Greetings, extrawack! readers. This is Jim from the late blog 11 a.m. Air Raid taking the baton from Murf. While Murf came to you from the land where hippies go to their final resting place, I come to you from the capital of fly-over country, Indianapolis. Yes, I'm from the state that is home to gun-toting/Bible-thumping Congressmen, fornicating deer masquerading as art, a festival devoted to everyone's favorite Eastern European pastry, cars that like ovals, lots of people with a jam band fetish (wait, Murf, isn't that supposed to be Vermont?), and, yes, lots and lots of corn and soybeans.
Enough on Indiana. Here are a few things that are happening out your way:
On July 25, the New York Dolls (or what's left of them anyway) will release their first album in over thirty years, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This. David Johansen, Syl Sylvain, and the rest of the band will do an in-store show on the release date of the new album at the Tower Records store on 4th and Broadway. For more information on the show, you can go to the band's page on the website of their label, Roadrunner.
New York Dolls - "Dance Like A Monkey" mp3 buy
Still having a bit of a World Cup hangover? Are the Red Bulls a woefully insufficient means of getting your soccer fix? If so, then head to the cinema and see Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos. I trust that I don't have to tell you the topic of this fine documentary. So relive the legendary stories from the summer of '77. See Pele work his magic. See Giorgio Chinaglia be a supreme dick. And see Shep Messing go to Studio 54 to get his hands on as much tail and champagne as he can find.
View the trailer for Once in a Lifetime here.
Finally, while Murf thinks that Zidane only wanted candy, I think that his explosive temper just got the best of him. Burn, Marco, Burn!