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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Oasis asks the Lord to please not slow them down, offers you a dandy little vinyl

New contest for the weekend! I am in NYC still this morning, and thankfully the sun finally came out. I think we're going to Central Park and a pass by the Dakota this morning, brunch at "Sarabeth's" and then a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge? I've walked through about 8 or 11 or a million neighborhoods; feet are protesting but I am continuing to have my way with them, regardless of what they want. There's just too much good stuff to see. We also may be on a frozen yogurt quest later since we enjoyed this all-the-rage sour kind yesterday in Greenwich Village and we pretty much just keep talking about it.

My friend's Queens apartment is stocked with many shelves of fabulous books but no turntable, however, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on this sweet 'lil prize pack that I'll put up for today.

CONTEST: I've got two 7" vinyl singles of the new Oasis tune "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" to bestow on someone's collection. The song is from their new forthcoming DVD by the same name, which includes both the feature-length documentary that screened in select theatres last year tracing their 2005 tour (and shenanigans) but also a second disc of straight live concert footage from their epic homecoming show in Manchester.

Listen to the song and watch the little video dealie here:

You can also download the tune on iTunes.

To enter your name to win seven inches of goodness, please leave me a comment, and to amuse me also include a favorite Gallagher brother quote. There's no shortage of obnoxious, ridiculous, hilarious things these boys have said over the years, so you've got lots of options.

As always, make sure I have a way to contact you, and maybe spell out that email addy to avoid spamalot. I'll wrap up this contest sometime after I get back from NYC, so early next week. Lookee what you win:

Oh, and an update: In all this travel excitement, I didn't forget about you guys and that Dylan "I'm Not There" soundtrack CD contest that wrapped Wednesday. There were a total of 97 comments, and I wanted to pick a random pair of winners, so I went up to strangers in the airport and asked them to pick a number between one and 97. Um, a few strange looks later, I got my two numbers, and will be contacting the lucky winners. I will probably do a Dylan covers post at some point in the future, since you guys came up with some amazingly random and interesting-sounding versions.

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At October 28, 2007 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Some stuff got damaged, a fire extinguisher got let off in the house. As rock'n'roll as I am, you can't be making record with foam all over the fucking place."

- Noel Gallagher, in a Mojo article talking about a 1995 fight between he and Liam in their studio that ended with the 'doors kicked off, the kitchen wrecked, fridges overturned', the guitar player locking away air rifles and both of them 'rolling in the grass, hitting each other with a cricket bat'.

amazing stuff right there....only do the gallagher brothers get away with such shit.

Thanks Heather,

Christopher Joyce

At October 28, 2007 12:59 PM, Blogger DEREK said...

Speaking about bands who focus on political issues rather than playing their back catalogues, Gallagher singled about U2's focus on charities.

He said: "Play 'One', shut the fuck up about Africa."


At October 28, 2007 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noel Gallagher - I hate pop stars who go on whinin' about the price of fame and this that and the other. Let me just tell you that being famous is great. I love it, man. I think it's the best when you get stopped walking down the street for an autograph, that's the best feeling in the world. Then you get people like Eddie Vedder, you know what I mean? It's like, what's the point? Why is he in a band if he's so pissed off, you know what I mean? Why don't you just work in a car wash you know what I mean? Or like McDonald's or something.

One of my all time favorite Noelisms. Love the site.

Tyler Durden

At October 28, 2007 1:36 PM, Blogger booktapes said...

Here's Paul McCartney about Oasis from some interview from I can't remember where: "They're a bit derivative, don't you think...?" The Cute One always was one for understatement. No Gallagher quote cause couldn't care less about Oasis.

At October 28, 2007 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am probably breaking a rule by posting two quotes, but as Noel would say "f@$*ing wankers"

"I'm not like John Lennon, who thought he was the great Almighty. I just think I'm John Lennon."
- Noel

any my favorite-
"If I ever get to go to the moon, I'll probably just stand on the moon and go 'Hmmm, yeah...fair enough...gotta go home now.'

I still haven't forgiven Noel for the Eddie comments.
G. Embry (facebook me)

At October 28, 2007 4:25 PM, Blogger Andy said...

“I'm into the girls fancying me and stuff, mad for it. Get a bit worried if boys started fancying me, definitely. I've got nothing against gays . . . as long as they don't pinch me on the bum or whatever.”

i readily admit, i googled Liam Gallagher quotes for this one. while that may be a little cheezy, i can not deny the extreme entertainment it gave me once i found a site that had a whole mess of gems straight from the mouth of the man... it shows me two things: Liam is a nutcase, albeit a talented one, and you truly can google ANYTHING and find it on the web!


At October 28, 2007 8:01 PM, Blogger =w= said...

Love Oasis...Can't wait to get this DVD.

I have a favorite from each Liam and Noel.

"I've only got one thing to say. 'Sausages'."
- Liam accepting Brit Award in 1996

"We're not arrogant, we just think we're the best band in the world."
- Noel

Great blog BTW!


At October 28, 2007 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of your blog, I visit it pretty much every day. When I read about this contest, I HAD to enter it.

3 of my favorites:

“I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my Mum. I know I've got Irish blood because I wake up everyday with a hangover." - Noel Gallagher

"'All the people/so many people/All they all walk hand in hand/and lead us through their/SHITELIFE!!!" -Liam and Noel, Brit Awards, 1996.

“Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it.” - Liam Gallagher

Hope I can get one those records, "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" is by far one of the best latter-day Oasis tunes.

Travis Eaton

At October 29, 2007 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite: "Has-beens shouldn't present awards to gonna-bees." - Noel's acceptance speech from the 1995 Brit Awards, after receiving best album award from Ex-INXS frontman Micheal Hutchence.

Love the song, can't wait for the dvd... and hopefully the vinyl. Thanks, Heather.


At October 29, 2007 10:00 AM, Anonymous Elementary Penguin said...

"What would you rather read? 'The guy from Keane's been to a rabbit sanctuary 'cos one of the rabbits needed a kidney implant, so he swapped his with it' — or 'Liam Gallagher sets fire to a policeman in cocaine madness while his brother Noel runs down Oxford Street nude'?"

- Noel Gallagher on why he speaks the truth to the press

At October 29, 2007 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've got Muhammad in me, man, Muhammad Ali,I was watching 'When we were kings' the other day, and he just jumped in me, man. I've got a bit of Lennon and all that, and now I've got a bit of Ali. I've got two loudmouth arrogant bastards inside me. I like to think so anyway. It's good for me ego." -Liam

At October 29, 2007 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooops. The Muhammad Ali quote is by me. Jeff Ashburner. We're facebook friends.

At October 29, 2007 2:36 PM, Anonymous Tonya said...

Actually this whole interview is Hilarious.

One of my favorite parts is an exchange b/t the interview and Noel regarding sunglasses. Around 7 minutes in...

After saying that wearing sunglasses inside is part of the rock-star handbook, Noel mentions that Liam always wears them, with this analogy....

"If the eyes are the window to the soul he does a good job of blocking them up"

The interviewer says something along the lines of, "wow, that why you're the songwriter"....

And Noel replies, "No, I'm a songwriter because I ain't good at nothing else and it pays well."

tonya_amen at yahoo dot com

At October 29, 2007 6:12 PM, Blogger nikull said...

Great Blog!!!!
Cheers from Argentina.

At October 29, 2007 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was really really funny how he called Robbie Williams "the fat dancer from Take That"....and then Robbie offered to face him in a boxing ring...riot!!!

At October 29, 2007 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one is out and about, copied here off of a post of Oasis stupidisms on a Ben Folds page:

"I've had two songs out of that now - Don't Look Back in Anger and Stand By Me. I'll see if I can get another one out of it. If I can get another one out of it, I'll be fucking laughing. And he's still not sued me yet." -- Q Magazine, 1998-01, on stealing an All the Young Dudes riff.

At October 29, 2007 9:44 PM, Anonymous tony said...

The conversation between Carson Daily and Liam Gallagher on TRL:. Carson- “How are you feeling?” Liam- “God-like”

great blog !!!!!!


At October 30, 2007 11:53 AM, Anonymous Wizkee said...

"Noel's had the shits, that's all."
Liam being interviewed in LDSMD describing the feel of the band on tour.

At October 30, 2007 2:35 PM, Blogger Hoodrat said...


"This guy came up to me from some band and he said that 'Man, I'd hate to be you right now, no privacy at all' and I was thinking, 'Sure thing man, I have a fucking Rolls Royce, a million dollars in the bank, a fucking mansion and my own jet and you think you'd feel sorry for me? What are you? I'd hate to be you, broke as hell living in the dole.'"

email me at imaginaryletters@gmail.com

At October 30, 2007 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noel was on a TV show in England and the host gave him a gift in a bag. He then said...

"Its not the head of James Blunt is it? I do hope it is."


At October 30, 2007 8:30 PM, Blogger Matt Raybuck said...

My Noel comment:

"Sure I love Liam.... but not as much as I love Pot Noodles."

Thanks Heather, love the blog!!

Matt Raybuck

At October 31, 2007 5:32 PM, Blogger Seth said...

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At October 31, 2007 5:35 PM, Blogger Seth said...

Ooooh- me wants!

"“All I ever wanted to do was make a record. Here's what you do: you pick up your guitar, you rip a few people's tunes off, you swap them round a bit, get your brother in the band, punch his head in every now and again, and it sells. I'm a lucky bastard. I'm probably the single most lucky man in the world -- apart from our Liam.”

Seth Copenhaver
seth.copenhaver [at] gmail.com


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