Sunday, July 24, 2011
[pitchfork.com] Stephen Malkmus doesn't blog often, but when he does, the results can look a lot like his lyrics-- erudite, drifting thoughts scattered over erratic punctuation, switching focus without warning.
In a recent post on his site, Malkmus recommends a few things (the Indiana Dunes, Chicago's Millennium Park, EMA, Ty Segall, Real Estate, Cass McCombs' "County Line") and slams a few others. His chief targets: U2 and former International Monetary Fund Managing Director/accused rapist Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
On U2: "U2 played Chicago the other night. This tour is the biggest grossing tour ever. Amazing. They are tiny ants on stage. Its been said that these big shows just don't work no matter how much money you throw at production. i agree." (From where this particular writer was sitting, that U2 Chicago show worked just fine.)
On DSK: "The dude was propositioning hotel workers all night, then has mystery lady over the night before. ,,,,,Then gets morning blowjob from housekeeper, probably forced …………… Then goes to McCormick and Schmidts for lunch with daughter!!! Im assuming this is an average Sunday for the guy. To each his own?"
Check out the blog post here. And listen to "Senator" the single from Malkmus and the Jicks' forthcoming album Mirror Traffic.
MP3: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: "Senator" [right click, save as]
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:28 PM