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Talk to Me

posted by:  Sam

When I first heard the  new Peaches song “Talk to Me” I instantly loved it and instantly hated it at the exact same time.   I think it might be a grower.  I’m pretty sure I like it now.  Kind of a lot.  What do you think?


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Wait for it… wait for it…

posted by:  Sam

I’m not sure how much longer I can stand waiting for this album.  It’s killing me.

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film school!

posted by: audra

i have to credit sam for discovering this one…new favorite band!  film school.  amazing.  sort of i love you but i’ve chosen darkness-y.  brilliant. and what the fuck, you guys?!  we totally just missed them in portland with british sea power…for whatever reason.  perhaps it was a school night?  whatever.  there is no excuse for that.  oh, the shame…

you know what else is shameful?  they’ve been around forever!  and the ‘latest’ record?  released in 2007!  i know, right?!  catch up!  we’re so far behind, we think we’re first.

whatever.  people make mistakes.  even the perfect ones, like us.  just watch the performance below, & allow us this one.

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Music For Men

posted by:  Sam

It’s official!  The new Gossip album, Music For Men, is out in June!  This pleases me.  It was produced by Rick Rubin… which makes me slightly nervous.  I’m sure it will be fantastic, unless he has turned them in an over-produced hit factory that radio will overplay and ruin me on the band forever.  That might damn near kill me.  Fingers are crossed.

Tour dates are apparently being announced soon also, and rumor has it they are playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this summer in Seattle… with, Sonic Youth!  I think I might pass out.  I’m there.

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posted by:  Sam & audra

audra:  you’re cordially invited into our home for a round of “surprises”.  the game of surprises involves one person picking random records you haven’t heard in awhile, or just can’t bear to not hear right this very second…without the other knowing until they can tell what it is.  then vice versa.  this is a live play-by-play by your two favorite drunkards & their favorite past-time.

…and, we’re drinking vodka on the rocks & drunk-blogging.  i think this is going to be good.  or really embarrassing.

Sam:  Probably really embarrassing.

audra:  okay, me first.  sleater-kinney!  all hands on the bad one.  god, this reminds me of when we had those separate apartments in the same complex, except that we would switch off staying at each other’s places…so we didn’t really live apart.  remember when we stayed in my futon all fucking day, unshowered, to watch a real world marathon?!  gross.  ‘the swimmer’ i said was my theme song.  so dramatic.

Sam: Yes… and “the bed”??!!  Gross, but equally awesome.  I had this disgusting twin bed, and the two of us tried desperately to squeeze into it.  It was terrible.  We would take all the blankets, pillows, and extra padding we could find and make “the bed” on my living room floor.  We’d spend days in that shit.  We are disgusting pigs.  I loved it though.  We’d fall asleep to Deep Forest or Delirium or Enigma (gross, right!?) and wake up and do nothing but watch marathons of The Real World or Bug Juice…. Sick!  This Sleater-Kinney record reminds me of that apartment so much.  Remember listening to it while eating turkey sandwiches on the patio and drinking tequila sunrises?  Oh god…

audra:  bug juice!!!  that shit was fucking awesome.  but maybe that’s the pedophile in me.  i know…and those cats.  taco?  orangy?  where are they now?  si?!  short for siamese.  of course.  crazy dana with her fucking kink-neck.  what a case.  anyway…  next!

Sam:  … Outkast!  This record reminds me so much of our real first place together.  Especially the time we spent there with Eddie & Sarah.  The dance parties to this record, ahh… The picture of Eddie & I dancing in the living room where his arm looks broken?!  Or, the Thanksgiving we spent there and had to throw away the turkey because it turned out raw even after it cooked for like 8 hours??!!

audra:  yeah.  that was terrible.  some poor turkey had to die just to sail down our trash chute!  shoot.

Sam:  God, that was terrible!  But really fucking funny now!  Nick Cave is on now!  Oh, how I heart Nick Cave.  “Murder Ballads” to be exact.  I love this album.  It’s so tragic.  I love tragedy.  Just not when it happens to me.  What is really tragic is, this record reminds me of an old friend.  One whom we don’t really speak to anymore.  Sad.

audra:  you’re welcome.  for the trashbin destined turkey & for the nick cave.  i love this record.  nicky is [one of] the only one[s] who can make murder sound so damn sexy.  ‘stagger lee’?!  sigh!  and i have reoccuring fantasies about dueting with him on ‘henry lee’.  i love the peej, but she can go fuck herself whilst nick ravages me & talks of tossing a boy down a deep well.  delicious.  oh, that friend.  yes.  fuck you, too.

….is that ani difranco i hear?!  to the teeth?  sweet jesus.  you bought this for me for my 19th birthday.  we barely knew each other, & yet you brought music & a bottle of good gin over.  bless you.  i’m not wild about a whole lot of ani, but this record is amazing…’soft shoulder’ is my favorite!  it has a slight bluesy bit to it & is so heartbreaking.  i would listen to it on repeat for hours…really.  late into the night long after you’d gone home.  i still love it.

Sam:  I remember giving you that CD and drinking that entire bottle of gin.  Oh god, we thought seeing her live was going to be so incredible.  I don’t remember much of that show, we were pretty hammered and totally high off of the excitement we had just found out we were going to Europe for free.  I don’t remember a lot of that show.  Damn.  Speaking of damn… you just put on Sophie B. Hawkins… definitely time for a cigarette.  Ugh!

audra:  shut.  the fuck.  up.  sophie b is rad.  early stuff, of course.  tongues & tails totally shaped me!  i should’ve added it to my facebook picks.  oh well.  anyway, you can’t deny that ‘damn, i wish i was your lover’ isn’t totally sexy!  it is!  really!  and her cover of dylan’s ‘i want you’?!  amazing.  i know it better than the original, & am not completely ashamed to say i would consider karaoke for that song.  believe it!  i will admit that it is totally embarrassing now, but, i was like 11 or 12 when i bought that record for the first time.  and, you can’t tell me you don’t think the hansel & gretel song isn’t hot!

Sam:  Hot or not, I can’t listen to it with out wanting to laugh.  I think your Sophie B. is my Sinead O’ Connor, and as much as I would like to listen to “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” or “Universal Mother” right now… I am being nice and picking another fave.  Kate  Bush: “Hounds Of Love”.  Oh. Muh God.  I fucking love this record.  ‘Cloudbusting’ is my jam.

audra:  that was really nice of you!  thank you.  i heart hounds of love.  real hard.  ‘cloudbusting’ is amazing.  i wish i had something really good to say right now, but i’m going on being up for 22 hours & am getting a wee bit tipsier than i’d maybe hoped…  but anyway, back to kate — there are very few things better than ‘running up that hill’…radio single or not.  loves!

well, my pretties, it’s been fun…but we’re drunk & off to bed.  thank you for joining us.  this is to be continued, of course!  you’re excited.  kisses on all your naughty bitses & sweet dreamers, our little creamers!

game over.


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Black Hearted Love

posted by:  Sam

I’m totally loving the lead track, “Black Hearted Love“, off the new PJ Harvey & John Parish record, A Woman A Man Walked By.  A lot.

I’m just not so sure about the video…


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my new crush!

posted by:  audra

ladies & gentlemen:  pam hogg.

why is it that i’m just now discovering her?!  i was milling about, reading the news, looking at parties & such.  at first i was sucked in due to all the kate moss appearances, but this little pam treat was in at least half of the photographs from london’s fashion week party.  and then something magical happened:  here she is hanging out with kate moss & jamie hince!  my dream threesome couple.  yum.  i just want to get them all roofied up, turn out the lights & roll around in a cloud of cool with them.  take a look:

so glamorous…edgy…dirty…all the good bits.   man…i bet i could play some mean dress-up with pam!  i mean, we look practically identical.  she is a fashion designer from the u.k., as well as a musician…and she’s bffs with siouxsie sioux & alison mosshart.  she’s just that fucking rad.   sigh!  pamcakes is totally going to be my next stalking victim, right after i’m able to kidnap m-k & make her love me.  want to know more?  of course you do!   but i’m too lazy to type it out right now.  just go here & here…and maybe here, too.  enjoy.  you’re welcome.

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