Give Diane Cluck Money And She Will Write Many... →
Well lookie here: it has finally come to this. This is the way musicians are funding themselves now - sign of the times. My manager thinks this way of self-funding isn’t “classy” enough for her liking. Then again, she’s French and they have major class-issues when it comes to a musician’s visibility and public image. Diane Cluck is American and she’s a truly...
The (blue collar) Black Keys vs. (upper crust)... →
Even though it made us talk about Nickelback again, recent comments made by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney gave us something to think about with regards to class and the music we listen to and also class in relation to the music that is produced and publicized. Interesting article from the avclub.
So what now, Lana del Rey? →
The internet exploded with spiteful commentary on Lana del Rey’s less-than-polished SNL performance this past weekend. Honestly, I don’t think it was her singing that was that bad as the general singing level for best selling artists has been sub par for quite some time. However, her stage presence is what shocked me most. From last year’s performance on Jools Holland: to...
This could be classy: Patti Smith writes/records...
“The little song for Amy just blossomed in the studio. We were at (New York recording studio) Electric Lady doing a whole other song and I wrote Amy a little poem when she died and my bass player, Tony Shanahan, wrote a piece of music and the two matched perfectly.”