Recap for Boner of the Day (Wednesday June 4, 2014). 3 news stories -- examples of bad, stupid, or funny human behavior. You decide with your vote who is the worst, most deserving, of the award no one wants to win: the Boner of the Day. Boner: it means mistake.
Boner Candidate #1 - My Little Helper Pooper
An already delayed US Airways flight enroute to Philadelphia from Los Angeles, had to make an emergency landing after a service pup pooped in the aisle, twice. (Read full story here)
Boner Candidate #2 - Already Dead? One less car we have to fix, man!
General Motors on Tuesday apologized to families of accident victims who have been notified to bring in cars for replacement of defective ignition switches. These cars were destroyed in the accidents where their family members were killed at the fault of the defective GM cars. (Read full story here)
Boner Candidate #3 - Pedophile priest off duty
Reverend McAlinden molsted several young men during his career, but attorneys for the diocese used the controversial argument that they couldn't be held responsible for Rev McAlinden's actions, because abusing a child is not part of a priest's 'duties'. (Read full story here)
Boner Winner: Boner Candidate #3
In a landslide victory!
Could we be getting NEW Faith No More music this year? Please Lord, let this happen. I don't ask for much.. We did see a FNM reunion tour recently sans guitar man Jim Martin. So I guess that's something.
I’m a huge Faith No More fan. In fact, Angel Dust was my very FIRST “Parental Advisory” CD. I had my older brother buy it for me, and to this day I hide it from my mom. Anyway, back on topic..
It's been under my mattress for 22 years.. I need a new matress.
Faith No More’s Mike Patton recently started a Twitter account for the band. That’s a good sign. THEN he participated in that oh so important internet tradition, the selfie. Sigh. He said the recent "reunion thing" was fun, but "now it's time to get a little creative." COULD that mean a new album? If so I doubt he’d ever get Martin back in the lineup. Martin is still no over his mystical feud with the band and has only spoken about them publicly once since 1992.
This was how we new what CD's we wanted in the 1990's
In the meantime, however, FNM fans can look forward to seeing the band in London on July 4th and in Poland on July 5th. I won’t be going. Feel bad for me.
Lion by Peter Murphy
In the early 90’s, Peter Murphy scored some huge hits with songs like “A Strange Kind of Love” and “Cuts You Up.” While he continued to release solo material since then, none of it really lived up to his Deep album. Lion still can’t surpass that—it would be difficult to do—but this is still quality music. For those who don’t know, Peter Murphy is one of the architects of Dark Wave or Goth music. He started his career as the vocalist for Bauhaus and then went on to have a respectable solo career. He was bellowing about Bella Lugosi’s death long before glittery teenage vampires pouted in books and on the big screen.
One of my complaints of his recent solo material was the lack of energy in the songs. He solved that problem by recruiting production genius Youth (from Killing Joke) to produce this new album. That isn’t to say that every song is a throbbing up-tempo delight; you still get slower interludes like “The Rose” that stand out nicely. This has everything a Peter Murphy fan will enjoy, with a little bit of electronics added in to keep the groaning guitars moving along at a toe-tapping beat.
Songs like “I Am My Own Name,” and “Low Tar Stars” thump along to keep the energy up. “Holy Crown” has a Joy-Division influenced bass line that matches Murphy’s crooning deep vocals. Other parts of the album feel like Nine Inch Nails played a contributing factor.
Peter Murphy is the grandfather of Goth, and in some ways you can tell that time hasn’t been especially kind to his vocal cords. Indeed there are moments when he screams so agonizingly loud that you fear for his throat’s well-being. But that isn’t really a bad thing. For Peter Murphy, emotion is conveyed in every way possible; if the man needs to scream, then let him.
If you are a Peter Murphy fan, you will like this album quite a bit. Also keep in mind that he is playing June 25th at The Depot.
Slip on your velvet slippers, pour your favorite brown liquid into some fine glassware, fine your favorite chair and your best headphones because you have to wait no longer. You can listen to Jack White's second solo album, "Lazaretto" a full week before the release on June 10th. Just click here and be swept off that magical land of Apples and Jack.
Remember Barney the dino? The purple, deep-voiced, singing kid's entertainer? Well, that plush distraction is Ryan Gosling times cooler than what these tools at the U have put together.
A barbershop quartet would have been less embarrassing than what is contained in this video. When did higher education become a joke?
This video was made to thank donors, but the donors may want to ask for their money back and rightly so. If this is what students and administrators are doing with their money: shedding dignity, then perhaps their money would be put to better use at a college that takes itself more seriously.
As a graduate of the U I can say this is embarrassing. If I'd wanted this experience and publicity I would have gone to BYU or Taffy Town.
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