ATTN: Happy Birthday!

On the 27th of March, 2010, On The Tune turned 1 year old! It feels like such a long time ago that I started, but thanks to anyone who has bothered reading what I’ve got to say, not matter how self-indulgent or boring it might have been at times. (Also; we recently got over the 3k hits mark! Not that it’s a massive target but I feel like it’s kinda an achievement.)

I’ve been working on something and sending some e-mails out over the past few days to try and pull something together for the blog, but if anyone knows any independent or not very well known Australian bands that write good music, would you be able to leave me a comment? Cheers.

Also, as a side note: could media establishments please stop posting what either of the Gallagher twins (Liam in particular) say? Please!?

It just helps fuel the infantile arrogant attention-seeking behaviour they both seem to exhibit to varying degrees. And it makes me rage at an uncontrollable level. I swear, Liam must be one of the most self-righteous people on the planet.

NEWS/TOUR: Liam Gallagher @ the Brit Awards + Peter Gabriel makes a fuss + The National tour with The Antlers.

Oasis picked up the Brits Album Of 30 Years for “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” at the Brit Awards recently.

“I’d like to thank Bonehead, Guigsy, Alan White…. the best bands in the f**king world live forever.”

Liam Gallagher is quoted as saying, obnoxiously omitting his brother Noel from his thanks. He then subsequently threw his microphone and trophy into the audience.

Watch it here, though this version is censored. Skip ahead to about 1.40 if you wanna see when Liam comes on stage.

Host Peter Kay then appropriately summed up the performance with “What a knob-head.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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In other news, Peter Gabriel recently did a cover of Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” for a covers project, and in return expected Thom Yorke to cover “Wallflower” for him. Yorke had apparently agreed to do so and was set to do it, but hasn’t been in contact for a while. And a lot of online media establishments are making a buzz about it. Seriously, give the man a break. Radiohead have been working on their new LP for a while. And he hasn’t said he isn’t going to return the favour. Just wait or something.

To be honest, I thought Gabriel’s cover of “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” was apalling, but I’ve never heard any of his music before. Maybe it’s his style, but I really couldn’t enjoy it at all.

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Lastly, The Antlers are set to open some North American shows for The National in June. In North America. I live in Australia. Dammit. That would be an absolutely amazing gig to see. Just thought I’d get that out of my system.

NEWS: Noel Gallagher makes an idiot of himself, again + Fall Out Boy finished.

It just had to happen, didn’t it?

‘No, I’m not having someone with ginger hair making music’, he said regarding Florence from Florence + The Machine. ‘I’m not going down that road. I’m sure she’s a nice girl, but she sounds like someone’s stood on her fucking foot’.

Has this tool even listened to any of her music before? Noel Gallagher is a terrible representation of the modern musician, every single time his arrogant attention-seeking comments make the media it makes me sad to be part of the human race.

He also commented on the quality of the musicians around these days.

‘People are far off being the best band in England or the best band in the world. There’s some good bands out there but there’s no one claiming that mantle’.

I have a sneaking suspicion he believes that mantle is reserved for himself. Oh how wrong he would be.

I’m aware that although this blog has a small readership I’m clearly not helping the media attention surrounding his obnoxious statement by posting about it, but my disdain is so strong that I need to express it somewhere.

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On another note, pop punk band Fall Out Boy have unofficially broken up. Whilst on hiatus, numerous tweet’s from bassist Pete Wentz regarding his feelings about the band indicated the unlikeliness of him playing with them again. This sparked tweets and statements from other members regarding a break-up, and it seems evident that they won’t be doing anything together again, at least for a while. Nothing official has been confirmed as of yet.

I will admit, normally the bands that rabid 14-year-old fangirls drool over are not my thing musically anyway, but From Under The Cork Tree is a really catchy album. The others have their moments, but I guess any hope of them moving back into those kinda days is gone now anyway.

NEWS: Noel Gallagher leaves Oasis!

Noel Gallagher has left Oasis, with claims that he “simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
Personally, not a major loss for me. I always seen Liam and/or Noel (not sure which) as one of the most arrogant musicians I’ve ever heard speak in the music community.
That aside, I know they’ve had some good songs and have a lot of fans, so it’s a sad day for them.