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Song of the Day – Thursday 10/21/2010 Ari Up/The Slits October 21, 2010

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Arianna Forster, aka Ari Up, who was the lead singer of the British punk group, The Slits, passed away yesterday at age 48.  Johnny Lydon (Rotten) was Arianna’s stepfather and made the following announcement on his website:

“John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora’s daughter Arianna (aka Ari-Up) died today (Wednesday, October 20th) after a serious illness.  She will be sadly missed.  Everyone at JohnLydon.com and PiLofficial.Com would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to John, Nora and family.  Rest in Peace.”

The Slits – Typical Girls


Arianna Forster



Song of the Day – Monday 9/13/2010 The Thermals September 13, 2010

Portland’s indie rock trio, The Thermals known for their two-minute punk anthems released their fifth studio album, Personal Life last week.

In the video for their first single, “I Don’t Believe You” The Thermals appear to be the world’s most effective alarm clock as they annoy the crap out of Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse.

Warm up with The Thermals when they play The Independent in San Francisco on 11/15/2010 with the Night Marchers.

The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/9/2010 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists September 9, 2010

Punk rockers, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists released their sixth studio album, The Brutalist Bricks on Matador Records on 3/9/2010. 

In the video for “Bottled in Cork,” Paul F. Tompkins convinces Ted and the Rx’s to sell out by making a punk rock Broadway musical (sorta like those American Idiots).  The video also features John Hodgman, Julie Klausner, and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles.  The video can also be seen on Funny Or Die.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Bottled in Cork




Song of the Day – Friday 8/20/2010 Deerhunter August 20, 2010

Okay kidz, MizMuze and friendz are heading to the Ta-hoe Nalu today so the SOTD post is a shorty…

Georgia’s indie four-piece, Deerhunter will release their fourth album, Halcyon Digest on 9/28/2010…

It’s not duck season or wabbit season in the Bay Area…it’s Deer Season!   See Deerhunter, along with Real Estate when they perform two nights in San Francisco:  10/29 at the Great American Music Hall, and on 10/30 at Slim’s.

Deerhunter – Revival




Song of the Day – Thursday 6/24/2010 Thee Oh Sees June 24, 2010

MizMuze is all about supporting the home team, therefore Thee Oh Sees (formerly The Ohsees, OCS, Orange County Sound, Orinoka Crash Suite) are a San Francisco underground garage rock band who may be very well be one of the hardest working bands out there—in the past few years they have released six full-length LPs and four EPs!  Their latest album, Warm Slime dropped on 5/11/2010…

Thee Oh Sees – I Was Denied



Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/16/2010 DEVO June 16, 2010

It’s been 20 years since the last DEVO album was released…dang that seems like forever ago!  If memory serves correctly, MizMuze wasn’t even able to drink her Greek Muze Ouzo back in 1990 (legally, that is)!!!  But I do remember vividly when DEVO’s fantastic 1980 Freedom of Choice album came out…MizMuze was gettin’ her groove on to “Whip It” and dancing around in her kiddie toga…ahhh, good times. 

DEVO’s ninth studio album, Something For Everybody dropped yesterday.  DEVO conducted a “Song Study” via an online survey to determine which of their 12 of 16 songs were to be included on the new album.  What that means is that you have the Freedom of Choice when deciding which of the three album versions to buy:  The Standard Version which is “88% focus group approved.”  The Song Study Version which is 100% focus group approved.  Or the Deluxe Version which includes all 16 songs plus four bonus tracks.

DEVO – Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man)




Song of the Day – Friday 4/9/2010 Sex Pistols April 9, 2010

Today’s SOTD is dedicated to Malcolm McLaren who passed away yesterday at the age of 64.

John Lydon paid tribute to McLaren and issued the following statement:

“For me, Malc was always entertaining and I hope you remember that.  Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you.” – Johnny Rotten

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen