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It's official! Tenacious D now recording the soundtrack for PICK OF DESTINY! Rejoice!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some fantastic news for us fans of Rage Cage and Jables (Kyle Gass and Jack Black, respectively. Translation provided by Satan). The duo have begun recording the new music for the TENACIOUS D movie called PICK OF DESTINY. With this and Harry's revelation of Dio being in the film, all us D fans are in heaven right now. Afterall, Dio has rocked for a long, long time and I'm sure he'll rock our fucking socks off with JB and KG in the flick.

I've been a fan of The D since I got their album in 2001, then saw them play at the Austin Music Hall. Their music is fun, funny and (gasp) actually good music! When I met Jack Black on the set of KING KONG we talked a bit about the TENACIOUS D movie and he was pretty sure New Line was going to be going ahead with a Spring start to production and it looks like they may be doing just that!

I'm just as excited about hearing new D songs as I am about seeing a Tenacious D movie. Here's the official word from an email newsletter from their official site. Thanks to "Saul Femm" for the heads up! Enjoy!

Dear D-sciples --

Yes the rumors are true....

Tenacious D has begun recording new music for their upcoming film, PICK OF DESTINY. John King is the producer behind the board and don't be surprised if there are a few special guests on the album as well. We will keep you posted on some studio reports and perhaps some pictures from the studio as well. Stay tuned!

CLICK IT HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL D SITE!


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  • May 8, 2005, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Never though I say this BUT: Am I first?

    by silentbobafett2

    P.S TD RULE!!!!! :-)

  • I mean, the tribute video clip was sort of funny but can you stretch it out to a whole feature? By the way, another way to get a "Technical First" is to actually read the article and write a vaguely on topic post as they're deleting posts which just have the word "First" in them with increasing frequency these days ...

  • May 8, 2005, 6:57 a.m. CST

    I wonder if...

    by Amorphius

    Dio will bust out into a song in the movie?

  • May 8, 2005, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Finding it hard to remember my damn password

    by balajazz

    I think I heard Jack Black saying he takes a hell of a long time writing songs, so when will the movie be ready to go out? A Tenacious D movie sounds appealing, but then again so did the idea of a melted cheese and banana sandwich, and thats one day I wont forget in a hurry.

  • May 8, 2005, 8 a.m. CST

    new music?

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    I bet its new arrangements of the same 12 songs.

  • May 8, 2005, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Yeah, they can carry the concept for a whole movie.

    by rev_skarekroe

    It'll probably be sketch comedy style, but check out their tv shows on dvd. That'll give you some idea of what it'll be like.

  • May 8, 2005, 11:03 a.m. CST

    whoa, whoa, WHOA!

    by The Librarian

    please, TheReturnOfHP, please, give a little credit. surely not the least funny, right? what about the writers for america`s funniest home videos? and they aren`t so untalented, surely. they play instruments, jack black acts better than keanu reeves, and they write their own stuff. you know who we should "fuck" (metaphorically, in a bad way)? we should "fuck" the backstreet boys... or not, or brittney spears. yeah, because they really do suck.

  • May 8, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST

    nkotb

    by therightclique

    The Librarian, whether or not you're speaking metaphorically, it is still more than a little disturbing that you want to fuck the baskstreet boys.... I mean, even if you're gay (which is fine), fucking them all is a bit excessive.

  • May 8, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    taste and talent

    by aikimoe

    If you don't like the D, that's perfectly cool. But you can't say they don't have talent, because they obviously do. People like David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, and Peter Jackson don't seek out and work with people who don't have talent. It's okay to not like something, you don't have make up reasons to justify your taste.

  • May 8, 2005, 12:41 p.m. CST

    So The D will be doing the soundtrack. I assumed they would get

    by Big Bad Clone

    I got nothin'

  • May 8, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    This movie will SUCK!!!

    by blackstormy

    wait, no it won't

  • May 8, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Your name is TheReturnOfHP

    by LordBrownFinger

    with a name like that i shouldn't make judgments on well... anything

  • May 8, 2005, 12:55 p.m. CST

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

    by The Librarian

    one big meatball manwich. get in line, therightclick!

  • May 8, 2005, 1:52 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    holy shit. melted cheese and banana. balajazz you're a goddamn sandwich genius.

  • May 8, 2005, 1:54 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    I have burned the roof of my mouth. totally worth it.

  • May 8, 2005, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Say, that's a nice bike...

    by roundhoward

    Did I hear somewhere that Robert Patrick was attached to this project at some point? I'm sure I'm thinking about something else... either way, Tenacious D versus the T-1000 is something I'd love to see on the big screen.

  • May 8, 2005, 2:07 p.m. CST

    nonenone

    by TalkingKat

    none

  • May 8, 2005, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Jack Black is God

    by RobertsPlant

    And I'm posting so I can feel like i belong.

  • May 8, 2005, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Hip-hop needs to die

    by Lezbo Milk

    It sucks. Movies about it suck. Hip-hop stars suck. Everything about it sucks. There is no redeeming qualities to this music genre. None whatsoever. Hell, all Top 40 music now days is garbage. What ever happened to the good old days when bands (notice I said "bands" and not individuals) got popular by years and years of busting their asses, playing clubs and bars and paying thier dues? Nowdays record producers and "talent" (talentless) scouts go out to the local malls and hunt down all the so called good looking little morons they can find that have "the look" they want. Who cares if they can sing? They can manufacture that. Or the rappers, you can just shoot a few people, or have some rap wars or something, get a little street cred and some rap (hip hop) bigshot will come along hoping he has the next Tupac in his back pocket (hell if you get shot it's better for business). Popular music is dead. You have to go to alternative sources or classic rock stations to listen to someone who (gasp) actually knows how to play a fucking musical instrument! Or (gasp) someone who wasn't plucked off the Mickey Mouse Show!

  • May 8, 2005, 3:34 p.m. CST

    "Rage Cage", "Jables", "The D"...

    by kiddae

    Leave the jokes to them, you vile harridan. Fat Harry did it in his article too. Not even their official mailing list is written in that "style", for fuck's sake.

  • May 8, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Rocked my socks off

    by jay-al

    I was lucky enough to see The D live at the end of last year. It was the first time I'd ever heard Tenacious D by themselves (i.e. not the studio recordings) and those two men completely and utterly rocked my socks off. THey even played a song for the new movie! I'm totally excited about this movie, I just hope Liam Lynch is up to par (I think he's gonna be directing?)

  • May 8, 2005, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Big Hair Metal

    by hallmitchell

    Jack while you have the power. Please bring back and jam with other gods of metal. Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Poison, Motley Crue. Anybody. Use your power for the good of mankind.

  • May 8, 2005, 6:29 p.m. CST

    To anybody who doesn't think Jack Black is funny. . .

    by Harry Coin

    . . . watch his cameo musical number in "Run, Ronnie, Run." That man is the goods! I'll never be able to watch mary poppins withouth thinking about "Kick em' in the cunt!" Oh so stupid, and yet brilliant, too.

  • May 8, 2005, 6:30 p.m. CST

    "The D" are a Grade D band...

    by danowen

    Honestly. If it wasn't for the fact Jack Black is mildly famous, they'd be slumming it right now. They've only had ONE bonafide hit - "Tribute" - and the rest of their stuff is just crap. I'd read nothing but bad reviews of their live shows, and some friends who saw them say they just died on-stage when it became obvious the only decent song they had so sing was "Tribute". How a movie from "The D" is going to change the fact they're a rubbish act is beyond me.

  • May 8, 2005, 6:50 p.m. CST

    We Sold Kage a Plasma TV The Other Day

    by Playhouse

    At Work. It was a nice charge in an otherwise boring day. I'm excited for the movie.

  • May 8, 2005, 6:56 p.m. CST

    What about the writers of America's Funniest Home Videos?!!?

    by CoursinLarry

    None other than Trace Bealieu (the original Crow from Mystery Science Theater 3000) is a writer on America's Funniest Home Videos. I can say with much certainty that he is NOT the least funniest person.

  • May 8, 2005, 6:56 p.m. CST

    God, when is this guy gonna pull a Belushi-Farley?

    by Boris the Blade

    Enough of the tragically-hip act. It's over Johnny....

  • May 8, 2005, 8:39 p.m. CST

    The D rock so hard they will blow your ass away

    by Awesemo

    Anyone who thinks that a D show is boring has to be either deaf or dumb, seriously they are one of the sickest live shows out there. I saw them play with Weezer in Toronto and it was hard not to bust a nut. And Dan Owen you have obviously never listened to the D album or DVD, because they have so many dope songs, like Wonderboy, FHG (Fuck her Gentley), Kyle Quit the Band, and the Cosmic Shame just to name a few.

  • May 8, 2005, 8:42 p.m. CST

    And does anyone know if Liam Lynch is still directing this

    by Awesemo

    It would be sweet if he was, and i know he is really good friends with both KG and JB. Plus he did the movies on the DVD, and if anyone doesn't think a D movie could be good they should check out the D's dvd which is comic gold, plus it is cheap compared to other DVD'a out there that aren't nearly as good

  • May 8, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST

    With Karate I'll kick your ass, From here to right over there

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    You broke the rules, now I'll pull out all you pubic hair

  • May 8, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Think first!

    by KoozyK

    I mean really, why can't you all just look for yourself before asking a question. "Does anyone know if Liam Lynch is still directing this"??? Look it up!! Go to IMDB or ANY film resource site and you will find that out, and it takes all but 30 seconds. Are you all just that lazy?

  • May 8, 2005, 8:57 p.m. CST

    sorry

    by Awesemo

    and yes i am that lazy

  • Will Ferrel is funny but talk about over exposure

  • May 8, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST

    DOES OBESITY CAUSE INCREASING BLINDNESS?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Or is there another reason why Harold K. increases the default font sizes on this site roughly every three months? Today the fonts grew again, and they are the size of small cars now. "Harry sees the" takes up one line of text. Good job. Increase them even further, one char per one line - that should be even easier to read.

  • May 8, 2005, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Not the biggest fun, but can't wait for the movie

    by Bryan

    Tenacious D's music is funny, it makes me laugh and "Wonder Boy" is dangerously catchy. But I'm just not one for comedy in music. It doesn't matter how good it is, there's still something Yankovician about sitting around listening to any joke song. You can't shake it. The purpose of a novelty record is to listen to it once. Not to own it and see it performed live. That's the feeling I get, anyway. That said, I cannot fucking wait for this movie. The HBO show was classic, and I watch that portion of the DVD over and over again. My favorite is the one where they almost give up their dream of becoming rock stars but somehow instead end up in a cave jamming with Bigfoot on drums. And Bigfoot is played by Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly. And he doesn't have the right chemistry so they have to kick him out of the band. I won't buy the soundtrack but I bet the movie will be hilarious.

  • May 8, 2005, 9:22 p.m. CST

    THE D!!!

    by Lion Fire

    Just wanted to say this fuckin rocks! It's going to be awesome to hear new songs and of course the movie. Glad to see the guys aren't going to let the greatest band in the world die out.

  • May 8, 2005, 9:37 p.m. CST

    to Lezbo Milk

    by Bryan

    I can't figure out how you got onto the topic, but your broad attack on the entire hip hop culture is completely ludicrous. I personally feel that hip hop is in many ways at a low point right now, but that is because I come from an understanding of the history and range of the art form. You clearly have no clue what you're talking about. You can't judge all of hip hop today by 50 Cent or whichever mumbler they're playing on the radio right now, just like you can't judge all of rock music based on the latest crappy Limp Bizkit (or whoever) album. 15 years ago I was having this same debate with people like you who were judging hip hop by MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice. I was pointing them to Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet." The album is still a masterpiece and was recently chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the national archive (they choose 50 recorded works per year). And it's not even Public Enemy's best album! If you were to criticize today's commercial rappers for their materialism, petty bickering, lack of a world view, poor enunciation and pathetic chasing of trends, I would agree with you. But that's just one part of hip hop. If I were to make a list of current artists that don't fit what you're talking about (let's say, I don't know, MF Doom or somebody) you probably wouldn't even know who they were or at least wouldn't know enough of their work to give a knowledgeable assessment. I imagine the same goes for the more here-to-stay superstar rappers like Jay-Z or even Eminem. Have you ever listened to , say, The Black Album or The Marshall Mathers LP from beginning to end? I'm guessing no. Instead of sticking to what you know you're trying to take a blind swipe at the whole thing, without having any understanding of it. You're out of your element. Just consider this: popular music has been mostly garbage for as long as many of us here have been alive. Li'l Jon is to MC Hammer as Avril Lavigne is to Debbie Gibson. I would argue that the stuff you're talking about is as much a symptom of the culture at large (reality TV, commercials in movie theaters, George Bush) as it is of hip hop. But I'll save that argument for a forum other than a Tenacious D talkback. This concludes my more-thorough-than-you-deserve response. p.s. Beeyotch

  • May 8, 2005, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Hip Hop

    by LeckoManiac

    I agree you can't judge hip-hop by the ignorance displayed by todays artists...but that being said why the hell did you stick up for Eminem...because his worldview includes killing homosexuals and beating women...i mean if that is what you are all about than I guess that's your choice...rap is not my cup of tea...but I will give credit to certain artists who I think deserve respect...but Eminem is certainly not one of them...have fun being a thug in the suburbs...let the verbal attacks commence. oh and by the way this movie will be more than enjoyable

  • May 9, 2005, 12:43 a.m. CST

    leckomaniac

    by aikimoe

    I agree with you about the D movie, and that eminem's a pretty dim bulb most of the time, but when he talks about beating women and killing homosexuals, I think he's really only describing his id. There are plenty of people out there who really would love to kill homosexuals and none of them would appear with Elton John on stage. I think eminem often expresses the worst parts of himself (at least he says he does) because it's cathartic and somewhat therapeutic.

  • May 9, 2005, 12:46 a.m. CST

    oh, and Boris "the Blade"

    by aikimoe

    Unlike Belushi and Farley, Black isn't known for abusing drugs or alcohol and he's not as heavy as they were. Not that I expected you to know that or anything.

  • May 9, 2005, 1:05 a.m. CST

    to LeckoManiac

    by Bryan

    I somewhat agree with you about Eminem, but I used him as an example because he's a rapper that a lot of people know of without actually being familiar with his albums. I don't like a lot of the things he talks about (especially when he wastes his time on pop stars and Insane Clown Posse) but I also think he's an incredible lyricist and vocalist, especially on his first two albums. When he's on he's really on, with really complicated rhyme patterns and clever plays on words and a varied flow. Even with the really sick stuff. I don't think enjoying a song like "Kill You" which is one of his most shocking (he talks about killing his mother, among other things) is all that different from enjoying a Takashi Miike movie or something. He's actually very clever with alot of the misogynistic stuff, but the homphobic stuff is more just reverting to playground insults. I hoped he'd grow out of that but I'm not sure he will. (In his defense, I don't think he's actually talked about killing gay people as you said - he mostly uses "fag" as an insult for straight people, the same way talkbackers do. Which is not excusable but not really the same thing you're accusing him of.) Anyway, I better stop because "Evil White Man" really got me with his well articulated "shut up and go away" argument.

  • May 9, 2005, 1:06 a.m. CST

    To Evil White Man

    by Bryan

    I love you too

  • May 9, 2005, 2:46 a.m. CST

    To Bryan with a "y"

    by Lezbo Milk

    Ok first let me appologize, I got off on a rant about hip-hop and Tenacious D isn't even a hip-hop band...so I prostrate myself to the floor and grovel for forgiveness. But Bryan (with a y?) rather than take a stand against me as you seemed to think you were doing...you agreed with me all through your rather "much to lengthy and undeserved response" to my unworthy stance. You made a few points that led me to believe you may not be old enough to see where I'm coming from. You refer a lot to some late '80's vintage stuff, so I'm guessing you were in your teens back then. Well that's just about when the whole music industry (in my opinion) went to complete shit...at least the pop music industry. The 70's when I was a teen were a totoally different gig. There was a fundamental change in the way music became marketed, there was a fundamental change in the way new artists were discovered "cough cough". I know you don't want me to judge the current hip-hop industry by guys like 50 Cent and others of his ilk, but you know what I do judge hip-hop by those guys because those guys are the ones who are popular, those guys are the ones selling CD's and those are the guys that define what hip-hop is. Plain and simple. Some obscure band nobody ever heard of besides you and a couple of other people, may be great hip-hop to you, but it doesn't mean shit to me or the rest of the world. Prior to the late 80's (prior to MTV mainly) music was so much different, I don't think you can compare it. You mentioned MC Dummer and Vanilla Shithead. Both looser hacks. They sucked then, they suck now. Public Enemy? You like them...I think they suck, but whatever. The point is and you said it popular music sucks and always has....I'd say almost always. At least you can go back to pop music from the 60's and 70's...which they call "classic rock" today...and guess what? A shit load of the lead singers could (gasp) play a musical instrument! Were part of a talented band made up of talented people who contributed to make unique sounding music. What pop stars today can even play a fucking insturment? What pop starts today actually play with a band? Not fucking very many. Ask any Britney Spears fan what her lead guitar players name is and tell me if you don't get a deer in the headlights stare. Go back 30 years and ask the pop stars fans of the time, like Bruice Springstein for instance, and they could name him. My point is, you can't compare the old to the new...the old was better in so many ways and for so many reasons. My fucking fingers are getting tire, and I haven't scratched the surface of why todays popular music (notice I didn't say all music) sucks major festoring ass.

  • May 9, 2005, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Mr. Milk

    by Bryan

    Thank you for the response - sorry if we got off on the wrong foot. I think you know that I agree with about half of your argument, the half about most popular music being shit, and getting worse over the past few decades. But I don't think you understand some of what I'm saying. I'm not talking about "some obscure band nobody has ever heard of." I'm talking about artists with large followings, just not the type of music you're likely to hear on the radio or see on TV. Sometimes it's called "underground hip hop" but I always thought that was a ridiculous term because it's not like it's a secret that music can survive without the aid of Clear Channel. You guessed my age right and we obviously have a completely different perspective on music as art - for example, I think if I had 400 years I wouldn't be able to convince you what I see as a common sense fact that sampling is as much an art form as anything else. And don't you think that if today's singers were better it wouldn't matter that they can't play an instrument? I don't think Billy Holliday played anything, did she? But yes, it's sad how little importance instruments have in any popular music today, I will agree with that. Too much of it is all polish or pose and no soul. But like I said before, I think that's what's happening to our culture in general, not just in music. It gets me all worked up sometimes when I think about it but I find that it's not too hard to just ignore MTV, the radio, American Idol, and everything else and go after the things that do interest me. p.s. Evil White Man, give me your e-mail so I can send you a new essay every day. This is just a small sampling of what I have to offer you.

  • May 9, 2005, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Sons of whores...

    by grendelson138

    I feel for people that don't like the D. Not only are D haters stupid, but I have a suspicion that they couldn't get a woman with a $100 bill in cracktown.

  • May 9, 2005, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I don't like "The D"

    by Darth Busey

    ...and I got my wife for a lot less than $100.

  • May 9, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Lezbo Milk

    by mortsleam

    Not going to argue with you about Hip Hop because it's a taste thing and if you can't see it, you can't see it. But DEAR GOD MAN/WOMAN/ANONYMOUS INTERNET AVATAR: The Shins, The Decemberists, The Libertines, Outrageous Cherry, Louis XIV, JET, Ben Kweller, Brendan Benson, Bright Eyes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Camera Obscura, The Walkmen, The Von Bondies, The Thrills, The Detroit Cobras... The list goes on and on. They're not all pretty and picked by commitee. They're not hard to find. They're played on the radio. They're making music that matters. Right now. Dig yourself out of your top 40 pop hating hole and take a look at what's REALLY happening in rock at this very minute. *** Tenacious D rocks. I've loved them since they were on HBO after Mr. Show. At least it's something different. Personally I think Bigfoot really added something that even Lee wasn't able to duplicate.

  • May 9, 2005, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Mortsleam

    by Lezbo Milk

    You mentioned a lot of people there I've never heard of. I'm sure you enjoy every one of them. Of those people you mentioned, how many of them have the number one song? Which of them has the number one CD? You miss the boat entirely...it's not about living in the past, it's about lamenting the loss of integrity. Back in the day, the era you want me to dig myself out of, the equivalent of all those bands you mentioned WERE the most popular music out there. You didn't have to dig for the best music. You didn't have to listen to alternative, small local stations. You didn't have to avoid the big conglomerate radio station chains that jam thier version of what they want you to hear down your throats. You didn't have MTV selling sexy looking but talentless hacks to the multitudes of horney teens who eat whatever is shoveled to them (hell when music was music most people didn't even know what the hell a lot of the popular band members looked like for christs sake). So Mr Mortsleam, you go ahead and bash me, and tell me to stop hating top 40, while you have to go looking for good music because it isn't good at the top anymore. Oh and by the way, I'm pretty sure that Hip-hop and pop music are one and the same now, since hip-hop is pretty much the most money making and most CD selling aspect in music? Am I correct. Pop music charts 50 Cent and Britany Spears on the same list , someone correct me if I'm wrong?

  • May 9, 2005, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Why do people even have I-Pods?

    by HypeEndsHere

    Music: It's just not that good.

  • May 9, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The correct spelling is Springsteen

    by Miami Mofo

    Bruce Springsteen. It's a Dutch name even though Bruce's father was Irish and his Mom is Italian. ***Hi mort. Sadly, none of the artists you mentioned can be found on the airwaves here in South Florida. It seems as those Clear Channel fuckers own just about every station in town. Fortunately there is an alternative in satellite radio which I receive through digital cable. It's the only way I can listen to some decent tunes.

  • First of all, two bands I didn

  • May 10, 2005, 2:32 p.m. CST

    mortsleam

    by aikimoe

    Your post raises questions. What is "good" music? Is there any "good" music you don't like? Is there any "bad" music you do like?

  • May 10, 2005, 2:43 p.m. CST

    MALIBU NIGHTS! TANGERINE DREAMS!

    by Godardwhowhatnow

    MALIBU NIGHTS! TANGERINE DREAMS!MALIBU NAYS! MALIBU DREAMS! MALIBU!

  • May 10, 2005, 10:34 p.m. CST

    LEZBO MILK

    by topaz4206

    Top 40 sucks? No shit? TOP 40 HAS SUCKED SINCE I WAS AN EMBRYO! "True" hip-hop hasn't (and won't) die because it's NOT a genre of music, it's a method of lyrical delivery. If you make a country or rock song, it has to sound like COUNTRY or ROCK. A hip-hop song can be delivered over classical, latin, or beautiful piano (e.g. that song with Sergio Mendes), it can be anything it wants to be. And if you want it to be GOOD...Well, it can be that too. Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, MF Doom, Hieroglyphics, 2Mex, Buck 65, El-P, LMNO, the list goes on and on. Do any of these have "NUMBER ONE" songs? Who cares? They all have thousands of fans, and have made a great living (some for 10-15 years) off of doing what they love, without disgracing the culture that gave them a chance to be what they are today. BTW I hate gangsta rap too, but SOMEBODY out there doesn't. If they can get rich off that crap, more power to them. Go and get yours, and I'll stay here and keep getting mine. P's.

  • Sorry about that. I was going to say that there are plenty of groups/artists out there who make something in between. Daniel Lanois, Ass Ponies, Jay Farrar, Neko Case, Robbie Fulks, Graham Parsons (though he's been dead for over thirty years), Emmy Lou Harris, Cowboy Junkies, Crash Test Dummies, Dixie Dregs, Lucinda Williams. Lots of great folks making something in between rock and country.

  • May 11, 2005, 2:25 a.m. CST

    All you guys are missing my point.

    by Lezbo Milk

    Arn't you pissed off that you have to go searching for the good stuff? Arn't you pissed that the bands (groups, individuals) you love can hardly get thier CD's to market because the music industry is spending all thier resources on jamming Britney Spears, Jessica Simpon, 50 Cent, Usher, and all the other top 40 crap down your throat? The point is, once upon a time you didn't have to go digging to find good music. You didn't have to go way down the charts to some poor sap who only sold a few thousand records, to find good music. Good music was at the top...because it was good music. Now it's researched, marketed, packaged and served up like a big steaming pile of shit for every teen schoolgirl and suburban white kid wannabe's. Doesn't it piss you off just a little?

  • May 11, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I see what you're saying

    by aikimoe

    But I don't think it's any different than it used to be. Interesting, soulful music has made it to the top, but it's always temporary. And even then, whether or not it was "good" was dependent on who was listening. Also, there are just many, many more recording artists now than there have ever been. It's impossible for all the interesting, soulful artists to be successful. The industry has always, always been run by weasels and the weasels know that the American Idol style of music is the most popular now. But there are still people like Beck and OutKast and Bjork and Missy Elliot who make interesting, innovative music and make millions at the same time.

  • May 11, 2005, 9:51 p.m. CST

    why do you tease, moviemack?

    by aikimoe

    Why do you even suggest that anyone who likes movies that you don't could possibly be prithy to the insight, the clarity of cinematic vision that you, alone, possess? You shouldn't get the peasants' hopes up of ever truly knowing what a "smart" movie is, especially when they don't have the years of directing and screen-writing experience that obviously informs your opinions.

  • May 11, 2005, 11:30 p.m. CST

    he cast a spell, a spell on meeeee

    by PMK

    The wonderboy video sucked, because it shouldn't have been some viking-esq snow dude. it should have been straight out comic-spandex awesomeness and you fucked it all up!

  • I liked the D album........but come on, folks, don't for a second think that album was anything approaching greatness. They're a gimmick. A circus show. A funny little thing that will always sell-out small club gigs but don't for a second think that these guys have anything going on for real. "For real". I await this new movie. Like I await the soundtrack. They seem like they'lll be plenty fun, ha ha hyuck hyuck.

  • May 12, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    malibu nights indeed!!!!

    by the_man_from_Rio

    whoever said malibu nights had me cracking up a whole lot more than the ridiculous "what's good music" nonsense. MALIBU...MAKING A POO...STANKY POO...LOOKIN THE VIEW...

  • May 13, 2005, 3:16 a.m. CST

    moviemack is full of...

    by aikimoe

    ...love! I knew it was something.