Posts from 12th June 2000

12
Jun 00

STEVIE WONDER –

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STEVIE WONDER – JOURNEY THROUGH THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS

Motown A&R, sometime in 1978.

Stevie: Hi, Bob. I’ve finally come up with an idea for all-important follow up to my Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed, #1 hit album, Songs in the Key of Life.
A&R: Stevie, that’s great! Let’s hear it!
SW: Okay, it’s going to be a concept album to accompany a movie.
A&R: Sounds good so far.
SW: The movie is entitled Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants.
A&R: Mmm-hmmmm.
SW: I honestly don’t know if it’s ever going to be released but I just loved the idea of it so much.
A&R: …Okay. Tell me some more.
SW: Well, it’s going to be a double album.
A&R: Hey, look at the success of Songs. The world is obviously ready for it.
SW: And it’s going to be mostly New Age-ish instrumentals with only two songs with vocals.
A&R: Hmmmm.
SW: Sample titles include, “Venus’ Flytrap and the Bug,” “Ai No, Sono,” “Ecclesiastes,” and “Power Flower.”
A&R: …
SW: So Bob, what do you think?
A&R: Well..
A&R: It sounds like we’ve got another blockbuster on our hands!

Look to the left for the archives, finally updated.

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Look to the left for the archives, finally updated.

Skratch Piklz to retire

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Skratch Piklz to retire: “Yogafrog said he and colleagues Qbert, D-Styles and new member DJ Flare will train with an unnamed musician whom they describe as someone who “shared with us the most beautiful way to express scratching.”” No word on the studio album they’ve been allegedly readying for a good two-and-a-half years now. Ah well.

DUEL! – ROUND 2

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DUEL! – ROUND 2: Eels vs Skunk Anansie. Skunk A. have to be favourites, but come on, Eels are really, really bad.

Black Box Recorder vs Half Man Half Biscuit

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Black Box Recorder vs Half Man Half Biscuit: not a Duel, but a new FT article from MJ Hibbett, including some great stuff on music and humour.