June 12, 2005
mullet madness

Okay, okay, I've been out of this for a while. But after some touching comments from several fans (amounting more or less to "I actually read something on there." and/or "Where are the updates?") I'll see what I can do for you, the loyal reader.

I have a clunky mp3 player courtesy of my good buddy Claus, which saw me through on my travels. All these iPod people make me nervous. But I've been listening to the radio a lot anyway, as I've been happy with the recent (well, it occured before I moved back to Vancouver) shift in format for the Fox. Most of the DJs are good, though one particular guy is a total tool; you would notice if you listened for any length of time during the day.

Anyway, they tend to have themes for weekends, like an all-90's weekend or all Pearl Jam or "then and now" where they play an older song followed by a newer song for the same band (like that old Jimmy Eat World followed by that new Jimmy Eat World . . . hmmmm). This weekend's theme is "Mullet Madness", all 80's metal hair bands. But I was expecting a slightly longer set of songs (they only play one of these every 15 minutes or so); I've heard the same Europe song three times this weekend. Same for Cinderella. Cinderella is brutal. And Ratt. These guys were huge (turns out they are around and touring) . . . how high was everybody back then?!?

Posted at 12:29 PM

September 25, 2003

In another victory for internationalisation, you can hear, blaring from the radios of other cars or your own (more on that later) around Bordeaux, a wide selection of 50 Cent, including the wildly popular P.I.M.P. in all its unedited glory.

Somewhere in Thailand, a lone Canadian cheers . . .

Posted at 04:59 PM

Yes and i have to live with said Canadian.....

Posted by: Mourdsoe on September 29, 2003 07:56 AM

you call her wifey.
i feed her fast and you keep her icy :)

the man is a legend.

Posted by: 50 pence on September 29, 2003 09:19 AM

April 29, 2003
liked them before they sold out?

I got a couple links to this last week, and since I am such a fan, figured I'd report on the this little fiasco:

Creed sued for crappy performance (from Rolling Stone, thanks Michal).

A more behind the scenes look at same, from the Smoking Gun (thanks Beth).

Tough luck, cowboy.
(Though cowboys can get drunk and still do their job.)
(Some cowboys.)

Posted at 03:14 PM

April 17, 2003

In the interests of having news in all categories, I thought I might mention that I finally got around to giving Pearl Jam's Riot Act a good listen, and it's been getting a lot of time in my car. It's got that whimisical thing going for it that we've come to expect from them in the last several years, but they also still rock out . . .

Posted at 01:58 PM

February 03, 2003
yeeeee hawwww

Saturday night in Edmonton saw our little crew at Side Track, a bar a block from Tim's place. I was a bit uncertain what kind of place it was, as there were some cowboy hats present but it didn't feel like a full-on country bar. Also, there was a signup sheet at the door for a/the wet t-shirt contest (whose entrants amounted to a couple girls and a guy).

The opening band did not play the kind of music I'm used to hearing anywhere. Ben called the type of music "cow punk", which seems pretty fitting. The lead singer had one of those big country guitars and a cowboy hat, but his band mates had backwards baseball caps. The music was kind of like that, with a country feel over a nouveau punk sound. Interesting. Oh, and they covered Motorhead's Ace of Spades, which was cool.

The headline act for the evening: White Cowbell Oklahoma. Their genre of music was much more country than the opening band, but still . . . edgy. The exploits of White Cowbell Oklahoma are well-known in Toronto, or so we were told in some promotional material. At the beginning of the show, there were about 9 people on stage (just a regular bar stage, with room to comfortably accomodate a band of five with guitars and drums and such). Some played guitar, others sang, they had a drummer, one guy hit either a cow bell or wood block. Then after a few songs they were joined by people I had originally placed as being part of the entourage, so there were a good 15 people on stage. The second wave consisted mostly of dancers, and they would go out into the crowd and try to get people pumped up. The crowd was quite into it. I couldn't figure out how much I liked them, but they had great energy and if I weren't rolling around in a steak-induced blur I might have gotten more into it.

Posted at 08:50 PM

well you've got another chance to get into it at UBC rather soon, I think they're playing somewhere in the SUB this month. I'll check the posters tomorrow and report back. according to the sign in our window, we have a vacancy on the couch.. =)

Posted by: r. on February 5, 2003 12:47 AM

yeah, but their place is BYOrice.

Posted by: beth on February 5, 2003 11:16 AM

January 19, 2003

The Stonemason boys opened for a cd release party tonight for local band Slabdrab. As it turns out, this is Slabdrab's third such recording. I'd heard of them and a couple of their songs, but never seen them live before.

The venue: a small blues bar about six blocks from where I live. The kind of place with high tables and stools where you throw peanut shells on the floor. The mullet rate was about 2% (unless you are just counting men, in which case it would be about 4%). They usually have blues bands, but last night's show was straight-up rock.

Stonemason had a decent set. I was in a much better state (read: more sober) than last weekend, so I got more of a chance to enjoy the music this time.

Slabdrab had an extensive bunch of 80's covers, mostly from female artists (Slabdrab consists of four guys, but the backup vocals are used a lot so they get a lot of harmonies going), including: Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now, Joan Jett's I Love Rock 'n Roll, The Bangles' Manic Monday, and Madonna's Material Girl. They even played the more obscure My Name Is Luka by Suzanne Vega. The tiny dance floor was packed for the last couple of hours of the show. I'm glad they played several of their original songs earlier in the night, though, because that was what I was more interested in hearing. Sadly, the scene here is not big enough to suport bands that just play their own music.

Posted at 12:57 PM

Saskatoon has a music scene?!?

Posted by: bricode on January 20, 2003 05:17 PM

Yes, it's just pretty small . . . but there are bands around, and some of them have been together for a while and draw crowds (not huge, but enough to make a bar look full).

Besides, you have a friend in that band Voyd.

Posted by: warcode on January 20, 2003 06:37 PM

tell your friend to change his band's name. the "take a scary word and misspell it" scheme is a terrible idea.

Posted by: ben on January 20, 2003 07:12 PM

"i think we're alone now" is a respectable tommy james and the shondells song. and i was covering that song seven years ago.

Posted by: beth on January 21, 2003 05:04 PM

That's true, though in this case I'm pretty sure they were aiming for the Tiffany version. And she was covering it almost 20 years ago.

Posted by: warcode on January 22, 2003 11:24 AM

January 05, 2003
a gift that you give to me

Since the music category has gone unused for a while, I figured I'd mention the new offering from Queens of the Stone Age called Songs for the Deaf. A present from the young bricode for Christmas (thanks, big guy), this cd has been getting a lot of play in my car of late (more, of course, than I can say for myself . . .).

Some of you may have heard the first single, No One Knows, with its accompanying cool video where a deer beats up the band. The rest of the album is great, with some of the songs each having a little flavour of other bands that I like, those that come to mind being Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney and Screaming Trees (Mark Lanegan does guest vocals). Or maybe that's just me. For those of you that like the Foo Fighters, and I know you do, you'll want to check this one out.

Also, I don't know if the story about how the other guys in the band goaded Dave Grohl into playing for them is true, but I like it anyway.

Posted at 11:34 AM

this news is horrible. i think you should go out to your car
_right now_ and sit it in until someone gives you some play.

Posted by: michal on January 6, 2003 12:35 PM

Well, it's been over two days now. I'm not sure that it is an effective strategy.

Posted by: warcode on January 8, 2003 12:09 AM

a friend recommended this to me as well, seeing as how you seem to share tastes in music, i'll pick this up when i get the chance. thanks.


Posted by: drj on January 8, 2003 11:09 PM

chris: given the result of warcodes valiant yet futile attempts at getting play in a car that he already owns, don't you think it's a bit much to pick up a car solely for that purpose?

Posted by: r. on January 13, 2003 02:27 AM

Ritchie: I'm pretty sure he was referring to the music. But you bring up an interesting point: would the car make a difference? This might be a good question for Tim . . .

Posted by: warcode on January 13, 2003 11:11 AM

i think the car does make a diff.
i mean, you were all fucking me for the protege, weren't you?

Posted by: beth on January 21, 2003 04:42 PM

You had a car?

Posted by: warcode on January 22, 2003 11:26 AM

November 25, 2002
like a diamond mine

As luck would have it, I was invited along to the Blue Rodeo concert in Saskatoon last night. I only found out on Saturday that not only were they coming to town, but there was this extra ticket. I've always meant to get around to checking them out, and they do tour every year or two, but I just hadn't gotten to it.

I'm very glad I went. For those of you not familiar with the band, their music is sort of a mix of country, blues and rock, with some songs fitting nicely into one or two of those, and other songs that pretty much defy a handy categorization. They've got a lot of stuff that makes for good road music when you're driving through the Canadian prairie. They've got something like ten albums, have played together forever, and it shows.

Posted at 09:41 AM

November 19, 2002
and it only took a year!

Audioslave's Cochise released today.

I actually had a longer post with no relation to this one, but it was lost due to network trouble at school. Soon to come: education.

Posted at 05:45 PM

i wouldn't say that it rocked me harder than i've ever been rocked before.

Posted by: ben on November 19, 2002 07:36 PM

Neither would I, but I'm looking forward to listening to it some more.

Mostly, it makes me miss Soundgarden.

Posted by: warcode on November 19, 2002 11:29 PM

dude, you'd probably say the same about an inflammation of the testes.

the question remains: is the level of rock _adequate_?

Posted by: michal on November 20, 2002 12:45 PM

Well, I'm looking forward to hearing them at Christmas when I'm home.

I've been listening to Badmotorfinger and Louder than Love today so as to fuel the "I hate the world, I'm gonna kick your ass mood". Bitch.

Really though, I'm psyched for Christmas. Rock on bro.

Posted by: bricode on November 20, 2002 02:12 PM

remember how i laughed and laughed when soundgarden broke up?


Posted by: beth on November 20, 2002 04:36 PM

Oh don't worry, I will never forget that.

Posted by: warcode on November 21, 2002 12:10 PM

November 16, 2002

The new Foo Fighters album is excellent. Not a major departure or anything, just the usual fun times I've come to expect from these guys.

Also on my listening list is the new Pearl Jam which I haven't gotten to just yet.

And don't forget Audioslave comes out next week. I'm sure I'll be mentioning that again . . .

Quite a good month for music, really.

Posted at 02:41 PM

I'm also enjoying the new Foo. I like bonus DVD with the videos and hope this trend continues, like with that White Stripes album.

But I noticed some high pitched buzzing at, for example, 1:34 and 3:39 in Overdrive. It's not my speakers or amp, because I get the same problem on my computers too. Is it my CD or are they all like that?

Posted by: tim on November 18, 2002 11:42 AM

i thought you were foregoing rock in favour of musical interpretations of irrational numbers?

perhaps some "john cage vs. dave grohl" remix battles are in order?

Posted by: michal on November 18, 2002 12:16 PM

Look, the square root of two is nice and all, but the Foo will never be replaced.

And Tim, you are correct. I was actually listening to to Overdrive as I read your comment, and checked those spots. It seems to happen in a similar part of the song in both instances. Perhaps something that topped out? Maybe it sounds better with some sort of fancy audio equipment, maybe it is a mistake (that would be weird), or maybe it is a conscious decision (doubtful).

Posted by: warcode on November 18, 2002 02:46 PM

November 14, 2002
music + math = fun

Last night was the first meeting of a math-music seminar I am attending. It's a joint effort between the music and math departments, and is meant to highlight some of the places where the two subjects intersect.

This first talk dealt with music that is produced from some sort of random process. If you haven't heard this stuff, it is basically a random (in the mathematical and not the Friends sense) sequence of notes or chords of random duration. The scores are produced by some sort of method. One guy (John Cage) placed a blank music sheet over a star chart, and used the stars underneath to plot where the notes would be. Then he flipped coins to determine things like volume and duration. He would generate a bunch and keep the ones that sounded pleasing. This was considered to be his gift; while anyone could generate music this way, he picked out the trials that were best suited to the source they came from, and probably according to some musical theories of which I am not familiar.

The speaker had prepared some music of his own. His method was to determine the chord placement, where the rests go, and pitch using a system with random numbers generated from the "random" decimal representation of the square root of two. Any irrational number could have been used, and the way it was designed, one could theoretically reconstruct the number from the sounds (of course that would involve listening for an infinte amount of time), since each irrational number has a unique digit sequence. So when you listened to the end product, you were in some sense listening to a translation of the square root of two into audio form. I would say that listening to an audio representation of the square root of two ranks right up there with any geeky experience I've had.

Posted at 09:09 AM

i hate john cage.

Posted by: ben on November 14, 2002 01:51 PM

Too bad you weren't there last night; you could have caused some shit with the fans in the audience. They really seemed to like his stuff . . .

Posted by: warcode on November 14, 2002 02:06 PM

I'm getting off this bus. NERDS!

(cool story war)

Did it actually sound listenable? or was it like listening to something from the Sugar Refinery in Van?

-Dr J.

Posted by: drj on November 14, 2002 11:23 PM

I'm not familiar with the Sugar Refinery, but maybe. I wouldn't call it listenable, though as I said, several of the people there were really into it. You have to be, as some of these creations can be very long (there is even a 6 hour "song" by one of these guys . . .).

Posted by: warcode on November 17, 2002 10:34 AM

October 09, 2002
I'm praying for tidal waves . . .

And now, thoughts on the Tool show. So good. Even the neophytes we dragged along (Tim and Bryce) were impressed.

I had heard a rumour from a friend of mine in the US that Meshuggah, the opener, was some sort of Swedish death metal band. And hey, what so you know, they were. Really not my thing. Tim and I went to grab a beer and checked out the crowd while we waited for their set to be over. It's kind of an ignorant thing to say, but their music all sounded kind of the same to me. I felt a bit vindicated taking this position when Tim met up with one of his friends, a fan of the death metal scene, who said very much the same thing. Perhaps my taste can wander a bit beyond my usual genres . . .

Tool opened with Sober, much to the delight of those who had seen them before and were hoping for something from Undertow at the Vancouver show. From the opening straight through until the end, I basically just stared and listened and tried to be as alert as possible. The animation was again pretty fancy and really added to the whole experience. It was nice that they didn't show exactly the same thing, either. And as Tim mentioned, they did not feature the live-action tentacle porn quite as much this time around, which if you ask me was a good call.

The setup for the stage was pretty similar to the Vancouver show. Danny Carey (still a total freak - so cool to watch) had his own stage for his extensive drum kit plus gong, and Maynard had his little Maynard stage again, this time with its own turntable action. Painted all black and dancing around a lot, he was much more active this time.

Enema was the real highlight for me. There was this really cool rain effect over the pit crowd down in front acheived by sparkly bits and clever lighting. Relevant and effective. And the performance was amazing.

Overall, I think I preferred this show to the last one I saw. I think the flow was a little better in terms of the (sometimes kind of long) breaks during the performance, and I don't think much was lost in dropping the wacky Schism acrobats for whatever reason.

Posted at 01:07 AM

Swedish...dang...I thought they were German-at least I knew that they weren't American
oh-and I like the title :)

Posted by: heather on October 15, 2002 05:55 PM

I thought you said Swedish, for some reason . . . anyway, the guy had an accent.

Posted by: warcode on October 16, 2002 08:13 PM

September 25, 2002
great news about great music

Two things I came across today.

The "new" Nirvana song is bouncing around the internet. You may have heard about this as a serious bone of contention in the lawsuit over the Nirvana box set. Anyway, it's called You Know You're Right, and I like it.

The first single and title track for Audioslave's upcoming album Cochise is now available to be streamed from here at Yahoo. This is the new band with Chris Cornell fronting the former members of Rage Against The Machine, known as Civilian until recently. As you might expect, they sound like Chris Cornell singing with Rage Against The Machine, which is what I was hoping for. The cd is due out on November 19th, a date that seems firm (it took them a long time to come up with one, though).

Posted at 09:36 PM

It was weird hearing Nirvana play that song, because I already knew it from Hole's Unplugged set.

Posted by: grant on October 6, 2002 12:23 PM

From what I understand, the lyrics are different in the Hole version, though. Or rather, simpler. But I read that somewhere where Courtney Love-hating was the norm, so you never really know what to believe.

While I haven't heard the Hole version, I can't imagine that it is better . . . and as you know, I'm a fan of Hole.

Posted by: warcode on October 9, 2002 01:31 AM

September 14, 2002

What better way to finish off music week than by mentioning my favourite band (of all time?), Soundgarden. This will come as no surprise to anybody who has known me for any length of time.

This is a picture of Sound Garden, a sculpture in Seattle which inspired the band's name. I was fortunate enough (my detractors would disagree with this statement) to visit with my brother Brian when we were down in Seattle to see Pearl Jam a few summers ago.

The sculpture is designed to make noise when it gets windy, which you could maybe see happening. It was a calm day when we were out there, so no such luck.

I would recommend checking these guys out, too, but as you may know, they broke up about 5 years ago . . . still, you never know, right?


Guys . . . ?

I hate you.

Posted at 11:33 AM

Dude, is all you talk about is music? What about all the mad chicks you bang? What about the scandles? What about all the boozing and whooring? Because really, you're starting to remind me of some wuss dog who raves about Emo and wishes he was in N'Sync.

Posted by: bricode on September 15, 2002 12:24 AM

You, sir, are a racist.

This coming from the biggest wuss dog, whose hemming and hawing and general "wah wah" remind people of that guy in the backseat of the geek car in Dazed and Confused that won't shut up about how he's got to get in a fight to really experience something.

And to answer your question, I just happened to be talking about music this week, as indicated by the first sentence in this entry. I guess you were too distracted from blaring Puddle of Mudd in the background. Eat a dick.

Posted by: warcode on September 15, 2002 11:11 AM

September 13, 2002

It would be remiss of me not to mention some local music. And I'm also friends with the guys in the band. And live with the drummer. And have recently taken over managing their web site, which I'll keep in the list of Links from now on.

I would expect that most people reading this (i.e. both of you) will not have heard these guys before. They've got kind of a Headstones flavour to them (if you know who that is . . . as a side note, I first saw the Headstones live a couple months ago, and they are excellent: they play all the fan favourites, and Hugh Dillon spits and flicks his cigarette butts into the crowd just like you would hope). They haven't been playing much lately, but are recording a second, shorter cd at the moment. I'm sure you'll hear more about that here in the months to come. For now, there are a couple sample songs on the web site.

Posted at 01:52 PM

Please compare and contrast with Widemouth Mason.

Posted by: Theodore on September 16, 2002 03:13 PM

Yes, I forgot to point out that, while Stonemason is from Saskatoon and has a name that ends in "mason", they are in fact not Wide Mouth Mason. On of the more notable difference would be that Wide Mouth Mason is a fairly popular Canadian band (not Barenaked Ladies famous, but they have national recognition), while Stonemason is known to a number of people around Saskatchewan, most of them in Saskatoon (though they have a big following in Outlook).

As for sound, Stonemason is a bit heavier (I assume that if you've heard Wide Mouth Mason then you've heard Headstones, which are probably closest), though I'm not sure what the new cd will sound like.

Posted by: warcode on September 16, 2002 07:58 PM

September 12, 2002

To continue in this week's music theme, did I mention I'm off to see Tool in a few weeks? I will be joined at the Edmonton show by the illustrious tim, his roommate Ugly Bob, and some friends of mine from Saskatoon. This will be my second chance to check them out on this tour . . . the show in Vancouver last fall was unbelievable. I'd definitely recommend it if they're coming anywhere near you.

Not sure what the big deal is? The best Tool information sites I know of are toolshed.down.net and the official band site, www.toolband.com. I'm sure there are plenty of fan sites kicking around as well, but these update earliest and pretty much directly from the band.

You may now return to listening to your Jimmy Eat World cd, ble-otch.

Posted at 06:10 PM

you're pretty smug for a guy from saskatoon. who's your target audience here?

Posted by: ben on September 13, 2002 08:46 PM

Well, that has yet to be determined. It apparently doesn't include your Jimmy Eat World-listening ass.

I'd like to think of this as a place where people can get along, share ideas, and sometimes pick up. It is also the exclusive internet front for my own shameless aggrandizement.

Posted by: warcode on September 14, 2002 12:47 PM

Ugly Bob sure plays Jimmy Eat World a lot. Or at least he did four weeks ago. Combined with that Nickelback guy on infinite loop, it's been quite a summer in this town.

Warcode, no shame!

Posted by: tim on September 14, 2002 04:15 PM

No shame whatsoever.

I only hope that the Tool concert will help you to feel better, my friend.

Posted by: warcode on September 14, 2002 07:24 PM

gonna have to disagree with the tool show in vancouver being "unbelievable". they played one track off of opiate and nothing off of undertow, their 2 best albums. they did play lots of aenema, which is good but i really did not want to hear their whole album. they just don't seem to have the live energy they used to have either. this show was quite lacklustre when compared with their performance at lollapalooza 93 (whatever the year was that primus headlined with alice in chains and others)

Posted by: mike on September 15, 2002 05:24 PM

oops. when i said i didn't want to hear their whole album, i meant the new one, lateralus.

Posted by: mike on September 15, 2002 07:17 PM

You'll have to forgive me for not making it to Lollapalooza '93 (I wish . . .). I haven't been to a ton of concerts, but the Tool one I went to was amazing by my standards. It's not like the '93 Lollapalooza tour is still running . . . and besides, the music is a bit different now - more introspective I'd say - which could contribute to a different kind of live energy.

Posted by: warcode on September 15, 2002 07:44 PM

i was there. it was all right.

Posted by: ben on September 17, 2002 04:04 PM

September 11, 2002
Musical Introduction

By way of further introducing myself, I present to you this quotation from the host of MTV's Total Request Live and his own show. If it's new and it's trendy and it's in the music world, he's probably all over it.

"It's like I'm a bartender. Someone wants a Zima, and I might think it's kind of an iffy drink, but - you know what? - I'm gonna give it to him in a cold glass and hope he gives me a nice tip."
- Carson Daly

Yes, ladies and gentlmen, this guy is fucking clownshoes. On a slightly related note, I discovered recently that it is pretty tricky to find a picture on the internet of a person drinking Zima. If you can find one (if you Google and get to www.amishabuse.com, you've made it as far as I was willing to go), send it in and I'll post it here.

Anyway, for a less hospitable take on the music industry, check out Buddyhead, which used to be a lot easier to read before they framed it all up. Basically, they are an indie label with a hate-on for The Strokes, Fred Durst and all things emo. Consider, for example, this review:

"Ever wonder what would happen if you crammed Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Vanilla Ice, 311, Korn, Snow, and the Kottonmouth Kings into your mom's blender and set it on liquify? No need to wonder anymore kiddies, because it looks as if someone over at Warner Brothers already tried this and they got a thick and milky diarrhea shit shake called Linkin Park. Turntables, one guy raps, one guy sings, the rest of the dudes bob their heads and play wack yo! metal. This is the worst shit ever..."
- Buddyhead on Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory

which crytallizes nicely the way I feel about Linkin Park (sorry to all the fans I couldn't get a backwards "n" on that one).

Posted at 10:13 AM

i wonder how i found this site, but that's besides the point. you mentioned the strokes in this post and i was just wondering if anyone is going to the strokes live show on oct20 at the orpheum (i believe)...
i most definately will be...

banski's li'l bro

Posted by: urbanski's little brother on September 13, 2002 09:02 PM

Talk to Ben . . . I think he said he was going.

Posted by: warcode on September 14, 2002 12:48 PM

September 10, 2002

So I lied about not writing anything. My plan to sit around the house changed tonight when I was invited to the Bif Naked show on short notice.

We made it in time to check out Theory of a Deadman, whom I was curious about. Their set ended up kind of as I'd expected; they have the kind of sound that I liked three or four years ago when I first saw Nickelback. The lead singer even sounds like Chad Kroeger, and does that move where you lean back really quickly and flail your guitar just as you finish singing something and hit a chord. You know the one I mean. They also had a bit of a Days of the New flavour to them, for anyone who remembers them. Anyway, if you're into these guys (and while I'm at it if you're American and have only heard Nickelback circa Silver Side Up), I'd recommend checking out Nickelback's The State; whatever you may think about them now, that album kicks ass.

As for Bif Naked, this was something like the fifth time I've seen them over the last few years. Always a treat. It might be because the sound kind of lost its polish later on, but I think the best song of the night was "I Died" (the french fry song) while the band and the crowd was still fresh. And I will definitely check these guys out again (they seem to be on a perpetual tour at the moment), despite the fact that they continue to close with Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It", which is godawful by any band, including of course Twisted Sister. Oh well, the kids seem to like it.

And we'll keep our fingers crossed that Bif brings liveonrelease with her next time.

Posted at 01:48 AM

Bah. "We're Not Gonna Take It" always brings the house down.

I recently saw a Ford truck ad featuring "I Love Myself Today". Does this mean Bif's bound for mainstream popularity like Moby when his songs started showing up on TV?

Posted by: tim on September 11, 2002 12:05 AM

i demand to know warren's feelings on carson daly!

Posted by: ben on September 11, 2002 01:54 AM

It might bring the house down, but it sucks. I'm sorry, but it is a terrible song. And it's not like Bif doesn't have a number of perfectly good songs to close with.

I, too, was surprised to hear a Bif song in the truck commercial. I guess it lends itself well . . . I don't know if there is still room for people to get famous via commercials, though (I mean, even Aerosmith is doing it with that ridiculous Just Push Play song).

And Ben, you have your wish.

Posted by: warcode on September 11, 2002 11:04 AM