Further Wincing

Sad news this weekend involving Marty Crandall of the Shins and his girlfriend Elyse Sewell (formerly of America’s Next Top Model) being involved in a violent domestic dispute that garnered them both some jail time.

As you may or may not know, I am a sucker for the bad pun/wordplay headline, but is this really story where you want to have a jokey headline? I saw this on my RSS reader this morning: 2 headlines invoking the title of the Shins’ latest album Wincing the Night Away. A little tacky, no?


Well, why stop there? As we all know, caring is creepy and this incident has created a weird divide in my mind. Perhaps the couple should lead the celibate life in the future, or they’ll soon discover that they’ll be gone for good. Girl inform me that you’re not fighting in a sack! So says I.

17 Comments so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

    I’m so out of touch with pop music, I thought the Shins were an Irish-themed group fronted by a trombone player I saw in some horrible movie about a blind woman in Chicago a long time ago….

    (Not for nothin’.)

  2. brewcaster (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

    Kids these days…..

  3. Steve (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

    At least the whipper-snappers are staying true to the time-honored tradition of butt-ugly rockers with eye-candy girlfriends. And the booze. I wonder if they still trash hotel rooms?

    (What the hell was that movie, anyway? And the actress… it’s right on the tip of my tongue….)

  4. chris (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

    said one thing when I saw the headline pass by on the news today… “don’t care”

  5. Nolando (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

    No, the best headline was the NY Post after Ike Turner died. It read, “IKE BEATS TINA TO DEATH”. Freakin’ brilliant.

  6. Sallie Sue (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

    Are you thinking of that shitty movie “Blink” with Aidan Quinn?

  7. Pete Best (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    Yes, the Ike Turner headline was pretty amazing. I hope that guy got a raise…

  8. chris (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

    I read the article after my comment and I’d like to restate. I feel sorry these two have alcohol/abuse/relationship issues and it is being played out in the music rags… but I still don’t care.

  9. Steve (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

    Mystery solved. Blink it was, with Madeline Stowe, and the Irish themed band with a trombone was not the Shins.

    This really changes my opinion of the Shins.

    From “lame” to “none.”

    (I really like trombones, by the way.)

  10. Pete Best (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    If you actually listened to them, you might change your opinion from “none” to “awesome”. Don’t you know they will change your life?

  11. melissa lion (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    ‘From “lame” to “none.”‘ — So funny.

  12. Steve (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

    The last time my life was changed by pop music was at a Bob Dylan concert at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin in 1986.

    Well, OK, maybe it wasn’t the music that was life-changing.

  13. divebarwife (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    Oh Steve…now that just makes me sad.

  14. Steve (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

    Sad because it was Bob Dylan?

    Or sad because I haven’t paid any attention to pop music since the early 90s when I quit playing it?

    Believe me, that Dylan show was the best rock concert I ever saw. Ironically, the worst rock concert I ever saw was Bob Dylan, in Portland some time in the early 90s.

  15. divebarwife (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

    ‘Cause it sounds like music hasn’t had any influence on your life in 20 years…but if you’re only talking ‘pop music’ that’s not so bad.

  16. Steve (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    Who needs music when you’ve got hockey?

    But seriously, one of the greatest joys of my life is hearing my 8-year-old daughter playing Bach on the piano. Even better than a chemically-enhanced Bob Dylan concert.

  17. Pete Best (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 6:08 am

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