Some full moons ago the brain fell into a coma. It was moved to a nicer place where the surroundings are healthier for a musical brain. Now it has come back to life.

And to celebrate this, we are going to see Edwyn Collins do a gig after being through almost exactly the same thing as the brain. He had a stroke, one half of his body was paralised, and the only thing he could remember was his wife’s name. With a lot of help of the latter he made it back to life. He recorded a new album and is on stage again soon. Being very grateful for that, we want to invite you to read Grace Maxwell’s book:

Darling of the week – No. 24 – German football world cup team

Yes, they were group-hugging a lot last Sunday. It was the first really exciting game and the best team so far in this world cup. With an end result of 4:0 goals they stomped the Australian guys’ work ethic into the deep grounds of South Africa’s fake grass. That is worth a non-musical darling (Because the Vuvuzela-concert does NOT count as music).

Darling of the week – No. 23 – Rue McClanahan

Good Bye Blanche, thank you for being a friend!
You have helped making a revolutionary step in TV history. This innocent looking, sweet candy coloured show called “Golden Girls” has had senior ladies living in the 80’s talking about AND having sex all the time, which made even the early Madonna look like a bit of a yawn.
For all you kids who are too young to remember her as Blanche: just imagine her as the first draft of Samantha Jones – there you go.

Darling of the week – No. 22 – Vampire Weekend

Or: Vampire Amadeus Weekend. In their video for “Holiday” they are dressed up as pale little Mozarts (a style that is especially flattering to Ezra Koenig btw.). Only they teleported their 17th Century selves to the plastic beach sun world of this years Los Angeles. It’s a little nuts and god knows which substance gave the idea, but it’s fun to watch. Sometimes that is enough to be a darling!