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:
And that’s why we are looking forward to the new Bombay Bicycle Club album, which is out today. The band would appreciate you buying it from your local independent record store, but here are some other ways of purchasing if you do not have one: Buy Flaws
I can see why Paul Smith has a crush on Annie Clark. It’s because of the elf-like face with the voice that gives you goosebumps even with 36°C outside – as seen and felt live yesterday in Dachau.
I woke up today, put on my Debbie-Shirt, got into my car, turned on the CD-player, and Blondie’s Best Of was playing. One hour later I heard the radio guy say it’s Debbie Harry’s birthday! Coincidence? I don’t think so. Happy Birthday!
Watch Debbie and Kermit!
The Canadian talent collective The Stars has something new coming up, an album called “The Five Ghosts”, to be collected here.
Well, it was about time…
Kashmir want you to be in their new video for “Pursuit of Misery”. All you have to do is take two arrows, hold them up or paint them down and make sure you are somewhere near them when the camera rolls.
To give you inspiration, Kasper explains everything to you in this instructional video.
The rest can be found on Kashmir.nu
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).
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.
is the official title for Manic Street Preacher’s new album. Looks like it will hit us in September already, and there are many many UK dates confirmed….autumn will be beautiful this year!
Manic Street Preachers official
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!