News of the TPE World October 26th, 2004

Album listened to this morning:
Jawbox Novelty

I saw Taking Back Sunday last night. The venue was totally packed, but it was a good time. I must admit, it was hard to see everything. My neck and feet still hurt because of all the contorting. Thankfully, it wasn't all 'staring at the back of heads.' There was quite a bit of movement in the crowd to see around. All in all, a nice intimate show with the 2,000+ in attendence. I didn't think "2,000+" and "intimate" could be used in the same sentence until now.

Simon and Garfunkel have a new live CD/DVD coming out. Read more about it here.

Attention Bad Religion fans: it looks like we can finally call him Dr. Greg Graffin.

Pitchfork said this today:
"Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe-- packed with top-quality extras at a low price-- was a near-perfect example of how to reissue an already beloved record. "

"Near-perfect?" What more could you put on it that would make it perfect? Live tracks with Gary Young falling off his drum stool mid-fill?

Info about the new . . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead album was posted on Pitchfork last week, but I'm just getting to post it. I'm curious about this "second drummer:" double drumming or relief for Jason when he takes the mic?

I'd like to read a book about Elvis Costello. I didn't expect to get 2215 options from Amazon. Any recommendations? Shoot me an e-mail with the address listed under 'Contact'.

I had posted something about this earlier, but Rolling Stone has a great article about Bob Mould and Grant Hart's recent live duet.