A few days ago, Jack Ü (DJ duo by Diplo and Skrillex) released their latest video Where Are Ü Now featuring Justin Bieber.
The saying “Never judge a book by it’s cover” applies perfectly for this tune… I know a lot of people are not Beliebers – I am – but, I must say, this track is insane! Honestly, it’s one of the best songs I’ve heard in a while.
The video was curated by the Brewer brothers (art directors, editors and special effects whizzes) who turned still images of Bieber that were drawn on by people visiting the Seventh Letter Gallery in LA.
Roskilde festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe; Denmark to be precise.
This year it took place from the 27th June – 4th July and people such as Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure, Pharrell Williams, Muse, Die Antwoord, Hot Chip, Jamie XX, Mastodon, Nicki Minaj, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Ryan Adams, St Vincent, Foxygen and Africa Express (Damon Albarn’s collective featuring Nick Zinner from the YYY’s, Seye Adeklan and Songhoy Blues) performed in the Kingdom of Denmark.
Africa Express performed a 5 hour set, yes you read correctly, FIVE HOURS, finishing at 4am against Damon Albarn’s will – a security guard came on stage and literally picked up Damon and took him off stage! It was in a friendly way, so nothing to worry about… Albarn looked like he was having a blast and was living it up.
Have a look at a cover of The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go performed at the festival, here!
On a day like today but in 1985, Back to the Future was released.
Back to the Future is a CLASSIC science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Bob Gale and Zemeckis, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, amongst others.
Marty McFly – bliss surname – (Fox) was sent back in time to 1955, he meets his future parents at high school and accidentally becomes his mums romantic interest… As a sum of all this, Marty must make his parents to be fall in love, this is where Doc (Lloyd) comes into the story. Lloyd is an electric scientist and he is the one to help Marty try and return to 1985 again.
As it’s Back to the Future’s 30 year anniversary, I’d like to share a few songs and performances from the iconic movie.
It’s been featured in several films such as Girl, Interrupted (one of my faves!) and The Parent Trap.
When the song came out in 1998 – yeh, we are OLD – their was a lot of speculation regarding what the lyrics were all about; heroin use maybe?! “There she goes again… racing through my brain… pulsing through my vein… no one else can heal my pain”.
Bassist of The La’s, John Power was asked about the meaning of the song in an interview in 1995 and he replied: “I don’t know. Truth is, I don’t wanna know. Drugs and madness go hand in hand. People who you’ve known all your life… they’re steady, then they’re not. But you can’t ponder, ’cause it kills you, la.”
Years later, lead guitarist John Byrne denied the rumor about the song being about drugs and said “It’s just a love song about a girl that you like but never talk to.”
Whatever the song may be about, I absolutely love it!
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham are better known as the guys that formed Led Zeppelin.
Three of the 4 are still with us today; Plant, Jimmy and John Paul Jones and they were amongst the artists celebrated at the 35th annual Kennedy Centre Honors in Washington D.C. on the 2nd of December 2012.
Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart were the ones responsible for bringing Plant to tears while they paid tribute to one of Zeppelin’s most iconic songs; Stairway to Heaven.
Stairway to Heaven is considered one of the best songs of all time, it’s a classic and will live on forever.
John Bonham was the drummer of Led Zeppelin and passed away on the 25th September 1980. Bonham is considered one of the best rock drummers and was known for his power, speed and distinctive sound.
His son, Jason was the guy to play the drums at the event that took place at the Kennedy Centre (you must see his face when the song comes to and end, it’s priceless).