Morning Music Notes – Paul McCartney Talks to NASA, Stays on Earth
Not so fast, popular music artist! Do not simply de-activate that Twitter account. How about donating it to a ‘lesser artist’? Digital Music News tells the story of Lupe Fiasco, who gave his twitter account with 725,000 followers to singer Nikki Jean. The image associated with the account was switched from Lupe’s album cover to Nikki’s. Will this help Nikki though? Promotion is promotion, and PHM is talking about it, so we’ll see
if we’ll download it at some point.
No Joke Needed: Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson Name Baby Bing
Chandler Bing. Bing search engine. And now Bing Bellamy. Well, Bingham Bellamy. Odd couple Matt Bellamy, frontman for Muse, and Kate Hudson, dater of rock stars, just had their first baby. NME notes that the name is Bingham Hawn Bellamy. Matt’s mum’s maiden name was Bingham, so now
we can hack his banking security question it seems a bit cooler.
Beady Eye Cover Blue Moon to Launch Manchester City Football Kit
As explained on the Beady Eye website, they have have covered the Elvis Presley classic ‘Blue Moon’ to help launch the new Manchester City football kit made by Umbro. For those unaware, both Liam and Noel Gallagher, grew up as huge Manchester City fans. Man City have been the butt of jokes for many years, playing rubbish football, until they were bought by a bazillionaire from Abu Dhabi, and they won their first trophy in decades this past May. If only I had a millionaire friend to help me stop being the butt of all jokes.
Anyway, below is a video of Beady Eye
selling their souls to Umbro covering Blue Moon, which segues into new Beady Eye single, The Beat Goes On.
Always Trying to Stay Relevant, Sir Paul
Last week, Paul McCartney sang Ringo Starr Happy Birthday for his 71st, and made a Youtube video for the world to see. Sticking with that ‘launch’ theme, during the final Atlantis flight, the crew listened to Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles. That was followed by a pre-recorded message by Sir Paul McCartney, wishing the crew luck on their final voyage. The announcer then commented on the history of Beatles/Wings/McCartney songs being used throughout the years by NASA. What, no Revolution 9?? And what is with that picture they use about the 2.5 minute mark?! Paul looks like Mike Myers mixed with I dunno, a woman?!