Monday, July 30, 2007

I stayed in all weekend, fussing about my elbows, missing good shows and avoiding everyone. So there.

Hanna Music has announced a casual musical performance night in the multi-purpose room at Barkeyville Church of God on the second Saturday of every month.

Jerome Wincek and the Old Hats will play a 45 minute set on Wedensday as part of Oil City’s Pipeline Alley Summer Series at noon.

Brother Bean hosts a big ol’ show this Friday. There’s a $4 cover and the show starts at 6pm. Remora Deign, Signal Home, and The Victory Year all play.

Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch Tom Snyder’s soul , now, as it flies through the air.

Ingmar Bergman has died

No more Weekly World News? I’m pig-biting mad!

The Trib-Review wonders why has Pittsburgh been so popular on TV?

Pittsburgh’s 48 Hour Film Project is this week

Etta James has been hospitalized

What could be more fun than riding a Segway around Pittsburgh?. Pretty much anything, I'd think....

Music labels are getting tough on blogs that post MP3s, according to NPR.

The Post Gazette looks at an art therapist who is muralizing his home.

My alma mater’s kicky t-shirt is among those featured in a NYTimes slideshow.

West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Asylum for the Insane is up for auction. And yet, the Franklin Club can't find a buyer...

AMG is looking for non-US music experts around the world to cover their local markets with album reviews, artist biographies, and discography information.Applicants should email with the following infomation:
List styles/genre expertise
Sample writing (album review or bio in AMG style)
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So, tomorrow is my birthday, but I’m giving you the present with two great downloads:

At the beginning of this month, uber-weirdo Robyn Hitchcock performed the whole of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at London’s 3 Kings Pub. Download it here

And a mix to make you happy (via).

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - Birthday Party
Frank Sinatra - Happy Birthday to Me
Junior Boys - Birthday
Clem Snide - Happy Birthday
Michael Bach - Happy Birthday (to Me)
The Amateurs - Your Birthday
Fugazi - Birthday Pony
The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday
Sufjan Stevens - Happy Birthday
Andrew Bird - The Happy Birthday Song
Pizzicato Five - Happy Birthday
Ween - Birthday Boy
Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake
Mirah - Birthday Present
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
The Ramones - Happy Birthday (from the Simpsons)

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