If you were Leonard Cohen, and you kept hearing how no one considers your version of “Hallelujah” to be the best one—and, trust me, most people do not—you might be tempted, on your new tour, to change the song’s arrangement a bit. Make it a little more like that dead pretty boy, with chiming guitar, or more like the viola guy from that Warhol band, a little peppier and piano-driven. But did he?
In Gnarls Barkley news, Danger Mouse is set to work with acclaimed producer/songwriter Van Dyke Parks and John Cale on a forthcoming album, so maybe the next Cee-Lo single will feature beats by Mo Tucker and Joanna Newsom? You know he’s totally got the same taste in hats. More »
And I say that as someone who flubs filing on time almost every year. But it seems folks like Jay-Z’s former partner Damon Dash–“whose estimated $50 million fortune bought him a chauffeur-driven $400,000 Maybach sedan, diamond-encrusted watches and more than 1,000 pairs of sneakers”–still think neglecting to write that $2 million tax check will be totally cool with the really nice dudes at the IRS. And Dame isn’t the only
musicianmusic-related duder to make this New York Post article on “the state’s list of tax deadbeats,” including artists more likely to get written up in The Wire than XXL.
If it finally feels like fall where you are–look, I’ll take the high 60s over close to 90 and muggy as “fall”–I suggest taking a listen to the stately title track from John Cale’s Paris 1919, long recognized by folks fond of words like “autumnal” as one of the go-to records for when the leaves… More »