Attention world -- I will no longer brook any criticism of filmmaker Judd Apatow.
Why? He just facilitated the reunion and comeback of Graham Parker and the Rumour. One of the most exciting groups that ever wore shoe leather.
I haven't seen Apatow's new movie yet, but trust me -- the the new Rumour album is transplendent.
Also -- if you don't already own it, get thee over to Amazon immediately and download their masterpiece Squeezing Out Sparks, which should be on anybody's short list of the best rock records ever made.
And a big shout out to drummer Steve Goulding (who you might know from his work with the Mekons over the years). I toiled with Steve for about a year at a certain music website whose name I will not mention at this point, given that they employ lawyers.
But he's a great guy and a great musician, and I couldn't be happier that he's now in a Hollywood movie.