Archive for June, 2011

Stuff I Like

Every so often here on my blogs, I like to recommend things I’ve been enjoying lately to other people, like you, the reader, for example. Today is one of those days.
The first thing I wanted to mention is the new Bob Mould book “SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” As a longtime fan of Bob’s music (Husker Du, Sugar, solo albums, other stuff), I had been looking forward to reading this book ever since I heard he was writing it. And it totally delivered, covering topics including but not limited to punk rock, professional wrestling, and military porn. In short, it pretty much has everything. Here is a nice writeup in New York Magazine and above is a cool interview he did recently with the Wall Street Journal music dude. Buy Bob’s book. If you don’t like it, you can kick me in the nuts. Go buy all his records too if you don’t have them already. What is your problem?

Another thing I have been totally into lately is Ghost, a great band from Sweden that sounds like Mercyful Fate, Blue Oyster Cult, and themselves. They mention Satan a lot in their lyrics, a good rock move if you can squeeze it in. Also, the singer dresses up as a Satanic pope of sorts, which is always a nice touch. I’m really bummed I didn’t think of that. So much for being an ideas man. Anyway, above is a video of “Ghost” playing their song “Ritual” from their debut “Opus Eponymous.” I like these guys so much I am thinking of buying a T-shirt.

Dave Hill

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Valley Lodge This Friday, June 17 w/.357 Lover + Gowanus at Mercury Lounge. Come Or Will Stab You.

Attention Rock People:

Hello. This is your man Dave Hill. As many of you know, in addition to my incredible show business exploits, I am also one of the greatest rock people of all-time. In keeping with this tradition, my incredible rock band Valley Lodge will be unleashing the fury on everyone who shows up next Friday, June 17 at the Mercury Lounge, the popular rock club, at 9:30pm, which is when the show starts. We have not played a show in a long time and we have been practicing scales and stuff ever since the last one, so you can pretty much bet that the amount of heat we will be bringing will be extreme in nature. Also, I got a new axe (i.e. guitar), which is great for me, and my pants are tighter than anyone in the medical community would ever recommend. As if all of that is not enough, we will totally be playing with two other great bands, .357 Lover (featuring the great Corn Mo on lead throat) and Gowanus (named after the river, I think). Most bands suck but my band and the other two I just mentioned are awesome and chicks want to make out with us, like, a lot. Ask anyone. I really hope you can make it because we will be playing all the hits and we are even on iTunes, which is for champions. Also, we are going to be on an all-new episode of MTV’s “Beavis and Butthead” this fall and I am not even making this up. So there. Deal with it. Anyway, you can get tickets and more info on everything I was just talking about right here.

Still street,
Dave Hill, rock-capable person

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Episode 26 of Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident with Extra Special Guest Michael Cavadias Is Up Now! Listen Like the Wind!!

On this, the 26th episode of my incredible podcast, I go toe-to-toe with actor, writer, model, musician, and general man-about-town Michael Cavadias, whom you no doubt know as the dude dressed up like a woman and hanging out with Robert Downey Jr. in the hit movie “Wonder Boys” and also as a member of the NYC cabaret collective the Citizens Band. Cancel everything and listen closely as Michael and I argue about everything from the hit movie “Wonder Boys” to Reaganomics and some of the stuff that is between those two things. You can listen to the whole thing right here.

Dave Hill

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