I spent friday night at my old friend F's place in Paris. His Indian model girlfriend V is in the final stages of joining a girl band called The Texas Girls (MySpace, not to be confused with these Texas girls). V is billed as the "hip intellectual" of this "French answer to the Pussycat Dolls."
I'll let you judge as to the quality of their debut single "Dallas It's My Life" and its Dallas theme song sample, but in our book (F's and mine), the line "SHAKE THOSE BOOBS!" is an instant classic, with "I'm so exciting" narrowly missing the cut.
As I stepped off the train back home on sunday evening, TVotR's "Wolf Like Me" ended. I looked up. The cloud-shrouded moon was only half-full, unfortunately.
Jason Moran's MP3 page has a track each with Wayne Shorter and Lee Konitz. The former is a quartet, the latter a duet.
I don't know if this video for Gnarls Barkely's "Gone Daddy Gone" cover is official, but it does make you wonder why there haven't been more ill-fated insect-human love stories.
It must be fun having a job which consists in coming up with phrases like SFJ's in his Janet Jackson album review. Some are fun ("Jackson stuck with the style, making high-tech, medium-temperature, low-impact bedroom music her signature"), some are kinky, like when SFJ gratuitously defines the slow jam as "music for groups of two or three."
Do You Come Here Often? comes up with fun phrases not for money, but for, well, fun. He's touring the USA with Scritti Politti and is on top form.
Fun article on Brahms's sharp tongue.
Scary Stanley Crouch on old gangster movies and filthy immigrants.