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 This Autumn’s Anticipated Albums

In the next two months, there are five albums I’m looking forward to. Actually six, if you count the freebie disc cover-mounted on MOJO each month, but some people wouldn’t. 😉 Let’s take it from the top: New Blood — Peter Gabriel, October 10 Last year Peter Gabriel released a covers album, Scratch My Back.Continue reading “On This Autumn’s Anticipated Albums”

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 a Recent Musical Mood

For some reason, I’ve been in an Oasis mood this week. Don’t ask me why — my moods are as strange as they are inexplicable. But yeah, I’ve had Liam Gallagher’s snarling voice rattling around between my ears this week. Some random observations. I’m not at all gripped by Definitely Maybe. It’s an okay album.Continue reading “On a Recent Musical Mood”