Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Why did the chicken cross the road? Random links for your clicking pleasure

Forget catalogue pimping or signing the next big thing, the future for the record industry is to get old hit-makers to make new music. Interesting piece from Forbes about how Sony BMG’s Burgundy Records and Universal’s New Door label are …

Wed, Jun 27, 2007, 10:43

   

Forget catalogue pimping or signing the next big thing, the future for the record industry is to get old hit-makers to make new music. Interesting piece from Forbes about how Sony BMG’s Burgundy Records and Universal’s New Door label are putting their faith in such heritage acts as Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Styx and Smokey Robinson.

The New York Times likes the look of the new iPhone.

Jan Moir is not a fan of girl power.

$3,121 would have got you dinner for two and an intimate gig with Prince at Los Angeles’s Roosevelt Hotel.

But 300 euros will get you a VIP ticket, a free programme and drink and meal vouchers at the Midlands Music Festival in Co Westmeath.

Rolling Stone does the big picture thing on how it all went wrong for the record industry. Advertising revenue must be down.

Sassy Sue continues to round up the local heroes of yesteryear. This time, it’s former Specials and Fun Boy 3 grump Terry Hall who’s stepping up to the DJ box. He’s at the Sugar Club on July 27.

Hey, it could be as good as Die Hard 4.0. Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have decided to go into the film-directing business with Electroma.

Two robots drive through the Southwestern American landscape in a 1987 Ferrari 412. They arrive at a small town in Inyo County, California where the townspeople are robots living a suburban existence. They drive up to a high-tech facility where liquid latex is poured over their heads and meticulously shaped into human faces. Pleased with their new human appearance, they walk down the road to the astonishment of everyone else around. When the duo’s faces start to melt in the sun, the locals realise that they aren’t real humans after all, and begin to chase after them. They take cover in a room and reluctantly peel off the ruined masks. Leaving the town and their dream of becoming human behind, they begin a lengthy and ultimately perilous hike across the desert salt flats.

Holy concepts Batman! The dialogue-free flick opens in cinemas in August and is released on DVD in September.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.