the former glory? doubtful

Telekinesis! - 12 Desperate Straight Lines (February)
Death Cab's Chris Walla is back to produce the sophomore effort
The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts(February)
Lead single, "Buy Nothing Day", features Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Slumberland (March)
More from the NYC group worshiping at the altar of Robert Smith and Johnny Marr
REM - Collapse Into Now (March)
Athens boys forge ahead
Peter, Bjorn & John - Gimme Some (March)
Swedish pop trio try to re-claim the glory of 2007's Writer's Block (will there be a whistle?)
The Dodos - Time to Die (March)
folk/arsty, percussion heavy trio return after touring with New Pornographers last year

Jeremy Jay (April)
wannabe Lou Reed is back with more coolness and skinny jeans
The Black Lips (April)
gar-age rock forged in the veins of Mark Ronson - can't wait

Fleet Foxes ?
who knows when and one can hope
The Strokes ?
production is through and they claim to be holding to the original March release plan...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gorillaz - The Fall

New Gorillaz album for Xmas - made by Damon Albarn while on tour with the apps on his iPad - Impressive!

Listen below !

Here are the Apps he used:
(for all you Apple crazies)
Speak It! / SoundyThingie / Mugician / Solo Synth / Synth / Funk Box / Gliss / AmpliTube / Xenon / iElectribe / BS-16i / M3000 HD / Cleartune / iOrgel HD / Olsynth / StudioMiniXI / BassLine / Harmonizer / Dub Siren Pro / Moog Filatron

- My Widget isn't working....
head over to and have a listen