Friday, November 21, 2008

G:TB Album of the . . . Time Period

Sunday is the day you've been waiting for! And by "you" I mean you, Bill Bailey. (Bill's more commonly known as W. Axl Rose.)

For Sunday, November 23 marks the day that the long-promised, not-as-long-awaited album Chinese Democracy appears in store. (sic, as it's only available at Best Buy). It's a piece of work that 's been worked on, scrapped, re-scheduled, mocked, announced, postponed, postponed again, mocked some more, finally finished, and shipped to Best Buys around the country for distribution this . . . Sunday? Apparently it's been so long that Axl has forgotten that albums traditionally get released on Tuesdays. Oh, I see, he's being irreverent, like when he donned the corn rows and when he smoked out of that cigarette extension holder thing. Good stuff.

Anyway, I don't know if there's any truth to the rumor that Axl just wanted a free Dr. Pepper (get yours online starting Sunday), but it's happening. Of course, lost in all of this is the music, and whether it will be reminiscent of the glory days of Slash, Izzy, & Duff or just dreck that the assemblage of GN'R wannabes who now comprise the roster churn out. We shall see (hear).

Gheorghe: The Blog / Music Division, despite the tone of this post, is going to take the high road and give Chinese Democracy the benefit of the doubt. We will purchase the record (that was for you, Mark), each take an extended listen, and conduct a group review of the album. This way you'll know whether it's worth the money to buy (or effort to pirate). We're cool like that . . . plus, it's been a rather dry autumn for album releases.

The review of Chinese Democracy will be posted on Gheorghe on Tuesday, November 25. Get fired up!

9 comments:

Whitney said...

You can hear the songs on GN'R's MySpace page now, but we're going to wait for the aesthetic of listening to the newly purchased album on the hi-fi.

zoltan said...

If you're looking for a new record to buy, you should check out Little Joy. They're a mix of the Beach Boys and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Comparisons are made to Vampire Weekend, mainly because the band members are white but nonetheless have things happening on the upbeat without being ska. Like the Police. But the album is more laid-back than Vampire Weekend's. One of the vocalists sounds like one of the guys from The Strokes because he is one of the guys from The Strokes.

rob said...

that sounds like a musical clusterfuck. they couldn't throw in the von trapp family singers and lemmy just to round things out?

zoltan said...

It does sound like a musical clusterfuck, I guess, but it works. It's just pleasant, mostly acoustic, Carribbean-ish music by some folks who are enjoying themselves and aren't taking their musicianship too seriously.

TJ said...

So it looks like that trade is Harrington for Crawford:

The Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks have received league approval to complete a trade that will swap disgruntled Warriors forward Al Harrington for Knicks guard Jamal Crawford.

Mark said...

Don't like that trade one bit for NY. Crawford would be more valuable as trade bait later in the year, imo.

Oh god...Crawford in Nellie's offense. Somehow, the NBA package is always worth the money.

TJ said...

And he's on my fantasy team...fuck yeah.

Mark said...

I've got Steve Jackson. I was kind of hoping he'd have to carry that team for another month or so.

Rhymenocerous said...

The Crawford-Harrington trade is troubling for NY. Marbury may still collect dust b/c the team has Duhon, Robinson, Mardy Collins and Roberson. But 3 of those guys are point guards, and the other is 5'9". Robinson may be able to defend other team's point guards if he plays as a tiny 2. Robinson's agent is probably happy. Nate's numbers will continue to go up, and he's a restricted free agent after this year.

If Quentin Richardson isn't too fat and slow to play 2 guard, that's an option.

In financial terms, this trade helps them in 2010. If they can't land Bron Bron, they might be able to make a run at Bosh and another big gun.

It'll be interesting to see what they trot out as their starting lineup tonight...