Saturday, February 19, 2005

Mark E. Smith Stars In SHREK THREE-AAGGHH 

Today's Jim/Jeff/JD/Guckert/Gannon Wrap-ups here and here, you filthy perverts.

In other, more important news, the Silver Jews are recording again with an all-star (used loosely, semi-ironically, whatever) lineup -- it's practically a Pavement reunion, featuring Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, and Steve West. Scott Kannberg and Mark Ibold were not invited, but they totally don't care. Gary Young is, as far as I know, still alive.

Paul Westerberg is touring, but doesn't seem to be heading out to my coast any time soon. Reunion talk is in the air these days (thanks to the Pixies, and, credit where credit is due, A Flock of Seagulls), but Replacements fans shouldn't get their hopes up (not that they ever have) -- Christopher Mars would have to be dragged kicking and screaming from his table at the Uptown Art Fair back to a drumset, and Tommy Stinson may still technically be the property of Axl Rose. But Paul does let slip that he and Tommy have recorded a song for the upcoming Sony pseudo-Pixar animated movie "Open Season," (???) for which Paul is also recording a (raspy, weary) voice part. It's some sort of movie about a cute bear and a park ranger, or something, and the IMDB says the current cast is (in its entirety) Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, and Paul Westerberg. In terms of creative casting, this is something like "Shark Tale 2" starring Jason Biggs, Chris Tucker, Cameron Diaz, and Thurston Moore.

Paul will be playing a charming, wisecracking emu who is constantly pissed off that Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams and Rob Thomas all got filthy rich ripping him off.

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