B-Sides: MUSIC & OTHER EPHEMERA
I’m thinking about inviting some major league baseball players over for New Year’s Eve. I hear they’re handy with needles.Sigh. At least shuffleboard’s not corrupt. Next yearA brief list of ’08 albums that willprobably be leaked or downloaded illegally:AC/DC: Strap It On(Elektra, January 2008)AFI (Interscope, 2008)Authority Zero (Zero Crew)David Banner: Greatest Story Ever Told (SRC/Universal Motown)Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward(XL Recordings/Ecstatic Peace, spring 2008)Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Interscope)The Black Keys (Nonesuch, 2008)Black Mountain: In the Future(Jagjaguwar, January 2008)Rosanne Cash(Back Porch/Manhattan/EMI, 2008)Alice Cooper: Along Came a Spider (New West, 2008)Counting Crows: Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings(Geffen, January 2008)The Cure (Suretone/Geffen, spring 2008)Death From Above 1979(Vice/Atlantic)De Novo Dahl (Roadrunner)DeVotchKa (Anti-/Epitaph, March 2008)Dirty Three: Cinder (Touch & Go)Dr. Dre: Detox(Aftermath/Interscope, 2008)Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life (Bloodshot, spring 2008)Eminem (Shady/Interscope)Firewater: The Golden Hour(Bloodshot, April 2008)Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)Peter Gabriel (Ingenious Media, 2008)Lauryn Hill: Khulami Phase(Columbia)Man Man (Anti-/Epitaph, spring 2008)And, although it’s likely a complete lie:Guns ’N Roses: Chinese Democracy (Geffen)For a longer list, see Pause and Play Music Blog at www.pauseandplay.com.SubmitWe’re looking for video, photos and mp3s for our music blog, Notes, which you can find at leomusicblog.blogspot.com. Any bands, DJs, rappers, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists should e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Mat Herron is LEO’s Music Editor. He has never taken steroids, but there’s a first time for everything.