Billy Mays found dead at age 50 in his home at 7:45 AM. Apparently he died in his sleep, no break-in, and no foul play is suspected. The day before his death he’d been on a plane that blew out its tires and said he got hit in the head with a few things, but […]
Archives for June 2009
From NY Times Obama’s inaction on gay civil rights is striking. So is his utterly uncharacteristic inarticulateness. The Justice Department brief defending DOMA has spoken louder for this president than any of his own words on the subject. Chrisler noted that he has given major speeches on race, on abortion and to the Muslim world. […]
[Featuring members of Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot]
This is hilarious. But I shouldn’t have listened to the solo on Corey Hart’s “Never Surrender” on an empty stomach.
Oh, its real. The VW Bugs, as they’re now named, have a Twitter account and a MySpace page to boot. Idolator confirms that it’s already staffed with preppies from Princeton. An event listing on the MS page shows a party on August 15th at 10pm.
In this morning’s AM New York (seen above), Fahima Haque relives what must have been a dream last night about one of “the best of the free music fests” at McCarren Park Pool, the derelict pool turned “unpretentious and charming spot” that this summer will feature acts the likes of Dan Deacon, Grizzly Bear, and […]
Michael Jackson has died at 50. Two icons from my childhood pass in one day! You were both crazy, but I’m still going to miss you. From CNN Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and […]
British bank Barclays has put in a bid to rename Atlantic Avenue something much more proper than our Yankee rubbish: If a $4 million deal is approved on Wednesday, the nexus of subway stops at Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn will add an additional name to its already lengthy title: […]
So, wow! Some “popular Williamsburg-based bar/music venue” is looking to fill a residency for a Vampire Weekend cover band made up of vague band member lookalikes! They just need their Ezra, their Rostam and the two Chris’s and they’ll be off the ground and Oxford Commaiing in no time. The question is, can we identify […]
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