Morning Music Notes – Why Yes, I Do Want a Door From Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home
Daft Punk Single Out Next Week? If Not, You Can Still Watch Nile Rodgers
And the awkward headline award goes to – me! We have rumours floating around that seem more like they are a publicity stunt for a French DJ than the truth, but we’ll still run it as our lead story. The DJ, who I won’t name because he is likely trying to get his name out there, said “Good news, our french robots Daft Punk will premiere their new single next week on the french radio ‘Fun Radio’, i didnt say anything : )” (via Gigwise).
Seriously, “Fun Radio” is the best name they could come up with? Is “Good song” the second single? Despite the potentially terrible song names, we do have an exciting new episode of the Creators Project, which is focusing on people who assisted Daft Punk on their new album. Episode 1 had Giorgio Moroder and Episode 2 had Todd Edwards, and the new Episode 3 has Nile Rodgers. Rodgers discusses jazz fusion, his work with David Bowie, and his role on the new album, Random Access Memories (which is out May 21).
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories – The Collaborators: Nile Rodgers
Paul McCartney Should Sell Off All the Random Parts of His House
Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, is a famous dude. So much so that someone bid $8,000 for the front door of his childhood home (via Gigwise). Yes, I also have no idea why someone would want this. The door was from 20 Forthlin Road, Lancashire, which is where Macca lived in the early 60s. Sir Paul would’ve opened this door between the ages of 13 and 22, and he might have touched it during the days when he wrote Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, and more. I know – the very same door!
White House Responds to Jay-Z’s Open Letter
There are several ways to decide if “you’ve made it”. I’m pretty sure “travelling to Cuba and responding to critics by a rap song produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and then having the White House comment on your song within 24 hours” is one of them. A spokesperson for the White House has said “It’s a song. The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip” (via NME). You mean rappers make things up in their music?!?!
Listen! We Are The Storm – Morel Park
We end your music notes with some indie rock from Sweden. The country might excel at pop exports, but they also can do rock pretty well. The band are called We Are The Storm, and the track is Morel Park. The track has an Arcade Fire feel to it in terms of vocals and song structure, and sounds like it could slot somewhere on The Suburbs (perhaps a little too much at times). That being said, it’s a good track and you should check it out below.