Morning Music Notes – The End to First World Problems
Kurt Cobain: The Documentary
A few weeks ago, we posted a story about Kurt Cobain: The Musical, which widow Courtney Love denied. We now have confirmation that
Courtney Love is insane a Kurt Cobain documentary is in the works, and will be out in 2014 (via Rolling Stone).
The movie is being made by Brett Morgen, who said “Courtney [Love] is the one that brought me into this. We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now.”
Morgen added, “Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography – [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.”
Maybe he IS around – as a zombie! Those movies never go out of style.
Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West to Play Hurricane Sandy Benefit
I’m sure everyone remembers the benefit after Hurricane Katrina, where Kanye West uttered the now famous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” line. Now that Kanye West is playing a benefit for Hurricane Sandy, will Kanye say “Barack Obama doesn’t care about black people”? It would be sort of awesome if he did. Or if Mike Myers could return the favour and say that “Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people.”
The Hurricane Sandy benefit will take place 12/12/12 at Madison Square Gardens, and will feature Paul McCartney (who can’t get enough of NYC), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kanye West, Roger Waters, the Who, Alicia Keys,
parent of the year Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel. Wow. Insert insensitive “I wish my city would get hit by a hurricane” comment.
Proceeds go to the Robin Hood fund, which is a poor (pun sort of intended) name for a charity, and it’s copyright, isn’t it?
Spotify – Coming to a Web Browser Near You
Spotify (which still doesn’t exist in Canada yet) is a program or mobile app right now. This means everything someone embeds a Spotify link, the program opens up before you can hear anything. Spotify have now confirmed that a browser-based music player will be launched in 2013 (via Digital Trends).
This is great when you’re on a computer, such as one at work, and you can’t install programs. Of course, if media sites are blocked at your work, you’re still fucked, but at least the idea is in the right place. My “free laxatives on all you can eat burrito night” is an example of an idea in the wrong place.
Google About to Submit iOS App to iTunes Store – World Rejoices
Everyone is in agreement about 2 things – Courtney Love is insane, and Apple Maps sucks. Need I remind you of the iOSpocalypse? After kicking Google Maps off of iOS 6, Apple made a terrible map system from the ground up. Google is now testing a standalone iOS map app that should hopefully find it’s way into the iTunes Store soon (via Slash Gear). That is, unless it’s using Apple Maps.
Apple Maps – you know you’re shit. Please don’t give Google Maps any troubles with approvals. And yes, I realize complaining about a mapping system on a smart phone is such a first world problem. But it’s over now!
Watch! Jamie Lidell – What A Shame
The genre jumping Jamie Lidell is going to drop a self-titled album in 2013. The first track is an all over the map track, which ends up coming out with a good tune overall. Scratching, falsetto, electronic, it’s all here. Check out What A Shame, and look out for the new album next February 18/19.
Jamie Lidell – What A Shame