Friday, October 13, 2006

Bookmarks: Some other stuff to read

Observer Music Magazine solicts scary songs on behalf of Jarvis Cocker: "Somewhere around the age of eight or nine, I was watching the then-popular kids' television show, Crackerjack, when an animated interlude featuring a rabbit singing 'The Great Pretender' came on. For some unknown reason, the sight of this stop-motion beast singing frightened the life out of me - so much so that I couldn't sleep and had to confess my fear to my Grandma, who was babysitting that particular evening."

Chromewaves suggests a scale for measuring Yo La Tengo gigs: The best way to gauge a Yo La Tengo performance is by how they pull off "Blue Line Swinger"

The Rocking Vicar resurrects Reg "Reg" Snipton's oft-celebrated career: Reg acquired his nickname "Reg" while entertaining oil refinery workers in the Middle East in the late 1980s

Guardian Newsblog ponders White Van Man's love of Freddie Mercury, drawing accusations of kneejerky-steroetypeyness: alternative possibilities...
Drivers aren't homophobic; The song isn't gay and is 'generally regarded' as such only in the Guardian offices;

Stylus magazine reviews Queer Noises 1961-1978: From the Closet to the Charts: Things begin to come unstuck once we reach the early 1970s, as represented by a motley bunch of bargain-basement obscurities whose lengthy absence from view cannot solely be accredited to homophobic attitudes in the dominant host culture.

Girl With A One Track Mind declares lust... for Maximo Park's Paul Smith: ...leaves me certain he has no underwear on...

The Smoking Gun publishes The Killer's rider

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