Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

Check out Detroit's answer to Nevermind! The Raconteurs, a joint musical effort by Jack White and Brendan Benson along with Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler from The Greenhornes. According to their official website (a definitely must see!), the highly anticipated album, Broken Boy Soldiers will be released in May 2006.

Double pleasure for your ears:

The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes

The Raconteurs - Store Bought Bones


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Cat Fight!

Freddie Mercury

Justin Hawkins

Who looks best in catsuits?

Freddie Mercury

Justin Hawkins

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Mick vs Steve

Mick Jagger

Steve Tyler

Who has a bigger mouth?

Mick Jagger
Steve Tyler

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Monday, January 16, 2006


After 12 days of waiting, finally I got what I want.

First Impressions Of Earth

Here are some of the scans from FIOE booklet:

Albert Hammond Jr. Fab Moretti
Julian Casablancas Nick Valensi
Nikolai Fraiture

Btw, Happy 25th Birthday to Nick Valensi.

"Nick shares his birthday (16 January) with Kate Moss, Ronnie Milsap, Fabrizio's grandfather, and Ethel Merman." - according to thestrokes.com


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Three Kings of COOL

2 Alex & 1 Jules

From left to right: the skinny geek who topped the uk single chart through the spread of mouth by an army of internet disciples, another skinny bloke who claimed he makes music just for girls to dance, and a not-so-skinny dude who half sings, half sneers through all his songs, yet no one ever sounded so cool. Respectively in 2005, 04 & 01, these three young hotties arrived in their own style of 'cool'ness and made rock music so much better. Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys, Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand, and Julian Casablancas from The Strokes were seen mingling with each other in this picture. How cool is that? In 2006, hopefully we will see more of them with the Arctic Monkeys debut album coming out soon, Franz Ferdinand touring for their sophomore album, You Could Have It So Much Better (Heck, they skip Malaysia for Singapore... as usual!), and the release of The Strokes' third album, First Impressions Of Earth.

The Strokes and the Franz boys

29 Nov 05 - the Franz boys enjoyed a Strokes concert at the University Of London Union, while the following night 30 Nov 05 - the New Yorkers caught Franz Ferdinand's gig at Alexandra Palace. Here is a backstage pic of Albert, Cat from The Pierces and Fab with the Franz boys after the FF gig.

Apparently, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand got on so well when they met and planned on forming a supergroup. "They are talking about forming some kind of supergroup. Exactly how and when is yet to be decided. But they are all keen to collaborate on some recording and a live show."- According to a source

Whoa, The Strokes + Franz Ferdinand = Kings of COOLEST!

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Shockwaves NME Awards 2006

NME Awards 2006, one of the largest public voting music event, will be held on Thursday, 23 February at London's Hammersmith Palais to honour some of the biggest names in rock music scene and celebrate the best in new music from 2005.

Here are my votes:
Best British Band -
Franz Ferdinand

Best International Band - The White Stripes

Best Solo Artist - Patrick Wolf

Best New Band - Arctic Monkeys

Best Live Band - The Strokes

Best Album - Bang Bang Rock & Roll by Art Brut

Best Track - Area by The Futureheads

Best Live Event - Glastonbury 2005

Best Live Venue - London Brixton Carling Academy (don't really know where it is)

Best Radio Show - Colin and Edith, Radio 1 (just copy from somewhere...)

Best Video - A Million Ways by Ok Go

Best Music DVD - Bullet In A Bible by Green Day

Best TV Show - Little Britain

Best Film - Lords of Dogtown

Best Website - www.nme.com

Hero of The Year - Bob Geldof

Villain of The Year - Liam Gallagher

Sexiest Man - Julian Casablancas (i'm not gay!)

Sexiest Woman - Meg White

Best Dressed - Brandon Flowers

Worst Dressed - Justin Hawkins

Worst Album - Cray Frog

Worst Band - Black Eyed Peas (who else?)

I've already voiced my favourites, what about you? Their fate is in your hands, so cast your vote here!

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Can't Get A First Impression of Earth

The Strokes

January 3rd, the highly anticipated "First Impressions of Earth" by New York finest, The Strokes landed in Malaysia - according to thestrokes.com.

I woke up early, ditched my basketball mates, drove all the way to 1u with my sis to get the first taste (not exactly...the entire album has leaked all over the net months ago).

First stop,
Tower Records, no sign of first impressions of earth. Wanted to ask the sales advisor, but i doubted any common jaychow or bep fans would ever heard of em. Hmm...so no point asking.

How can I get a first impressions of earth if i'm starving to death? Next stop,lunch in Mcdonalds.

1u, the biggest mall in Malaysia, sadly there are only two music stores. So I headed to my final hope-Rock Corner. Went through the
Rough Trade section, The Libertines, Sufjan Stevens, British Sea Power, Jeffrey Lewis... The Strokes! I quickly grabbed it, only noticed that it was Is This It, their debut album. Dissapointed, I asked the sales advisor who looks like he does know about The Strokes. I was told that it was scheduled to out today, but for some reason, it will only be available on the following week. Heck.

While waiting, here's a Juicebox b-side
Hawaii - The Strokes