Morning Music Notes – New Music from Old Men

He Just Won’t Stop: New Paul McCartney Album

69 year old Sir Paul has a new wife. With new found inspiration, The Cute Beatle (as I like to call him) has also recorded a new album. The album will be out February 7 and is called My Valentine (via Consequence of Sound). It’s like the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for Baby Boomers!

“The new record is said to feature romantic staples of ole in addition to originals. McCartney cites the music his family reared him on as influence. “This will sound like the years between 1920-1940,” he explained, “the time when my father was 20. These are songs I heard. My family, my uncles, everybody sang.”

“In addition to covers, there will be tracks written by the man himself, following in the style of the rest of the album. Produced by Timmy Lipuma, the record features guest appearances by jazz pianist and singer, and Mrs. Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, as well as double bassist John Clayton.”

This will be….interesting.

Beach Boys to Reunite for FIFTIETH Anniversary

Baby boomers (who are the core audience of this website…..) are shuddering at the anniversary number in the headline. Anyway, following the recent trend of, well, every band that has broken up, the Beach Boys’ original line up is re-uniting to record a new album and to tour (via Gigwise). The original line up is Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.

“Frontman Brian Wilson said of the reunion: This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again.”

So new music from Paul McCartney AND the Beach Boys – my time machine DID work – it is the mid 1960s again! Now, where is my abacus so that I can count all of my schillings and half schillings that I’m going to make from this thing?!

City and Colour, Feist, Deadmau5, Drake to Play 2012 Juno Awards

The Junos, insultingly called the Canadian Grammys, will be rocked by City and Colour, Feist, Deadmau5, and Drake in 2012 (via Billboard). Well, maybe City and Colour will “light rock” the show, but that’s getting a little technical.

“Coming off of the most-watched Juno Awards broadcast on record, we are excited to continue to bring the nation the biggest and most spectacular night of Canadian music all year,” said Phil King, president CTV programming and sports in a statement. “The already diverse line-up announced today is just the beginning of what we have in store for this year’s broadcast.”

No word if the audience will be forced to wear those Deadmau5 Mickey Mouse-esque helmets.

Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent – What.The.Fuck.

Shitty Reality show (I think “shitty” + “reality show” is redundant) America’s Got Talent has replaced judge Piers Morgan with ‘shock jock’ Howard Stern (via MTV). Why is Howard doing this? Millions upon millions of dollars helps, but divorce aside, he already has hundreds of millions from his satellite radio deal plus options.

“I’m going to be Piers [Morgan] on steroids,” Stern promised, in reference to the former lead judge. “It’s going to be a no-nonsense judge … I’m going to go there as a serious judge … It’s gonna be something else … I am very excited. This nonsense of Howie and Sharon putting through less-than-talented people has got to stop,” Stern thundered. “Under my administration there will be no Frank Sinatra impersonators winning for the year. If people think I’m the crazy man, I am not. I am the voice of reason,” he said, railing against some of the acts that have gotten through in the past that he would not abide by. “Goofy acts are not going through.”

Goofy hosts though, different story.

A Muppets Impersonator Covers Mumford and Sons’ White Blank Page

The headline is obscure, but bear with me. The Muppets are all the rage again, with a new movie and soundtrack. On Toronto radio station Edge 102’s morning show, a blind man (Dereck Welsman) sung Mumford and Sons’ White Blank Page (via Chart Attack). It’s actually pretty good. Listen to what was sung on the Dean Blundell Show and wonder “why?”

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