Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
We will leave you to it
We will leave you to it
Facebook’s terms of service used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want. Make sure you never upload anything you don’t feel comfortable giving away forever, because it’s Facebook’s now.
In April, an auction by Julien’s Auctions at the Beverley Hills Hilton will provide an unprecedented look into the private world of Michael Jackson. Click HERE to see some of the unusual items.
Watch this interesting interview with photographer Josh Cheuse about the early days of Rap and Punk.
Check out this Hepcats cartoon by Jack Hepbury from 1947 about making a record at home.
Things sure have changed since then. Read the entire cartoon at comicrazys.com
We at musicmusic are a big fan of Nardwuar and his unorthodox style of interviewing.
Check out this very interesting interview he did a few years ago with James Brown.
“who discovered Michael Jackson?”
1. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
A surprising choice for the top spot. But the enigmatic tale has been reworked 131 times, by Joan Baez and Aretha Franklin among others.
2. Yesterday (The Beatles)
According to ‘Guinness World Records’ this song was covered seven million times in the 20th century. Official versions range from the sublime (Frank Sinatra) to the ridiculous (Wet Wet Wet and Boyz II Men).
3. Cry Me a River (Julie London)
Not the Justin Timberlake one. This bluesy jazz number has been covered by other luminaries of the genre, including Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles, and even Aerosmith.
4. And I Love Her (The Beatles)
From ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Smokey Robinson, Bob Marley and Barry Manilow have all recorded it.
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
With 98 covers recorded, the Stones make the top 10. A surprising range of artists have lapped this one up, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Cat Power and Vanilla Ice.
6. Imagine(John Lennon)
Elton John, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Avril Lavigne and Jack Johnson… the list is endless.
7. Summertime (Abbie Mitchell)
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong provide the best known adaptation, so no one remembers the original. Sonny and Cher, Nina Simone and REM have recorded their take.
8. Blackbird(The Beatles)
Another album track from the Fab Four, which has been covered by Carly Simon and Dave Grohl.
9. Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)
Dorothy was blissfully unaware of how popular the tune would be. Special mentions to Eva Cassidy and the brilliant partial cover by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
10. The Look of Love (Dusty Springfield)
After husky Dusty, the CV is impressive, with Nina Simone, Diana Krall and Neil Diamond all doing it.
check out the article by John Elmes in the Independent here.
The band, which is formed of actors Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, are expected to release their new effort before the end of the year. Spinal Tap made their debut in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap and released two albums – a self-titled debut and 1992’s ‘Break Like The Wind’. Shearer, who plays bassist Derek Smalls, told BBC 5 Live that the new material will “be for download as well as on conventional media later this year. ”Spinal Tap last performed together in 2007 at the Live Earth concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.