So if Jesus died on Good Friday, rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, and headed back to heaven on Ascension Thursday, what did he do on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday? Hang out with the 'rents? Track down the disciples? Multiply some more fish, just for the fun of it? Just something to consider on this Monday afternoon...
• We've talked about Rolling Stone
journalist David Fricke
before, and we're proud to say that he's given the thumbs up to another one of Baeble's treasured bands - Tall Firs. In the latest installment of "Fricke's Picks
," he writes: "The Brooklyn trio’s debut album, Tall Firs
(Ecstatic Peace), is ... like Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation
reduced to nothing but daydream. There are flashes of Pavement’s ragged acid romanticism in bare-minimum space-outs like “Go Whiskey,” “The Breeze” and “Soldier On,” but also plenty of the genuine San Francisco article, particularly the ‘67 levitation of Jefferson Airplane’s “Comin’ Back to Me” and the compact sparkle of the Grateful Dead’s original seven-inch version of “Dark Star.”"
Woa! Crazy descriptions! David Fricke puts our writing to shame, and we love him for it. You can check out some of Tall Firs' "compact sparkle," including several live cuts and a nifty little video shot by yours truly (ahem), at the band's humble website
. If you want to hear some first-person accounts of being a Tall Fir, check out the band's tour diary at Ecstatic Peace
• Is that an illustration of Jon Bon Jovi to your right? Not really - it's a Bon Jovi doll
, which is set to hit stores alongside a similar Richie Sambora doll in August. McFarlane Toys is responsible for these toy replicas, with CEO Todd McFarlane stating, "We look forward to reproducing the likeness of Jon and Richie and bringing them to the fans." We suppose that's somewhat admirable, or something, but what's the difference between a post-"Blaze of Glory" Jovi and a Ken doll with a toy guitar strapped to its frame? And hey, what's the deal with drummer Tico Torres totally getting robbed?
These are like KISS dolls for the teenybopper/soccer-mom set. Check out more pictures at Spawn.com.
• The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
is set to enjoy its 40th year anniversary this summer, and several bands have teamed up to cover the album's tracks in commemoration. The same recording equipment will be used, as well as the same recording engineer (Geoff Emerick). Pitchfork
gives us some details: "Roughly half of the bands have been announced so far: Oasis (no sh*t!), the Killers (erm, okay), Kaiser Chiefs, Travis (...getting colder), James Morrison, the Fratellis and Razorlight. Durr!"