May 16, 2007

Super-Size Me (With Whiskey!)

Sheer hilarity.

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May 14, 2007

See and Be Scene

So there's this great band that started out here in Lansing, eventually made it big in Detroit, and is touring full-time both nationally and internationally. Basically, they've gotten pretty big.

They're The Hard Lessons.

I remember meeting them way back when - talking to Korin about my crappy keyboard that I played at one show with my old band. Its still funny to think of them as something so much bigger than that.

On the Impact today, I heard their new song and instantly fell in love with it.

It seems that there have been several songs in recent years that I've fallen in love with that friends of mine have written making fun of the hipsters in the so-called "scene". Hell, this isn't the first time I've heard the phrase "see and be scene" in that context coming from someone who's come up out of the Lansing scene. Point in case, I Am a Bolt of Lightning:

I Am a Bolt of Lightning - All State Make-Out Champ (mp3)

In any case, the new Hard Lessons song rules. And they're almost a whole new band. They're growing up from a great rock-and-roll act, and are becoming a FUCKING KILLER power-pop act. I really hope their new stuff all sounds like this. You can get it from their MySpace, or right here:

The Hard Lessons - See and Be Scene (mp3)

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May 04, 2007


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