Friday, February 25, 2005

DE LA SOUL IS DEAD AFFORDABLE: Even the hardest-hearted amongst us (i.e. me, I suspect) would find it hard to complain about the forthcoming De La Soul tour - they're doing it as pro-education thing, with speaking and playing; the spoken word performances are free, while the performances are USD1.20 - that's 60p. They're able to do this because of Toyota sponsorship, which is where we're tempted to reach for our moaning-stick (Toyota, eh? How are their SUV sales going, then? "You want to study the effects of global warming? Hey, why that? Why not do... ooh, aerodynamic design...") But the sponsorship problem aside... see that, Towers of London? Affordable gigs with a useful message - that's punk for you.