Back in L.A.

Well, I have returned from touring the Northwest. Things seem pretty normal around the house although a plant died and the pool seems to’ve sprung a leak… and the waste basket gave birth to little wastebags around the kitchen…

I don’t have to work for a few days so in the meantime, I’m just chillin’. Today I’ve been trying to find some promising stuff on aimster which has proven not incredibly helpful in finding good, obscure music. Oh well, the new Ian Brown album comes out soon- although I haven’t seen a date for the States so I may have to get it from Canada or somewhere more enlightened like that. I’ve heard the first single and seen the video- neither disappoints unless the sight of King Monkey riding a lowrider bike around some European town doesn’t stir you.

The new Pulp album finally comes out in October as well… although again, who knows when it’ll be released in the U.S.

Did N.E.R.D.‘s album ever come out? The Charlatans‘ new album is really amazingly good if soul and hip-hop mixed with your rock isn’t too spicy for ya.

All this flury of musical activity hasn’t gone unnoticed, you see, in the Poptones camp. No, sometimes the other Poptones and I listen to the radio up in here and we’re not impressed. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that everyone in the Poptonal HQ has occassionaly feared that old age is setting in… but then a good album comes out and you just realise that Linkin Park is feloniously shit music. It’d be nice to see some upcoming pop acts with a modicum of talent though… what’s wrong with you kids, you screwheads with your tribal tatoos and spiky hair? Stop looking for the gel and try finding a melody, a beat and a purpose.

Peace in the South Asia

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