Reddit’s corporate mommy says they won’t run “Yes on Prop 19” campaign ads, because they don’t “want to benefit financially” from the pot legalization lobby. Reddit then runs the ads for free. <3
Must read article by Caitlin Moran on meeting, interviewing, then visiting a Berlin sex club with, Lady Gaga. Reminiscent of mid-80’s Smash Hits – It’s that good!
“Despite the undoubted and extreme novelty of such a venue, Adrian – Gaga’s British press officer – and I give away our nationalities instantly when we comment, excitedly, “Oh my God! You can SMOKE in here.” It seems a far more thrilling prospect than… some bumming.”
The fabulous Pomplamoose have compiled their outstanding cover versions into a new album. Many examples of cover versions being better than the originals, particularly their gorgeous take on “Single Ladies”.
Twice-weekly podcast of themed collections of cover versions of songs. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SOONER?
Things that are ace about it: 1) The whole songs are played without being talked over. 2) Even if you don’t know the originals, you get a mixed bag of styles of music, and will discover new artists 3) The iTunes version syncs program notes and artwork to your iPhone and uses chapters so you can skip dreadful songs. In summary: AMAZINGNESS!
A fantastically brilliant, stupid, and downright British arts project. Every hour, a different Briton stands on the “Fourth Plinth” in London’s Trafalgar Square and does whatever they want. The live webcam is somewhere between fascinating and deathly dull. In summary: Amazing.
Barack Obama recorded an audiobook of Dreams of My Father, which means he says the words of the people in his life. Including Ray, who swore. Which means we have an MP3 of our president saying “You ain’t my bitch, nigga.”
This? Is awesome.
One of my favourite music-geek-thrills is hearing a support act at a concert, being wicked impressed, and buying their CD from the merch table afterwards. Vermillion Lies supported Amanda Palmer last night, and were ace in a quirky discordant silly folkpop kind of way. You can download their latest album for free here. Give ‘em a listen, whydontcha?
Ashes to Ashes (the 80’s Life on Mars follow-up) is starting the first week of February, and everything about it sounds bloody AMAZING.
“What’s been your favourite scene to film?” “That would have to be when we were on a speed boat going under Tower Bridge carrying machine guns. Say no more.”
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.