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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Today’s Tidbits – May 31, 2012

May 31, 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

Amanda Palmer raises $1 million from fans to fund new album

from nme.com

Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About Wife, Unaware She’s Dead

from abcnews.com

Single Line Drawing: Mona Lisa And Other Masterpieces Recreated By Artist Chan Whee Chong

from huffingtonpost.com

‘Crowdspeaking’ Platform Thunderclap Pushes Your Tweets to the Masses

from mashable

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Today’s Tidbits – May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 |

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.

Jury To Hear No Doubt’s Video Game Row

from sky.com

Tyler Harcott singled out as Bachelor Canada’s host

from calgaryherald.com

Real-life Banksy: Nick Stern uses models to recreate the artist’s famous works

from telegraph.co.uk

If Facebook dies (and it might), its killer will be born mobile

from cnet.com

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Same Seven – Erin Kinghorn

May 29, 2012 |

Every week we ask people the same seven questions

This week meet:

Erin Kinghorn

Marketer, Grant Writer and herder of cats

Toronto, ON

  1. Where are you?
    Currently at my desk at the eEK! Production office which is the den of my condo in downtown Toronto.
  2. 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. Read More

Today’s Tidbits – May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 |

will.i.am art project in Sydney

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

Will.i.am brings interactive art project to Vivid Sydney festival

from The Wall Street Journal

Rob Pattinson of Twilight fame stars in Cronenberg’s Cannes premiere of Cosmopolis

from The New York Times

Timberlake to compose soundtrack to fiancée Biel’s new film

from Gigwise

First video taken with Google glasses revealed

from Mashable  Read More

Today’s Tidbits – May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 |

Kylie in Cannes

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

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom brought to tears in court

from Cnet News

Kylie Minogue shines at Cannes debut, attends premiere of her new film

from Newsday

Controversial Joseph Zuma painting stirs controversy in South Africa

from The New York Times

Elton John forced to cancel shows due to illness

from The Rolling Stone  Read More

I Play Records – Vol. 2: Diggin’ Through The Stax Vaults

May 23, 2012 |

Stax Records MuseumThe 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.

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Today’s Tidbits – May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 |

 

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.

Google’s Moog Doodle: Play a ‘Mini-Goog’, Celebrate the Life of an Electronic Music Pioneer

from time.com

Flaming Lips to Take On Jay-Z’s World Record With MTV O Music Awards Gig

from hollywoodreporter.com

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winner: Donald Driver Wins Season 14, Takes Home The Mirror Ball

from .huffingtonpost.com

Collecting Matisse: Two sisters ahead of their time

from theglobeandmail.com

On the Cover: Adam Yauch, 1964-2012

from rollingstone.com Read More

Today’s Tidbits – May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 |

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

America’s Got Talent: Howard Stern Makes 7-Year-Old Cry!

from ca.eonline.com

Hate-watching: How to find joy in TV you scorn

from huffingtonpost.com

Jacob Zuma painting vandalised in South African gallery

from guardian.co.uk

Facebook’s Balloon May Have Sprung a Leak

from technewsworld.com

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