The Importance of Being POP!s

A week and a half ago — where does the time go? — I made this intriguing post to Twitter: Funko is offering Funko POP! vinyl figures of the dueling Gallagher brothers of Oasis, Noel and Liam. Text needed writing, and I wrote it because that’s my job. And I decided, Oasis fan that IContinue reading “The Importance of Being POP!s”

On Noel Gallagher’s Next Release

Epic. That’s the only way to describe Noel Gallagher’s “Shoot a Hole into the Sun,” the first track released from his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous for his next album. Seven and a half minutes of psychedelic, trippy stuff mixed with reverb, echo, and stinging guitar work. This is to “If I Had a Gun…” whatContinue reading “On Noel Gallagher’s Next Release”

On Noel Gallagher’s New Single

This morning I awoke to find an e-mail from Noel Gallagher in my inbox. To be fair, the e-mail wasn’t from Gallagher personally. It was from his website’s online store. But the “From” field said “Noel Gallagher,” so for a few pre-caffeinated moments I could have believed that the rock star himself had deigned toContinue reading “On Noel Gallagher’s New Single”

On Completing the 30 Day Song Challenge

A little more than a month ago, I began posting to Facebook and Twitter responses to the 30 Day Song Challenge. As I mentioned at the start of it, some friends of mine at work had been doing the challenge, one sent me the link to the “rules,” and I started answering the various questions.Continue reading “On Completing the 30 Day Song Challenge”

On Beady Eye’s Debut Album

So, Oasis 2.0 — Beady Eye — has launched with Different Gear, Still Speeding. Oasis, as I mentioned at the time, exploded spectacularly in the summer of 2009, with brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher going their separate ways. Liam pulled a band together — all the pieces of the final Oasis line-up, minus Noel —Continue reading “On Beady Eye’s Debut Album”

On Beady Eye’s First Single

A little more than a year ago, Oasis went its separate ways. Always a volatile group, the Gallagher brothers had finally had enough of one another, and Noel bolted. In a few months, the first post-Oasis album from either of the Gallaghers will be out. Liam Gallagher has carried on with the last Oasis line-up,Continue reading “On Beady Eye’s First Single”

On An Awful Beatles Cover

“Let It Be.” As many people know, it’s probably my favorite Beatles song. At least in the top five. The album version, with the blistering guitar solo, is better than the single version, in my not-so-humble opinion. However, you have never heard “Let It Be” until you’ve heard it like this… I have no ideaContinue reading “On An Awful Beatles Cover”

On My Present Musical Mood

I’ve recently been on a Beatles kick. These things go in cycles for me; I’ll listen to the Beatles hardcore (or Lennon solo, or McCartney solo, or Harrison solo, or even Starr solo) for a month, and then I’ll not touch the Beatles for six months or so. Recently, the cycle kicked in. I can’tContinue reading “On My Present Musical Mood”

On the Oasis Break-Up

It’s been a week since Noel Gallagher announced he was leaving Oasis. A week. And I’m not just depressed about it. I’m downright gutted. Oasis has personal meaning for me. They did. “Don’t Look Back in Anger” was part of a time and a place. “D’You Know What I Mean?” was part of a timeContinue reading “On the Oasis Break-Up”

On Late Summer Doldrums

Ever feel just really disconnected? That’s about how I’m feeling these days. Politics? Not feeling engaged right now. Baseball? The Cubs :cubs: aren’t making me happy. Work? It’s there. Life? I have a headache. The only thing news worthy of the past week that’s held any interest for me is the splitting of Oasis withContinue reading “On Late Summer Doldrums”