Saturday, July 08, 2006

World Cup Review

Day 24 of the Tornyment
Saturday, July 8

3rd Placed Game
Germany vs Portugal

Bastian Schweinsteiger enjoyed a night to remember in the hosts' farewell match at these finals, scoring twice in the second half as Germany finished the tournament with the bronze medal - and 14 goals to their name, three more than any other team with just Sunday's Final to play.

Schweinsteiger opened the scoring with a swerving shot from distance after 56 minutes and five minutes later the same player's low free-kick was diverted into his own goal by Portugal's Petit. With 12 minutes remaining Schweinsteiger struck Germany's third goal with a fine effort into the top corner before two Portugal substitutes conjured up a late consolation for Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

Luis Figo, on his final appearance for his country, sent over a perfectly placed cross for Nuno Gomes to head past Oliver Kahn, denying the German goalkeeper one last clean sheet before he too bowed out of the international arena.

First Half:

5': The first chance of the game fell to the hosts. Bernd Schneider whipped in a free-kick from the right and it was headed down by Christoph Metzelder into the path of Sebastian Kehl who fired the ball narrowly wide from just inside the area.

8': Schweinsteiger played in Miroslav Klose with a fine through-ball, but the striker hit the side-netting with his right-footed effort.

15': Simao Sabrosa found Pauleta with a fine pass but with only Kahn to beat, the Portugal striker fired the ball straight at the German goalkeeper, back in the side in Stuttgart in the place of Jens Lehmann.

20': Kehl's dipping shot from 20 yards almost caught Ricardo off guard, but the Portuguese No.1 did extremely well to tip the ball over the bar.

25': Podolski, awarded the Gillette Best Young Player award the day before this match, stung the palms of Ricardo with a powerful left-footed drive.

31': Deco was allowed time and space to turn and shoot in the area, but the German defence were thankful to see the ball sail over the top of the bar.

36':Simao was close to steering Deco's corner past Kahn, but the Benfica man missed the ball by a matter of inches and it flew across the face of the goal and to safety.

Second Half:

51': Both sides struggled to create clear-cut chances at the start of the second half. Simao’s free-kick from 25 yards whistled just over the bar, provoking gasps from the Portuguese fans.

56': Schweinsteiger moved inside from the left-hand side and unleashed a right-footed shot from the edge of the area which deceived Ricardo. The ball flew through the keeper's arms to give Germany the lead. (1-0)

60': Klose’s cross from the left picked out Philipp Lahm at the far post and the defender hit a first-time shot which dipped over the bar.

61': Schweinsteiger's low free-kick was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Petit. (2-0)

63': Meanwhile, at the other end, Kahn pulled off a fine save to turn Deco's goalbound shot around the post for a corner.

78': Figo almost made an immediate impact after taking the field, helping to set up Cristiano Ronaldo, who shot straight at Kahn. Play switched to the other end and Schweinsteiger scored a virtual carbon copy of his earlier goal, hitting an unstoppable shot past Ricardo from 25 yards. (3-0)

82': Simao's cross from the left was almost turned into his own net by Metzelder, but the ball somehow the ball stayed out of the net. In the same minute, Ronaldo's swerving free-kick almost deceived Kahn, but the veteran keeper was still able to save despite initially diving the wrong way.

88': Figo delivered a great ball into the box and Nuno Gomes was left with the easiest of chances to nod the ball past Kahn. (3-1)

In conclusion:

A great second-half display from Germany as Schweinsteiger breathed life into this encounter and helped the hosts to finish in third place. Portugal were unable to equal their feat of finishing third 40 years ago, but Figo served up a piece of magic on his goodbye appearance, as his inch-perfect cross provided the ammunition for Nuno Gomes' goal.


Germany - 1-0 Bastian Schweinsteiger (56)
Germany - 2-0 Armando Petit (own goal 61)
Germany - 3-0 Bastian Schweinsteiger (78)
Portugal - 3-1 Miguel Nuno Gomes (88)

Yellow Cards

Germany - Torsten Frings (7)
Portugal - Miguel Ricardo Costa (24)
Portugal - Francisco Costinha (33)
Portugal - Renato Paulo Ferreira (61)
Germany - Bastian Schweinsteiger (79)

Match Stats

Germany Portugal
Shots (on Goal)
Germany - 16(5) Portugal - 17(10)
Germany - 14 Portugal - 15
Corner Kicks
Germany - 2 Portugal - 7
Germany - 1 Portugal - 3
Time of Possession
Germany - 48% Portugal - 52%
Yellow Cards
Germany - 2 Portugal - 3
Red Cards
Germany - 0 Portugal - 0
Germany - 8 Portugal - 7
It Came from the Late Night Music Club From Culture City

this evening or this morning or today or when ever you read this we still jounting down memore Lane as the BBC put to sleep for good Tops of the pops for Good after 42 years on july 30th.

Today video from into the music club is one of the band who defind the britpop movement and that band is oasis who made it TOTP debut in 1994 at th hight of the brit pop era here is a clip where play there classic hit live forever.

Which tops of the pops did.

Friday, July 07, 2006

It the weekend what new
to tell you the turh nothing much

belive or not No local News to boot no new bands to the fouth street fair, No Jack White News to talk about, No anything.

with no loical Culture News let see what going on out side the 313

A bunch of new gig for the detroit area or close to detroit area and it heating up the blog site and music page Sufjan Stevens who outtakes from the well recede CD Illinois will go on tour to surrport his outtake alblum The Avalanche it will start on Sept. 11 in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium and will end on Oct. 15 at Seattle Paramount theaher now there is no detriot date the closest gig to detroit is sept.26 at The Riviera in chicago but there is a day off in between 9-26 to there next gig 9-28 in Philadelphia so he may book a detroit gig who know.

and itf you read my My NME sigle of the week i gave my tumbe up to the Norway shoe- gazer band Serena Maneesh 'DRAIN COSMETICS' so you be happy to know they will do a us fall tour and yes they do have a detroit date it will be Sept. 14 but the detroit venue will be TBA they will have a opener Film School will opend for them. have a interview with the owner of CBGB Hilly Kristal on the closing of the fame NYC Club i was announce yesterday the club will book it last show on Sept. 30 he talk about the closing of the club how he may open the club in Las Vegas and his own battle with lung cancer.
Clich here for thew full story.

It look like Will Nelson have done it aging he ahve book Farm Aid 19 will be book on Sept.30 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J. this week performer include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews other acts TBA in a few weeks,The benefit concert has helped raise over $29 million in its existence, encouraging people to buy food grown locally and to fight corporate agriculture.

And can you say Metallica will visit Springfield this fall on FOX the band announced that they will guest star on the popular animated series, The Simpsons. Set to air on Sept. 10, also pop up on the show later this year will be the White Stripes, other act that pop over the years have inclued Rolling Stones, U2, REM, 50 Cent, Paul McCartney, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Who.

And a date have been set for the return of the lemonheads the band who recently signed with Vagrant Records will put out there self title releae on September 26. Frontman Evan Dando and ex-Black Flag drummer Bill Stevenson co-produced the 11-track disc, which also features Descendents bassist Karl Alvarez and special guests J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) and Garth Hudson (the Band). Lemonheads will tour the U.S. this fall.

This week fest of the week over in scotland will be T in the park festival head lineing the gig this week end will be RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS,FRANZ FERDINAND,KAISER CHIEFS,THE WHO,THE STROKES,and ARCTIC MONKEYS.

and now since it have been a short week in culture city with tastefest crep over this week so it now time for the My NME Single of the week three song, the only question is the other two better than this week single from the NME.

This week winner

Jamie T - Shella (EMI/Virgin)
www.Jamie-T.Com or
This is kind of OK he sound like a poor man Mike skinner, tring to woo back his girl, it kind of too comical to be a single of the Week.

This week 1st runner-up

Get cape, Wear Cape, Fly - I-Spy/Call Me Ishmel (Atlantic)
( or
Good band, But it is a little boring and too basic to be a emo song that move too slowly, it so-so.

This 2nd Runner-up

Lily Allen - Smile (Parlophone)
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This is a very good song you thibk after listen the few lyrics you think this song souks but if you listen to the song carefully this is a very well done song which is very good.

So This week winner of the my NME SIngle of the week is
Lily Allen - Smile (Parlophone)

My NME Single of the week

June 24 - Dirty Pretty Things - DeadWood
June 17 - Serena Maneesh - Drain Cosmetics
June 10 - Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone
June 3 - Keane - "Is It Any Wonder"
May 27 - You Say Party! We Say Die! - The Gap
May 20 - Tilly and the Wall - Night of the Living Dead/The Ice storm, Big gust and you.
May 13 - Jim Noir - My Patch
May 6 - The Dastuns - Stuck Here For Days

Reg. NME single of the week

June 24 - Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
June 17 - Outkast - Might "O"
June 10 - Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone
June 3 - Razorlight "In the Morning"
May 27 - Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole"
May 20 - Tilly and the Wall - Night of the Living Dead/The Ice storm, Big gust and you.
May 13 - The Aliens - Allenoid Starmonica EP
May 6 - Primal Scream - Country Gril

End of post
Film Gudie Friday

Today look at a pirate Movie and two docs out today

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
the only thing that is stoping Superman is not Lex Luthor and Krotnight but a blackbeard Pirate who look like Johnny Deep this swashbuckling adventures also bring back Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

Some reviewer were mix on the film
Detroit News: 'Pirates' without passion
Film is packed with action but unfortunately sails in silly circles (C)
Detroit Free Press:OVERSTUFFED 'CHEST': 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel is awash in eye-popping action, complex plots and cartoonish characters (3 out of 4)
the yahoo reviewer avg. (B+)
E! Online: "Will you be rooting for Johnny Depp or the sea monsters? You won't have to ask yourself that question because you'll be having too much fun..." (A-)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Even better than the first one and, oh, that Johnny Depp!" (B+)
Some were mix
Boston Globe: "...a noisy and lazy stopgap movie that goes absolutely nowhere and takes 2 1/2 hours to get there." (C-)
New York Post: "...I walked into Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest singing yo-ho. I walked out singing so-so."(C+)
and some hatied it
Entertainment Weekly:"...a hellish contraption..."(D+)
San Francisco Chronicle: " amalgam of many of the modern cinema's worst tendencies and modern filmmaking's most unfortunate misconceptions."(D)

Who Killed the Electric Car?
A documentary investigation into the sudden recall and disposal of a model of efficient, electric-powered autos.
Both Detroit Cirit like it
Free Press: Documentary on EV1 throws the book at GM (3 out of 4)
News: Electric car's death chronicled in film
Documentary points fingers at government, GM and big oil for axing eco-friendly vehicles.
and most of the yahoo review like it (Avg. B+)
E! Online: "Director Chris Paine finds plenty of unsavory answers that make you want to lease a hybrid ASAP. "(A)
Entertainment Weekly: "...makes you angry, and also sad, to live in a country where innovation could be contrived into an enemy." (A-)
Hollywood Reporter: "A potent hybrid of passion and politics fuel this energetic and highly compelling documentary." (A-)
New York Times: " of the more successful additions to the growing ranks of issue-oriented documentaries." (A)

The Heart of the Game
A chronicle following the Roosevelt Roughriders girls' basketball team for six tumultuous seasons, capturing the passion and energy of a high school girls' competitive sport.
Almost all the reviewer like it
News: 'Heart of the Game' is a slam-dunk doc (B+)
Free Press: You'll root for the Roughriders
Girls team has its ups and downs (3 out of 4)
yahoo reviewer avg. (B+)
Roger Ebert: "...a basketball documentary that began with no idea of where its story would lead." (A-)
E! Online: "...the real star of the show is Resler himself--a sports fanatic whose commitment to the game he loves changes the lives of the girls who play for him." (B+) "The Heart of the Game has its own priorities and they speak loudly..." (B)
Rolling Stone: "There's no denying the exuberant energy and emotional force of this movie. It gets to you."(B)

And Now let see what new at the Village Movie Theather of the Damme (AKA Cinemark Movies 16 at the Unaversia Mall in Warren)

(if you like your gymnastics movie this is the one for you)
(it a real funny movie about the smoking bisness)

Next week

Little Man
A short-statured criminal (Marlon Wayans) poses as a child to recover a stolen diamond from an unsuspecting couple.

You, Me and Dupree
A newlywed couple (Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) must deal with an unwanted houseguest (Owen Wilson) who won't leave.

A Scanner Darkly
Keanu Reeves stars in this animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel about an addictive drug that causes split personalities.

Strangers with Candy
Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a middle-aged former runaway and junkie, goes back to high school. With Stephen Colbert.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
A documentary about the life and career of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen with live performances of his classics.
It Came from the Late Night Music Club From Culture City

If you Notice from my last full post on tuesday i did not put a music Video on the post Because i decied to put the video here late at night i am calling it, It came from the Late Night Music Club From Culture City the little some thing after you come home a little post Thread to say good night or Good Morning how are you today it could be a video of a event or could some thing from a list or some i just put up there for no reson what so ever.

Tonight and for the rest of the month of July the LNMC from culture city will hounre the long running pop music show top of the pop the show have been on for 42 year after geting it start at a reuse church in Manchester, England at one point in the 1970 the show have about almost 19 millions viewers in it hey day, but the changing land scaped of music from MTV, internet, to MP3 to the ipod over the year have made the show hard to watch in a 750 channel world and at the time the BBC anniunce just 3 weeks ago it was canncell the show it was hovering around 1 millions viewers.

So for the rest of the month untill that final show on July 30 the LNMC will show some of the most memable monmets from the show history.

Tonight in the late night Music club from 1991 Nirvana live on TOTP and in one of those Crazy moment almost 14 years before the kasrie Cheif Start a roit The band Fronted by the late Kurt Cobain sang the band smell like teen sprirt with Cobain loweing his vocie and then all of a sudden the kids rush the stage some thaat is still take about today.

Culture City Extra

The Emmys nominations

Here are the Nomation for the primetime Emmys names early today in the main catgorys only

The Full list is at

Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development • FOX
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
The Office • NBC
Scrubs • NBC
Two And A Half Men • CBS

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Kevin James - The King Of Queens • CBS
Tony Shalhoub - Monk • USA
Steve Carell - The Office • NBC
Charlie Sheen - Two And A Half Men • CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett - Arrested Development • FOX
Jeremy Piven - Entourage • HBO
Bryan Cranston - Malcolm In The Middle • FOX
Jon Cryer - Two And A Half Men • CBS
Sean Hayes - Will & Grace • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lisa Kudrow - The Comeback • HBO
Jane Kaczmarek - Malcolm In The Middle • FOX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - The New Adventures Of Old Christine • CBS
Stockard Channing - Out Of Practice • CBS
Debra Messing - Will & Grace • NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Cheryl Hines - Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Alfre Woodard - Desperate Housewives • ABC
Jaime Pressly - My Name Is Earl • NBC
Elizabeth Perkins - Weeds • Showtime
Megan Mullally - Will & Grace • NBC

Outstanding Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC
House • FOX
The Sopranos • HBO
24 • FOX
The West Wing • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Christopher Meloni - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC
Denis Leary - Rescue Me • FX Network
Peter Krause - Six Feet Under • HBO
Kiefer Sutherland - 24 • FOX
Martin Sheen - The West Wing • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer • TNT
Geena Davis - Commander In Chief • ABC
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC
Frances Conroy - Six Feet Under • HBO
Allison Janney - The West Wing • NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner - Boston Legal • ABC
Oliver Platt - Huff • Showtime
Michael Imperioli - The Sopranos • HBO
Gregory Itzin - 24 • FOX
Alan Alda - The West Wing • NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Candice Bergen - Boston Legal • ABC
Sandra Oh - Grey’s Anatomy • ABC
Chandra Wilson - Grey’s Anatomy • ABC
Blythe Danner - Huff • Showtime
Jean Smart - 24 • FOX

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Flight 93 • A&E
The Flight That Fought Back • Discovery Channel
The Girl In The Café • HBO
Mrs. Harris • HBO
Yesterday • HBO

Outstanding Miniseries
Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS
Elizabeth I • HBO
Into The West • TNT
Sleeper Cell • Showtime

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Charles Dance - Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS
Donald Sutherland - Human Trafficking • Lifetime
Ben Kingsley - Mrs. Harris • HBO
Jon Voight - Pope John Paul II • CBS
Andre Braugher - Thief • FX Network

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kathy Bates - Ambulance Girl • Lifetime
Gillian Anderson - Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS
Helen Mirren - Elizabeth I • HBO
Judy Davis - A Little Thing Called Murder • Lifetime
Annette Bening - Mrs. Harris • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis Lawson - Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS
Hugh Dancy - Elizabeth I • HBO
Jeremy Irons - Elizabeth I • HBO
Robert Carlyle - Human Trafficking • Lifetime
Clifton Collins, Jr. - Thief • FX Network

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kelly Macdonald - The Girl In The Café • HBO
Shirley Jones - Hidden Places • Hallmark
Ellen Burstyn - Mrs. Harris • HBO
Cloris Leachman - Mrs. Harris • HBO
Alfre Woodard - The Water Is Wide (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS
American Idol • FOX
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Bravo
Survivor • CBS

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Late Night With Conan O’Brien • NBC
Late Show With David Letterman • CBS
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO

Total by Networks

HBO – 95 nominations
ABC – 63 nominations
CBS – 47 nominations
FOX – 41 nominations
NBC – 47 nominations
PBS – 34 nominations
Showtime – 19 nominations
TNT – 17 nominations
A&E – 9 nominations
Comedy – 8 nominations
Disney – 8 nomination
FX Network – 8 nominations
Discovery Channel – 7 nominations
History – 7 nominations
SciFi – 7 nominations
Lifetime – 6 nominations
Bravo – 5 nominations
WB – 4 nominations
National Geographic – 2 nominations
Nickelodeon – 2 nominations
Cartoon – 2 nominations
TCM – 2 nominations
USA – 2 nominations
UPN – 2 nominations
BBC America – 1 nomination
ESPN2 – 1 nomination
Hallmark – 1 nomination

The Awards will be handed out on Auguest 27th on NBC

with Live comment by me on this blog.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hey Where back doing regualr stuff do you miss us

Good Evening, i Am back after almost a week away fro covering the Comerica Tastefest and writing about it on this blog sight and i think i was the only live and local preson to keep this blog sight update during Tastefest wheld ever one took the forth of July off, i spend my entie day yesterday cauch up on my sight have some troule updating yesterday last update from tastefest and worst one of my ears fill up with ear wax ouch what a bad time to happend because dress bessy is in town on monday night at the belmont so i going to buy hydrogen peroxide and some ear drop today during this writing so since i been gone for the entire week let do some catch up of everythings that happend from my last report last thursday(06/29)(Which was not much) to yesterday (7/05).

Local Notes:

Now that the Taste fest is now over and The next date in the underground outdoor caldear is the Forth Street fair located on 4th street just off Holden street between Forsyth and 3rd street or if you follow the freeway when i-94 south merge to M-10 North, it a one day street fair with three stage the main stage 4th street stage, the park stage near 3rd street and a small park stage when you enter 4th, it will take place on July 15th, that only a week and a half away and during tastefest two band have told me they will play tastefest The Moldoons will play the 4th street fair also the young just out of high school band The Decks are going to play the 4th street fair, Now that the only two i know that play the forth street fair now if you been contact to play the forth street fair let me know about it you can e-mail this blog sight at this address:

also i saw video dirrtoe Antone Wanye Gr he have a busy saturday night as he shot the New Electric 6 video "I Buy The Drugs" off from a new cd call "Switzerland" is scheduled to be released on Sept. 12 the Graff have told me that the video is a mix of the old mix of the classic film Aminal House, and the classic Beastey boys "fight you right to party and one other classic i cant think of right now (it look like the long weekend have take a affict on me) over 250 extra pack the Fraternity House at Wayne State uniaverser incluing the one and only suzy Cole (a die Hard fan of the E6) also i was told that the one and only Dick Valentine crowd surf the crowd Nice, Can wait for the video if it ever get on you tube i am going to post it on the blog sight and if you can wait to hear the news alblum the son I buy durgs and a second song is up on there my space page you can listen to them at

Indie Music News outside the 313

all them are from my tursted sources web sight with the souce in this syble = ()

the Rapture will release "Get Myself Into It", the first single from Pieces, on August 21 in the UK. For the time being, however, you can hear it on the band's MySpace page.

Another way you'll be able to legally hear new Rapture music before the album's release is by buying EA Sports' new Madden NFL 07 video game, which will feature the song "W.A.Y.U.H." on its soundtrack, alongside tracks from Wolfmother, Spank Rock, Keane (?!), Lupe Fiasco feat. Jonah Matranga (??!!), and a bunch of punk and emo bands. (

Currently in the throes of an epic world tour (which started in June), Massive Attack just announced a U.S. tour, their first in eight years. The trek includes an appearance at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl, a three-night stint at New York's Roseland Ballroom, and headlining gigs at the V Festival in Toronto and Austin City Limits.

Sixty thousand festival-goers got a sampling of Massive Attack's current live show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fest in April. With a line-up featuring two drummers and vocals by Horace Andy and former Cocteau Twins' singer Elizabeth Fraser, Massive Attack played live renditions of "Angel", "Karmacoma", and "Safe From Harm", among other classics.

as yes there will be a detroit Date:
September 12, State Theater

Somewhere in between criss-crossing the globe, Massive Attack continue work on their fifth studio album, Weather Underground, which is slated for release in early 2007 and features contributions from TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek.(

Virgin's hugely popular British rock fest, the V Festival, will drop into Toronto's Island Park on September 9-10.

There are over 40 bands on the Toronto roster, including the Flaming Lips, Massive Attack, Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs, Wolfmother, Phoenix, the Hidden Cameras, the Dears, Jose Gonzales, Starsailor, Alexisonfire, Zero 7, Eagles of Death Metal, Thrice, 2ManyDJs, K'Naan, and Sam Roberts Band. The fest aims to draw 50,000 concertgoers, which just might happen, considering the British V Festival sold out in a mere three hours.

The V festival will make its U.S. debut at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on September 23. (Alas, Branson didn't do any rappelling into Bodymore.) Gnarls Barkley and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the only acts confirmed for that one so far, with the full lineup to be revealed July 10.(

Those crazy mofos in Gnarls Barkley have added even more dates to their world tour, as their debut album, St. Elsewhere, continues to climb the charts. (It's currently number eight on the Billboard 200!) On August 14, they'll hit David Letterman; we hope by that point, they're dressing up like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

and that tour will have a detroit Date
Auguset 7 - State Theater

Left-wing English rocker Billy Bragg has won a small victory for the little guy, as his actions have caused Rupert Murdoch-owned MySpace to change their copyright ownership conditions. Unhappy with the previous terms that stated that MySpace had legal ownership over any form of content posted on the site (including photos, videos and music), Bragg pulled his music from the site. Seeing a potential disaster if all musicians followed suit, MySpace changed the rules to state that they no longer claimed rights over content posted on the site, but instead held temporary license to use and modify content if necessary. The non-exclusive license is mostly for digital compression and technical use and only lasts as long as you have content on your page (you can read up on it in Section 6 of the Terms Of Use Agreement). In other words, both basement musicians and rock stars can breath a sigh of relief, knowing that their prized tunes are safe on the site. (

The best and brightest stars of the Portland, Oregon music scene have all been captured in one place, on non-profit organization PDX Pop Now!'s third double-disc compilation. The album will feature a diverse range of artists and genres and will include previously unreleased tracks from Stephen Malkmus, the Thermals, Menomena, Viva Voce, Vursatyl (of Lifesavas) and Talkdemonic. The 40-track release will be available July 11 in select independent record stores and online vendors. In the spirit of the all-inclusive organization, the compilation will retail for just seven bucks a pop. Proceeds from sales will go straight to the third PDX Pop Now! Music Festival, a three-day, all-ages, free music extravaganza of almost 50 bands representing all limits of the Portland music spectrum, which will be held July 28-30 at Loveland.

Tracklist For PDX Pop Now! 2006:
Disc 1
01. Blitzen Trapper - On A Dime
02. The Thermals - Product Placement
03. Sweater! - Kill It Now
04. Siren's Echo - And All My ...
05. Stephen Malkmus - METS To Infinity
06. The Joggers - We've Been Talked Down
07. Toothfairy - Camp Hormones
08. Menomena - Shirt
09. Mirah w/ Marisa Anderson - NOLA
10. Treva Jackson - Drive
11. Leviethan - This Town That Town
12. Talkdemonic - Banff, AB
13. Vursatyl (of Lifesavas) - Mr. Gusto
14. The Planet The - Dreams Of Your Co-Workers
15. Tea for Julie - Pollyanna
16. Tara Jane O'Neil - Bluelight Room
17. The Shaky Hands - The Sleepless
18. LKN - Circumstance
19. Paint and Copter- Manzier
20. Horse Feathers - Finch On Saturday
21. Nice Nice - Down, Down, Down Pt. 1

Disc 2
01. Rocketship - Our New Track
02. Blue Skies for Black Hearts - Here Comes The Rain
03. Junior Private Detective - Aftermath
04. The Kingdom - Higher
05. Hello Damascus - Randy
06. Laura Gibson - Hands In Pockets
07. Colin Meloy - Barbara Allen
08. Electric iLL - Nurban Gowns
09. Viva Voce - From The Devil Himself
10. Ms. Su'ad - Sweat The Design
11. The Blow - Babay (Eat A Critter, Feel Its Wrath)
12. Copy - Closet Face
13. Chevron - Cyvia Poggioli
14. Small Sails - Aftershocks + Afterthoughts
15. We Quit - We Looked Around
16. Jackie-O Motherfucker - Hey! Mr. Sky
17. Cool Nutz - More Than Music
18. Swimmers - Hot Pocket
19. March Fourth Marching Band - Space Hole


The MySpace post was casual enough: "Dave plays in Gang Of Four and runs Pampelmoose. John plays in Tracker and runs FILMguerrero. Danny plays in Menomena and runs with the Devil. Let the fun begin!" But that announcement marked the introduction of Faux-Hoax (pronounced Folks), a new outfit featuring Gang Of Four bassist Dave Allen, along with guitarist John Askew and drummer Danny Seim.

"The band is an extension of an outfit I had here in Portland called Squall, which also included John and members of the rap outfit Lifesavas," Allen told us via e-mail. "We asked Danny to help us out by playing drums on some recordings early this year and the sessions went so well that we decided to start from scratch, so Faux-Hoax was born."

The band has already posted one song on their MySpace site. "Your Friends Will Carry You Home" features vocals and words by Portland-based musician Adam Gnade. "Dave, John, and I are just throwing different ideas around without worrying about fitting a certain theme or style," Seim told us.

"We are working on an album right now and hope to be finished in the fall," Allen wrote. "Then we'll weigh up on our options for how to release it and we will certainly be touring." (

Post-prog rockers the Mars Volta have announced a tracklist for their forthcoming LP, Amputechture. The album—the band's third—is their follow-up to last year's musical equivalent of a run-on sentence, Frances The Mute. Although the record has yet to be given an official release date, details surrounding its production are steadily emerging. Red Hot Chili Peppers mad genius/guitarist John Frusciante contributed axe-work to the project, something he did for the Volta's first two releases. It's also been reported that neo-surrealist artist Jeff Jordan will lend his painting "The Big Mutant" for the album's cover. This is not the Volta's first foray into this artistic enclave, having used works by legendary artist Storm Thorgerson—who also designed the cover of Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy and Pink Floyd's The Division Bell—as cover art for their first two records. (

Tom Waits is hitting the road, and his eight-show tour of Southern and Midwestern cities includes one stop he's making for the first time in his 33-year career.

In a tour that kicks off August 1 with Waits' first concert in Atlanta since the 1970s, the reclusive singer-songwriter will play his first-ever gig in Asheville, North Carolina, on August 2. The tour also includes stops in Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, and Akron, Ohio.

"We need to go to Tennessee to pick up some fireworks, and someone owes me money in Kentucky," Waits said in a statement about why he picked which cities he'll be playing.

Waits played a handful of live shows in 2004, but hadn't toured extensively since 1999, when he released his widely praised Mule Variations album. Anti- Records is reportedly at work on a long-awaited Tom Waits boxed set, although no release date has been set(

His Detroit Date
Aug. 11: Detroit :: Opera House
and Mariah Cherem of the The Avatars told me that this is Tom Waits first detriot show in about 20 years
tix go on sale on 7/14.

Jarvis Cocker, Pulp's charismatic frontman, releases his first song in over a year, "Running the World," and you can hear it first!

While many fans have weathered the Jarvis Cocker drought, their thirsts can now be quenched -- at least for a song's length. For his new song, "Running the World," Cocker combines a rollicking piano lick with the sexual/political sass and biting lyricism that popularized Pulp. Cocker has posted his newest creation on MySpace, as well as a brief apology for all the swearing, but we have it here for your listening pleasure. There's no word yet on when, or if, Cocker will release any additional material, but a greeting on his MySpace page is promising: "I hope this is just the start of a beautiful relationship." (

The Lemonheads will release their first new album in close to a decade on September 26. The eponymous disc was recorded by band principle Evan Dando along with Descendents members Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez. Garth Hudson of The Band and J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. also appear on the record. The Lemonheads will tour this fall(

And in the late breaking department

Legendary rock club CBGB (music) is throwing in the towel.
The New York City club that spawned the likes of Blondie, The Ramones and Talking Heads will shut its doors for good Sept. 30, after owner Hilly Kristal failed to arrive at terms with the owner of the building that houses the club.

Kristal, who opened the club in 1973 as a venue for country, bluegrass and blues (hence the acronym), had been locked in a fight for the last few years with the club's landlord, the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC), which initially hiked CBGB's rent and claimed the club owed about $80,000 in back rent, a figure Kristal disputed in court. While a judge ruled in Kristal's favor last October, the BRC declined to renew CBGB's lease.

The closing comes despite the efforts of many prominent New York political and cultural figures, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to intervene on the club's behalf.(

now it a short work week so i put a lot of links to the only read that matters

This week Metro Times
Walter Wasacz have the story of the return of
Cream Magazine
Eve Doster have a
preview of the just menton 4th street fair

and yes you know this was going to happend Tribute to the one and only Sleater-Kinney
Seattle Weekly
Seattle times
The Village Voice

Now it now time for the weekly list and belive it or not one of the list the playlist on riff 2 Detroit Local 101 was not listed this week because there was no Local 101 this so it will be back Next week so in it place a snamk perview of next week in sound radio on Cjam-fm it hosted by Ex-Wdet DJ (and really got srecw) Jon Moshier it will ever tuesday from 2:30 to 4 PM on C-jam 91.5 FM or at






DMRC Top 10

1. Guster — Ganging Up On The Sun
2. Gnarls Barkley — St. Elsewhere
3. The Raconteurs — Broken Boy Soldiers
4. Keane — Under the Iron Sea
5. AFI — Decemberunderground
6. Nelly Furtado — Loose
7. Dabrye — Two/Three
8. Secret Machines — Ten Silver Drops
9. Various Artists — Eccentric Soul, Vol. 3
10. Five Horse Johnson — The Mystery Spot

And here is this week top 10 movie of the week
list one - the regualr weekend
list two - the whold five days holliday

Friday tugh Tuesday
1. Superman Returns, $76 million.
2. The Devil Wears Prada, $40.1 million
3. Click, $29.1 million
4. Cars, $22.5 million
5. Nacho Libre, $9.7 million
6. The Lake House, $7.1 million
7. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, $6.3 million
8. Waist Deep, $4.6 million
9. The Break Up, $4.5 million
10. The Da Vinci Code, $3.7 million

The Weekend (Friday tug Sunday)

1. Superman Returns, $52.1 million.
2. The Devil Wears Prada, $27 million
3. Click, $19.4 million
4. Cars, $14 million
5. Nacho Libre, $6.1 million
6. The Lake House, $4.5 million
7. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, $4.4 million
8. Waist Deep, $3.3 million
9. The Break Up, $2.8 million
10. The Da Vinci Code, $2.3 million

and if you wating for the NME single of the week that will be on tommorrow

this it for the full regual report in about a week that for reaing as always
Good Night and Good luck!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

World Cup Review

Day 23 of The Torunement
Wednesday, July 5th

Portugal vs France

Winner Face on Italy on Sunday for the World Cup

Zidane scored two headers to help France beat Brazil in the 1998 Final and eight years later, in his final match before retiring, he has the chance to bow out with a second winner's medal in Sunday's Final against Italy in Berlin.

France's winning goal came when Thierry Henry went to ground under a Ricardo Carvalho challenge after 33 minutes and Zidane struck his spot-kick low to Ricardo's right. They defended their lead comfortably save for one heart-in-mouth moment in the second half when Fabien Barthez spilled Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick and Luis Figo headed the rebound over.

Portugal, semi-final losers here just as they were in 1966, will contest the play-off for third place with Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday.

The First Half:

1': Inside the opening 40 seconds of the match, there was a chance for France after William Gallas played a long ball over the top of the Portugal defence. Florent Malouda was the quickest to react, but with only Ricardo to beat, he screwed a right-foot shot wide of the target.

4': Ronaldo embarked on a mazy run on the left wing before slipping the ball to Deco in the centre of the pitch, who did well to create space. The Barcelona midfielder fired a low shot at goal,which Barthez almost palmed into the path of Pauleta, but the striker could not capitalise on the chance.

9': After more good work on the left, Ronaldo found Maniche. From 25 yards, the midfielder hit a rising shot, which whistled just inches over the top of the bar.

14': Zidane slipped the ball to Frank Ribery, who fed Eric Abidal marauding down the left flank. He hit a low centre into the box, but Thierry Henry could not find the decisive touch and the ball went agonisingly across the face of the goal.
16': It was Portugal who looked the brighter of the two teams in the opening stages and skipper Figo created a good chance for himself shortly after the quarter-hour mark when he had a low shot on target.

24': A quite breathtaking passage of play from Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team saw Deco interchanging passes with Deco, Ronaldo and Maniche. Eventually, Pauleta found himself in possession on the left, but his cross into the box was too high for Ronaldo.

28': Henry turned Miguel inside out with a series of body swerves and created a goalscoring opportunity. His shot, however, went straight into the arms of the grateful Ricardo.

33': France took the lead through a Zidane penalty, awarded after Henry was fouled in the area by Carvalho. The French captain hit the ball to the keeper’s right and although Ricardo dived the right way, he could not stop it from going into the back of the net. (0-1)

39': Ronaldo picked up the ball on the halfway line and dribbled deep into the French half, before unleashing a shot which was deflected wide for a corner.

Second Half:

48': Portugal enjoyed a prolonged spell of possession after the restart, but it was France who created the first chance. From inside the area, Henry's low left-footed shot hit the wrist of the diving Ricardo. The ball somehow spun behind the keeper's body and out for a corner.

49':A minute later, Ribery forced Portugal's No.1 into a fine save from the edge of the box. The Marseille midfielder hit a drive from the edge of the box, which Ricardo palmed away to safety.

53': Pauleta had Portugal's first opportunity of the second half. He forced his way past Lilian Thuram to give himself a clear sight on goal but blasted his shot into the side-netting.

70': Following a quiet period in the match, Everton full-back Nuno Valente tried to test Barthez with a looping shot from the left but the experienced keeper picked the ball out of the air with ease.

76': Portugal went close to levelling matters when Valente's ball into the box almost found Ronaldo and substitute Helder Postiga, but fortunately for the French defence it squirmed clear of both of them.

78': Agony for Portugal and a real let-off for France. Ronaldo’s long-range free-kick was parried by Barthez and the ball ballooned into the air and was met by Figo, who headed over with the goal at his mercy.

90+2': As time ticked away and French nerves began to flutter, Thuram headed a high ball into the path of Fernando Meira who volleyed the ball high and wide of the goal. Although Portugal forced two late corners, they were dealt with extremely well by the French defence.

In conclusion:

Zidane’s 33rd-minute penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides in a FIFA World Cup semi-final, which was high on perspiration if not inspiration. Les Bleus defended well when it mattered, although they were not tested enough by a Portugal side lacking a distinct cutting edge.

France - 1-0 - Zinedine Zidane (pen 33)

Yellow Card

Portugal - Alberto Ricardo Carvalho (83)
France - Louis Saha (87)

Match Stats

Shots (on Goal)
Portugal - 11(6) France - 6(3)
Portugal - 16 France - 10
Corner Kicks
Portuga - l8 France - 3
Portugal - 4 France - 0
Time of Possession
Portugal - 51% France - 49%
Yellow Cards
Portugal - 1 France - 1
Red Cards
Portugal - 0 France - 0
Portugal - 4 France - 6

Italy vs France

Germany vs Portugal
New Music Tuesday
Or can we say wednesday (It a day late)

all right it wednesday July the 5th alright it a day late but the MTV New just like everbody else have the day off so yes there was alblum released on the forth of July the day of the great thing ever writen on paper The Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776, But since it a Pop Culture Blog other things happend on the Day of Independence from the British, Like July the 4th 1980 where The Beach Boys play to a half a millions at the mall in washington DC and did it again in 81 that rise the iroer of then Secretary as Interior under Ronald Reagan James G. Watt
who complained that the celebration was being despoiled by ''rock bands attracting the wrong element' and banned the group form ever play there again at the mall, Who they got the folling year: Wayne Newton

He lift the ban in 1983 in the first culture clast between the esabement and and rock music.

Also on July the 4th 1982 the prince of drakness Ozzy Osbourne married his pricness his manager, Sharon Arden, who 20 years became a star with some goofy MTV Serire.

Also on July the 4th 1990 The rap group 2 Live Crew releases the single "Banned in the U.S.A." with the blessing of "Born in the U.S.A." creator Bruce Springsteen. The song, which racks up 2 million advance orders, is in part a response to anti-obscenity groups that have targeted the rappers, and guess what it still going today.

Also on July the 4th 1995 The Ramones release what trun out to be there last alblum "Adios Amigos

and finaly on this day the same year in 95 At start of Lollapalooza in George,Wash (the state not the city) eight years before anyone hear of Jack White or Jason Stollsteimer, the first well docmented indie rocker punching out indie rockers when Courtney Love punch out Kathleen Hanna then member of the riot girl band Bikini Kill and then after that she when on line and called her a rat face, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses in anger management, Well we see how that work out and Kathleen Hanna is a hero to all of us as a member of Le Tigre, You rock Kathleen and by the way your cute as well, But dont you get punch out at you indie record store as we see this week new music released from the only bands that matters.

July 4th

And this week it very light because it was July 4th.


Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways (Lost Highway)
(This is this week big CD release it was made months before the man in black meet the big man upstairs in 2003.

Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion (Target stores only; Tuff Gong)

Peter Gammons - Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old (Rounder)
(and yes don't laught The ESPN baseball commentator and columnist for The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated have a a CD of Covers overs of Chuck Berry and Warren Zevon as well as an original tune and it have guest like George Thorogood, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Kay Hanley(of Letter to Cleo) and one of my fave on this blog sight Juliana Hatfield as well as Boston Red Sox G.M. Theo Epstein, it also a beitfit Theo and Paul Epstein's Foundation to be Named Later, a charity which raises funds and awareness for non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged youth in the Greater Boston area, and if your wondering he is resting from a brain aneurysm he surrfer last week.)

Music DVD:

The Kinks - "Collector's Rarities: The Live Broadcasts" (Classic Rock Legends)

TV on DVD:

from Acapulco H.E.A.T. The Complete 1st Season
Family Affair Season 1
Fear Factor The 1st Season
Slings and Arrows Season 1
Commander-in-Chief Season 1, Volume 1
Project Runway Complete 2nd Season
Tracey Takes On... The Complete 2nd Season
Monk Season 4 buy
Season Roseanne The Complete 4th Season
Columbo The Complete 5th
Strangers with Candy The Complete Series
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Jackie Gleason Show, The The Color Honeymooners: Collection 1
Doctor Who Season 1 (USA Only)
Charlie's Angels The Complete 3rd Season

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

World Cup Review

Day 22 of The Torunement
Tuesday July the Fourth


After Four very good Quartfinals with two upset, Two Pentaly Kick shootout and one Blow out (yes three - nin is conster a blow out) where down to only four just and only four teams Germany,Italy,Portugal,France after these next two games in the Next two game we will have the lucky two teams who surrvier between 10 to 20 games, three games of group play and three more Never racking game they will meet up on Sunday and tell everone who is the best in the world for the next four years untill 2010.

Germany vs Italy

With a penalty shoot-out looming, Fabio Grosso broke the deadlock in the 119th minute as he curled a left-footed shot past the despairing dive of Jens Lehmann from the right side of the penalty box. Substitute Alessandro Del Piero made sure of Italy's place in the Final when he beat Lehmann from close range in added time at the end of the extra period.

Italy now advance to their first FIFA World Cup Final since 1994 and their sixth overall. They will face the winners of Wednesday's Portugal-France semi-final in Berlin's Olympiastadion on Sunday, 24 hours after Germany have contested third place with the losers of that match in Stuttgart.

First Half:

5': In a quick-paced, keenly-contested opening to this match, the first effort on goal came from the Italians, with Francesco Totti firing in a 30-yard free-kick that skipped up off the wall and, with Germans hearts in mouths, landed in the arms of a grateful Lehmann.

8': Terrific close control from Miroslav Klose helped create Germany's first chance of the match, with Lukas Podolski picking up the ball from his strike partner and teeing up Michael Ballack for a right-shooted shot that swerved wide of the post.

12':With the atmosphere electric inside the stadium in Dortmund, Germany gave their fans yet more to cheer with a sharp attack that ended with Podolski rifling in a powerful shot well blocked by the ever-reliable Fabio Cannavaro.

16': Having played some neat possession football in the opening quarter-of-an-hour, Italy carved out their first opportunity of note when a defence-splitting Totti pass sent Simone Perrotta racing in on goal. The Roma midfielder’s touch was heavy enough, however, to allow Lehmann to race alertly from his goal and smother at the on-rushing Italian's feet.

34': A glorious opportunity went begging for the hosts after Klose threaded through Bernd Schneider, unmarked and bearing down on goal on the right-hand edge of the box. The in-form midfielder's shot did not lack power but it fizzed over the crossbar, albeit by no more than a few inches. The German fans responded by raising the decibel level yet further.

41': Italy, having weathered a storm of German attacks, began to create some half-chances of their own, the best of which saw Camoranesi head just over from an inviting, outswinging Andrea Pirlo free-kick.

Second Half:

50': The hosts began the second half at a remarkable tempo and Klose, in typically positive fashion, bulldozed his way through the heart of Italy's defence only to be denied by the bravery of Buffon, who dived to save at the striker's feet.

51': Play immediately flowed to the other end, where an incisive through-ball from Perrotta picked out Grosso, who had run from deep to spring the German offside trap. However, the full-back then appeared to be caught in two minds as he found himself in unfamiliar territory, and with the goal at his mercy, he delayed pulling the trigger long enough to allow Lehmann to swoop in and make the save.

61': Podolski created a chance out of nothing, turning Marco Materazzi inside-out to leave himself with a clear sight of goal. His shot was well-struck, but for the umpteenth time at Germany 2006, Buffon came to Italy's rescue with a superb reflex save. From the rebound, Arne Friedrich blazed over, and another glorious chance had passed the hosts by.

73': Having watched his side dominate the second half, but appear to run out of ideas in the final third, Jurgen Klinsmann reversed the change he made to his starting line-up by bringing off Tim Borowski and putting on the more attack-minded Bastian Schweinsteiger.

78': A long period of inactivity for both goalkeepers ended when Lehmann was called on to deal with a speculative long-range effort from Pirlo, a task he performed with impressive self-assurance.

82': Michael Ballack wasted a promisingly-positioned free-kick, curling high and wide from the edge of the penalty area after Cannavaro was adjudged to have fouled Podolski. Seconds later, Klinsmann attempted to inject pace into his team’s attacking play by thrusting on David Odonkor in place of Schneider.

85': Perrotta looked to have broken clear of the German defence with a perfectly-timed run, but Lehmann was smartly off his line and confidently fisted the ball to safety.

Extra time:

91': Alberto Gilardino came closer than anyone before to breaking the deadlock. Bursting in from the right, he made his way to the byline before jinking back on to his left foot and squeezing in a shot that beat Lehmann only to come back off the inside of the keeper's left-hand post. Germany breathed again.

92': Less than 60 seconds later, a corner was only half-cleared and Italy rattled the woodwork for the second time in a minute, with Zambrotta smacking in a sweetly-struck 20-yard drive that left the crossbar shuddering on its way over.

105': With the last touch of the first period of extra time, Podolski spurned a glorious opportunity, heading wide substitute Odonkor's cross from a terrific position, unmarked some ten yards from goal.

111': An incredible moment of tension appeared to pass in slow motion as another Italy substitute, Del Piero, found himself faced with Lehmann but just could not find the angle to squeeze the ball home. Germany then swept immediately to the other end, where Podolski, on the left-hand edge of the penalty box, forced a magnificent one-handed tip-over from Buffon.

114': With the action now more entertaining that at any stage of the match, some neat built-up play in and around the German box ended with Del Piero hooking a disappointing right-foot shot wide of the far post from 20 yards.

118': Pirlo drifted in from the right and forced a superb save from Lehmann with a ferocious left-foot shot from 25 yards.

119': The German keeper could only divert the ball round the post, however, and from the resultant corner, Pirlo gathered possession at the edge of the box and teed up Grosso for a superb first-time left-foot shot that curled just inside the far post. (0-1)

120+1': As the hosts pushed desperately for an equaliser, a slick and speedy Italian breakaway ended with Gilardino playing a sublime reverse pass into the path of Del Piero. Opening out his body, the Juventus striker’s finish was nothing short of perfect, with the ball sent arcing into the postage stamp corner. Italy were through.(0-2)

In conclusion:

Only a couple of superbly-executed Italian goals could separate these two very evenly-matched teams on a night of high drama in Dortmund. Once again, Marcello Lippi’s side defended magnificently and the superb Buffon has still to concede a goal at Germany 2006 to an opposition player. However, while it is the Azzurri who march on to the Final, Germany - beaten in Dortmund for the first time ever - can reflect on their FIFA World Cup campaign with pride, having played throughout with spirit and skill in abundance.

Italy - 1-0 - Fabio Grosso (119)
Italy - 2-0 - Alessandro Del Piero (120)

Yellow Card
Germany - Tim Borowski (40)
Germany - Christoph Metzelder (56)
Italy - Mauro German Camoranesi (90)

Match Stats

Shots (on Goal)
Germany - 18(6) Italy - 18(11)
Germany - 19 Italy - 19
Corner Kicks
Germany - 4 Italy - 12
Germany - 1 Italy - 11
Time of Possession
Germany - 42% Italy - 58%
Yellow Cards
Germany - 2 Italy - 1
Red Cards
Germany - 0 Italy - 0
Germany - 10 Italy - 3

Tomorrow Game
Semi-Finals No.2
Portugal vs France
3:00 PM - ESPN

The World Cup
Sunday, July 9th
Italy vs Portugal/France Winner
2:00 PM

3rd Place Game
Saturday, July 8th
Germany vs Portugal/France Loser
3:00 PM
Comerica TasteFest
The Last Day
July 4th

Main Stage
3:00PM - Eric Burdon and the Animals
6:00PM - Damone
6:30PM - The All American Rejects

Local Stage
3:00 PM: Lola Morales
4:15 PM: J*DaVeY featuring Aloe Blacc
5:00 PM: Waajeed
6:30 PM: Amp Fiddler

Jazz & Blues Stage
Noon: Foody's Putting the "Mo" Back in the "Town"
1:00 PM: Orquesta Sensacional
3:30 PM: Urban Jazz Coalition
6:00 PM: Dave McMurray

Park Stage
4:00 PM: Cowboy Messiah
5:00 PM: shoe.
6:00 PM: Freer
7:00 PM: Great Lakes Myth Society

By Time:
M - Main, L - Local, JB - Jazz & Blues, P - Park

Noon - JB - Foody's Putting the "Mo" Back in the "Town"
1:00 PM - JB - Orquesta Sensacional
3:00 PM - M - Eric Burdon and the Animals
3:00 PM - L - Lola Morales
3:30 PM - JB - Urban Jazz Coalition
4:00 PM - P - Cowboy Messiah
4:15 PM - L - J*DaVeY featuring Aloe Blacc
5:00 PM - L - Waajeed
5:00 PM - P - shoe.
6:00 PM - M - Damone
6:00 PM - JB - Dave McMurray
6:00 PM - P - Freer
6:30 PM - M - The All American Rejects
6:30 PM - L - Amp Fiddler
7:00 PM - P - Great Lakes Myth Society
Due to a tech giltch the Day three from tastefest was missing some how so to fit what happend in Day four I put the Day three and Four in this post

Dispatch from TasteFest
Day Four
Monday, July 3

Today was the Beginning of day Four of tastefest and it began on a bad foot before i went to tastefest something bad happend my report on things that happend on sunday was eat up big time, so i was left with the angon with no report befor i go to taste Fest and begin Emberest so i left the house at about 4 PM and and got there about 90 mintues later i went into New Center one and pick up anoder Small magizine program so i walk around to the park stage and met up with Metrotimes Techno Writer Walter Wasacz and talk about what happen to england at the world cup whild listen to DJ Master CARLOS SOUFFRONT, after that i walk around for a little bit and stop by the Channel 7 (WXYZ) News van where there was people on today big story in Detroit The Retirement of Steve Yzerman as a detroit red wings after almost 22 years , 18 of those as a captin of the of the wing wheel after that i just hang out for a few at the Northen Lights Lounge to watch channel four covage of the same story but there was four bands i want to see today and i got to see part or all of there set today.

The Frist band was iterduce by Ex-WDET DJ and sometime fill in DJ Willie Wilson it was the winner of this year detroiit News Battle of the bands The red Rocks they play to a good side crowd before before the main Headliner The Kings of Leno they play a good set for the dinner time crowd durring that i watch skeatboarder on the mini skeatpark tried to jump over a seven foot high bar and i walk back to the park stage to see a band i also saw at the same Battle of the bands and are reminding me of a young Von Bondies fresh out of high shcool from Grosse Pointe From which Groose Point i dont want to begin to anwsure that.

Alex,Ellen,Hank,and Maria play a very good set of Monder Garage rock with a ode to the past to the old bands of yesterday Like Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, Television and the Stooges ever thing was good about there set was so good there was the coolest looking band in the area as they emerge as the first good band in the post-Jack White era.

They i went back to the main stage to see the Tale end of the kings of Leno set at the main stage they were OK in this set the lead singer may have a shorthair do i could not tell from the back (That were i see all show from the back) and after that set i went back to the park stage to see the reat of Payback set as the band play there hard chagrge set as there lead singer belt out songs from there two CD and play all news stuff from there fortcoming 3rd CD "Love, Not Reason" as there return for there encore one of the songs was Black Girl and let a nice dress looking woman to dance on stage.

so i got home from the home Office after tastefest i went to see a band who was not playing the Festival but they play a gig anyway at the belmont there call Dirty Lenin and they descibe themself as Sexy Party Alterna-Pop from Brooklyn, New York as they play track from there CD 2% Faster it was a good show put on by the young band as they go on there short tour to the midwest i was going to go home But it rian during the show inside so i have to was about a half a hour untill it clear so it clear and i go home for the night with one night to go.

Dispatch from TasteFest
Day Three
Sunday, July 2

I am geting very sleepy very,very sleepy the two days at tatse fest and writing about this on the blog is begin to where on me and it show yesterday after last night good day of music it have a affect on me today at tastefest.

i was on my way when i got a ride from a friend and i think i came a little too early i came at the gig at 4 PM and i saw about 10 mintues of the first band of the day the Surf band the breakers as they play as the Pure Detroit Local Stage so i walk around from the area and then i walfk to the Northen light Lounge which is just south to read the Sunday Free Press, So i got back to the tastefest area and saw some Punk Fittness Expo and i saw the first abnd of the day it was the Mellow Rock Band The Breakers by there sound put me to sleep leaterly as i almost Fell a sleep a few times the guy who was producing the partk stage Stirling think i fell a sleep which i did not afthr i was woke up with a couple of Free Salpme of the New Furit Drink From Starbucks which Open up a new location at Woodward and Mack on July 19th.

I came back to the park stage and saw the first few set of SSM the first Detroit Supergroup with Members or Former Members The Henchmen (John Szymanski), The Sights(Dave Shettler)and the Cyril Lords(Marty Morris) i stick around for the First few song because i left about 8:25 to see the band that i want to see since they annouced the Tastefest Schuled in Late April, The New Pornographers and they play a awsome set with salot of song from all three CD "Mass Romantic","Electric Version", and there current well receied CD Twin Cinema they play song like "The Laws Have Changed", "Use It", "Sing Me Spanish Techno" and for there encore they play "Letter From An Occupant" and the back up singer for Neco Case (Who was on tour in surrport of her latest solo alblum "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood")Kathryn Calder was so good in the Neco role and she have a good voice that almost sound like Neco(and a plug for her other band that she in the Immaculate Machine is playing on July 12 at the Stick) afher me and other diehard fans of the band hang out to meet the band and after i did that i saw the last song from the sight with have a bunch of friend on stage like the Decks, the Moldoons and other bands was up on stage as day two came to a close with a good day to come tommorrow (July 3rd).

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Breaking Culture Sports News

Steve Yzerman Retire

One of the Greatest players the ever ware the Wing Wheel of the Detroit Red Wings Stevie Y have just announs his Retirement after 23 NHL season.

“I feel very relieved and very comfortable,”Yzerman said at a news conference at Joe Louis Arena. “I want to let everyone know I’ve decided to retire, to hang up my skates.”

Yzerman said that going into the 2005-06 season he figured it would be his last. But he said he thought long and hard after the season before deciding not to return for one more.

“I really enjoyed my final season with the Red Wings,” he said.

He summed up his long tenure this way:

“I’ve enjoyed my career immensely in Detroit.”

He has played 22 seasons — all in Detroit. He scored 692 goals. He also had 1,063 assists in his 1,514 career games.

He desent to go in to the NHL Hall of Fame and he hav ethe credent to go in to the hall.

1983-Drafted by Wings in 4th overall
1984-18 years old when he joined Detroit Red Wings
1984- Yzerman named as NHL's All-Rookie Team
1986- He became Detroit’s captain
1989- He won the Lester B. Pearson Award honoring the league's outstanding player 1996- Played in World Cup- Canada
1997- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
1997-98- Played in Olympics- Canada
1998- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
1998- He won the Conn Smythe Trophy honoring the playoff MVP
2000- NHL First All-Star Team
Frank J. Selke Trophy
2001- Became a U.S. citizen
2002- Led Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championship
2002- He helped Canada win gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
2002-2003 He had major knee surgery
2003 Bill Masterton memorial Trophy
2004- Won the World Cup
Gig Gudie Monday

July 3th - 9th

Let begin this gig gudie with the rest of taste fest with the last two days of the festival
tastefest is begin held at west grand Blvd and Second
For more info you can log on to or

July 3rd

Main Stage
5:30PM - Mavis Staples
7:30PM - The Red Rocks
8:30PM - Kings of Leon

Local Stage
4 PM: Deadbeat
5 PM: Carlos Souffront
6:30 PM: Michael Geiger
8 PM: Mike Huckaby
9:30 PM: Dabrye

Jazz & Blues Stage
Noon: Tom Allport's Big Band
2:30 PM: Havana
5:00 PM: Blackman/Arnold World Jazz Quintet
7:30 PM & 9:00 PM: Dwight Adams Group

Park Stage
5:00 PM: Charlie Don't Surf
6:00 PM: Doop and the Inside Outlaws
7:00 PM: Blair
8:00 PM: The Decks
9:00 PM: The Paybacks

July 4th

Main Stage
3:00PM - Eric Burdon and the Animals
6:00PM - Damone
6:30PM - The All American Rejects

Local Stage
3:00 PM: Lola Morales
4:15 PM: J*DaVeY featuring Aloe Blacc
5:00 PM: Waajeed
6:30 PM: Amp Fiddler

Jazz & Blues Stage
Noon: Foody's Putting the "Mo" Back in the "Town"
1:00 PM: Orquesta Sensacional
3:30 PM: Urban Jazz Coalition
6:00 PM: Dave McMurray

Park Stage
4:00 PM: Cowboy Messiah
5:00 PM: shoe.
6:00 PM: Freer
7:00 PM: Great Lakes Myth Society



Wolfmother - Late Night with David Letterman - CBS - June 9th
The Streets - Jimmy Kimmle Live - ABC
Goldfrapp - Late Night with David Letterman - CBS - May 17th
Death Cab For Cutie - Late Night with Conan O'Brien: - NBC - Sept 27, 2005
The Streets - Subterranean - MTV2

Online Radio

BBC Radio 1

Lamacq Live with Steve Lamacq

This Week: - T in the Park warm-up show replaying The Killers' set from last year's festival; our documentary focuses on how the festival has helped the Scottish music scene, plus we have Air Traffic in session

Dont for get his 6 music Show 11 AM- 2 PM
Monday ture Friday
Check Back to his 6 music site to see who on
Morning Becomes Eclectic
Live set begin at 2:15
Thursday - Belle & Sebastian

Satitlitte Radio

Sirius Radio

Jam_On (Ch.17)
PHISH – Live In Brooklyn Exclusive Simulcast!
Mon 7/10 9:00 pm ET

Alt Nation (ch.21)
White Stripes concert from Detroit
at the Masonic (From Last October)
at 10 pm ET.

SIRIUS Disorder (ch.24)
World Café on SIRIUS Disorder
6 pm - 8 pm ET Monday through Thursday
1 pm - 3pm ET Friday
Thursday - Tilly & The Wall
Friday - Sonic Youth

Left of Center (ch.26)
Left of Sessions
Wednesdays 9 pm
Rebroadcast Fridays 1 pm ET
This week – Cat Power

and guess what everbody
it the first thursday of the month and Matt Pinfield Plays Whatever He Wants Thursday at 6 pm ET

XM Radio


The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Sonic Theater - XM 163
8:30 AM ET


Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
The Village - XM 15
Noon - 1PM ET
This Week theme : Summer



[7.7] BANE
[7.8] BLASTERNAUT and guests

Magic Bag

July 7
with Schaeffer & Band B
July 8
with Down The Line & Tamara Bedricky
with The Dewaynes (ex-members of Botfly)

Lager House

Thursday, July 6th: Mega Weedge w/ Battling Siki and more!
Friday, July 7th: Kill Rock Stars The Sound The Hare Heard Tour w/ Troy Gregory, Fred Thomas, Alicia BB (Slumber Party) Southerly, Thao Nguyen & Lauren Hoffman
Saturday, July 8th: JAY’S Birthday Bash w/ The Hard Lessons, The Cyril Lords and The Muldoons

St. Andrews Hall

Thursday: Ryan Cabrera
Friday: Bowling for Soup
Sunday: Yellowcard

The Shelter

Saturday: Blackpool Lights

Cobo Arena

Thursday - The Unholy Alliance Tour

Blind Pig



Monday 07/03: Johnny Cash CD release Listening party
Thurday 07/06: Chloroform and the Girl / Pilot to Co Pilot / The Big Pink Black / Joiya
Friday: TBA
Saturday: Unick / Lithium / TBA

The Belmont

Thurs. 7/06: Paragon, Blackmail, Similar To Chaos and In Civilian Clothing.
Fri. 7/07: Andre Williams, The Avatars and Liquid Mojo.
Sat. 7/08: The Vamps, Lime Regal and RWJID & The Concrete Tree.

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Wednesday - ABBA: The Music
Friday - Steve Miller Band wsg World Party
Saturday - Sammy Hagar & The Wabos
Sunday - The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony

Meadow Brook Music Festival

Thursday - 1964 The Tribute

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Comerica TasteFest
Day Four
Monday, July 3rd

By Stage

Main Stage
5:30PM - Mavis Staples
7:30PM - The Red Rocks
8:30PM - Kings of Leon

Local Stage
4 PM: Deadbeat
5 PM: Carlos Souffront
6:30 PM: Michael Geiger
8 PM: Mike Huckaby
9:30 PM: Dabrye

Jazz & Blues Stage
Noon: Tom Allport's Big Band
2:30 PM: Havana
5:00 PM: Blackman/Arnold World Jazz Quintet
7:30 PM & 9:00 PM: Dwight Adams Group

Park Stage
5:00 PM: Charlie Don't Surf
6:00 PM: Doop and the Inside Outlaws
7:00 PM: Blair
8:00 PM: The Decks
9:00 PM: The Paybacks

By Time

Noon - JB - Tom Allport's Big Band
2:30 PM - JB - Havana
4 PM - L - Deadbeat
5 PM - L - Carlos Souffront
5 PM - JB - Blackman/Arnold World Jazz Quintet
5 PM - P - Charlie Don't Surf
5:30PM - M - Mavis Staples
6 PM - P - Doop and the Inside Outlaws
6:30 PM - L - Michael Geiger
7 PM - P - Blair
7:30 PM - JB - Dwight Adams Group
8 PM - L - Mike Huckaby
8 PM - P - The Decks
8:30PM - M - Kings of Leon
9 PM - JB - Dwight Adams Group
9 PM - P - The Paybacks
9:30 PM - L - Dabrye

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Comerica TasteFest
Day 3
Sunday, July 2

By Stage:

Main Stage
5:30PM: Spyro Gyra
8:30PM: The New Pornographers

Pure Detroit Stage
Sunday, July 2, 2006
4:00 PM: The Breakers
5:15 PM: Free Element
6:30 PM: Brave Rifles
7:45 PM: Grande Nationals
9:00 PM: The Flask featuring Kenny Olson

Jazz & Blues Stage
Sunday, July 2, 2006
Noon: Suai
2:30 PM: Shahida Nurullah and Good Company
5:00 PM: Seeley & Baldori
7:30 & 9:00 PM: Kevin Mahogany & Red Holloway's Jazz & Blues Summer Party Tour

Park Stage
Sunday, July 2, 2006
6:00 PM: Busy Lights
7:00 PM: Speaker Phone
8:00 PM: SSM
9:00 PM: The Sights

By Time:
M - Main, L - Local, JB - Jazz & Blues, P - Park
Noon - JB - Suai
2:30 PM - JB - Shahida Nurullah and Good Company
4:00 PM - L - The Breakers
5:00 PM - JB - Seeley & Baldori
5:15 PM - L Free Element
5:30 PM - M - Spyro Gyra
6:00 PM - P - Busy Lights
6:30 PM - L - Brave Rifles
7:00 PM - P - Speaker Phone
7:30 PM - JB - Kevin Mahogany & Red Holloway's Jazz & Blues Summer Party Tour
7:45 PM - L - Grande Nationals
8:00 PM - P - SSM
8:30 PM - M - The New Pornographers
9:00 PM - L - The Flask featuring Kenny Olson
9:00 PM - JB - Kevin Mahogany & Red Holloway's Jazz & Blues Summer Party Tour
9:00 PM - P - The Sights

Dispatch From tastefest
Day 2
Saturday, July 1st

Well it was day two of the Comerica Tastefest in the New Center area at W. Grand Blvd. and Second St. and yet aging oh yes yet aging for the second day in a row in had trouble geting out of the house and i cost me a gig and almost cost me a gig as well i left HQ at at about 4;30 And geting to the gig before 5 PM made a stop at the CVS on woodward near Lothoup St. to get today News and Free Press talk about the Same thing (GM's largest individual shareholder urged France's Renault and Japan's Nissan Motor Co. to buy a significant stake in the automaker to form a three-way global alliance.) when i got out there was a impom to rap sesstion across woodward at a saloon in between a party store and a Chiness restrant.

Knowing i miss Loretta and the Larkspurs at 4 PM i walk behied the Pure Detroit Second Street local Stage and Then i walk into the most worst case possable for anyone looking at a show at that stage the Second Street wind tunnel, For those of you who have not been to tastefest in a Long, Long While if ever been to that stage it look like that stage get a big gust of wind coming from the North and blowing you all over hey it not that fun but it help the bands get to cool off on a Hot Day and it was very nice today about town so i walk around the area to the main Stage where Cat Power was about to play at the main stage, Her backing band The Memphis Rhythm Band came by 5:40 The Memphis Rhythm Band with the bluesy sound and ten mintues Later Cat Power came purring around the stage, She play a ver cool set to a very good crowd at the main stage performing bearfoot as she turn out his from her 7th alblum “The Greatest” as she look so cool up there and at ease with her self not begin while she was playing there the skate board area was beging turn around for a small track for the Detroit Durby Girls as there was doing there Exbition for there season that will begin in a few week, and it was kind of cool seeing roller girls going half speed on hard ground (they used a hard flood) and seeing cat power on the main stage on the other hand, near the end of her set she joke see want to see some of that skatingboarding action.

After she was done on the main stage a good crowd was gather at the main stage to get her autogrape i was kind of rare at taste fest normanl the main stage act would be in the back chilling out and resting back stage but she came out a met her pulblic as she sing autograph for a good 15 mintues when i was there adn then one thing happend because i let her my sharpe (which i bring to just as back up if ny pen fail) and what was going to be one autograph turn out to be 10 autograph she sing ever thing from CD to vinly to t-shirt to a cell phone (i Did not make this up) to beer can, so she autograph the program and i thank her for a good show and then she gave me a friendly kiss on the check which surrprize me a fan who i my sharpe

Then after that i went to see a friend at the Northen Lights Lounge and when to see the one and only Demolition Doll Rods with there new Drummer Tia(Did not get her last name, sorry) Margaret and Danny doll rod show to play some of the good old school rock and roll with a hard driving 70's Twist and with a lot of people doing the hola hope.

After there set i went back to the main stage and to see the one and only Ray Davies over at the main stage now her was very good at the main stage as he have a good old time at the main stage in front of more people that was there for cat power set which is amazing.

I have to go back to the park stage to see the rest of Hard Lessions set which always a good show as they to show to prove why there the best live band in Detroit Post - Jack White Scene as they play tracks off there debut CD gasuline and the just release EP "Wise Up" i was a good show as night two came to a end over at taste as there go to Half way there to go at taste fest.

And a little bit of a culture city news note in the Indoor Gig Gudie and if you are at tastefest you might want to tivo itb or tape it on VCR.

PBS Great Performances yes that show on PBS will show a live(on Tape) of the season Finaly of A Prairie Home Companion Independence Day Special, Hosted by the one and only Garrison Keillor with special Guest Meryl Streep.

This is a very good show aired ever saturday at 6 PM on the only sation in the SE Michigan area
WUOM-FM the sepcial on PBS will aired tonight at 9PM on WTVS-TV (Detroit Public TV) and on WFUM-TV (Filnt) and truh out the week, Check Local Listing

you can also listen to the show at there very good websight at:

And you can see the movie version at theather everwhere
World Cup Review

Day 21 of the tounement
Friday, July 2

all match review will be from the official FIFA World Cup Site at or at this address for more Info.

Quarterfinals No.3
England v Portugal

Neither of these sides could find a way through during 120 minutes of entertaining and closely-contested action, with Portugal unable to translate into goals a numerical advantage they had held for almost an hour thanks to Wayne Rooney’s 62nd-minute dismissal.

The match therefore became the second 2006 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final to be settled on penalty kicks and, just as Jens Lehmann was Germany’s hero yesterday, so Ricardo was Portugal’s today, saving from Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher to leave Cristiano Ronaldo to stroke home the decisive kick.

First Half

2' A slip by Ricardo Carvalho gave Rooney had an early sight of goal but his shot was charged down.

7' Portugal failed to clear fully a David Beckham free-kick and Steven Gerrard worked his way into a crossing position on the right side of the Portugal box but overhit his far-post delivery.

9' A bright start revived echoes of these rivals' exciting UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-final. There were chances at both ends as Rooney fired a half-volley at Ricardo from 20 metres and Cristiano Ronaldo latched onto a poor John Terry pass and tested Paul Robinson with a low drive from a similar range.

13' From a Luis Figo free-kick into the box, England were left looking vulnerable as the ball ricocheted off a couple of white shirts but Tiago was unable to react quickly enough. Moments later Maniche let fly but his shot was blocked by a defender.

17' With England enjoying a spell of pressure, Rooney played in Gerrard inside the penalty area but his ball across the six-yard box was met by Miguel's boot.

19' The action switched to the other end where Ronaldo ran at Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville, jinking this way and that before firing a shot high over the bar.

39' Attacking down the inside-left channel, Figo stepped inside Frank Lampard and curled the ball just past the far post.

44’ Petit conceded a free-kick in David Beckham territory – earning a booking for his lunge at Joe Cole that means he will miss the semi-final – but the England captain failed to clear the wall. Lampard then drove a fierce shot at Ricardo as half-time approached.

Second Half

52':Beckham struck the ball at Nuno Valente's hand inside the Portugal box but referee Horacio Elizondo waved play on. It was the injured Beckham's last contribution before making way for Aaron Lennon.

53': The first opportunity of the second period fell Lampard’s way but with a clear shooting opportunity from Gerrard’s corner, the Chelsea midfielder shot into the ground and over.

59': England substitute Lennon burst past Nuno Valente and Carvalho, pushing the ball onto Rooney. He kicked thin air and Joe Cole fired the loose ball over the bar.

62': As at EURO 2004, Rooney's quarter-final ended early. Then it was injury, this time a red card for catching Ricardo Carvalho with a careless boot and shoving Cristiano Ronaldo in front of the referee.

68': Portugal finally put England’s goal under some pressure as Maniche’s strike was charged down and Figo blazed the rebound over from a tight angle.

78': After a patient build-up around the England penalty box, Miguel teed up Figo for a strike and the Portugal captain drew a diving save from Robinson. 82': Both goalkeepers were now being tested. Substitute Hugo Viana shot low at Robinson, then Ricardo parried a Lampard free-kick but Lennon's follow-up lacked the pace to trouble him.

90': England's ten men had Portugal's defence creaking and Terry shot just over.

Extra time:

99': England threatened as Gerrard drove into the area and crossed towards substitute Peter Crouch but Miguel got there just in front of the striker to head clear. At the other end Simao drew a fingertip save from Robinson.

107': Lennon skipped into the penalty area and went down under Valente’s challenge but Elizondo waved play on. Postiga had the ball in the net moments later but his header was ruled out for offside.

120': With Portugal pushing for a late winner, Miguel pulled the ball back to Maniche but he shot high over the top.

Penalties Kick Shootout:

Ricardo was the hero for Portugal with saves from Lampard, Gerrard and
Carragher before Ronaldo tucked away the winning spot-kick.

In conclusion:
A familiar tale for England, who once again exit a major tournament on penalties following a brave display. Portugal lacked the incisiveness to profit from their numerical advantage following Rooney’s red card but, as at EURO 2004, were more clinical in the shoot-out.

No Goals in Reg.
No Goals in Extra Time

Shootout Snapshot
Portugal - Simao (pen)0-1
England - Lampard (miss)0-1
Portugal - Viana (miss)0-1
England - Hargreaves (pen)1-1
Portugal - Petit (miss)1-1
England - Gerrard (miss)1-1
Portugal - Postiga (pen)1-2
England - Carragher (miss)1-2
Portugal - Ronaldo (pen)1-3
Portugal win on PK

Yellow Cards
England - John Terry (30)
Portugal - Armando Petit (44)
England - Owen Hargreaves (107)
Portugal - Alberto Ricardo Carvalho (111)

Red Cards
Wayne Rooney (62)

Match Stats
Shots (on Goal)
England - 13(7) Portugal - 26(15)
England - 18 Portugal - 10
Corner Kicks
England - 6 Portugal - 4
England - 0 Portugal - 3
Time of Possession
England - 49% Portugal - 51%
Yellow Cards
England - 2 Portugal - 2
Red Cards
England - 1 Portugal - 0
England - 15 Portugal - 12

Quarterfinals No.4
Brazil vs France

Thierry Henry’s 57th-minute volley was the game’s solitary, all-important goal, and with Raymond Domenech’s side inspired by a vintage showing from Zidane, Brazil could have few complaints at the final whistle.

France now complete an all-European line-up in the tournament’s semi-finals, with their clash against England’s conquerors Portugal scheduled for 5 July in Munich, a day after Germany and Italy do battle in Dortmund.

First Half

1’: Zidane produced some excellent footwork in the opening seconds of the match. Sporting golden boots, he spun away from the attentions of the Brazilian midfielders, but over-hit a pass meant for Thierry Henry.

4’: Brazil won a free-kick in a dangerous position after Franck Ribery fouled Ronaldinho, buy Juninho Pernambucano's shot deflected off Patrick Vieira’s head and out for a corner.

14’: After a sustained spell of pressure, France forced a corner. Dida failed to gain the cross comfortably, but got enough purchase on the ball to push it clear of danger.

15’: Play immediately switched to the other end and Brazil created a good chance to score. Ronaldo whipped in a good cross and Kaka was just inches away from steering the ball past Fabien Barthez.

26’: Lucio conceded his first foul at this FIFA World Cup when he clipped Henry’s heels. Zidane hit the free-kick over the bar.

33’: Ribery ran into Gilberto Silva and won a free-kick. Thuram charged into the box and got on the end of Zidane’s centre, but his header was aimed straight at Juan, who cleared the danger.

44’: Once again, Zidane was at the centre of the action to create a chance for France. After collecting possession and turning, he played the ball through to Vieira, who was racing clear of Brazil’s back four. Juan brought down the Juventus midfielder on the edge of the area and earned a yellow card.

Second Half

46’: Right from the restart, France were on the offensive. In the opening minute of the second period, Vieira met a Zidane free-kick with a glancing header, but the ball flew just wide of the post.

48’: Ronaldinho showed some fine touches to try and emulate the example of the enchanting Zidane. After displaying some excellent ball control on the right, he won a corner for the holders. Brazil managed to sustain the pressure for a few minutes and Barthez had to be alert to prevent Ze Roberto’s cross-cum-shot from finding the target or one of his team-mates.

54’: France had the ball in the net when Henry latched on to Vieira’s flick-on and slotted home, but the linesman rightly ruled the effort out for offside.

57’: Just three minutes after being denied, Henry broke the deadlock. A free-kick from Zidane was floated into the box and the Arsenal striker was left unmarked to steer a right-footed volley into the net.

61’: Ribery spun away from Lucio near the corner flag and attempted to square the ball to Zidane. However, the ball took a deflection off Juan and flashed just past the far post.

70’: France broke quickly and Ribery looked certain to score, but Dida narrowed the angle and blocked at the winger's feet on the edge of the area.

81’: Substitute Robinho had arguably Brazil’s best chance of the game, but the Real Madrid man shot wide of the target when well placed in the area.

88’: Ronaldo was fouled on the edge of the area by Thuram, and Ronaldinho stepped up to take the free-kick. With hearts in mouths across France, the FIFA World Player of the Year curled his effort inches over the crossbar to the great relief of Raymond Domenech’s side and their noisy supporters.

91+’: Substitute Louis Saha was played in by Zidane for a shot that Dida saved well. The goalkeeper cleared the ball downfield to put France on the back foot. Barthez denied Ronaldo with a superb stop and Gallas was on hand to clear the rebound ahead of Adriano.

In conclusion:

France fully merited this victory, orchestrated by the superb Zidane, whose performance was well worthy of the Budweiser Man of the Match Award. The 34-year-old was simply sensational in this match, supplying an inch-perfect cross for Henry’s goal and showing a superb range of passing and skills throughout the 90 minutes.

France - Thierry Henry (57)

Yellow Cards
Brazil - Cafu (25)
Brazil - Juan (45)
Brazil - Ronaldo (45)
France - Willy Sagnol (73)
Brazil - Ferreira Lucio (75)
France - Louis Saha (87)
France - Lilian Thuram (88)

Match Stats
Shots (on Goal)
Brazil - 13(5) France - 15(5)
Brazil - 19 France - 17
Corner Kicks
Brazil - 5 France - 7
Brazil - 3 France - 5
Time of Possession
Brazil - 44% France - 56%
Yellow Cards
Brazil - 4 France - 3
Red Cards
Brazil - 0 France - 0
Brazil - 5 France - 5

July 4 3:00 PM
Germany v Italy
July 5 3:00 PM
Portugal v France

Winners will play in the final on July 9th
Loser will play for 3rd Place on July 8th