September 11, 2006

And speaking of played...

by Chris Randall

I know this band is sooooo last week and all, but you gotta hand it to 'em for this performance. I mean, if there's a Cool Event Horizon, beyond which you can't get any cooler, they reached it. (Via Der Matrix.)



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Sep.11.2006 @ 6:46 PM
True. They may have scored in the 99 percentile of cool, but this post just won't get as many comments as an average phukktardo. Say, isn't Lucasfilm gonna sue?

Sep.11.2006 @ 6:58 PM
but can the wookie play a BREAKbeat????

Sep.11.2006 @ 7:02 PM
Chris Randall
The only post that has ever got more comments than an average Fucktard post is the one last Sunday where we asked what people might want to see in a new AD plugin. (137-odd comments on that, when all was said and done.)

I also get about 30% more traffic in general on days that I put up a Fucktard post. Since I don't actually make any money off this site (I give the ads out free to companies that are cool, for no consideration) this figure is meaningless to me, of course. I could really care less which posts draw more attention, but suffice to say that it's interesting that people mostly come out of the woodwork to either agree or disagree that someone is an idiot, but they don't want to talk about gear so much.

This is, of course, fine, because there's no way I could compete with a site like Gearslutz for gear talk, or MatrixSynth for just posting about synths. So, if there has to be a clearinghouse for the detritus of the music industry, it might as well be here.

I'm certainly open to thoughts on how to monetize this site. Since it gets so much traffic, there must be a way to turn that in to gear. (I don't really need actual money. I'm happy with gear.) I'm open to ideas in that regard. I'm done with Google Ads; they're just stupid and they demean the site. (More than a Diamond Dave post? I think so.)


Sep.11.2006 @ 7:07 PM
Chewie the drummer is actually an ex-NIN. It's Chris Vrenna.

Sep.11.2006 @ 8:05 PM
I dig what these guys do, the stage production is super cool, Chris and Clint (stormtrooper on guitar) are pals of mine, and they all get big props for going the distance with the SW costumes (it can't be easy to play in those things).

That said...

Is it just me, or is this performance totally NOT grooving? It sounds like half of the people on stage are getting the click about 80ms late...or something.

Not trying to be a hater or anything...just wondering if anyone else noticed this. Maybe I'm crazy. (sorry.)



Sep.11.2006 @ 8:09 PM
Wade Alin
yeah, it's all sorts of off, groovewise.



Sep.11.2006 @ 9:23 PM
So why did they stop making Motown music again? Cause everyone loves Motown... even cheap Motown-like rip-off songs like this totally rock!

Sep.11.2006 @ 9:27 PM
De ja vu! I never thought of rebel force pilots as back-up singers from the previous post. But, as usual, Chewy on drums. I'd like to see Chewy pull a Dave Grohl and put out a solo album.

Sep.11.2006 @ 9:36 PM
Chris Randall
He did:

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And to RexRhino, you are, I hope, familiar with Jamie Lidell? By far the best of the various nu-soul artists. He's on Warp, and his shit is available at Bleep. The main reason I can't get behind Gnarls Barkley is that they kind of seem a little late to the game, and they're not near as good.

Plus that Violent Femmes cover just rubs me the wrong way.



Sep.11.2006 @ 10:15 PM
Eh, nu-soul {seriously?} has its place, but we'd be remiss to ignore the Real Thing, recorded even now. NYC's Truth and Soul label have been releasing newly recorded 45s and CDs that sound like they were unearthed from a vault after thirty-five years:

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Similarly, I'd think the Daktaris' _Soul Explosion_ was the latest in the Ethiopiques series of Afro-Funk and Soul if I didn't have the reissue's liner notes to indicate otherwise {it was originally released in 1998, and I wish I'd been aware of it then}:

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