Doves Dropping In On the States [via One Louder]:

Jimi Goodwin tells the group is hoping to also squeeze in shows in New York and Los Angeles during the trip, and that it will also be back in the States later in the spring to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Seeing as I’m not going to California (although I would like to go to Coachella before I die and bacteria consume my organs) I hope they can do some of that squeezing and that the squeezing will not take place on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.

Having night classes is not cool. Tuesday and Wednesday = class until 9 PM. Yeah, I could still see shows getting out of class at that time but I’d really have to want to go to them. If you’re in NYC and have the time, check out Movable Hype 2.0 on February 16th. I haven’t been to any of the Movable Hype shows yet but they’re nice showcases of NYC bands and such. And it’s cheap! And if it’s at Knitting Factory all ages can go. That’s swell. I know there must be other people out there who are under 21 and annoyed at the places that are 21+. Those people have probable obtained fake IDs though. …[sigh]


It’s A Trap!, a website dedicated to Scandinavian music, has an mp3 playlist, one of which is currently Magnet’s cover of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line.” The song is taken from We Walk the Line, a recording of a benefit concert in Oslo where Norwegian artists played Johnny Cash covers to raise money for SOS Children’s Villages. This concert is from 2003 but I’ve been wondering how to get this Norway-only CD on and off for the past…while. Of course, I love Magnet’s version but I’m sure all the songs are fantastic.


If you like Beck then you probably know about the leaked album already. So I don’t need to recap the whole thing…because I already recapped it at beck beck beck, which got the most hits today than it has for the past many months. From the four songs I’ve heard I agree with what other people have been saying (or maybe they haven’t, I can’t remember) that it’s more like Odelay, but not entirely, and it’s not like Sea Change. Actually, none of his albums really sound like the other, so there isn’t much point in talking about that. It’s more upbeat, but not to crazy Midnite Vultures-like proportions.

Ah, talking about Beck is so notsalgic. For those who don’t know, I used to be very obsessed with Beck. I think it had something to do with being a young teenager as my obsessions present themselves differently these days, but millions of people would agree with me when I say that Beck is awesome. Beck has a gazillion songs but I somehow designated one as my favorite. If you haven’t heard it, I hope you like it:

Beck – Hollow Log [removed]

K Records also has the song “Forcefield” from the same album (One Foot in the Grave) in their audio/video section.