Best Coast

31 01 2011


Seasame Street/Slayer Team-Up

24 01 2011

I’m beyond over-worked today (and for the rest of the week) so I thought I’d post up this ace clip of the furry dudes from Seasame Street performing ‘Dittohead’ by Slayer. Kinda.

Grover shreds.

Edit-once again You Tube’s being a dick, so click on the linky!

The Clash At Demonhead

20 01 2011

Last night I watched Scott Pilgrim Vs the World for the second time and I’m pleased to report that it’s possibly even better than my first impressions. Having initially been left a little lukewarm due to the lack of Envy Adams’ screentime (my favourite character from the comic series) I didn’t seem to mind too much about the main focus being on Scott, Ramona and Knives and the jokes are actually funnier with repeated viewing. In fact, I’m now in lesbians with it (is that a spoiler? I dunno…).

One of the best scenes in the film has to be the performance of Envy’s band (the Clash At Demonhead) though. The track is absolutely stunning and I can’t stop singing it, so here it is below. As a sidenote, the song was written by Metric and I wish that information was made public when I interviewed Emily from the band a while back, but I’m sure I’ll cross paths with them again at some point…

Anywho, here’s the song.

HBK Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

18 01 2011

Yes folks, the greatest grappler of all time, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels is going to be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame. After retiring at Wrestlemania last year (a very sad night for this writer in particular) the man I affectionately refer to as “the Sexy Boy” (yes I know how that sounds and no, I don’t really care) takes his place among the greats and I can’t wait to see it all happen. No doubt at that stage on the night itself I’ll have just eaten a few slices of  pizza and be slightly merry on some light ales (while my bezzie mate Davey has a bit of a laugh  at my HBK fanboy-ism) and I’m hoping it’ll be a great evening.

Anyway, here’s a few clips of Shawn doing what he does best.

First look At Spidey And Cap’s Movie Costumes

14 01 2011

I dunno about you, but I think these costumes look pretty damn good. Have a butcher’s and see what you think…

Choice Music Prize 2011

12 01 2011

This year’s Choice Music Prize nominees are out today. It’s a shame to see only one act from the North included in the the list (where the fuck is the LaFaro record?) but, depending on who ends up on the judging panel, I’d put a few pound/Euro (delete where appropriate) on the Imelda May record ‘Mayhem’ being the overall winner.

Here’s the press release…

Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of The Year 2010  Shortlist Announcement

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2010 was announced this afternoon (Wednesday 12 January).

The shortlist is as follows (artists listed in alphabetical order):
Adebesi ShankThis is the Second Album of a band called Adebisi Shank (Richter Collective)
The Cast of CheersChariot
Cathy DaveyThe Nameless (Hammer Toe Records)
Fight Like ApesThe Body of Christ & The Legs of Tina Turner (Model Citizen)
HalvesIt Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) (Hate is The Enemy)
Imelda MayMayhem (Universal)
James Vincent McMorrowEarly in The Morning (Universal)
O EmperorHither Thither (Universal)
Two Door Cinema ClubTourist History (Kitsune)
VillagersBecoming a Jackal (Domino)

The shortlist has been selected by a panel of 11 Irish music media professionals representing print, radio, online and TV. The full list of judges can be found on the Choice Music Prize website:

The winning Album of the Year will be selected by the judging panel at the Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday March 3.
The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).
All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of the
Recorded Artists Actors & Performers Ltd (RAAP).
All of the shortlisted albums are available through retail partners HMV in their stores nationwide with the exception of The Cast Of Cheers album which is only available via download.
The Choice Music Prize live event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.
Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event will go on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from on Friday January 14, priced
22 including booking fee.
Full information on the event and on the nominated artists performing will be announced later this month. Video packages of all the acts on the night will be produced by Irish production company Old Hat.
Paddy Power will, as usual, be offering betting odds on the event. Prices will be available on the afternoon of Wednesday 12 January.

Misery Obscura

11 01 2011

As any sane person will already know, punk rock is the best genre/subculture/movement in the universe (yeah, you heard Star Wars nerds) and one of its all-conquering kings were/are the Misfits. I absolutely adore the band and love most things related to them, so, you can imagine my delight when my big brother presented me with Misery Obscura: The photography of Eeerie Von (1981-2009) this Crimbo.

Packed full of amazing anecdotes and rare shots of both the ‘Fits, Samhain and Danzig, the book is a rare insight into one of the most exciting bands in the world (as told by one of their most famous Fiends) and I can’t wait to get stuck into this tonight. Check out this amazing shot of Danzig at Elvis’ grave from 1984. How cool is that???

Heavy Metal Penguin

6 01 2011

Two words: Pit Marshall