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Fortunes, Magazines, Movies, BRMC news, and Theologians

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I love fortune cookies, some day I’m going to post my most interesting fortune cookie fortunes. Another thing I really love is magazines. I have been getting lots of free magazines from Freecycle and the Broadcast Media Department at City College. They have free issues of EQ and Keyboard Magazine every month! The current issue of Keyboard has Trent Reznor on the cover and previously they’ve had Tori Amos and Muse. EQ is pretty cool because BT was on the cover. I do try to actually read the magazines, but I don’t want to get too into music technology because it is way too expensive to be a musician, even as a hobby. Last week, I got a bunch of cool magazines from FreeCycle: Bitch, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, National Geographic Adventurer, Real Simple, etc.

Don’t get me started on British music magazines. I know they’re expensive over here, but I would love to write for some of them: Q, NME, Uncut, Mojo, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, The Wire, etc. Maybe in a few years. There are some good American music magazines: Filter, CMJ, The Big Takeover, Fader, Creem (it’s back!), and all the ones I posted about before. I recently discovered a few female-focused music magazines: ChickFactor, Venus Zine, RockrGrl. There are probably a bunch I don’t know about. Let me know of any that I’m missing.

Last night, me and my brother went to see a screening of “The Brothers Grimm” through Rolling Stone Sounding Board. I enjoyed the movie, and I thought it was cool how they incorporated a lot of pieces from the fairytales that they are known for. There are actually plenty of interesting movies coming out. I was reading about them in the current issue of Rolling Stone (with The White Stripes on the cover), which they gave out after the screening.

Here’s a list of movies from IMDB that I’m interested in seeing:

24 Hours on Craigslist (2004) – It’s a Bay Area movie/story… about Craig’s List!
9 Songs (2004) – I’m still curious about the concerts… how bad can a movie with 2 BRMC performances be?
Corpse Bride (2005) – New Tim Burton claymation w/Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter!
On the Road (2007) – This keeps getting pushed back, Brad Pitt and Billy Crudup have been suggested as leads.
Rock School (2005) – The real “School of Rock”… unfortunately, no Jack Black
Walk the Line (2005) – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, Reese Witherspoon as June Carter… and they both sing!
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) – More claymation and it’s hilarious! Nick Park is a genius.

And now for some exciting BRMC news from Little Radio and the Newsletter:

The NEW Little Radio CD Sampler will be out in September and it’s pretty amazing. BRMC, Black Mountain, The National, Constantines, Warlocks, Lab Partners, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more. Plus a bunch of new unsigned acts worth knowing. 21 Bands in total. More info soon on how to pick one up.

So I know some of you missed the re-broadcast of the BRMC show, so…I’m going to put it on again this Monday at 12 noon PST. If you haven’t picked up their new record Howl, do so now. Best Rock Record of 2005. Seriously.

*Speaking of HOWL, here is a link to photos of the Special Edition and Double LP (both only available in the UK).

A number of independent record stores across the US are giving away a free 7″ featuring “Ain’t No Easy Way” and “Grind My Bones”. This is a different release compared to the recent British single. Supplies are extremely limited so snap it up while you can! The following link lists all the stores offering this exclusive release:

I mentioned a few weeks ago we are going to announce a pretty unique competition. Without further ado, here it is… we are giving you the opportunity to design a t-shirt for BRMC. The winning design will be manufactured and actually go on sale at BRMC shows across the land! In addition, you’ll meet the band who will present you with a copy of your t-shirt. You’ll also receive signed CD’s and the usual paraphernalia.

But that’s not all: As cool as it is to go backstage to meet rock stars, we’ll even pay you for your design!

So what do you need to do to enter this competition? You can start by firing up Photoshop or whip out your notepad and pen and get designing. In the coming weeks there will be a section of the web-site where you can submit your design. We’ll have the specifications you’ll need soon, but for now, fire out any ideas you have.

Please Note: There will be two “Design-A-Shirt” competitions; one for North America and one for Europe. Oh, and we haven’t determined how much you’ll receive should your design be chosen by the band and declared the winner.

As BRMC finish up the current UK dates, they’re gearing up to tour the US with Mark Gardener next month. Here are the dates as well as downloadable flyers for selected cities.

Please do what you can to help promote these shows by distributing the flyers in as many places as possible. As an added incentive, if you bring a copy of the flyer along to the show you’ll receive something very special at the merch table. So email it your friends. Print it out. Pretty much do whatever you want…


12 – San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
13 – Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
14 – Seattle, WA Neumos
16 – Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
17 – Denver, CO Bluebird
19 – Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
20 – Chicago, IL Metro
21 – Detroit, MN St. Andrews Hall
22 – Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
24 – Toronto, ONT Phoenix
26 – New York, NY Irving Plaza
27 – Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
28 – Washington DC 9:30 Club
30 – Atlanta, GA The Loft

1 – New Orleans, LA House of Blues
2 – Austin, TX The Parish
3 – Houston, TX Meridian
4 – Dallas, TX Trees
6 – Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
7 – San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
8 – Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
The response to the new site has been great and we really appreciate it. Now you can prove your love and devotion by voting for the site in the BT Digital Music Awards 2005:

Westlife has won this for like the past 263 years. So show the world what good music really is…

Quite a lot to take in before the weekend! To anyone going to Reading or Leeds, have a blast and I look forward to hearing what you thought!

Have a good one, and listen of Howl lots.


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