Sunday, January 08, 2006
waiting for superman

The Soma Cafe (2528 Main St.) will have a listening party for the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka on February 10th. Although you can easily search out a "mixed" copy of the record, it was released as a four disc set, with each disc meant to be played simultaneously. Pitchfork gave a 0.0 to, because no Lips fan has "the money for four CD players and, if they did, they'd spend it all on - you guessed it - inhalants and detox. And then retox. But not three more CD players." I'm inclined to agree. That makes this even more of a novel opportunity. They're even giving away Lips prizes.

Everyone gives away IPods these days, and you might have to be from the UK to win this one, but don't let that stop you from checking out ClickMusic's IPod giveaway. If anything you can exercise your music muscle by trying to name each and every pictured musician, and the band they're from. I only managed a paltry 43 (you need 60 to even qualify for the contest).

Check out this preview of Bloc Party's forthcoming God Bless Bloc Party DVD. It's going to be sold at Virgin, Tower, and various American indie stores South of the border. No word on what Canadian availability will be like yet, but I'll keep you posted.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have updated their website, revealing that their forthcoming LP (which isn't titled after Karen's cat) will be out at the end of March with a N.A. tour to follow in April.

Finally, while I rarely talk tech stuff, I have to ask: Just how awesome is the new MacBook Pro? Four times faster than the PowerBook??? Shouldn't it just spontaneously combust on startup? Goddamn.

now playing: Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy

8 Comments:

man, that free Shuffle totally started you down the Apple slope.

By Blogger Gerald, at 3:47 PM  

they've got Intel insides now!

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:00 PM  

i've never seen a poll with so many pale white dudes in my life.

By Blogger Graham, at 5:16 PM  

word on the street is, the intel processors don't run certain high end programs (i.e. protools, final cut) = lame!

By Anonymous josh, at 5:28 PM  

link?

I find it hard to believe that Intel would take a step back with their processors.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:45 AM  

livejournal.com/users/new_recluse

neil

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 PM  

it's not that Intel Macs (Macintels? InMacs? whatever.) don't pro-programs them at all, it's that they said programs aren't yet optimized for the intel chips and so have to run through a PowerPC emulation layer (it's called Rosetta), which causes them to take a hit in performance, which, due to the intel processors being stupid fast, work out okay for now with the promise of being pretty damn sweet later.

Final Cut works just fine, according to this page: http://www.apple.com/universal/

By Blogger Gerald, at 10:10 AM  

plus you can always run CuBase on Macs... better than on PC

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:33 PM  

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