Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dave McCabe hands over the cash

As part of the sentence for headbutting a bloke in the street, The Zuton's Dave McCabe has been ordered to pay his victim £1,500.

The Independent had clearly been scanning album sleeves for appropriate songs:

The star - whose songs include Calm Me Down and Havana Gang Brawl - had attended his mother's 60th birthday party earlier in the evening.
I bet they were disappointed that he'd never done a song called Drunken Mistake. Perhaps for the next album, eh?

[Thanks to Michael M]

Gordon in the morning: Something something lesbian something

Someone has claimed that Sam Ronson has had some sort of fling with Christina Aguilera - unusually for Gordon, he's actually got a name rather than an unnamed source, which suggests that the non-story has been embellished outside the Bizarre office for a change.

[Christina] joins LINDSAY LOHAN on Sam's CV of lovers - which would be the envy of Hollywood's biggest male shaggers.
Let's just leave the clunking phrase "Hollywood's biggest male shaggers" where it is; nothing can help that now. But instead, let's just wonder what sort of world Gordon lives in where he sounds surprised that bisexual people have more than one sexual partner. For a gossip columnist, he sometimes sounds like he leads the most sheltered of lives.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Selfridges rob dead man's papier-mache head

It's nice that Selfridges liked the idea of Frank Sidebottom enough to do a tribute window.

Less impressive that they didn't ask permission nor, indeed, make a donation to the late great Fantastic one's estate.

Sully sorry, but perhaps misses the point

Sully Erna from Godsmack has issued this lengthy apology to Scott Stapp after calling him a faggot:

"I would like to send my sincerest apologies to the members of CREED, Scott Stapp and any of our fans that I may have offended for an insulting and disrespectful comment I had made towards Scott Stapp and CREED at a show GODSMACK recently played in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun. I have no excuses whatsoever.

"The truth here is, there has been a lot of bad blood for many, many years between myself and Scott concerning his actions towards a young fan he disrespected, and how he has treated people in the past. And from that day forth I had completely lost all respect for him. But the details of what he did are no longer important now. What's important is that it was a long time ago, and I know Scott has come clean, admitting his faults from the past for the most part, and has worked hard on cleaning himself up. And I should have respected that and given the guy the benefit of the doubt. But I didn't. I got hung up in the moment, and said something that was completely out of line through a grudge I have carried for many years about him. For that I would like to 'publicly apologize' to all the members of CREED and their fans. With the exception of Scott, I have been friends with the members of CREED/ALTER BRIDGE for many years, and I am embarrassed as a friend to have insulted them like I did.

"I have suffered no consequences for my actions, nor have I been requested by my record label, management company or attorneys to reach out and correct this matter. I am writing this letter by my own will. I am doing this because I want everyone to know that I recognize this was an immature and meaningless attack, and I am man enough to admit when I am wrong. I would like to think I have grown past these parts of my life, and I have always preached the word that 'music is not a competition,' it is a universal language that we all are connected to and experience in our own ways, and I stick by those words. With that being said, I would be nothing more than a hypocrite to slander another artist for no other reason than for past events that I have held against him.

"I would also like to say thank you to the fans for waking me up on this matter through your reviews, comments and emails, as harsh as some of them were, they helped me realize that I am a 42-year-old dad, with a great career and a much bigger purpose in life than to be stuck in my juvenile past, and wasting my time carrying around useless grudges. I myself have made many mistakes in my life and was no angel, but have been forgiven for those mistakes. So I am here to bury this once and for all.

"I don't expect Scott or any of the guys to accept my apology, but I still feel the least I can do for embarrassing them is to man up and apologize publicly. It was a tasteless and unnecessary comment about four very hard-working guys. We're all in this rat race together, and I am very sorry for disrespecting you."
Lots and lots and lots of words about how a 42 year-old father shouldn't be having a hissy feud with another singer.

Not a single word of apology - or even a hint of awareness - that a grown man really shouldn't be tossing "faggot" around as an insult in the first place.

Erna, you're saying sorry to the wrong people.

Take That but check it's really That and not something a bit like That

The story in all the papers this morning about Take That warning people to avoid fake tickets is born out of genuine concern that nobody gets ripped off, and not merely a way of securing acres of free coverage reminding people that the tickets are going on sale today. Just so we're clear.

Limewire closed in famous victory for record labels

So, Wednesday's decision from a US court that Limewire must be closed down. How's that working out, then?

No word yet on how much money the record labels have poured in to getting the closure of a service from which the world has moved on - it's a bit like environmentalists concentrating their fire on two-stroke petrol engines.

How insignificant was this expensive victory? Billboard, house journal of the US music industry, bunged the closure news in a collection of News Briefs, tucked between the possibility that Justin Timberlake might be cheating on Jessica Biel and forty year-old news about John Lennon ranting at a dry cleaners.

Marginally less important than someone kissing Olivia Munn. The RIAA must be thrilled. They've climbed a mountain and come down a molehill. Oh, but still facing bills for the action - 4chan are launching a denial of service attack on the RIAA today.

Although, really, closing down the RIAA is a bit like closing down Limewire - just hastening the end for a declining property.

Gordon in the morning: Wig out

This is an entire Gordon news story from this morning:

BLONDIE goes whitey as singer DEBBIE HARRY tries out the platinum look.

But Debbie, 65 - known for her yellow locks in the '70s - was sporting a wig at a New York charity bash.
Let's not even worry about how platinum and white hair colours are different. Let's not even worry about the suggestion that Debbie Harry was known for her hair rather than her music. The real oddity in those two sentences is the "but".

Now, I don't subscribe the idea that you can't start a sentence with "but", but...

Still, it's better than the jokey approach to Billy Ray Cyrus' divorce, which titters over how Miley will have an "Achy Breaky Heart". I guess we should be lucky it's just a divorce and not a death which Gordon's wheeled that out for.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Embed and breakfast man: School Of Seven Bells

Yes, yes, Jon Stewart might have had Barack Obama on last night - but Fallon had School Of Seven Bells:

[BuySchool Of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire]
[via The Audio Perv]

Gordon in the morning: Shifting fields of battle

Because Gordon loves the idea of a chart battle, a shift in record company distribution plans, moving the Take That album to November 15th isn't simply a reaction to earlier supply and a way of maximising units shifted pre-Christmas, it's a major shift in the theatre of war:

WESTLIFE will be crying into their Guinness tonight.

TAKE THAT have lobbed a massive spanner into the Irish lads' plans for chart domination with their new album Gravity.

GARY BARLOW, MARK OWEN, JASON ORANGE, HOWARD DONALD and their old pal ROBBIE WILLIAMS have moved the release date of their new album Progress forward to the same day, November 15.

All the four-leaf clovers in the world won't help in Westlife HQ when word filters through to the lads.
Some of you might think Gordon's lobbing in of Irish stereotypes is a bit obscene; others will be surprised he didn't work in a reference to potato famines.

But if Westlife are the new losers, who are the winners?
Da Loif's loss is a huge gain for JLS. Their second album, Out Of This World, was originally due to go head-to-head with Take That.

They will now have the chance to knock the elder statesmen of pop, or Westlife, off the top spot after only a week.
If Gary Barlow is the elder statesman in his thirties, what does that make Cliff Richard?

Still, even Gordon is a realist:
I can't see it happening, but it is going to make for a great chart battle.
No, no it isn't.
Last night a Take That spokesman said the release date change was because of the huge response to their press conference at London's Savoy hotel on Tuesday announcing their tour dates.

I reckon the real reason is to give them an extra week to fill their boots with monster sales in the Christmas market.
Do you think, Gordon? Almost as if the chart position doesn't mean a thing to anyone, outside someone with a few column inches to fill.

There's also some story about Joe Cole renaming his box after Liam Gallagher's trouser company. It turns out it's about Cole's football-watching box.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cheryl Cole: why can't I meet a nice, ordinary person?

James P drops us an email:

Surprise! Cheryl Cole tells some pointless mince-brained rag or other that she 'never gets chatted up'

Can't think why, she seems so approachable.
We would comment, but we don't want to set Cheryl off. Not with her record.

MySpace puts its affairs in order

The description of MySpace's soon-coming overhaul as "a last throw of the dice" is unfair - there will be more, more desperate scrambling dice-hurling to come.

But look, this is what they're doing:

It's not the first time MySpace has trumpeted that it's going to become an entertainment destination - I think that was the strategy at the overhaul-before-last, wasn't it? If it had taken, I suspect they wouldn't be needing to reintroduce the concept all over again.

The circus has moved on; the audience are on Facebook. MySpace will continue to be used as a great way of subsidising the cost of storage for bands and record labels, for as long as it chooses to do so. But its hopes of owning music? Gone, Mr Murdoch. Gone.

Dannii Minogue: Aspirational?

The Telegraph says this, this morning:

While most television personalities are desperate to play up their "working class" credentials, Dannii Minogue is thrilled to have been named this week as a middle class icon.

"That's amazing," she said at a tea party at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge to launch her Project D clothing range. "I'm a middle class hero. I will embrace that title."
The Telegraph doesn't say who or what gave her the title of middle class icon, and Dannii seems to have jumped to the conclusion that she's been called a hero. She could, just as easily, be a middle class icon amongst the upper classes, a warning in teeth and hair: "Don't lose all our money on the Qatari stock exchange, we don't want to end up all Dannii Minogue."

Darkness at 3AM: Flushed

Yes, yes, the Take That tour dates are all very exciting - by which I mean "inevitable and now just a mechanical device for extracting cash as the magic tarnishes" - but only the Daily Mirror team is asking the key questions about what the toilet arrangements for fans going to Wembley will be.

Why, i?

Yesterday's Independent spin-off i did its best to pitch itself as small-but-smart, despite the clunking strapline ("The paper for today" - perhaps shrunk down from "The paper for Today readers who have been a bit bereft since Murdoch closed that title" to fit the space?) and a confusion between "brief" and "rushed".

There was quite a large clunk, though, in the form of an oh-so-Mirroresque "I love i" box in which one of our great thinkers welcomed the new paper.

I say great thinkers; I mean Noel Gallagher:

It's a top idea to have a paper for clever people who can't be arsed to spend hours reading every day
You're smart, but, oh, reading is such a chore, isn't it?

Did anyone think through whether this was really the message for day one? That i is a paper for those who Noel Gallagher would consider "clever"?

I think I might want my 20p back.

Gordon in the morning: Keeping the skies safe

This morning the chairman of British Airways fires a long-overdue broadside at airline security, calling most of the screening "completely redundant".

Not entirely redundant, as it turns out, though: it's been keeping Jedward in line:

HUMILIATED Jedward have made a formal complaint after allegedly being bullied regularly by airport security staff - who even tried to get one twin to drop his trousers.

John and Edward Grimes, 19, say the Heathrow workers victimised and mocked them each time they passed through.
Anything which puts Jedward off flying has to be a good thing, surely?

Seriously, though, if Jedward (even Jedward) are being victimised by airline security, that's a bit of further proof that the screening isn't really doing what it's supposed to. Because if that really was the frontline of safety against terrorists, they wouldn't be playing pranks on the tiresome.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feargal Sharkey complains to the BBC

Having appeared on The Culture Show, speaking to Mark Thomas about the Digital Economy Bill, Feargal Sharkey clicked his little stopwatch and found that pro-DEB speakers were on screen for less time than anti-DEBites.

And, in his new role as someone who believes that the value of music is only measureable by the money expended by listeners, he concluded that the fairness of a debate can only be measured in seconds on screen, and so he complained. He complained, too, about rhetorical flourishes - there's no actual mention in the legislation of the number of complaints which will lead to special measures, there's no indication what those special measures might mean, so just because it's a copy of the 'three strikes and you're disconnected legislation' elsewhere in the world, there's no reason, says Sharkey, to describe it as such.

Of course, it's easy to see why Sharkey would feel this - the idea of people being thrown off the internet was incredibly unpopular, and UK Music had been doing their best to try and throw attention of the possibility of this happening under the DEBill.

The BBC admitted that the use of the word "criminalising" was unfair, and apologised for doing so - "treating people like criminals" would have been more accurate, although presumably equally upsetting to Sharkey.

And the BBC's Editorial Standards Committee, accepted some of Sharkey's arguments:

The ESC said the "section of the report on the likely effects of the new bill had given the audience an inaccurate description of how the process of disconnection would work", adding that in "attempting to paraphrase the legal complexities of the bill the report had not been sufficiently precise and had been inaccurate".

"Use of the word 'criminalise' in the introduction to the report was inaccurate but that this aspect of the complaint had been satisfactorily dealt with by the programme at the earliest opportunity," the committee added.
So, a partial, cautious upholding of some of Sharkey's complaints. But firm rejection of other aspects of it:
that, on the use of the phrase “three strikes” and similar by contributors, the
report had retained a respect for factual accuracy and was duly accurate.

that, while a contributor had twice referred to criminalisation within the report, it was clear in the context of the report as a whole that the most extreme remedy
under discussion was disconnection and that there was no overall impression given
that criminal sanctions would apply.

that with regard to references to criminalisation the report had retained a respect
for factual accuracy and was duly accurate.

that, while Mark Thomas had expressed strong personal opinions in his links to
camera, this was permitted by the guidelines on authored programmes.

that all the main views, including those that contradicted Mark Thomas’s, were

that bias on a controversial subject had been avoided and that impartiality had
been achieved in a way that was adequate and appropriate to the output.
The complaint was in part upheld with regard to accuracy and not upheld with regard to impartiality
Given that UK Music had complained about BBC coverage of the DEB was biased, exaggerated and inaccurate, they'll obviously take care to see their coverage of these findings are accurate, fair and balanced, right?
The only mention of the findings are on this ticker on their site, which suggests that "UK Music's complaints over misleading broadcast upheld".

Not "some of the complaints". No mention of the rejected complaints. Not "upheld in part".

But then it's difficult to convey complex ideas in a small space, isn't it, Feargal?

Fit like Madonna

In a bid to mop up some of the money in the world she doesn't yet own, singer-turned-dullard-turned-children's-author-turned-string-seller Madonna is launching a chain of gyms:

A statement by Hard Candy Fitness says gyms "will open in major cities around the world," including 10 more locations in Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Europe and Asia. No gyms are immediately planned for the United States, but the statement noted that more locations are possible in the future.
Working out the Madonna way. Remember, though: she's been doing it for years, so it's unlikely you'll suddenly turn as grimly humourless as she did overnight.

Keith Richards tries to make things better

Keith Richards gives Mick Jagger a bit of a going-over in his new autobiography, but he wants to make it clear that he's not at war with Mick or nuffink:

"You don't expect relationships to remain in the same groove all the time," he remarked.
You'll recall that the highlight of the book is Keith saying that Mick has got a small cock. Which means he perhaps should have chosen his words more carefully when explaining things:
"It goes up and it goes down and we always end on middle ground and find our spot together."

Michael Buble thinks people who believe he mimes are idiots

Michael Buble was on The X Factor at the weekend - who knew that George Osborne's spending review wouldn't be the most miserable event on TV last week - and some people believe he was miming.

This has made Michael Buble very very very angry indeed. Because Michael is an artist. He fumed all over Scott Mills:

"People, whoever you are, if you're writing on these blogs or whatever, if you think that I'm miming, you're an idiot," he said.

"You're so used to being fed crap and you're so used to seeing people jam microphones in their faces because they're lip synching, that when you see somebody using actual mic tehcnique and move a microphone away... it's crazy."

The singer continued: "I'm shocked. Did they not listen to me? I was flat! I sang flat! And I was out of breath. If I was going to lip synch, wouldn't I just do it to my recording?"
Oh God, of course not, Michael - I mean, have you heard your recordings? Who'd want to have to trump around stage listening to one of those?

It's wonderful that he's appealing to people who watch the X Factor to judge the quality of his performance. They don't really have the best track record on these matters, do they?

In other news, Covent Garden act Mime And Mimer have angrily hit out at suggestions they have been pretending to be Michael Buble.

Closing The Slits

Viv Albertine is going to close the circle on the Slits by releasing one last record:

Writing on Twitter, Albertine said: "Me and Tessa are going to release last ever Slits song 'Coulda Shoulda Woulda' from 1981 on cassette. We will hand draw covers. A healing thing."
Might be worth trying to track down one of those last few tape walkmans to have something to play it on.

Daily Mail plays 'we know something you don't know'

Covering the story of the man convicted of blackmailing a pop star, the Mail was quick to let readers know that it was in full possession of the facts:

The identity of the victim, who has a home in London, is known to this newspaper but cannot be revealed because of a strict court order, which also bans us from revealing her age, nationality and whether she is in a relationship or has children.
But the Mail knows. Isn't it worse for the woman who had her privacy violated to know that every journalist in London, and their families and friends, and their families and their friends, know who she is, and feel they've got that over her?

Mind you, it's also quite nasty for any other female popstar with a house in London who hasn't had 27 pictures of god-alone-knows-what pinched from her laptop. The steel ring of security around the victim has meant all of her peers will be spending the next few years sighing and denying it was anything to do with them...

Liverpool City Council's Ringo Starr nightmare continues

The botched handling of the destruction of Victorian homes in the Dingle - including the first home of Ringo Starr - has opened a new chapter, as souvenier hunters have started to pinch bricks from the building.

Liverpool City Council has now had to spend a fortune putting security grilles on the building to stop people taking bricks from a house it doesn't even want to be there any more.

Apparently there's a danger the place might fall down. Obviously, that would really interfere with the plans to knock the place down.

Judging from the Echo's report, nobody is even pretending the house is going to be saved any more. Clearly, it's been decided that it has no value. Except to the people who are taking the bricks.

Q Awards: Paolo Nutini, you say?

Obviously, you'd expect the response from this corner to be fairly cynical about the Q Awards, handed out last night. And, true enough, the would-have-been-interesting-twelve-months-ago Mumford & Sons best "new" act prize; the award for Bryan Ferry to promote the new album; Kasabian crowned 'best band in the world today' and the belief that Paolo Nutini is not just an artist, but the best male artist; all this conspires to suggest that Q is a cold and confused place.

So let's instead praise them for what they got right: one of their sixteen or seventeen lifetime achievement awards going to Neil Finn - making him the first man in history to pick up an award from a national magazine and be an answer on BBC Four's Only Connect on the same evening. It's nice to see someone who hasn't been lifetime-achievement-awarded to death getting a bit of stage time.

Those winners in full, then:

Breakthrough Artist Plan B

Best New Act Mumford & Sons

Hall Of Fame Takes That

Best Track Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love

Q Classic Songwriter Neil Finn

Q Inspiration Suede

Best Live Act Green Day

Best Video Chase & Status - End Credits (ft. Plan B)

Q Next Big Thing Clare Maguire

Q Idol Madness

Q Hero The Chemical Brothers

Q Best Male Paolo Nutini

Q Best Female Florence Welch

Q Innovation In Sound Mark Ronson

Best Album The National - High Violet

Best Act In The World Today Kasabian

Q Icon Bryan Ferry

Q Classic Album Band On The Run - Wings


Gordon in the morning: Was someone a little bit frightened?

Poor Gordon was disappointed when he went to see one of his favourite bands. They were wearing Halloween costumes:

They all donned scary costumes for the afternoon show at the Kentish Town Forum.

But unfortunately this tom-foolery overshadowed the fact they're pretty good at what they do.

Halloween is still a week away.

They should let their well-crafted songs and decent voices do the talking.
Which band took the shine of their well-crafted songs with masks and make-up?

Erm, The Wanted.

To be fair, a costume doesn't have to be very elaborate to overshadow the Wanted's talent. A pair of Groucho Marx glasses on someone backstage, and the focus is going to be off their singing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Will Smith suddenly becomes a protective parent

Will Smith is stepping in to make sure Willow Smith doesn't find out how terrible her song is:

Willow Smith tells news show Access Hollywood, "Whenever I'm on (video-sharing website) YouTube trying to look at my song to show my friends, he's like covering the comments and I'm like, 'Dad, what's wrong?' And he's like, 'Nothing, it's just there's people out there who really don't like it.'"
I'm not sure going 'there's a tonne of shit reviews here, don't look at them' is quite protecting your daughter - they HATE you so bad you can't even see how bad; and it might have been better to have stepped in when the idea of releasing Flip My Hair was first suggested.

By the way, nice to see that ContactMusic feels its readers might need the concept of 'YouTube' explained to them.

Bookmarks - Internet stuff: Tony Wilson

Creative Review have got a sad-but-engrossing feature on the design of Tony Wilson's grave. It is, really, what he would have wanted:

The black granite headstone carries a quote, chosen by Wilson's family, from The Manchester Man, the 1876 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks (aka Isabella Varley Banks), the story of one Jabez Clegg and his life in Victorian Manchester. The quote is set in Rotis.

Travelodge churn out another 'survey' about sleep

Travelodge have updated their "study" into the most soporific band, and once again have "discovered" that Coldplay are the dullest band in the world.

Even though Coldplay might be quite dull, it's unlikely even listening to them would be able to make you fall asleep on the mean beds in the stark rooms of Travelodge. If you ask Travelodge why it doesn't give its guests biscuits, or a hairdryer, or a telephone to call reception, or more than the basics in towels, it proudly announces:

In order to continue delivering highly competitive pricing, we must constantly review operating costs to eliminate unnecessary spend.
Apparently, though, funding useless non-surveys which do little but to snicker at Coldplay is a necessary spend.

Gordon in the morning: Ride the tiger

We're expected to believe that a dangerous, man-eating tiger "gatecrashed" the Brand-Perry nuptials.

How serious could that have been, Gordon?

Officials at the Ranthambore National Park said the tiger was drawn by lights and music from the party and could have killed any of the 85 revellers, who included rapper P DIDDY and comedian DAVID BADDIEL.
Good God, can you imagine the horror? Of being stuck at a wedding party with that lot. You'd just be hoping a hungry tiger would turn up. You'd probably be splashing gravy about just in case.

The suspicion that, given this is a wildlife park, you'd expect there to be wildlife wandering about doesn't seem to have occurred to Gordon.

Guards beat the tiger off with a stick, which sounds about as much fun as Perry would have been having that evening.

Elsewhere, Westlife are thinking about getting into the contraceptive business. Thinking about Westlife is a contraceptive, surely?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Robbie Williams will sign... for a price

It's a bit unfair that the Sunday Mirror are pitching the story as 'Robbie Williams charges £550 for signed photographs'. They are limited edition art prints, and there are only thirty signed ones.

But even so... five hundred quid for a signed photo is pushing it a bit and comments on his official website are pretty harsh. You know when Glory's minions are desperately trying to simultaneously worship her and tell her she's wrong? It's like that:

Enough complaints now..we cant tell them what to sell or not...sure its way too expensive..and yes..Robbie might know...but...we should look forward..lets wait and see what the future will bring. I think Robbie is down to earth..becaus ei have seen him on popstars...he`s been so lovely and nice. Telling jokes ect. This is the Robbie i really you.....xx

You've said it all; I'm exactly like you, I buy a lot (not the Brit Award though!) but this time it's really too expensive and I want to save for next year tour when I wish to see several concerts, especially in UK. I will have to travel there (n' the low costs are not so low any longer when u ad everything). So, no lovely signed pic for me.

I was shocked when I read the price!!Although Rob worths that and more, I think it TOO expensive.I'd rather be spending that amount of money on some ultimate editions of Ind and Out of Consciousness.Besides, if I had the money to but it, as I live in Argentina, I'd have to add some extra money for taxes and stuff.Rob, I think you're very down to earth, so please realize about this(because you didn't,I want to believe).Now,to Rob's management or whoever,please realize that Rob's fans love him so much,and for us the things you sell here are so important to us,because they get us a bit closer to him,so please take into account that we can't afford that amount of money,and DON'T FORGET THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FOREIGN FANS LIKE ME WHO(IN CASE WE GET THESE PRODUCTS IN THE COUNTRY WE LIVE IN BECAUSE SOMETIMES THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE)HAVE TO PAY EXTRA MONEY FOR EACH PRODUCT.

Boycott IT!! Sorry but had to say it! (ROBBIE is huge for me, but this is madness)

Hiya everybody...i´ve been following your comments and i still think its way too expensive...anyway...yesterday i was watching Popstars on german television and to be honest: Robbie was amazing...being so natural and laughing a lot. He looked awesome..besides this horrible suit and shoes lol. He was treating the girls very friendly and with 4 of them he performed his song " Feel ". He was even holding hands with one of them because she`s been so nervous..and i thought: oh my god...i wish i could do the same. Nevermind...we cant buy this pic...maybe the creators of this site should change their attitude...and show more respect to us fans...because we dont owe big houses, swimmingpools ect. But i still wonder wot Rob would say about all this...
I love the idea that somehow Robbie has signed the photos without signing off on the marketing plan.

This week just gone

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2. People coming direct
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The Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years

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Darren Hayman - Essex Arms

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Shrag - Life! Death! Prizes!

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Robert Wyatt - For The Ghosts Within

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Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love

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Ash - A to Z volume 2

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Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

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Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Golden Year

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Squeeze - Spot The Difference

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Surjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz

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Antony & The Johnsons - Swanlights

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The Orb & David "Dave" Gilmour - Metallic Spheres

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