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Vulture does the math on the Libertines reunion:


This news comes from England and concerns Pete Doherty, so take it with a big grain of crack, but all indications are that the Libertines will reunite this summer to headline the Reading and Leeds festival (the lineup will be officially announced tonight). Doherty and his former co-front man Carl Barât haven't performed together with bassist John Hassall and drummer Gary Powell in six years, but the Guardian's sources say all parties agreed to the gig for the small price of £1.5 million (about $2.3 million).

Heh. Doherty was a mess. I've got a weird soft-spot for these guys. I started with them, Beck and Bjork when I began my migration out the village. This is hilarious because I can now see how very different they all are. Back then it was just White Music. With The Libertines, I remember thinking, "Hmm, there's a black dude in the band. They might be OK." How embarrassing. 


On another note, is "Lost Cause" actually a good song? I really like the live one.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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