We have a winner for yesterday’s contest: Phawker reader TIM ALLEN correctly answered that Creation Records was the label that My Bloody Valentine nearly bankrupted with the costly making of their landmark Loveless album. But fear not dear reader, there are no losers here at Phawker, just people who haven’t won yet. With that in mind, let’s get one of you into a pair of tickets for Day Three of All Points West, aka Sunday August 2nd. Even though we have long believed that headliners Coldplay are little more than Radiohead for people who still buy Sting solo albums, this is still a good deal because Echo and The Bunnymen are playing (along with MGMT, Black Keys, Elbow, and Silversun Pickups) and that alone is worth the trip to North Jersey. We can still vividly recall the spring of 1984, furtively blowing bong smoke out our dorm room window while Ocean Rain blared from its semi-permanent perch on the turntable, only to be replaced by the Smith’s Meat Is Murder and REM’s Reckoning. Ah, good times — even if the jocks kept calling us ‘faggot’ because of our Ian McCulloch haircut (looking back at old pictures, we mighta brought that on ourselves, but still…). Anyway, because YouTube is in some gay war with Warner Music, there is no decent version of the Bunnymen’s classic “The Killing Moon” so we posted this swanky cover by Nouvelle Vague. The first Phawker reader to email us at Feed@phawker.com with correct answer to the following Echo and the Bunnymen trivia question — what 2001 film features “The Killing Moon” during a pivotal party scene? — wins two tix to Day Three of APW. Please include a daytime phone number. Good luck and godspeed.
WARNING: Do NOT Spill Beer On This Man
ASSOCIATED PRESS: This is a photo released by the Philadelphia police of Francis Kirschner, 28, who is being sought in connection with the beating and kicking of 22-year-old David Sale of Lansdale, Pa., outside Citizens Bank Park during a Philadelphia Phillies-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Philadelphia.
DAILY NEWS: A rowdy weekend at Citizens Bank Park — punctuated by the killing of a fan in a brawl — marred the Phillies’ two wins over the Cards this weekend and dealt another blow to the reputation of Philadelphia sports fans. David Sale Jr., 22, of Lansdale, was beaten to death in a parking lot near the stadium following a dispute in McFadden’s restaurant in the Citizens Bank Park complex. In addition to that tragedy, there was a simmering controversy over spectators who targeted five Cardinals’ players with laser pointers late in Saturday’s game. According to MLB.com, during the seventh inning an unidentified individual targeted Julio Lugo and Albert Pujols with a green laser that resulted in a game delay as stadium officials searched for the errant laser-flashing fan. An inning later, another laser pointer — this one red — was used to target three other Cardinals. MORE