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'The last film I went to see was Lincoln which I really enjoyed'

Caught in the Net: Capital gains in West's world

For one so consumed by good design, Kanye West's pioneering website, kanyeuniversecity.com, had become rather dated looking of late. Last week, Kanye relaunched his web presence with kanyewest.com, and indeed, it's a far prettier and better laid out affair. He's split the site into various areas of specific interest, so now, if don't want to see the pictures he posts of scantily clad women or follow his musings on ergonomic chairs, but do want to see what he has to say about art or fashion, or indeed music, you can do so with greater ease. Kanye was also fond of all caps-based personal rants in the past, and this has been built this into the new site as a knowing aesthetic feature. A recent entry contained such an outpouring, which concluded with this statement (I've removed the excessive capital letters): "The music you turn up loud is your opinion. For most people it's easier to just agree. For me the hardest thing is to 'just' agree and that is what sparks creativitiy. The feeling that something can be better, the feeling that something's missing, the feeling that something's needed."

Pere Ubu, The Garage, London

He showed them who's the daddy

Thom Yorke, Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Despite being one of the most prominent activists in music, backing a specific party has never really been Thom Yorke's style. Therefore, it is something of a coup for Tony Juniper, the Green Party's prospective parliamentary candidate for Cambridge, to persuade his friend to perform this benefit gig for his election campaign.

Caught in the Net - Norah chases a hip audience

The music of Norah Jones is often maligned by more discerning (or is that discriminating?) music critics: milquetoast pop jazz for the masses, they cry.

Caught in the Net: Russell comes back to life

The best song I've heard this week is a previously unreleased track recorded by Arthur Russell (left). Best known as a pioneering disco producer in New York in the 1970s and 1980s, Russell fell into obscurity before his death from an AIDS-related condition in 1992, but his reputation has been ressurrected with numerous releases in the last ten years. Alongside disco, his instrument of choice was the cello, while also he tried his hand at pop music and all manner of experimental and avant-garde musical endeavours. He left behind 1,000 tapes of his work, so there is still music to be unearthed, like this folky track, "Come To Life". Channelling Nick Drake, the song has gorgeous vocals from Russell and an unnamed female singer, with a lilting electric guitar and a great horn section popping up here and there. It was recently released as a limited edition split seven-inch vinyl single with the debut song by CANT, a side project of Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. The track is streaming on the Gorrilla vs Bear site, found at tinyurl.com/yfyu5ks, and the MP3 can be purchased at tinyurl.com/yheuck6.

Radiohead: 'Another album would kill us'

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said the band may not make another album, as they could not bear to go through the "creative hoo-ha" again.

Radiohead: 'recording a new album would kill us'

Radiohead may not make another album together, the band's frontman Thom Yorke said yesterday as they could not bear to go through the "creative hoo-ha" again.

Latitude, Southwold, Suffolk

The sun comes out for Yorke

One-click Wonder: DIY cover versions

Last week, YouTube shocked British web users with its decision to take down all professional music videos following its row with the Performing Rights Society. Lucky, then, there are DIY cover versions like these to watch instead...

Summer Sundae Weekender, De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester

Summer Sundae is an unfailingly hip festival that requires few stars to draw a crowd. Supergrass and The Coral pass for big pop here, likewise new reggae name Natty. Roisin Murphy dwarfs her thumping electro-rock with a head-banging sweater girl persona. Reverend and the Makers' Jon McClure is similarly hands-on in making his crude take on the Happy Mondays connect.

EMI: No background music

EMI chairman Guy Hands has turned to a marketing expert with no experience of the music industry to help him turn round the record company's fortunes. But can Elio Leoni-Sceti win over the artists? Sarah Arnott reports

Coldplay, Brixton Academy, London

Singing does power of good for predictable Martin

Going green on the festival scene

Cars and rubbish can make a festival an eco-disaster. But now organisers are tackling their carbon footprint. Nick Hasted reports
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