D’aw… these two… they never fail to fill my heart with utter joy and love. <3
I honestly didn't know what to expect from this as I had never heard of Rookie or this column until now; was initially expecting maybe a joke-type skit or something. So happy to see the guys stepping up and being honest, sincere, and just awesome role-models in general.
This totally just made my day! Come to think of it, I've honestly lost count at how many times RTJ have made my day, period.
Holy wow guys… welcome to the first full-stacked, amazingly awesome, new release Tuesday!
I can’t think of any more that hasn’t already been said (nice review btw, RJ!) so I’ll just simply add to the praise: Viet Cong are great. The End.
Other releases that have kept me busy all-day and/or I’ll be blasting in my car on my ride home from work:
Until The Ribbon Breaks
Thanks to HartfordTheWhale, I have discovered Ghost Culture and I am forever grateful! Really digging their album thus far.
Aaaand, last but certainly not least… The Sidekicks’ new album is fantastic and everything I hoped it would be since they popped up on my radar quite recently.
Whew… why, hello there 2015! You and I are going to get along just fine ;)
Great interview! It also reminded me to check out the rest of the True Trans series as I had only seen the first 4 episodes when they initially popped online. Definitely hope that Laura continues to work on that book she mentioned as well, I’d purchase that in a heartbeat!
Speaking of MM and dicks… remember all those rumors way back when that he removed his ribs so he could, ya know, pleasure himself? Too bad that happened then and not now… Mark Kozelek could have had another hit on his hands: “Marilyn Manson, Suck Your Cock”
Bush must of had a thing for palm-muting… while I don’t think – or remember anyway – trying to master “Glycerine” on guitar, I did my fair share of practicing “Machine Head” and I’m pretty sure that song alone made me learn the art of the palm-mute.
I’ll always have a soft spot for “Greedy Fly.” The video always stuck with me too, mainly because it was the first and last time I saw it, as MTV banned it immediately afterwards. I looked it up on youtube a couple years ago to see if it was as graphic and dark as I remembered back then, and while I still don’t quite understand what’s going on – nor did it scare the crap out of me like it did in my youth – I think it holds up remarkably well.
I thought the same thing when I saw that category… not my particular #1 favorites, but hey, for the Grammys? Could be a lot worse. At least they’re all “rock” in some sense and they avoided the “Lorde is totally rock, man!” thing that was happening last year.
I prefer the Pure X remix feat. Xiu Xiu personally.
RTJ made me late for work this morning… I flipped shit when I saw the download waiting for me in my inbox and had to load it on my iPod immediately. Luckily, I’ve been at my work long enough for my boss to count “downloading an album” as a legitimate excuse.
It’s gonna be an awesome weekend, guys.