September 19, 2009
photo by Hedi Slimane from his blog
01 For Prefab Sprout fans, where do you file the new album Let's Change The World With Music? Chronologically after Jordan The Comeback (1991) or after The Gunman And Other Stories (2001)?
02 Why didn't Natalie Imbruglia record her whole album with Chris Martin? The three songs he did with her, Want, Lukas (a Coldplay leftover) and Fun are by far the best on her new album. In fact, Lukas may be in my Top 20 this year.
03 Why won't record labels work out some sort of international tariff so I can pay ten extra cents and download tracks from iTunes UK and iTunes Sweden. Would they rather figure out ways to invade the privacy of fans via ISPs?
04 Why does Madonna think she can direct a feature film? And why the story of Wallis And Mrs Simpson as told by - get this - Alek Truth or Dare Keshishian. Oh. Wait. "A love story of a pinched, tough-as-nails woman and her fair skinned British husband."
05 Did Janet Jackson think she'd fool us into believing free track Make Me was good by dropping in Michael Jackson song references? But hey, it was free.
06 What happened to the next Royksopp record, Senior?
07 What ever happened to the second video Imogen Heap shot for First Train Home?
08 Why did The Gossip's label choose to release the CD version of Men In Love - the title song is a current favorite (hear it) - in the United States almost 5 months after releasing the album in the UK and on US iTunes?
09 Why did Pet Shop Boys bungle the release date/tracklist of the Beautiful People single?
10 How brilliant is the new Dragonette song, Pick Up The Phone? It's monofuckinglithic. Such a bigass sound. I love them. DC9 on Nov 6, I am there. Other tour dates here (stream it there too).