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Archive | September 6, 2010

Five Super Soul Songs From Super Bad Brad

For The Love Of Money:
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Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ejKxYBgGbY&feature=related
Ben:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-6cQbDYsU&feature=related
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=txNbqwg1KM0&feature=related
Let’s Get It On:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1MYMP7xrMw&feature=related

Soul is not something you acquire, it’s something you either have or you don’t, and sometimes you can find it in the most unlikely people.

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The Punk & The Prankster

I was in Dublin airport at 9.00am last Saturday morning and had bought a cup of coffee and a scone before boarding my flight to Manchester. I was just picking up a knife to butter the scone when who should I see sat down at the next table but John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). It turns out that he’d been performing with Public Image Limited at the same festival as I’d been at, Electric Picnic. He was with someone else who looked really familiar, although I couldn’t place him. They had a load of pints of Guinness stacked up in front of them and at one point this Irish lad walked up to their table and, without saying anything, put down a couple more pints for them, gave them the finger, and started to walk back to where he was sat. They didn’t take too kindly to this and started shouting after him, saying it wasn’t good form to tell them to fuck off, Lydon stating that he was in his ’50s and didn’t ‘need that shit’. For a moment it looked like it might kick off, but after they gave the guy a bit of a lecture it seemed to calm down.

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Cover Versions Of Covers

This is Pauline Amos’s re-interpretation of the Wings album sleeve for ‘Band On The Run’ (1973) and Kid Acne’s take on ‘Let It Bleed’ by The Rolling Stones (1969). They’re both part of the ‘Cover Versions’ exhibition that opens at the A Month of Sundays Gallery in Sheffield this Friday (10.09.10). Pauline’s contribution was also filmed as a performance painting, intercut with footage of the personalities on the original cover – James Coburn, John Conteh, Clement Freud, Denny Laine, Christopher Lee, Kenny Lynch, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney and Michael Parkinson:
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