Monthly Archives: May 2007

Alan McGee loves Glasvegas, so do we

Not one to brag, but witz.org does have an OK track record picking out bands that will become popular, but we are totally weak sauce compared to Alan McGee, who discovered and signed Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, etc under his legendary Creation Records.

Lately, McGee has been raving on his Myspace page about a band named Glasvegas, saying:

“BEST NEW BAND IN YEARS.DOWNLOAD THERE MYSPACE TUNES.IT GOES BEYOND BEST NEW BAND FROM SCOTLAND.IT’S BEST NEW BAND FROM BRITAIN IN YEARS.THERE IS A VIDEO THEY ARE GOING TO PUT UP ON YOUTUBE ON FRIDAY DADDY’S GONE AN ACOUSTIC VERSION.TOTALLY ORIGINAL. JAMES ALLAN IS A SOLID GOLD EASY ACTION SONGWRITING GENIUS

Heavy praise, but not entirely undue – their songs can be download via the Glasvegas Myspace page or watch the video above. Like a train wreck of the Proclaimers, J&MC, and some Phil Spector side project. witz.org can’t stop listening to Daddy’s Gone, and neither will you.

We think, anyway.

More Alan McGee praise after the jump.

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Apparently Zach Galifianakis wasn’t available…

An amusing enough commercial for Comcast (“I webbed you, that means you get the apartment.”), but is witz.org they only entity who thinks el beardo in the Spiderman suit is just a c-list Zach Galifianakis?

Guess it costs to much to get Mr. Galianakis himself in a Spiderman costume.

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P.S. Some witz.org readers are contending that the actor in this commercial IS Zach Galifiankis, but we disagree, as does Zach himself. An email from his website says the following:

…that is NOT Zach in the Comcast commercial…

Esquire: long shelf life, high pass-along rate

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witz.org was recently stuck in our local laundromat having to do some emergency washing. Stuck without any reading material, we were pleased to see in the community magazine rack what we thought was the latest annual “Dubious Achievements” issue of Esquire magazine.

Imagine our surprise upon approaching the magazine to discover the issue was, uh, a tad on the outdated side. How outdated? 10 years!

Later research revealed that Esquire stopped the “Dubious Achievements” feature back in 2004. Whoops. Correction: Dubious Achievements still lives, according to an Esquire editor who emailed in.

So how was the issue, one of the last before the dawning of the David Granger era? Eh. A little thin, though more entertaining than watching socks dry.