I'm as much of a fan of Gorillaz as the next person, usually having more of an "eh aren't they silly fun" type reaction as opposed to the rabid fans who proclaim them the coming of an animated Lord. It's a cartoon, dude.
I think I saw them in '02 at 930. It was an fun and short concert, but I honestly enjoyed the DJ set pre-show a bit more. I also recall spending a significant amount of time during the set playing with J's incredibly thin phone, which had this TWIRL AROUND THING on it and A CAMERA! and being amazed by cell phone technology. I'm sure nowadays it would look like a suitcase.
So color me confused on the Gorillaz Rise of the Ogre. Maybe kind of fun in a coffee-table way, but unlike my husband who spends significant time on comic books (they're graphic novels!!!!1 and i can get them free! from the library!!!1), I'm probably not going to shell out 23 bucks for a fake autobio on fake characters in a kind of a fake band.
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On music, I've been blue lately because I haven't found anything new to love in many moons. And, it's cold outside. But here! I offer you the PORTASTATIC newest. I have listened to "Sour Shores" and "Song for a Clock" one million times this morning already.
via Hopper: the solos are twins to Green Mind-era Mascis; molten. It's the ninth P-static record and maybe you gave up on Mac somewhere round "Driveway to Driveway", but seriously, you can come back. It's mellow stakes, neutral palette orchestral-americana, but it's such a treat to listen hard to someone who knows how to do what they do best.
She knows of what she says.
neeways, Portastatic. You heard it here.