Friday, May 26, 2006

Give it up for...
Prince, who turned up as a guest on the American Idol final that screened in the US last night. Franklin Ave noted that as he exited, ".. he earned even more of my undying respect by completely dissing Ryan Seacrest. (Seacrest came over to shake Prince's hand - but Prince turned and exited the stage before the host had a chance. Love it!) "
Video over here (or search youtube). Other guests included Al Jarreau and Meatloaf. Can't win em all.

Speaking of youtube, check out Chaka Khan playing drums back in 1976. Funky drummer.

The Clash - US tv debut, 1980. London Calling... and live in Tokyo , 1982, same song, but with Japanese subtitles. Paul Simenon is unfeasibly cool.

The 50 Worst Things Ever to Happen to Music
, from Blender mag.

and EW's 25 Best Music Websites. Ignore the Mariah Carey pic, it's just there to test you.

ADDED: via PopCandy... "And finally, since I'll be squeezing babies in Tennessee this weekend, I can't make it to the opening of the Andy Warhol Museum's exhibit about the New York art scene. However, I can read this interview with Richard Hell and pretend I'm there."
... and Suicide -Ghost Rider, live in 1978.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Random notes

- Vinyl may outlast CDs... story from Seattle Times

- A profile of Warp Records and its founder, Steve Beckett. (Japan Times)

The B-Side visits legendary soul producer Willie Mitchell at Royal Studios in Memphis. Check the pics.

ADDED MP3 blogger drops Mojos 50 Greatest British Tracks Ever... listen in...