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Lunch tonight was: Carnitas, carnne asada and pollo tacos from the place by the Harley Davidson store. Washed down with a half litre Mexican coke!

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Alex V. Cook is an author, journalist and music critic living Baton Rouge, LA. His work has appeared in The Believer, The Oxford American, DownBeat, Paste Magazine, Hails and Horns and The Wire, and his first collection of essays Darkness, Racket and Twang: Essential Listening from the Fringes of Popular and Unpopular Culture was published by Side Cartel in 2006.

He is the music editor for outsideleft.com, editor for Sweet Tooth, and a frequent contributor to 225 Magazine, OffBeat and Country Roads.

He is a founding contributor to the Badasses of Contemporary Composition blog.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hey Kool Thing, what you gonna do for us girls?

Why, appear in the season finale of Gilmore Girls and drag their instence on being pop-culture relevant some more, that what Sonic Youth is doing. Recent live stuff and their appearance at Bonnaroo later this year lend one to think they have a bit of jam band in them, which would actually be a "kool" direction for them to go in. It did great things for Ween.

But to me, the Yoot was at there most pop-infused-tastic with The Whitey Album, performed under the moniker Ciccone Youth, and the dance-floor-warper linked below ushered in the at-the-time-harmless pattern of the Ironic Cover Tune, and really, this one is hard to beat.

Ciccone Youth - Into the Groove(y)

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