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Archives: July 2006

July
31st

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ set list

From Sunday night at White River Amphitheatre:


Listen to Her Heart; You Don’t Know How It Feels; I Won’t Back Down; Free Fallin'; Saving Grace; Mary Jane’s Last Dance; I’m a Man (Bo Diddley); Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac); Handle with Care (Traveling Wilburys); Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks); I Need to Know (with Nicks); The Waiting (with Eddie Vedder); Square One; Insider (with Nicks); Don’t Come Around Here No More (with Nicks); Refugee; Runnin’ Down a Dream

Encore: You Wreck Me; Mystic Eyes (Van Morrison); American Girl (with Nicks and Vedder)

July
27th

A quick slang lesson from E-40

Snoop gets most of the credit for coining hip-hop expressions like “fo’ shizzle” and “chuuuch.” But those in the know recognize that E-40 is the undisputed king of slang. And since he’s one of the attractions at KUBE-FM’s Summer Jam Saturday, I figured I’d toss out this clip from the interview I did with him to preview his headlining date at the Temple Theatre this spring.


And I’m not 100 percent positive, but I think he may have coined a couple of new terms right there on the spot. “Young mustache?”


July
27th

Changes over at Kiss-FM

KBKS-FM (Kiss, 106.1) program director Marcus Najera announced Wednesday that Eric Tyler will take over as PM drive host and music director, and that Kristin “The Island Girl” Geong – a 10-year veteran at the station – has been promoted to assistant program director.


Tyler spent time at KHTO-FM in Springfield, Mo., where he was music director and night show host, and KHTT-FM in Tulsa, Okla.

July
26th

Everybody! It’s the eeeend of the woooorld as we know it!

Sweet sassy molassy! Eddie Vedder was right last Saturday at the Gorge. It is getting harder and harder to feel all right, what with the news filled with talk of global warming, war escalating in the Middle East and maniacal dictators firing of test missiles – and that’s not to mention the occasional close call with a passing asteroid.


Yikes! We … are … all … gonna … die. Like, next month.


So what am I gonna do about all this besides gripe, you ask? Come up with the perfect apocalypic playlist, that’s what. Hey, it’s

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July
23rd

Nine Inch Nails rarity

For those of you not lucky enough to catch Nine Inch Nails last fall at KeyArena, I stumbled upon this clip of Trent Reznor and company performing “Not So Pretty Now,” a “With Teeth” outtake peformed in Seattle.


I love this track. Why didn’t Reznor put that on the album instead of the so so title track or “Hand That Feeds?” It could have been the best Nails album ever.

July
23rd

Pearl Jam set list

Just walked in the door from the Gorge, where Pearl Jam wrapped up an epic set that lasted nearly three hours last night. It was a great show, chock full of old favorites and rarities. And the new songs sounded pretty tight, too.


Here’s what they played. My review should be online later on this morning:


Wash; Corduroy; Hail Hail; Worldwide Suicide; Severed Hand; Given to Fly; Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town; Even Flow; Down; I Am Mine; Unemployable; Daughter; Gone; Black; Insignificance; Life Wasted; Blood


First encore: Footsteps; Once; Alive; State of

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July
21st

Reviews in haiku (vol. 1)

I won’t lie to you. I’m not the first critic to review CDs in haiku. I’m actually ripping off one of the various glossy magazines I read every month. Blender? I’ll have to double check when I get home.


But a boatload of CDs crosses my desk every week, not to mention my totally out of control, compulsive CD buying habits. So I figured this would be a fun and time efficient way to give you a quick take.


So without further ado, the first installment of reviews in haiku:


"Wolfmother" Wolfmother


Aussies with

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July
20th

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament speaks

Pearl Jam is back and hotter then they’ve been since the “Vitalogy” days.


The band will headline two huge shows this weekend at The Gorge. So I thought I’d catch up with bassist Jeff Ament after sound check at one of the band’s recent San Fran shows.


Here are a few sound bites from that conversation:


* On climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2004


* On the Vera Project, Art Corps, 826 Seattle, charities that will benefit from this weekend’s Gorge shows.


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July
20th

Anybody selling a cheap, reliable car?

Things I learned yesterday:


* With rising gas prices, tow truck operators are passing the cost along to you with rates that are now up from $3 to $4 per mile. Add the hookup fee, and this will cost about 200 bones to get your car from Boeing Field back to T-town.


* Compared to that, the $90 I neglected to spend on Triple-A dues is quite a bargain.


* Having your alternator belt snap while driving on I-5 is what, in mechanics jargon, is considered “bad.” And it costs about another 200 grips to

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July
20th

Shadows Fall guitarist talks new tunes

Shadows Fall is a rising star on the national metal circuit after a breakout run with Ozzfest in 2003, a mainstage gig on last year’s tour and critical acclaim for 2002’s “The Art of Balance” and 2004’s “The War Within.”


In the clip I’m posting today, guitarist Matt Bachand says things have remained pretty low key behind the scenes. And discusses he and his band mates’ mindset as they record new tunes for their first album with Atlantic.


Fans can see Shadows Fall this weekend as they headline the Strhess tour at

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