What if there was a way to determine that the music you listen to is cool beyond peer acceptance, Pitchfork reviews, blog love and style? I’m talking about a quantifiable way in which you could be confident that the next time you put on Dirty Projector’s Bitte Orca or the latest Passion Pit remix at a social event, it will be both relevant and “cool” to your guests?
I jest but music technology enthusiast Paul Lamere is attempting to do just that. Imagine each artist – from Abba to ZZ Top had a number associated with them to indicate how cool the artist currently is. Lamere’s ‘Coolness Index’ could be used for example, in playlists so that your iTunes shuffle won’t play anything deemed ‘uncool’ like Nickelback or Miley Cyrus in between Bon Iver and Blur at a party.
One of Lamere’s sources was the social music networking site like Last.FM which recently published a list of songs and artists which users had deleted from their libraries the most. ‘The Most Unwanted Chart’ included Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Pokerface’ and songs from Britney and Rihanna. (more…)
You may have seen this Brixton twenty something on the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage where she came across like a cross between Santigold and VV Brown. ‘Box n Locks’ with its Martha and the Muffins
sample is her jam. http://www.myspace.com/mphosounds
OXEGEN 2009 is headlined by four of the greatest bands on the planet: Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol and one lucky Day & Night reader will win a pair of VIP weekend camping tickets plus the chance to meet and greet Snow Patrol at the festival, which they headline on Friday 10 July.
All you have to do is answer this question:
Complete this Snow Patrol song title – Chasing ….? A. Bicycles. B. Cars. Or C. Trains
HOW TO ENTER: Get the answer right then turn to page 11 in this week’s Oxegen Day and Night special in the irish Indepedent for details on how to enter by text and phone. Good Luck!
When news of Michael Jackson’s death filtered through by text in the pub last week, many present jumped straight onto their Twitter accounts to see if they could ascertain if it was hoax or truth (myself included). In the next hour as the news varied from unconfirmed to “alive but in a coma” and back again in a torrent of Chinese whispers, it was a salient reminder that Twitter should not be treated as a legitimate news source in any capacity.
This hasn’t stopped Twitter becoming the first port of call for many looking to announce or denounce. Last week, NME Editor Conor McNicolas resigned from his position on the micro-blogging service telling his “followers” that he is moving to become editor at Top Gear magazine while in the aftermath to a alleged assault between celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas, both took to Twitter and videoblogs to fight their corner. Perez tweeted that he was attacked by Will.I.Am and his security guards – “I am bleeding. I need to file a police report.” He had time to tweet but not ring the police? (more…)
Take the worst parts of emo and eurodance, smash them together along with “crabcore” dances and you’ve got this beast..
A video mashup between Guy Richie’s East-End gangster film and Star Wars introduces us to a foul-mouthed Brick Vader, London’s Lord of the Sith. Play nice now or he’ll cut your f**kin’ jacobs off.
80s Sax solos remembered
Horrible saxophone solos of the 80s from the likes of Billy Joel, Rick James, Phil Collins, Duran Duran graded. May sax never be publicly acceptable again. http://imacomputa.org/sax
Demanding acting role offered
“This job is ideal for an actor who genuinely likes to make children cry.” Hmmm. Bizarre. Read at Craig’s list
Hitchcock’s Movie Cameos
Empire Magazine documents every Alfred Hitchcock cameo from his 36 films as a director. See at Empire Magazine
Join our AC/DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
Join the Day and Night Rock ‘n’ Roll Train and be in with a chance to win a guitar signed by AC/DC! The more passengers on board, the more chance you have of winning. Look for our driver John Meagher in the train list on the site. http://acdcrockandrolltrain.com