Are the 90′s Having the Best Week Ever?

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link.dave.winonna.jpgThere was a time when life was simpler. We believed we could make a difference by tieing flannel shirts around our waists. We thought our doc martin combat boots were intimidating to adults. We all wanted to move to seattle for the music but more so for the coffee and we even believed Wynona Ryder was a role model.

Well those days are long gone, but the music is back. Smashing Pumpkins is reuniting for an album. Eddie Vedder’s on tour and Soul Asylum is in the studio recording a comeback. Even Courtney Love may be working on an album with the help of Moby (and hopefully a sponsor).

Now if we could just bring back My So Called Life, Bill Clinton and the 20 pounds missing from Ethan Hawke’s face, it’d be like the good old days.

What’s Up?

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It’s Monday, April 24th and there’s a lot on TV tonight. So what are you watching? Vote now!

LISTEN UP: BWE’s Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever

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  • I can’t wait for the new Pearl Jam album. A letter never sent has all the tracks you need from their previous releases to put together a nice mix to get you in the mood.
  • Kwaya Na Kisser has a live recording of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke guesting with R.E.M. on “E-Bow The Letter.”
  • I normally wouldn’t link to Bono solo tracks (sorry U2 fans). But when you have him covering “Give Me Back My Job” with Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Carl Perkins you just can’t avoid it. Head over to Cable and Tweed now to give it a listen.
  • Mocking Music has a bunch of live tracks from Neutral Milk Hotel, R.E.M., Wolf Parade, Sigur Ros, and supergroup The Bens. Well, they’re super to me.
  • Let’s stick with the live music thing: Ear Farm has a whole Red Hot Chili Peppers concert live from London, while Phish & Chips has a solo Ben Harper show live from Boston.
  • And finally, m3 online has four versions of Feist’s “Mushaboom.” Why do you need four versions? Because it’s that damn good, that’s why.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Giant Tetris

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Go ahead, take a break from your work and enjoy one quickie game of tetris. Techie geeks created this giant game of Tetris on the side of a building in Rhode Island using “eleven custom-built circuit boards, a twelve-story data network, a personal computer running Linux, a radio-frequency video game controller, and over 10,000 Christmas lights”. But they still got screwed by the elusive l piece.

(via A Welsch View)

SIZZLER: Kidman Never Congratulated Holmes

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nkindex.jpgNicole Kidman has clarified her passive aggressive statement last week in response to the birth of Suri Cruise. The actress was quoted saying “I hope mother and baby are doing well,” but neglected to publically congratulate ex-husband Tom.

But now she’s laughing off reports that she said any of it. She was clearly misquoted. So now she’ll probably make a proper congratulations to both Tom and Katie…. Any minute now…Nicole?

CINEMA’S GOLDEN AGE: Silent But Deadly

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silenthill.jpgHollywood loves making crappy movies almost as much as we love watching them. Here are this week’s class favorites:

1. This movie is almost as entertaining as sitting on your buddy’s futon, eating Cheetoh’s and just watching him play video games for hours on end – $20.2 million

2. Hilarious skewering of “topical” pop culture events like Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch last year, daring and original Brokeback Mountain jokes, and 1997′s Million Dollar Baby – $17 million

3. Because watching Kiefer Sutherland run around with a gun, screaming “Noooooo!” once a week just isn’t enough – $14.7 million

4. I’m melting! I’m meeelting! Nooooooooooooo! – $12.8 million

5. They had the talking animals part right, but they forgot about the arctic temperatures – $8.1 million