Articles Archive for 25 January 2009
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I’ve always made it a goal of mine in life to try something new when the opportunity presents itself. From my pre-teen samplings of Indian delicacies to my developing infatuation with high-definition television, I’ve consistently found that new experiences are truly the spice of life. Sure, there will always be missteps along the way, such as my ill-fated attempt to appreciate modern art and my disastrous foray into death metal, but it’s the things you discover that make it all worthwhile. Animal Collective’s latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, is just the kind of new adventure that I look forward to the most: the musical expedition into the unknown. I’ve treaded the Collective’s path before; 2005′s Feels was a psychedelic enigma that I tried desperately to get into but never really succeeded; for one reason or another, the lyrics always seemed a bit too obtuse and the music way too far out of left field to ever really grab me. Perhaps that was why I never gave 2007′s Strawberry Jam a fair chance despite the oodles of critical acclaim, a decision I will surely re-think after listening to Pavilion. Again, Animal Collective has been showered with hyper-literate blogosphere praise and lauded for their experimental creativity, but don’t mistake this for the same old hype for musicians who dare to be different: Merriweather Post Pavilion is for real.
According to the BBC News, Prince Harry has indeed split with his long-time girlfriend, Chelsy Davy. Although the reason for the split has not yet been publicized, the 24-year-old Prince has been known to love the nightlife. He has also been rumored to have a roaming eye. However, very little information about the split has been confirmed. The BBC has reported that the split appears to be amicable.
Sylvester Stallone still eerily looks like he did five years ago. Scratch that. He looks better than he did five years ago. Stallone puts me to shame and I’m four decades younger! He’s 62-years-old (63 in Oct)!
Why is this man still taking the roids hitting the gym as hard as he did for Rambo? His [...]