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Architect’s Photos Offer Entry into The Mad, Marbled World of the Flaming Lips

  Continuing today’s unintended theme of rock-and-roll real estate, a post over on Pitchfork brought to our attention these photos and sketches of the recently rehabbed Oklahoma City house of Flaming Lips frontman and OKC native, Wayne Coyne. Already we had thrilled to Coyne and co. enjoying a public bath on the premises via Google Earth. Now we get a ... Read More »

Rock and Roll Real Estate: Legendary Abbey Road Studios Up for Sale by EMI

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  Well here’s a unique commercial real-estate offering from the London market—record-label giant EMI is putting Abbey Road Studios, the legendary studios where much of the Beatles catalog and hundreds of thousands of other songs were first committed to tape. Located in the posh St John’s Wood, Abbey Road has become as famous for its exterior, featured on the Fab ... Read More »

“Where They At”, a Look at Queer Rap in The Big Easy, Bounces to NYC’s Henry Street Settlement

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It’s never been a secret that much of hip-hop lyrics, culture, and attitudes often come off as foursquare against homosexuals and homosexuality, enhancing already inflated masculine braggadocio with gestures of intolerance. Its a sad fact of life lightened with the knowledge that the scene, with its bold personalities, music, and fashions could so easily overlap with the bold personalities, music, ... Read More »

Busy Signal Too Damned Busy for Jamaican Grammies

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  As Fader reports, the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (the Jamaican equivalent of the Grammies) was just last week, and one of their favorites (and ours) was not in attendance. Vybz Kartel may have been the big winner (or the Taylor Swift) of that particular ceremony, but its Busy Signal that has the tastemakers over at Fader dancing. ... Read More »

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, and Florence Welch Set Imelda Marcos’ Life To Music in First “Here Lies Love” Single

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  Forget about Madonna in “Evita”. No single musical project dedicated to telling the life story of a despot’s wife has featured as many stars as Fatboy Slim and David Byrne’s new concept album with accompanying book, DVD, and other materials, “Here Lies Love” (as least, none that we know of). The tale of Imelda Marcos’ rise to fame and ... Read More »

Soul Searching: The Stax Museum in Memphis’ Soulsvillie U.S.A.

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  Home of Sun Records, Elvis Presley, and blocks of blues joints, Memphis, Tennessee is where rock was born, where white bluesman stirred together black energy with Country tunesmithing to create the sound that defined the latter half of the 20th Century. But of all American music forms, it may be Soul that lies closest to the heart of this ... Read More »

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