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Arse v Spuds battle of the rappaz: Arsenal and Spurs fans in excruciating music fight

Steel yourselves, readers, for this epic battle between fans of Arenal and Spurs.

First up: the Selly Oak Crew with You Just Got Kaned. With sincere apologies to Chas ‘n’ Dave, mum, dad, musicians and every poor sod who … READ ON

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Music, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


KLF issue instructions for getting your book signed

If you want the KLF to sign your book, you’ll need to obey their rules.

 

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Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Little Richard: ‘a little Jewish black bottomed boy from Georgia’

On August 4 1972, Little Richard, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of them all was on British TV. He was the originator, the boy whose song about anal sex became Tutti Frutti, anthem for the American Century – the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here’s how you make Siri sing Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Sing “I see a little silhouetto of a man” into your iPhone and Siri will sing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody:

 

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Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Osama bin Laden: the ukelele song

Anything can be better on the ukelele.… READ ON

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Harrison: why everyone should play a ukelele

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“You can pick up a ukulele and anybody can learn to play a couple of tunes in a day or even a few hours.,” said Joe Brown,  mainstay of the UK’s skiffle sound in 1962 the man NME readers … READ ON

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Drummer Needed’ flyer is very specific

This flyer for a drummer is very specific:

 

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sesame Street do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage

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The Sesame Street puppets do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage. It’s stupid-fun.

 

 

Spotter: Adam Schleichkorn on Facebook and Twitter.  Nerdcore

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hunter S. Thompson’s Top 10 albums of the 1960s

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Hunter S. Thompson was into music. “I resent your assumption that Music is Not My Bag,” he told Rolling Stone editor John Lombardo in 1970, “because I’ve been arguing for the past few years that music is the New … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog steals the show at outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey

To Ephesus, Turkey, where the orchestra is playing among the ancient Greek ruins when a dog gatecrashes the show. And steals it:

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Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glastonbury: Liam Gallagher ad libs about the smoke machine mid-song

You know how it is. The artist comes on stage. He wants to sing his new stuff but the crowd are there to hear the old faves. But at Glastonbury 2017, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher combined the two to leave … READ ON

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea wakes its citizens with this eerie alarm call

Cock your ear towards Pyongyang, and in the morning you can hear the city’s PA systems waking citizens up to another rosy-fingered dawn. The North Korean regime’s choice of alarm is, well, alarming:

 

 

Spotter: Richard LittlerREAD ON

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Twin Peaks Archive: 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM

The Twin Peaks Archive. 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM.

 

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By Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. you can buy it here. And here.

David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti – … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album cover reworked with famous faces who died in 2016

Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover Gets Reworked to Remember Icons Lost in 2016

 

Around 50 years ago The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album featured a brilliant cover.  On it were the likes of Bob Dylan, Edgar Allan Poe, William S. Burroughs, Albert Einstein, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, HG Wells, … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, May 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russian aerobics to electronic music (1985) is brilliant

The backing tracks to this slice of Russian 1980s culture was published by Melodiya. It’s brilliant and as horribly catchy as the man-made fibres on those leotards:

 

 

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Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars perform the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Today’s mash-up has been created by Palette-Swap Ninja. They’ve combined Star Wars and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Each song corresponds with a scene from the film:

Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely

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Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover sketch is for sale

John Lennon's former home found an old sketchbook containing this tiny sketch of the john lennon art Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

is everything a famous name does worth preserving or owning? When the owners of John Lennon’s former home found one of the singer’s old sketchbook they noticed it contained a small sketch of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blue Note album covers get animated

 

To mark the 70th anniversary of jazz publishers Blue Note Records, the label animated Reid Miles’ fabulous era-defining album covers.

And The Bella Vista Social Pub, looking to promote its own summer jazz concerts in Siena, Tuscany, came

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Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Specials: Nursing Home Pensioners Rip It Up To Too Much Too Young (Video)

The Specials’ Too Much Too Young for the Nursing Home! As John Lydon says: “The Best Ska Punk Bands Ever.”

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Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dolly Parton Sings Jolene In The Death Metal Style

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Take it away, Dolly Parton. Her she is belting out a death metal version of her timeless hit, Jolene. It was created by Andy Rehfeldt – check out his Mary Poppins singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

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Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Martin sings ‘Atheists don’t have no songs’

Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists

As Christmas rolls up we wonder about the atheists. Steve Martin is here to help. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at Merlefest 2010.

 

Until now!

A little tune called “Athiests Don’t Have No Songs”

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Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mick Jagger and David Bowie perform Dancing In The Street without music

 Happy birthday, Mick Jagger

Happy birthday, Mick Jagger, born on this day 1943. Here is the Rolling Stones singer performing Dancing in The Street with David Bowie.

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Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0