Tuesday, September 20, 2005

No Moss, But Plenty Of Gathering

Welcome to another Parallax View linkdump, more fun than coked-up lesbian sex with a celebrated supermodel. Or so our maid tells us.

First up, bread-sniffing bibliophile Jay McInerny defends the use of fiction in a post-9/11 world. Frederic Beigbeder's Windows On The World and Chris Cleave's Incendiary, both recently reviewed here on PV, are amongst those namechecked.

Staying with literature, here's an A-Z of popular culture by Michel Houellebecq. Dead Kenny has taken delivery just this morning of an uncorrected proof of Houellebecq's latest novel Island so it should be read, digested and reviewed in time for its' UK publication date of November 1.

Meanwhile, Ben reviews last Saturday's Stephen Malkmus/Clor angular popfest at Brum Academy 2 so PV doesn't have to, which is just as well as he recalls stuff that Dead Kenny doesn't even remember forgetting. Clor were fine as ever, though not everybody gets them, in the way that some people don't 'get' good manners or Jack Daniel's. Those freaks! Malkmus, meanwhile, had the vaguely creepy air of self-assurance most commonly found in multinational CEOs, looking around the audience between songs in such a way that Dead Kenny was in dread he'd shine a spotlight on some poor twerp in the crowd and ask him in-depth questions about his song lyrics to check they were paying attention. All's well that ends with an encore of 'Do Not Feed The Oyster', however.

This week's Parallax View Single Of The Week is Destroy Everything You Touch by Britain's Best Pop Band Ever(TM) Ladytron. But, of course it is, how could you have ever considered otherwise?! Includes a 2005 reworking of Parallax View Single Of The Year (2002 vintage) 'Seventeen' as an additional track. Out in stores this week!

Finally, this just in, Grimsby 1 Tottscum 0. Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala, we salute you! Laugh, we almost considered buying another Zadie Smith book!

Must go, there's a certain supermodel on the phone with a tenner up her nose who's wanting to play with Dead Kenny's breasts. Shouldn't have mentioned oysters, I guess. Webcam update later?



Anonymous arseblogger said...

Big game this weekend, DK.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Dead Kenny said...

Indeed, Arseblogger. Our 2-2 draw with the Gooners was the beginning of the end for the Hammers in our last season of the Premiership, so I'm hoping this season will end happier, if not this particular result.

I'm confident we'll score against you but I'm equally confident you'll score against us. I'm definitely hedging my bets on this one.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

Malkmus + Pavement = fantastic. I feel awfully uneasy about Malkmus on his own, though. Bit of a bighead, methinks.

I want to see Clor!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Dead Kenny said...

Clor are a bit odd-looking by today's standards, but well worth seeing live, think they're supporting Maximo Park on their next tour. Red trews and linedancing moves optional.

7:34 PM  

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