Posted in To Do | music on July 2, 2008

Moldy Peaches @ Central Park Summerstage, 2002 (m. norr)
Moldy Peaches

Tickets are STILL on sale for tonight's Kimya Dawson show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (July 2, 2008). It's a benefit with a bunch of bands on the bill that only costs $20, and for what it's worth, it's in a smaller venue than her last and next NYC shows *.

Has the Juno buzz worn off a little? It should be strong now that there's all this pregnancy talk that has "the Most Successful Indie Film in Six Years" back in the news. Maybe parents are afraid to let their kids near Kimya....

With a lot of attention on teen pregnancy these days, parents can use the news to talk about sex and pregnancy with their children. Here are some tips from experts.

- Have age-appropriate discussions about sex. Answer their questions openly and honestly.

- Talk about teen pregnancy. Ask your kids what they thinks about "Juno" and Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy, says Bill Albert, spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy....

- Throw away your kids' Moldy Peaches albums...
[Associated Press]

Juno is the new Judas Priest. Okay, I made the last tip up (not the one before it though), but young girls across the world are apparently watching Juno and getting Knocked Up like crazy... or are they?
Juno" actor Jason Bateman has defended the Oscar-winning movie against claims it has encouraged teenage girls to get pregnant.

He tells "Access Hollywood," "I don't know the specifics, but I can speak about what sort of responsibility entertainment should hold for social behavior.

"Unfortunately, we've had these instances where guys kill people because of what they hear in rock 'n roll lyrics or some garbage like that. Look, if you're going to blame a movie or song for your actions, whether they be good or bad, I think you're looking at the wrong things to influence your life.

"What we're doing is providing entertainment in different flavors for your consumption. I think people should look to other areas of their life for lessons and guidance, mainly parents, or teachers, or friends, or whomever. That should probably be where you should point your eyes and ears." [SFGate]

Adam Green and Ozzy Osbourne could not be reached for comment...

* I won't be surprised if the show does end up selling out at the door.

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Comments (28)

juno is terrible. btw.

Posted by Tim Duffy | July 2, 2008 8:12 AM

Or maybe it's just a really terrible, overrated movie starring a one-trick pony actress?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 8:21 AM

Someone should tell Slash film that Juno was NOT an indie film, indie films don't have millions of dollars worth of ad buys on major networks weeks priors to their release.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 8:22 AM

Exactly, Juno is NOT an indie film. What part of "Fox Searchlight" don't people get?

All aboard the bandwagon!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 8:45 AM

This was a funny post.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:05 AM

Bateman's got it right. Sadly most people follow all the wrong sheep into the slaughter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:21 AM

honest to blog!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:47 AM

take a look at banner, michael!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:50 AM

Juno : Judas Priest as Adam Green : Ozzy Osbourne?

did you mean Rob Halford? i know he's gay and probably not impregnating anyone, but still...

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:55 AM

maybe the young people have just realized what all of us older folks have known all along. Kimya D. sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:59 AM

"did you mean Rob Halford? "

No, although that probably would have kept it more consistent. good point

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 2, 2008 10:00 AM

"maybe the young people have just realized what all of us older folks have known all along. Kimya D. sucks."

Bingo!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:01 AM

i'd impregnate that ellen page, though. hoo boy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:19 AM

suck on that flute

Posted by chnga | July 2, 2008 10:42 AM

The Moldy Peaches kill boners.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:49 AM

The Boner Killers - should be the name of an "outlaw country rock" band...

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:11 AM

"Or maybe it's just a really terrible, overrated movie starring a one-trick pony actress?"

I'm not the hugest fan, and I didn't like Juno all that much but Ellen Page ain't really a one trick pony actress. Rent "Hard Candy." That's all I'm saying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:35 AM

^I did rent Hard Candy. And Ellen Page is also extremely annoying in that film. She plays another young teen who's sassy and tries to be too clever for their own good.

Now X-Men 3 is a different story...


Also, Family Love Michael!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:42 AM

c'mon, hard candy??
seriously a bad movie, though I liked hearing blonde redhead in the soundtrack.

Also, you're killing me, buster!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:54 AM

still onsale cause we have no idea who kimya dawson is and we have no care to know

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:04 PM

"still onsale cause we have no idea who kimya dawson is and we have no care to know"

Who let Jon McCain in here?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:14 PM

Indie Cred = Indie dead.
A lot of people liked the Moldy Peaches and Kimya until the soundtrack. Now that your cubicle mate knows their name, ya gotta drop em like a hot tater.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:21 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 3:03 PM

taste the happy michael

Posted by GOB | July 2, 2008 3:08 PM

holy crap. i was at that show in the picture.
they were opening for they might be giants.

Posted by keith | July 2, 2008 7:10 PM

GO BACK FROM WHENCE YOU CAME!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 7:22 PM

This was a great movie and a bad sountrack

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2008 4:20 AM

This movie was far from "Great."

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2008 4:32 AM

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