One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean
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Monday 02 November 2009
Two sophomore girls have sued their school district after they were punished for posting sexually suggestive photos on MySpace during their summer vacation.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Friday 02 October 2009
Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book 'Where the Wild Things Are' is one of this year's most highly anticipated films.
Friday 25 September 2009
Thom Yorke's recent productivity is showing no signs of abating. Following on from two recent Radiohead songs, Yorke this week released a two-track 12" single through the band's website (tinyurl.com/ncsftg) with a wider digital release expected on 6 October. As explained by Yorke on Radiohead's blog earlier in the month (tinyurl.com/kwcu6n), the first track, "Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses", is a "radical rework" of a song by Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from the start of the decade, while the second, "The Hollow Earth", is a glitches, beats and bass effort that recalls Yorke's 2006 solo record, 'The Eraser'. A video for "The Hollow Earth" has surfaced (tinyurl.com/knutn2), made by the visual artist Raymond Salvatore Harmon. It is an unofficial effort and its dizzying appropriation of Banksy artworks was unauthorised. Meanwhile, a video has also come out, officially this time, for Thom Yorke's contribution to the Mark Mulcahy tribute album. The video for the track "All for the Best" premiered on the website of 'Rolling Stone' – tinyurl.com/mhma35.
Friday 25 September 2009
Thursday 10 September 2009
Pop stars went back to school today to urge youngsters to pick up an instrument and become the chart toppers of the future.
Friday 04 September 2009
With his new album 'The Blueprint 3' having been leaked online this week, the hip-hop superstar Jay-Z (right, with Kanye West) appears to be in the process of transcending to another plane of cultural influence, all fuelled by a love affair with the internet which shows the man himself to be as forward-thinking online as he is in the real world.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
A judge has finalised his decision to throw out convictions of a Missouri mother for her role in an internet hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbour girl who committed suicide.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
"Glitch-hop" isn't a term that fills me with excitement, but right now there's a bunch of producers in Southern California making music that has been given this catch-all name – I'm sure anyone included hates any such easy categorisation.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Social networking hub MySpace said it is acquiring iLike, a popular music application on rival Facebook, in the first move by new management to restore some of its lost lustre on the internet.
Friday 14 August 2009
There seems to be a constant parade of arty indie rock bands getting pushed on music blogs, and in the case of the Southern Californian guitars/drums duo No Age in the pages of 'The New Yorker'. Sometimes it's hard to keep up and No Age had thus far passed me by, but on the basis of their new EP 'Losing Feeling', I will be jumping right into their back catalogue which includes last year's highly regarded, debut, full-length album 'Nouns'. The pair, Randy Randall and Dean Spunt, deal in the experimental end of rock, with layers of beautiful noise, lots of fuzzy guitars and hazy vocals. The new four-track EP isn't released until 6 October, when it comes out on 12-inch vinyl and in digital format – there will be no CD version. In the meantime, their record label, Sub Pop, is streaming it online now – you have to register with the site (it's free) but that's about it: subpop.com. I heartily recommend a listen.
Friday 07 August 2009
There's a man at the top of Carnaby Street singing "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright". No, it's not 1964. It's last Thursday. And the man in the floppy felt hat and sunglasses, strumming and singing for the benefit of a gathering crowd, is not Bob Dylan; he's 35-year-old Joshua Radin. Not everyone in the crowd knows who Radin is, but they stay to listen to his songs – and if they watch any US television, there's a good chance they've heard some of them before.
Friday 31 July 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination.
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