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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR

MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
June 5, 2004 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
Auf Der Maur
hey kids! its been too long! we are in the full june swing! and traffic has been amazing – in the first 6 days of june – i had more people than the whole months of jan and feb! keep it coming!

so much seems to be going on – its hard to keep track – i could write mountains of stuff all day long! i decided today to feature the debut solo album from bassist Melissa der auf maur simply titled auf der maur – many of you know – she was in hole with my lover courtney love this album totally crept on me – didnt even know she was doing on – but here it is – and its BRILLIANT – really – solidly produced – by melissa – and most songs were written by her! so i suggest you check her site out aufdermaur.com and buy the album – you wont be disappointed – who could be with lyrics like –

gonna let the lightning tuck me into my bed, electrified and cherry red…
– lightning is my girl

i cant fake it my love, i need filling come on, i need it louder than bombs…
– taste you


but ms. auf der maur does lose just a few points for leaving courtney out of the thanks section – wonder what she thinks of ms. love’s antics – but a solid album – well done auf der maur – i will be seeing you when you play LA – should be a kick-ass show

so what else?

lines for the latest harry potter flick – have been wrapped around the block on hollywood blvd – for the chinese theater – this movie is going to makes lots o’ money!

i have heard from numerous folks that the day after tomorrow is really good so i must check that out…

caught a pre-screening of DE-LOVELY – starring kevn kline, ashley judd – and broadway veteran jonathan pryce – a new movie based on the life of composer cole porter – told through a sort of stage show of his life – amazing it twas! and they have some great musical guest taking on porter songs including sheryl crow, alanis morrisette, elvis costello, diana krall (shes marrie to costello), and vivian green – kline was amazing as porter – and ashley judd (who my friend rick calls ‘the poor mans charlize theron) shined! she was great! so i do recommend to check out de-lovely when it hits yr local theaters!

speaking of charlize – MONSTER just hit video stores – so we all must check out her award-winning albeit depressing performance as that crazy lady serial killer!

billy corgan apparently is now working for a radio station in chicago (WXRT) as a correspondent for the cubs – jeez louise – smashing pumpkings to this!?!? what gives billy??

pj harvey’s latest cd uh huh her hits stores on tuesday – and its getting rave reviews just as i predicted after hearing the album – entertainment weekly gave it an A and called it a ‘stark victory’ – pj rocks!

ok im out for now – some new shows coming this week – so check back her for yr recommended (mandatory) popbytes selections!

ps – they are doing a joe schmo 2 – im thrilled since watching the first one – not many of you watched last season – and im going to make a huge campaign on popbytes to get everyone to tune into this hilarious faux reality show sendup! popbytes out!