Stranded In Stereo: Monday Morning Newsletter (10/6/08)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Morning Newsletter (10/6/08)

Politics went to a very strange place this week. In West Virginia bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley appeared in a radio ad on behalf of Barack Obama. If an 80-year -old Clinch Mountain boy can smell what Barack is cooking and vote for a black man from Chicago... McCain should go back to Arizona.

The next album from Nickelback is set for release on November 18 on Roadrunner Record
. The album, titled Dark Horse, was recorded in Vancouver and was produced by Mutt Lange. Mutt is more known for his forumlaic work with rock bands way past their prime like AC/DC and Def Leppard. Jose takes this as a sign that Nickelback is ready for the oldies circuit.

The Flaming Lips will be releasing an art film, Christmas On Mars, to DVD on November 11. the release will be paired with a CD including the Flaming Lips' score for the film. The film stars the members of the Flaming Lips and was filmed
in Oklahoma City. Jose recommends against seeing it sober.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be playing the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show this year. Super Bowl 2008 will be held at at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The Bud Bowl will air February 1 on the NBC network.

Integrity Toys will be producing a Katy Perry action figure this Fall. The limited edition collectible faux-lesbo doll will stand about 12-inches tall. Fashion designer Jason Wu designed the toy of the pop star. This may be a tad hard to get a hold of since preorders for the 12" doll are already sold out.

Thursday announced on their email list that they have signed with Epitaph Records. They stated "We would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone why we are so excited about this partnership and how we believe it will affect our future... One of our biggest concerns was that we find a situation where we could be free to just be Thursday.” Jose would like to be free to be Thursday too.

This week, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center has opened it's doors. With its sleek, linear design, the 20,000-square-foot museum pays tribute to the blues and rock icon B.B. King. Ironically BB King ditched Indianola, Mississippi over fifty years ago to make a career in Memphis. Indianola Mayor Arthur Marble hopes the
$15 million dollar museum will rake in some tourist cash.

For a three-day stretch this November, Van Morrison will perform the entirety of his 1967 masterpiece Astral Weeks. The shows at the Hollywood Bowl are booked for November 7th, 8th and 9th. Many of the original musicians from the album will also perform at the concert. Hipster attendance is mandatory.

Nick Reynolds, of the famous folk group the Kingston Trio, died this week. the Kingston Trio had a number of Top 10 singles in the 1960s, but is also famous for
popularizing the folk revival in that era. By connection they can be credited for all folk revivals since the 1960s. In the mid 1980s after decades on retirement, Reynolds rejoined remaining member John Stewart and continued to perform until 2003. He was 75.

Poison The Well will be releasing a series of 7-inch records while leading up to their new full-length due May 2009. The songs will be all brand-new songs taken from the 2007 sessions for their album Versions. The 7-inches will be titled in only by numerical order. The first will see release on November 11th through Ferret Music.

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