Monday, March 15, 2010

David Beckham Out Of World Cup Achiles Tendon Ruptured

England soccer superstar David Beckham has crashed out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Beckham pulled up injured with what appears to be a ruptured Achilles tendon in AC Milan's match against Chievo at the San Siro.

If it is a ruptured Achiles tendon then his chances of playing in the World Cup for England in South Africa are virtually nil according to doctors.

Beckham's dream was to become the only English soocer player to have represented his country at 4 World Cup Championships.

Beckaham returned to the starting eleven for AC Milan against Cheivo after a good performance against old club Manchester United in the Champions League.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Craig David Is Back! One More Lie (Standing In The Shadows) Video

UK Soul phenenomemom Craig David is back and this time he's taken the rewind back to 1966 and The Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love. Craig does not do a cover of the Motown classic but the theme underpins his new song One More Lie.

After an absence from the charts this track looks set to be a hit both sides of the Atlantic with its hooky chorus and irresistable dance beats.

It's sure to be one for the remixers. Out on 15th March 2010.

One More Lie (Standing In The Shadows)- Craig David

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink Floyd Win Court Battle With EMI

PINK FLOYD win court battle with EMI over online sales.

Pink Floyd band members argued that their contract with EMI stipulated that their albums should not be split up and sold as individual tracks without the band's permission. They claimed that albums such as The Dark Side Of The Moon.

The Judge agreed with the band saying their contract had a clause to "preserve the artistic integrity of the albums".

EMI will have to pay the band an initial sum of £40,000 with more to follow.

This ruling will now set a precedent for other artists such as Garth Brooks and AC/DC who have also argued that their albums should only be sold as full albums and not as online individual tracks from sites such as iTunes.

Here's Money by Pink Floyd

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Curtain Show - Birmingham Eastside Projects New Exhibition

The latest exhibition at Birmingham's Eastside Projects gallery space is Curtain Show.

It opens on the 13th March and promises to continue down the innovative path that curator Gavin Wade, here with Céline Condorelli, has led the art world of Birmingham and beyond.

"Curtain Show revolves around Lilly Reich’s Silk and Velvet Café at the Women’s Fashion Exhibition in Berlin, in 1927.

The trade fairs of the 19th century and early 20th century were places of great innovation in the fields of art and design, and a phenomenal example is Reich’s ‘Café’; but they were also inevitably sites of alliance between political power and design.

Reich’s bold exposition of gold and silver silk and black, orange and red velvet draped over chromed-steel tubular frames created a maze of spaces in which visitors and traders were enveloped in a pioneering example of a temporary environment formed by the content of the exhibition.

Starting from the installation’s complex spatial position and ambiguous political one, Curtain Show unfolds this dual role as curtains form background and foreground in a meeting of curtain works."

Curtain Show

13 March – 17 April 2010

Launch: 6-9pm Friday 12th March 2010
Open Thursday 12-6.30pm, Friday-Saturday 12-5pm

Céline Condorelli, Tacita Dean, Douglas Gordon, Barbara Holub, Hannah James, Grace Ndiritu, Lilly Reich, Erik Satie, Ines Schaber, Albrecht Schäfer

art architecture space place time

Lost Boy Corey Haim Dead at 38

Corey Haim the star of The Lost Boys and Lucas has died aged 38.

After a bright career as a child actor look set for big things Corey found it difficult to maintain the momentum of his early promise.

The nineties were a disaster for Haim with almost every film he made going straight to video. This led to a new millennium marked by stints in rehab as he tried to get his life and film future sorted. The sad thing is that this year was stacking up to be his best for years with 10 projects lined up. Some of these are already in the can and are reported to be some of his best work.

A spokeswoman for LAPD said Corey Haim passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Providence St Joseph Medical Centre.

Unconfirmed sources report Haim collapsed in the bedroom of his mother's apartment and four prescription bottles were found nearby.

A post-mortem will determine the cause of death and no other details have been released as yet.

Lindsay Lohan And The White Stuff

No it's not a brand new band and it doesn't refer to white powder. It's milk! LINDSAY LOHAN has taken huge offence to an advert that was shown during the Super Bowl.

The advert showed a 'milkaholic' baby called Lindsay. Ms Lohan believes that everyone that saw it thinks its a reference to her and her reported past problems with drugs and drink. She is so wound up about it that she is suing the company concerned, E-Trade,the online stocks and shares company, for £67 million.

Wow just think of all the white stuff she could buy with that!

Lohan claims that the company have illegaly used her name 'Lindsay' maybe forgetting that there are millions of Lindsays worldwide. She's got hot lawyers:

“Many celebrities are known by one name, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit,” Lohan’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, said in a statement to the New York Post . “They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan"

Most will probably think 'Grow up Lindsay'. Why on earth would an advert featuring a cry baby addicted to white stuff make anyone think of you? Skin After Skin certainly didn't - well not until you mentioned it...
Heres the E-Trade Video:

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Pink Floyd Sue EMI Over Online Sales

Pink Floyd are suing the band's record label EMI over online royalty payments.

In the High Court in London the band stated that their agreement with EMI was that their songs should only be sold as song 'bundles' rather than as individual tracks.

They believe that the agreement which was written before online sales were even dreamed of still stands.

In addition to the comercial concerns the band believe that the ad hoc selling of tracks compromises the artistic integrety of albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon.

The case continues.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Lily Allen Breaks Down In Tears At Violence and Retires From Music

LILY ALLEN broke down in tears during her O2 gig when she saw two middle aged men fighting in the audience.

The star left the stage only returning after the two men had been thrown out saying: "That's the worst sort of violence. It's fucking sick and you lot should be ashamed of yourself."

Laying her political cards on the line Lily dedicated her song 'Fuck You' to Tory leader DAVID CAMERON. Cameron said last week that he has banned his daughter from listening to Lily's music as it contained words unsuitable for young people.

The gig, which also featured DIZEE RASCAL, was meant to be her last ever gig. The Fear star Allen announced that she was giving up pop to become a vintage clothes shop owner. It seems however that she can't bear the thought of giving up music at the moment and immeadiatly after the show announced plans to support US rap star Jay-Z in Hyde Park in July. She later Tweeted that the July show wil definately be her last ever performance as 'Lily Allen'.

Lily is still opening her clothes chop which will be called Lucy In Disguise at the Vintage. She will launch the venture at the Goodwood Festival in August.

Dizzee Rascal who supported Lily at the O2 announced last week that he is to write a book - his autobiography. It will be published in October. Dizzee Rascal Writes Book

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Botox Barbie - Woman Who Injected Child With Botox Runs Sex Parties

A woman who bragged to the press about how she injected her 15-year old daughter with botox admits that she is an international sex party organiser.

The Daily Star reports that
'Human Barbie' Sarah Burge calls herself Madame Pink and charges £500 an hour to 'be whatever you want me to be'

Madame Pink claims to organise glamorous parties where guests, says Burge, are "Young, beautiful hipsters. Rich. Cool. The kind of people everyone wants to have sex with.”.

The truth is that Burge and her ilk are old fashioned Madames who exploit sad and lonely clients by promising them sexual happiness whilst taking their money from them. That's fine but somehow Skin After Skin feels unhappy that on the make Burge is called the Human Barbie. Barbie was made for finer things than sleazy sex parties for losers in Phuket.

Barbie has always and will always be a Park Lane girl with a degree in art from Goldsmith's tucked neatly in the pocket of her silk knickers.

As for Sindy she's a political activist living in Croydon teaching teenagers how to use The Web as weapon.

Burge could take a leaf out of old Madame Cyn's book, buy a semi in suburbia, accept luncheon vouchers and earn enough money to put her daughter through University.

Tuppaware parties I'm sure would be even more fun and help us on the road to economic recovery and cut the chance of contracting venereal disease of the moment Chlamydia at the same time.

Does anyone still get the Betaware man calling round? And no it's not a gambling addiction charity.

Mickey Rourke Sleeps With 14 Women in One Night

Actor and old soak Mickey Rourke claims to have slept with 14 women in one night on a visit to the UK.

Rourke made the claim as he dissed football love rats such as Chelsea FC players Ashley Cole and John Terry who are dominating UK soccer and celebrity headlines with stories of their infidelities.

Hollywood hell raiser Rourke tells soccer star wives and girlfriends (WAGs)that the sexual antics of Premier League Soccer stars are nothing compared to movie stars.

Rourke said "British footballers have got nothing when it comes to women"

Chelsea left back Ashley Cole is said to be devastated after wife Cheryl Cole left him after finding out about his latest sexting revelations and is currently licking his wounds both football and love in a French clinic.

Skin After Skin doesn't know who is sadder Mickey Rourke for feeling the need to brag about sleeping with 14 women or the 14 women for sleeping with Mickey Rourke.

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.” - Guy Debord

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dizzee Rascal Writes Book

That funster funkster rap star London's own Dizzee Rascal is to write his autobiography and promises to give a real insight into his upbringing and the world of London's UK Rap, Grime and Garage scenes.

The book will be a co-production between Dizzee's Dirtee Stank label and publishers Canongate.

The book is provisionally titled The Dizzee Rascal Story - come on Dizzee you can do better than that!

It will be out in hardback in October.


Dizzee (real name Dylan Mills) was brought up in Bow, East London, where he was born in 1985 making him 24 by my reckoning.

Yes! Dizzee is still only 24 but seems to have been around forever. He was 17 when he won the Mercury Music Prize with his first album Boy in Da Corner.

Skin After Skin has a feeling he'll be around a long time more so maybe he'll come up with a better title for the 2nd installment of his life story out in maybe five or so more years time.

Go for it Dizzee!

Composer Plays Piano From The Grave

George Gershwin died aged 38 in 1937 but he has been heard playing his famous piano solo from Rhapsody in Blue on stage in Florida.

His ghost was summoned up by the Florida Orchestra who took to the stage without a live piano player but took with them a Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano.

The Disklavier had been programmed up with a midi file made from a piano roll recorded by George Gershwin himself in 1927. Because the file was made from a piano roll rather than an audio recording some of the subtleties of touch and emotion that the the great American composer brought to the piece were preserved.

It was the first time since his death from a stroke that his piece Rhapsody in Blue has been heard with the piano solo more or less exactly as Gershwin himself played it.

The mix of live and digitally played music is commonplace in pop and dance music but not in the classical music hall. For some it's a step too far but the novelty of hearing the ghost of Gershwin play the piano alongside a full live orchestra is a sure crowd puller.

George Gershwin with his brother Ira Gershwin he wrote some of the best loved songs in the American song book. True music legends.

George and Ira Gershwin Official Site

George Gershwin at American Masters

Geoorge Gershwin Brought Back To Life

Friday, March 05, 2010

I Will Renew Wedding Vows with Cheryl - Ashley Cole

Chelsea FC love rat Ashley Cole has vowed to regain wife Cheryl Cole's love by offering to renew their marriage vows.

Speaking from his medical clinic in Biarritz, France, Cole told friends that he would make the offer when he talks to Cheryl next week in London.

Meanwhile Cheryl flew from Heathrow to Copenhagen, Denmark, last night looking sad but stylish in a £1,000 T-shirt. Cole is appearing on Denmark's version of the X-Factor and hopes to wow them with her performance as she prepares for a forthcoming European tour.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Plan B - Writings On The Wall - Live from Cafe de Paris

Plan B continues to show versatility as this soul soaked live performance of Writings On The Wall shows.

See it as the next installment of 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks' Plan B's new album.

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Plan B - Writing's On The Wall (Live from Cafe De Paris)

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Little Boots Steps Gently - Acoustic Set from Blackpools Finest

Victoria Heskith is Little Boots.

The geeky music obsessed teenager from Blackpool has become one of the UK's brightest young stars. Little Boots makes beautifully crafted pop songs with an electronic production that sees kids stomping to Little Boots hits in clubs the across the globe.

In this just realeased video of Little Boots performing an acoustic selection of her hits including Stuck On Repeat and Remedy we see just how good the songs are beyond the dance floor. We also get a version of the Kate Bush classic 'Running Up That Hill'.

See NowPublic From Geek to Goddess for more.