Morning Music Notes – An iPad Made with Dinosaur Bones?! Only $8 Million!
Mogwai Releases a New Song and EP to Boot
Known for being one of the loudest live bands, Scottish instrumental post-rock band Mogwai have prepped a new EP, according to Consequence of Sound. Despite having releasing an album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, earlier this year, Mogwai have recorded and are releasing
their leftover junk a short, four-track EP called Earth Division. Check out Get to France below.
An iPad With Dinosaur Bones – ONLY $8 Million!
I’ve never understood the expression “He’s got more money than he can ever spend in a lifetime.” Clearly people are not looking at cool products, like the iPad encrusted with diamonds, jewels AND BONES FROM A DINOSAUR THIGH.
As described from the product site:
“Undoubtably the world’s most unique gadget is the Ipad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 12.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a magnificent total of 53 individually set sparkling gems dwell beautifully in solid 24ct Apple logo with rear section formed again in 24ct gold weighing an immense 2,000 grams. The unrivalled imagination towards the craftmanship of the iapd is down to its main front frame which is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite, sourced from Canada this stone is over 75 million years old. However to make this masterpiece even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite , then finished off with ultimate jewel , as single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds.”
I didn’t understand most of that, but that’s okay – ring it up on my Visa – my dinosaur bone-encrusted Visa, that is.
Vinyl Sales Increase, People Confused About What Year It Is
Everything old is new again. The vinyl “fad” appears to be going nowhere, with more and more artists releasing vinyl-only editions of singles and remixes. This is also reflected in the sales through the first half of 2011. Drowned in Sound reports that vinyl sales are up 55% through the first half of 2011. Leading the way in the UK is Radiohead’s The King of Limbs, which has sold 20,771 records. This is a whopping 12.3% of all of the 168,296 sales in the first half of this year, a market share that Radiohead does not command in either CD or digital sales. The UK numbers for vinyl are reflective of figures from Nielsen, which showed vinyl sales up 41% in the US in the same period.
Morrissey Bizarrely Compares Fast Food Companies to Norway Killings?!
Morrissey, who is known to more people this side of the pond for his controversial comments than his music, has pushed to continue his rep for controversy over song. On top in Warsaw, Poland, Gigwise reports that before playing The Smiths’ song ‘Meat is Murder’, Morrissey is quoted as saying: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Sh*t every day.” Morrissey’s love of animals and animal treatment knows no boundaries, especially when tact is considered. I support his right to be a vegetarian, but not to be a fuckin’ moron about it. Cheers to me eating a Big Mac in honour of Morrissey, every day, for the rest of my life.
90s A Capella Weirdness
Ah, the 90s. It seems like just the other day we were listening to Ace of Base, Reel 2 Real, and 2 Unlimited. You weren’t? I must’ve been going to the wrong parties. By that, I mean NOT getting invited to the wrong parties, at least.
If you’re in the mood for some torture training, see if you can watch this a capella medley of 90s dance and other songs, over the course of 7 mindnumbing minutes. It’s impressive at first, then turns to a bit of a contest. A good bet idea – listen to this video on loop for the course of an entire day. I dare ya!