Monthly Archives: May 2012
Amanda Palmer breaks record to make record, AWKWARD: Kathy Lee asks Martin Short about wife unaware of her death (oops), artist recreates masterpieces with one single line – cool, “What”?! TWEET LOUDER with Thunderclap, Amy Winehouse’s family puts her London home for sale-only 2.7m pounds, True Blood’s juicy sneak peek, Ai Weiwei’s Underground Pavilion To Open In London’s Hyde Park, don’t look up: cloud computing 101
No Doubt VS Activision, Tyler Harcott and “25 chicks in a room” – he’s a catch!, Photographer makes Banksy comes to life, What life will there be after facebook?, The Darkness brings light to “Hot Cakes”, Do you want to smell like Rihanna naked? You can!, Apple announces that they might be doing something, but is keeping it a secret. RIM shares plunge.
from Hot Hits
from Philadelphia Daily News
This week meet:
Marketer, Grant Writer and herder of cats
- Where are you?
Currently at my desk at the eEK! Production office which is the den of my condo in downtown Toronto.
- If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
Right at this moment it would be the MTV Unplugged Florence & the Machine, but if it was an RDIO playlist it would be LaLa’a Love and other stories of pain.
from Wall Street Journal
from Clash Music
will.i.am shows interactive art at Vivid Sydney festival, Rob Pattinson in new Cronenberg film, Timberlake composes for Biel’s new film, first Google Glasses video, Dia Art Foundation reveal Chelsea location plans, Stone Roses surprise fans with first gig in 16 years, networks sue Dish over ad skipping DVR, Microsoft will offer giant wall tablets in Windows 8
from The Wall Street Journal
from The New York Times
Megaupload founder cries, Kylie at Cannes, controversial Joseph Zuma painting, Elton forced to cancel dates, nude Stephen Harper painting sold for $5K, Movement Electronic Festival on tap in Detroit, Diego Rivera fails to sell at auction, SOPA/PIPA backers change their tune
from Cnet News
from The New York Times
from The Rolling Stone
The past week or so saw not only the passing of a Beastie, but also one of the MGs and one of the Bee Gees. What’s next, one of the Fugees? Lame kidding aside, that’s a pretty heavy trio to exit the stage that close together (let’s not forget Chuck Brown and Donna Summer – the latter’s song “Love to Love You Baby” is a 17-minute orgasmic ode to sex that should be listened to at least once in its entirety by readers of this blog). Today I’m gonna write about a recent release that features the work of one of our dearly departed: Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T and the MGs, the backing band for Memphis-based Stax and Volt record labels.
First off, have you seen the documentary “Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story”? You might wanna watch that. And while you’re at it, you should probably watch “Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding”. There are more documentaries on other Stax artists such as Sam and Dave, and of course the European tour footage, but these are as good as any place to start.
Feeling lucky? Google celebrates the life of Moog creator, Flaming Lips attempt to break world record, Donald Driver takes home the Mirror Ball, Sister’s collection of Matisse to be shown in Vancouver, Adam Yauch on the cover of Rolling Stone, “Glee” off to the Big Apple, British artist highlights Korean writers’ artistic agonies & sufferings, Ad zappers annoys TV broadcasters.
Howard Stern crushes kid’s dreams, “Hate Watching” – an excuse to watch all of the TV you love to hate, South African president’s face and genitals removed (from painting), Facebook has sprung a leak, listen to the last recording Whitney Houston ever made, Austin City Limits headliners announced, Pop Art’s largest exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s work to date debuts at the Art Institute of Chicago, BLAST OFF! first commercial supply spacecraft launches this morning