Morning Music Notes – U.S. Department of State’s Party Teacher
Gangnam Style Becomes the Ultimate One Hit Wonder
Psy’s Gangnam Style is now the most-watched video in the history of YouTube (via NME). The video, complete with ridiculous and now semi-trendy dance moves, has an astonishing 815 million views since being posted on July 15, 2012. Psy has passed Justin Bieber’s Baby video, which has just over 800 million views in its 2.5 years of
ruining our ears being available.
“What’s Justin Bieber been up to lately” is an example of a question we don’t ask or answer on this blog….but we’ll make an exception. Biebs (can I call him that?) was in Toronto for the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup final yesterday. I fully expect no one outside of Canada (and 45% within Canada) to know what the Grey Cup is. He was the half time “entertainment”. An 18 year old pop singer, at an event with beer guzzling men there to watch football. How did it turn out? Well, maybe they were saying boo-urns.
Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse – Secret Lovers?
Pete Doherty, who is the UK’s version of Paris Hilton in terms of his publicity to uselessness ratio, has claimed that the late, great Amy Winehouse and him were secret lovers (via Gigwise). Doherty tells the Daily Mail, “This is difficult for me to admit. But, yes, it’s true. Amy and I were lovers. I loved her then and, well, I still do today. But towards the end, as only lovers can, she became quite mean and cruel to me. She didn’t suffer fools… and believe me, she had a mean right hook.”
Nothing like a bit of a pot shot at someone who is dead and can’t defend herself (or more importantly, refute the claims).
He continued, speaking about Amy, the paparazzi and drugs “Amy couldn’t step outside her front door without a mob of about 30 blokes thrusting cameras at her. If you then include crack in the equation, it becomes a real killer – especially as Amy didn’t do things by halves. Smoking crack leaves you tense and paranoid and if you’re already in that environment, it would drive anyone to the brink of madness.”
From my experience Adding crack into the equation is never a good equation.
Is this Necessary? Andrew W.K. Invited to Bahrain as U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Ambassador
Andrew W.K. knows a little about partying. He also likes smashing bricks on his face. And he’s going to have a generation of kids leading about this in the Middle East. In a headline that seems like it belongs on The Onion or April Fool’s Day, Andrew W.K. has been named Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East by U.S. Department of State (via Pitchfork).
Speaking about being about to ‘teach’ partying, Andrew W.K. said “This is a tremendous invitation. I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”
Watch! Chromatics – Cherry
We have another new Chromatics track from the Italians Do It Better compilation, After Dark II. Listen to the synthy, blippy track Cherry below.
Chromatics – Cherry