Who is Mase??? That's a very complex question with very simple answers. I was born in Greensboro, NC, but spent my "formative years" misplaced in a little nowhere town in Georgia called Perry. After graduating from high school (in a class of 42 people) I went to college at Ga. Southern in the other armpit of Georgia...Statesboro.
My first radio experience was on our campus station, WVGS (10,000 watts). My roomate/future bandmate and I had a show together where we could do (and did) pretty much anything we wanted. Anything from playing 3 hours of nothing but Johnny Cash, The Minutemen and KISS.Our facilty advisor said our show was "sophomoric", which we thought was great since we were freshmen.
After deciding to move to Atlanta, go to Ga. State Univ., and start a band, I got out of radio...thinking "it would be way cooler to play in a band than to just play bands on the radio". I spent 12 years in Midtown Atlanta, playing drums in a few "regional" bands, sharing the stage with bands like The Ramones, The Offspring and The Foo Fighters. After releasing 3 albums with my own bands, playing on a handful of albums for others, and being involved in a lawsuit against a certain major record label, I lost the dream and decided to get out of Atlanta and move to the ocean with my best friend and the smartest person I know...My wife Joy...so here I am.
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Here is a new video from Pixies EP "EP1" They blow up Joey real good.
It's pretty safe to say that Europe has MUCH cooler music TV than we do here in the states. I mean they don't even play music on the real MTV. If you get a chance watch "Later...With Jools Holland" on Paladia. In this case Arcade Fire performed on a French show where they played 3 songs off of the new album "Reflektor". They did the title track, the new single "Afterlife" and my favorite one on the album "Joan of Arc". You can see the performances below and read all about it at NME.com by clicking on the picture above of Win Butler.
Arcade Fire have been doing a handful of shows under the name The Reflektors. It started in NYC a couple weeks back and now they have moved on to the U.K. Turns out singer Win Butler decided to change his backing band to some Mariachi guys before their London show. Check out this margarita fueled version of the title track from their new album "Reflektor".
Like most Top 50 lists, when you think of "Top 50 Dark" albums everyone has their opion as to which artist brought out the most "doom and gloom". Ther is of course Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths...all of which are on this handy list that NME.com has put together for us. But none of them are #1. Find out who is, but clicking on the pictures of Joy Division above.
Sure, we have all gotten a speeding ticket at some point in our driving career. As some of you have probably discovered, there are "right ways" and "wrong ways" to handle it. Popular Mechanics and Yahoo have give us some tips on how to get out of a ticket, or at least keep you out of jail.
Sure, we all know that Kurt was a troubled soul...so it makes it a bit better when you see him as a cartoon. This is an interview from 1993 and is part of a series of interviews being annimated for a PBS series called "Blank On Black".