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Since Noel Gallagher left Oasis in late 2009, the rest of the band sort of just continued on as brother Liam eloquently puts it, “business as fookin’ usual”, writing new material under the guise of Beady Eye. A name I absolutely hate. I read somewhere that they sounded like “Oasis back to its roots” and I can tell you after listening to the album Different Gear, Still Speeding: it’s not to its original roots, but rather just a continuation of where Oasis left off. What I liked about it is that there are songs that tries to do something different (for instance, Oasis would’ve never had girl back up singers or fast-paced piano playing), but they still sound pretty much like “new” Oasis. Still, it should be interesting to see them live, how they match up to their former band - I suspect it’ll be pretty much exactly live minus Noel Gallagher.
Mike Starr, ex-Alice in Chains, passed away March 8th. He was the bassist up until Dirt (1993), and was displaced by another Mike (Inez) bassist. It would seem that he was a meth addict, having been arrested earlier last month for possessing controlled substances. I am coming under the conclusion that he died of a drug-related incident, but I haven’t seen any confirmation. On a related topic, singer Layne Staley died of a drug overdose in 2002.
SXSW just ended. The massive music+interactive+movies festival drew over 2,000 plus bands in the area. This year is supposed to be the “biggest yet’, and Dan was reporting LIVE from his iPhone by sending in pictures with brief commentaries to each band. He was really impressed by Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket. He said he actually saw him by accident because he and his wife was getting brownies at St. David’s Bethell Hall and heard the music.
Song of the week is Carl Broemel's "Heaven Knows", which is available as a free download on his website.
Dexter explained and a bit about Wayne and the Flaming Lips.
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