The XX remix Florence and the Machine
More of a half remix/half cover of Flo’s own cover of Candi Staton’s You Go The Love really. The XX’s vocal duo take Florence’s role before her twisting a sample of her over a dub-techno beat. Sublime. [Listen at The Hype Machine]
Bell X1 will play one of their most intimate gigs yet at the 2009 Virginia Pumpkin Festival. The Festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, October 23rd-26th in Virginia, County Cavan and we are giving fans the chance to catch one of the band’s last autumn performances on Saturday October 24th.
Two lucky winners will receive the fabulous prize of two VIP tickets to the gig and a night’s stay at the Lakeside Manor Hotel. Competition winners will also have the opportunity to soak up the festival atmosphere and see the world’s largest pumpkin competition, experience the street carnival and samba dancers and take part in one of Ireland’s biggest fancy dress parties.
To win get the correct answer to question below from the cover story in today’s Day and Night in the Irish Independent then turn to page 17 of for details on how to enter by text or phone.
Last week I concluded this column by stating that while you throttle bandwidth or block websites for people caught illegally downloading music, you’ll have a harder time changing the habits of the young people who have been downloading music for free for as long as they’ve been using the computer.
It seems the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have already recognised this and have actually produced a cirriculum for teaching respect for intellectual property and responsible use of the internet to school children.
It’s called Music Rules! and its website claims it “informs students about the laws of copyright and the risks of online file-sharing, while promoting musical and artistic creativity”.
It offers teachers and parents free materials from its site which includes activity sheets to make kids think about the effects of downloading. They range from asking the student to write down what a singer, producer or DJ would say about the effects of “songlifting” to asking them to interview friends and family about where they got their music and put the results in a chart. By the end of the cirriculum, students sign a pledge to never download music and to respect intellectual copyright law. (more…)
An interactive youtube game where you’ve to find TV serial killer Dexter in a Where’s Waldo-type real crowd.
I’m looking for the goddess..
A compilation of hopeless men culled from 80s dating videotapes. “I’m currently involved in cleaning up toxic waste,” is a line sure to make any woman go weak at the knees.
Joe Biden, photobomber.
The vice president has been omnipresent throughout Obama’s life. He’s like Richard from Lost. Creepy. http://short.ie/bidenphotos
The Social Network – the movie
Justin Timberlake has been cast in the upcoming David Fincher movie which is largely about Facebook. Confusingly, he’ll play the co-founder of Napster Sean Parker. http://short.ie/socialmov
Twitter Music Database
A comprehensive spreadsheet of artists, musicians, labels, bloggers and Djs on Twitter. http://short.ie/twitmusic