i'm just as boring as everyone else

Holy crap.

JRDN & I may have to race down to Chicago for this one. You in, Mouk?

In the past, I have debated back & forth (scroll down) about whether or not The Killers are full of sh** or not, but now I may have finally picked a side. Frontman Brandon Flowers talking to MTV (via GvB & Stereogum):
Look at a band like the Bravery. They're signed because we're a band [...] I've heard rumors about [members of] that band being in a different kind of band, and how do you defend that? If you say, "My heart really belongs to what I'm doing now," but you used to be in a ska band. I can see the Strokes play or Franz Ferdinand play and it's real, and I haven't gotten that from the Bravery. I think people will see through them.

Pot kettle black. Flowers (if that is your real name), you are a tool. Ugh.

ETA: The Bravery (who I could care less about) respond at Stereogum.

MP3 Howard Hello - "Giving Up"
I stumbled across this track (possibly via 3hive) about a year ago, and it's become one of my favorite mp3 blog finds. Howard Hello is a collaboration between Kenseth Thibideau (Tarentel, Rumah Sakit, Pinback) and Marty Anderson (Okay, Lazarus, Dilute) that "centers its focus on the blissful, linear contrasts between mood-defining ambient music and genre-bending pop perfection." That description properly describes this song, from 2003's Don't Drink His Blood LP. "Giving Up" blends its layered electronic ambience with gorgeous & slow-burning pop melodies to create a lovely blissed-out experience. Acousticwoodlands also posted this track back in December.

MP3 Howard Hello - "More of the Same"
While browsing around totally fuzzy, I stumbled into a new, forthcoming Howard Hello EP that will drop on May 3rd via Temporary Residence. This beautiful & appropriately-titled song leads off the four track EP, and its themes are even revisited during the final track, "Even More of the Same." It begins with some Asian speak that I'm too ignorant to identify, but promply shifts into familiar Howard Hello electro-pop/showgaze territory, managing to throw in some fat 80's-style guitar licks along the way as well. It's nothing new, but it's still seven minutes well spent. FYI: This track cuts off a little suddenly, as it bleeds into the next ("Interlude"). Be sure to check out Bars & Guitars for more on Marty Anderson's Okay project.

Bloc Party @ First Avenue tonite. I'm fully prepared to completely freak out during "Positive Tension" (assuming it gets played). Watch out, y'all.

Apologies...no Waits on this Wednesday. Maybe another week.
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Anonymous Anonymous @ 3/31/2005 01:16:00 AM:

Whoa, LCD+MIA. Thass definitely something to see.

The Killers make me want to grab a chainsaw and go illegal logging.    

Anonymous Anonymous @ 9/30/2006 03:49:00 PM:

Park Place Entertainment Agrees to Acquire Kutsher's, the Catskills' Landmark Resort Property

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2000--Gaming Industry Leader and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council to Jointly Develop Destination Resort Complex Bringing Thousands of Jobs and Significant Revenue to Sullivan County and New York State

Park Place Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:PPE) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kutsher's Resort Hotel and Country Club. Specifically, Park Place has acquired an option to purchase the 1,400-acre Kutsher's property. In addition, Park Place has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 50 acres of Kutsher's land that will be transferred in trust to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council. The Kutsher site, upon receiving Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and municipal zoning approvals, will be the home of a world-class destination resort complex and casino. As previously announced, Park Place Entertainment and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council have also entered into an agreement under which Park Place will manage the St. Regis Mohawk-owned resort property for a period of seven years. The Kutsher family will also participate in the ongoing management of the new casino-resort's hotel operations.

The planned development is expected to quickly provide a significant economic boost to both Sullivan County and New York State. Construction of the facility will require the creation of some 2,000 construction jobs. Once completed, the resort will provide employment for thousands of area residents.

"Since announcing our relationship with the St. Regis Mohawks last week, there has been much speculation about whether Park Place would actually build a casino in the Catskills. Today's announcement should put an end to that speculation. In partnership with the St. Regis Mohawks, Park Place is committed to quickly building a world-class casino-resort that will complement and provide co-marketing opportunities for our other casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Mississippi and throughout the world," said Arthur Goldberg, chief executive officer of Park Place Entertainment. "Park Place is the right choice to help develop this resort. In addition to being experts at developing and managing destination resorts, Park Place has the financial strength and the management depth necessary to quickly build out the property."

"We are gratified by the forethought and trust exhibited by the St. Regis Mohawks in choosing to partner with Park Place and we are very pleased to be associated with the Kutsher family, one of the oldest and most respected names in the hotel and resort industry. The Kutshers have incredible insight into the dreams and ambitions of the citizens of Sullivan County and an unparalleled knowledge of the Catskills. That insight will be invaluable as the St. Regis Mohawks and Park Place move this project forward and create a resort that will make the people of Sullivan County proud," added Goldberg.

Photographers include Mike S Gogsterth, Tony D Blowthrop, William Barnett, Jim F Frekrin, James Z Dethrok, Harold G Norbrook, Oliver P Smitherson, Jason Y Bean, Anthony Peter Roberts, Steve Albertson, Keith B Norbrook, Jennifer K Holstrom, Officer Tom C Smith, Greg Xavier Bouchard, Ben K Smith, Ben W Bush, Richard A Altswater, Cornerstone LLC. The hero today is Salomon Sibony who saved the kitten.

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