Archive for the 'Music' Category

Don’t pull a Don Henley.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

If Barenaked Ladies play the Walmart annual meeting, I’ve got two albums that I’m going to have to destroy.

“Living at Walmart.”

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I’ll concede that this is funny (but they’re still has-beens).

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Personally, I plan on cremation.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I can’t remember if we even covered the Walmart casket news, but I’ll certainly cover this. Via Boing Boing:


Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The Walmart-Is-Censoring-Green-Day meme is grabbing traction but there’s no merit in the claim. Freedom of the press belongs to the person who owns the press. There is no censorshipt here. Here’s a sampling of the 549,000 Google hits on the story. Green Day lashes out at Wal-Mart policy Green Day: Wal-Mart not in 21st century […]


Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The musicians of Green Day have their panties in a bunch because Walmart has declined to carry their CD unless the group remixes the songs so that they don’t earn a Parental Warning label. That’s Walmart’s right as a retailer. Their store, their rules. [G]uitarist Mike Dirnt said: “As the biggest record store in the […]

Not even close.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I’ve been a U2 fan since they were considered indie and I was in high school, so I just downloaded the new album, “No Line on the Horizon.” I got it from Amazon for an astonishing $3.99. Did you ever imagine a major new album release could ever retail for $3.99? What’s the Walmart price? […]

I forgive you, Bruce.

Friday, January 30th, 2009

From this Sunday’s NYT Arts and Leisure section: He made another promotional deal he now bluntly calls a mistake. On Jan. 13 a $10 collection of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s “Greatest Hits” — 11 songs from a 1995 hits anthology, as well as “Radio Nowhere” from “Magic” — went on sale exclusively […]

Et tu Bruce?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

For the first time in my life, I’m ashamed to be from New Jersey.


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Jeff was thinking of a Who concert. Phil Bronstein of the San Francisco Chronicle takes the Jdimytai Damour story in a different direction: Maybe if Wal-Mart had taken a cue from the Rolling Stones and hired the Hells Angels to do security, the shopping inside might have been more peaceful. I’m not sure that’s funny, […]

Here’s what the lead singer of AC/DC has to say about Walmart…

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Link: [I]t’s going to kill music if they’re not careful,” 61-year-old singer Brian Johnson told Reuters. “It’s a monster, this thing. It just worries me. And I’m sure they’re just doing it all in the interest of making as much cash as possible. Let’s put it this way, it’s certainly not for the love, let’s […]

Bon Scott must be turning over in his grave.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Usually, I leave the NYT stories to Robert. However, I consider has-been rock bands to be my personal territory at this blog: MTV plans to announce on Tuesday that it has made a deal with the band and its label, Columbia Records, to create an AC/DC version of the channel’s popular Rock Band video game […]

Irony alert.

Monday, August 18th, 2008

The next set of has-beens to release their new album exclusively at Wal-Mart might be Guns N’ Roses. Here’s Billboard: The June leak of nine allegedly “mastered, finished” tracks from Guns N’ Roses’ long-delayed “Chinese Democracy” spurred a renewed round of chatter about whether the Axl Rose-led band will finally release the 14-years-in-the-making album. But […]

My musical salute to Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Since it’s actually Wednesday, let’s call this an open thread.

In music news…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I downloaded a new album last night: “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,” by Coldplay, perhaps the only band I like these days who I’m sure are younger than I am. I paid $8.99 at Amazon. If I had Windows and if had the bad judgment to download it from, it […]