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"Television, television, television, television

Oh yeah! I want to bask in your golden light,
Submerge in electric waves,
I need my connection to the world outside

The world outside is buzzing like an angry wasp in summer,
The candidates are running, and soon the son of God is coming,

Crackle mental convolutions tune in to the revolution,
Whereby everyone’s included so we’ll never have to be alone

Every atom of my body, blood and sinew, bone and fibre,
I can’t distil you from my blood,
You’re a hungry germ inside of me,
You’re my lover, you’re my heroine,
My conscience and my voice,
And I know that I have learned to let you in I
will never have to be alone

I’d take after my mother but she’s from a different generation,
I prefer my big brother he’s so gentle and understanding,
And I learn what I can from him by the television light,
So that when I’m all alone I know everything’s gonna be alright"

-Bad Religion, "Television"

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Fred Armisen assembles punk/indie vets for Late Night with Seth Meyers band
Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia fame has apparently returned to his musical roots, taking on the role of bandleader for Late Night with Seth Meyers. The former drummer from both Trenchmouth and Les Savy Fav is leading the band, but also recruited two of his friends from Les Savy Fav -- guitarist…
2014-02-11 14:30:01

Stephen Colbert interviews Pussy Riot
In one of their first US interviews since being released in December, Pussy Riot sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report. The band is promoting their Amnesty…
2014-02-05 11:00:01

SNL delivers a pitch perfect 70s-era punk documentary parody
Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia starred in a nearly perfect approximation of the plethora of punk documentaries about 70s and 80s-era British punk. It also acts as a pretty apropos look back on the huge amount of music-related coverage Margaret Thatcher's death earned last…
2013-04-15 13:30:01

CBS buys 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' sitcom
In what is probably the final nail in the coffin of 90s punk and indie rock, CBS has picked up a sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit. The show is created by The Big Bang Theory writer Dave Goetsch and the Hollywood Reporter explained the concept: A multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding…
2012-10-23 14:00:01

The Cast of Glee: "Celebrity Skin" (Hole)
In a scene that makes the Muppets covering Nirvana seem positively edgy, popular teen show Glee has produced a cast version of Hole's "Celebrity Skin." The cover will appear on this week's episode of the show. If history is any judge, the cover…
2012-09-26 13:00:02

Henry Rollins launches new National Geographic show, 'Animal Underground'
Perhaps the real King of All Media, Henry Rollins, has unveiled his new program for the National Geographic Channel called Animal Underground. The show premiered last night and is described as "exploring the complex relationship between humans and animals." Some teaser clips from the show ranging from 2-3 minutes showing Henry in a…
2012-05-29 14:00:01

Mark Hoppus posts workout video
Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 and Fuse's Hoppus on Music has posted a 90 minute second for a workout video. Whether it's a real product or just a tease for Mark's show is an exercise best left to the reader. On the other hand, Mark's bandmate Tom Delonge has become incredibly good at lateral raises as…
2012-04-30 13:30:02

The Aquabats! Super Show! to premiere tomorrow
The Aquabats will continue their quest to dominate all media with the premiere of The Aquabats! Super Show! on March 3rd at 11 am EST / 8 am PST on cable channel The Hub. The band first began developing the show in the middle of 2008. The show is executive produced by Christian Jacobs (also co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!) who also…
2012-03-02 14:30:01

Dave Grohl developing comedy series for FX
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has begun developing a new comedy series for FX. He is working with comedian Dana Gould on the series which would revolve around a rock band reaching the brink of stardom and breaking up. The…
2012-02-02 17:00:01

Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein talk Portlandia Season 2
Former (and current) punks Fred Armisen (Trenchmouth, SNL), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag) recently spoke to the Onion AV Club about the second season of their sketch show, Portlandia. The first season included guests like Colin Meloy of…
2012-01-05 12:30:01

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