Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May Consumption


Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
Ben Harper - Both Sides of a Good
Eagles of Death Metal - Death by Sexy
Dannii Minogue
Catch 22 - Live
MC Lars - The Graduate
The Cardinal Sin - Demos
Pearl Jam - S/T
Paris Texas - Like You Like an Arsonist
Rob Zombie - Educated Horses


The Bill from My Father by Bernard Cooper

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Live Video: Johnny TL @ Todd's Bar & Grill

For the unfortunate few of you who missed our show at Todd's Bar & Grill with the infamous Rhett McCaughey, you're in luck - we recorded it! As a treat to you loyal Manifesto readers, here's a live clip of us performing our world-wide mega hit "Conceited Girl."

Monday, May 01, 2006

Alice in Chains Reunite

Bands replacing dead founding members is problematic at best. Strangely, though, I was happy [maybe not happy, but at least interested] when I heard that Alice in Chains is reuniting after the death of frontman Layne Staley. Staley, by far the coolest character from the grunge invasion, will be replaced by William DuVall from Comes With the Fall (a band I have never heard.)

Normally, this sort of thing would really bother me. But I think the fact that Alice in Chain's guitar player Jerry Cantrell wrote almost all of the music, half of the lyrics and even sang a bunch of the songs, it's probably tolerable to have a new singer. Unfortunately I never had the chance to see the band live, so maybe this will have to be the next best thing.

Ex-GnR man and current Velvet Revolver Duff McKagan will also be touring with the band on a few of the dates.

Get Your Photo On with George Bush

My friend Bert visited me the other night. He works as a facilities manager at a convention center in Iowa. He said George Dubya was in town a few weeks ago to endorse a political candidate. When I asked him if he had a chance to meet the commander in chief he said, "Almost."

Bert had hoped to get his picture taken with the prez, but apparently didn't have the wallet for it. Anyone attending the conference was welcome to get their picture taken with the president, given they were willing to pay for it. The price? $10,000. What sucker would pay that much for a photo? Bert said that there were at least 20 people who shelled out the cash. Who could blame 'em?