Julio 23, 2002
Rocking The World Wide Internet

For the last six days or so, I've been listening to the Hives and the White Stripes. I spent a few weeks listening to the Strokes back in January, and I don't know all that much about the Vines, except that they are being packaged and sold in similar fashion to the other three.

Everyone seems to be already tired of these bands, or entirely convinced that they are here to save Rock n' Roll.

The Hives' energy bleeds through the speakers. I haven't heard the Vines play, except for on their website and it sounded like shit. The Strokes are great, and so far I like the White Stripes, but I think viewing them can help you appreciate them.

As far as the websites go, I like the Hives' the best. It's pretty entertaining to read the diaries and the "g-book", but maybe only because they're Swedish. The White Stripes site is also really good and informative and simple enough -- and they've got guitar tabs, which is fucking great. The Strokes' site is functional and fast, but a little more contrived. I wish The Strokes would ease up on the retro vibe. We know what era of music you're all about, great, just wear your own clothes now. The website keeps the theme going with this big retro-era television that you see everything through. It's just a little too much. I think all anyone really wants out of rock is a little honesty. The music these bands have given us is supposed to be "less" contrived, but it's not. It's equally as contrived, so why are we kidding ourselves. Anyhow, the worst site in my garbage opinion was thevines.com. It just really bored me to tears. I liked that there was a jukebox on there so you could hear the music without downloading it, but other than that it was just boring flash menus and pictur----zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh, hello.

My favorite rock bands right now are still ZZ Top, Black Sabbath and the Stones.

I generally like rock music, so if anyone brags about the latest "rock-saving band" I'll listen to it, eventually.

The best thing about all these new bands is how short all the songs are. The White Stripes' "Fell In Love With A Girl" is only 1:50, and it's a great tune.

The Hives are the hardest of the four newer groups, (and have been around the longest). They are therefore, of the quartet of garage/punk/new rock/rock/rocksaviour/alternative/mainstream/newmainstream/not rap bands, the best morning music.

Posted by King at Julio 23, 2002 03:32 AM

Nice to see you, Kingsie! Two updates in two days, no less. Dag! I've been listening to Exile on Main Street for the last four or five days. That's some fucking rock.

Posted by: Jilly on Julio 23, 2002 02:52 PM .

I think if you were trying to explain rock to an extraterrestrial, you might tie them to a chair, duct tape heaphones to their hearing orifices, then spray glue the tape, and play Exile. Loud. Or maybe Sticky Fingers, or Let It Bleed. The sound the Stones had in the late 60s and early 70s is what rock should sound like. The songs are great, they're distinctly American -- country/blues, the production is fully present but still raw and dirty, Mick Taylor was fucking tearing shit up, and they do it all with that Brit approach to rock, which I'm not sure I can define except to say that without the Brits, Rock n' Roll would kind of suck.

Posted by: king on Julio 23, 2002 03:31 PM .

"The sunshine bores the daylight out of me" is one of my favorite lyrics. Also, I want to make raw and dirty, distinctly American love to you.

Posted by: Jilly on Julio 23, 2002 06:32 PM .

Raw and dirty sounds nice. Last time Filion and I made distinctly American love, she hired a male prostitute to shit on my face, then shoved an apple pie up my ass.


Posted by: king on Julio 24, 2002 05:39 AM .

Is that American sex? Wow, dont I feel like a horny nun. You did not mind the male prostitute? Did that make you feel more or less of a man? Are there a lot omore male johns in the States then here in Canada? I bet Jilly has a different angle on American love than you and Filion? It sounds like a cheap porno to me: "Tales of King Filion and the American Gigolo"

Posted by: Monster on Julio 25, 2002 02:14 PM .

What the fuck are you talking about Monster?

Posted by: king on Julio 25, 2002 03:09 PM .

What the fuck are you talking about Monster?

Posted by: king on Julio 25, 2002 03:09 PM .

What the fuck are YOU talking about King?!?

Posted by: filion on Julio 26, 2002 05:06 PM .

hey jilly, back off.

Posted by: filion on Julio 26, 2002 05:30 PM .

There is too much profanity in these messages however, what is this "American Love" that jilly is speaking of. This has not been answered. Do you just hump in the midst of burgers and old issues of Guns & Ammo? Do americans do it differently than those from other countries? Also, if in American woman is having sexual intercourse with a Nicaraguan man, which style of love dominates or is it a hybrid? Is there a different style of american oral and anal love?
(Pevious Topic): Am I the only one who hates the lyrics, "Ive got sunshine in a bag" from the hit Gorillaz song Clint Eastwood. Please tell me.

Posted by: Louis on Julio 27, 2002 03:09 AM .

Your not the only one i fucking hate those lyrics!! its fucking impossible to have sunshine in a bag unless its a clear bag.

Posted by: Ted on Julio 30, 2002 10:21 PM .

Hello, i dont know if any of you can help me!

I am after buying a jacket similar to the ones I have recently seen the Libertines and The Strokes wearing. I dont know what they are called though.

I am after the really retro one with the gold buttons up the middle and on the cuff's and also on the shoulders.

Could somebady please mail me if they know what they are called or if they know a site where i can buy one.


Mark Hollis

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