The Clocks Hitmakers are suing their ex-manager who is of course counter-suing them. All in the very best traditions of the music business. But an allegedly video screen that was too big to tour…..have they not seen the blessed tap.
I’m not 100% sure how to feel about this. This Is Spinal Tap is, of course, the funniest movie ever made and one of the greatest films ever made, but can lightning really strike twice?
I know that reading is very much a personal thing, but has anyone got any thoughts on the books of David Mitchell?
Cloud Atlas has been sitting on one of my shelves for years, unread, as has (I think) The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, but I am preparing (mentally) to go through a (physical) clear-out of books and I’m not sure that I can bring myself to even make a start on either to find out if I might like them, preferring instead to go by the fact that “if you haven’t picked them up in the last five years, ….”.
Based on the review of Utopia Avenue in today’s Guardian, I am not tempted by what the reviewer calls Mitchell’s ongoing “metanovel” or by the following lines from the review:
“… the frustrating, elusive magic of wresting melody out of four strings and a pick-up is vividly evoked, as Jasper “slams into an amp-blowing, bent-string howl and fires off a scale of triads, sliding from high E, all the way down”.”
I am not sure what I find most remarkable about that: the possibility that Jasper (a lead guitarist) might find it a little less frustrating » Continue Reading.
The British television programme Taskmaster has been challenging people to perform tasks at home. People are asked to submit a 20-second video and the best are edited together and put on youtube. This week’s task was to “silently recreate a famous movie scene”. Some great responses!
This is a fabulous performance of the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s ‘Trilogy’, three months ago in Italy. Stick around till 9:45 in. I hope Gary can see the funny side of it now 🙂
How much do you think the creators of Spinal Tap have made from sales of music and merchandising over the years? Millions you say? Wrongity wrong. $179!
Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) has filed a lawsuit against Vivendi and its subsidiaries, including Canal Plus, StudioCanal, StudioCanal Image and Universal Music Group, for $125,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. The figure of $179 comes from the papers – see below.
6. But according to Vivendi, the four creators’ share of total worldwide merchandising income between 1984 and 2006 was $81 (eighty-one) dollars. Between 1989 and 2006 total income from music sales was $98 (ninety-eight) dollars. Over the past two years, Vivendi has failed to provide accounting statements at all.
Those here who’ve been in bands will appreciate this, but probably anyone else well, it’s brilliantly done.
THIS HAPPENS….WHEN WE DO OUR SOUNDCHECK :DTHIS GUY IS GENIUS :D#trulythefunniestfiveminutesofourlivesCredits: Thomas Topas Fröschle
Posted by Gamper & Dadoni on Friday, 10 July 2015