Tag: (Un)Sung Music

  • Static People Get Dreamy

    I’m a Moonage Daydream believer ? courtesy of Static People bandmate Dmitra Smith, who creates a vocal valentine to her 30-year Bowie crush. Download here!

  • New Tune from Static People: The Late Projectionist

    [audio:http://fmrl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The_Late_Projectionist.mp3|titles=The_Late_Projectionist] Static People takes you to a mournful matinee with its latest track, “The Late Projectionist.” Give it a spin here or download it, compliments of the band. You may also enjoy the novel of the same name by Static People’s bassist, now available digitally… Get the Kindle version of The Late Projectionist. Here’s the […]

  • Destroy All Movies (then buy the book)

    Of all our cultural franchises on ?philias, it’s the cinephiles, audiophiles and bibliophiles who foster perhaps the most socially-acceptable proclivities and yet, somehow, they’re still left out in the cold of mainstream culture. Fetishists par excellence, they are the true fans, the one’s that remind us that the etymological root of ?fan? is ?fanatic? and […]

  • How to Monetize Music: The Dome Experiment

    Late in Fortune’s Fool, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis, author Fred Goodman details the plight of songwriter and producer Pete Waterman, Brit crooner Rick Astley’s collaborator on the now-infamous 1987 hit ?Never Gonna Give You Up.? The tune is the punchline to the long-running gag of ?Rickrolling? (to the un-rolled, […]

  • Mock Stars

    Apart from Spinal Tap and The Rutles, few rock the mock as well as Dan Bern and Mike Viola, the duo behind the tunes for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to The Greek. Both flicks were produced by Judd Apatow whose mandate was to be both funny and rock… Bern and […]

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    Rapture Right: How to get the Good kind of Bad PR

    Publicists should take lessons from the Rapture Right. In lieu of the humdrum press release, branded tchotchkes or complimentary tickets, the purportedly hardcore, right-wing Christian duo simply threaten boycotts. Responses from the media run the gamut from “Huh” to bona fide alarm and even the occasional 700-word column in an alternative-news-weekly. The post-goth garbed Rapture […]