Experimental Music Love

April 2, 2009

Brief News Update 02/04/09

Filed under: Music News — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 11:35 pm
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Obama’s in the UK, there’s (un)civil disobedience on the streets of London, the world’s leaders are discussing how best to remove the shit from the fan and Matthew Horne is dying as we speak. But do I care? Well, yes. A lot. This is the future of our world. But this is a music blog, so I’m only going to talk about music things. And as such, here are words along those lines.



First up, that old joker, Trent Reznor, was up to his old tricks with an April Fool prank of killing your first-born proportions. In a nod to Chris Cornell’s terrible new album, the Nine Inch Nails man set up a new site to promote his proposed new work, Strobelight, a rather delightful sounding LP featuring Jay-Z, Chris Martin AND Bono, and all produced by Timabland. This was actually quite funny, so it’d be stupid for me to make any jokes about it. So I won’t. It’s just a shame we won’t ever really be able to hear such brilliant tracks as Coffin on the Dancefloor and Laid, Paid and Played (featuring Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Al Jourgensen). And make sure you give him your e-mail.

In other non foolish news, Reading and Leeds Festival sold out, with a huge number of idiots paying £150 for tickets to see such class acts as Fall Out Boy, Placebo, Enter Shikari and headliners, the Kings of Leon. Three days of the blandest bill imaginable has lured the casual music fan away from downloading fucking Sex on Fire for their ringtone, and now they get the joy of singing along to the one song they know from the band they only like because they think they should and they think they’re hot whilst getting pissed on overpriced (and not very good) beer with 60,000 other similarly minded scene-chasers. Bleh. And Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead as the other headliners? Is there a shortage of big, quality acts who can carry off this level of performance or something, that they just peddle out the same lot every year, just on another overpriced weekend? Oh, okay. It’s like crop rotation, but with less wheat, and more chaff. Zing.



  1. I Thought You were a fan of radiohead and arctic monkeys?

    Comment by Mike — April 4, 2009 @ 5:05 pm |Reply

    • Oh I do most definitely, but when both have been dominating festival headlines these last few years, it’s just tiresome. Give someone else a go! David Byrne’s back and touring, or take a risk on Elbow, Kanye West or someone. Heck, Spandau Ballet would be more interesting.

      Comment by poppycocteau — April 4, 2009 @ 9:50 pm |Reply

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