Thursday News Threads

  • One way to protest the war: sue the Air Force. That’s what The White Stripes are doing , but only because they claim “Fell in Love WIth A Girl” was used, unauthorized, in an ad during the Superbowl. Kem Kraft, the composer from Utah, commissioned to create the track for the ad has sent an apology to the White Stripes for unintentionally creating a track that sounded similar. The Air Force has since pulled the ad from their website, but you can still view it here, and judge for yourself.

  • A slew of well-produced viral video clips have been sneaking around the blogosphere going by the moniker iamamiwhoami, the artist’s identity is kept hidden, which has only made the rumor-mongers squirm some more. Guesses have ranged from Lady Gaga to Lykke Li to Goldfrapp. Watch all four videos here in their original succession and start guessing.

  • Continuing the “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of the Music from the Civil Rights Movement” series launched by First Lady, Michelle Obama, Bob Dylan performed “The Times They Are A-Changin,” to a bunch of Senators and Congressmen…
  • And in other Dylan news, his first canvas paintings will be unveiled February 13th in London’s Halcyon Gallery. The paintings, priced up to 450,000 ponds are based on sketches he made while touring in the late 80s and early 90s.
  • Jonsi, aka Jón Þór Birgisson, Sigur Ros frontman turned solo act whose album is slated for early April released a damn captivating video for “Go Do,” an uplifting, and utterly captivating song and one of two pre-released tracks that get me even more sprung on what’s to come this Spring.

  • The festival that boasts legendary performances on 700-acre farm in Tennessee, Bonnaroo, has officially released the epic lineup. Highlights include Phoenix, They Might Be Giants, Japandroids, Dr. Dog, and Stevie Wonder, with promise of more to be announced — check out the Bonnaroo full lineup here.
  • For anyone who experiences the mind-boggling frustration that MTV seemingly has nothing to do with music anymore, the channnel has finally owned up to the misguided name and dropped the word “music” from the logo. It feels good to be honest about yourself.
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  1. Justin W
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    This link is a hefty indication that “iamamiwhoiami” is Christina Aguilera:

    But I am not putting any money on it.

  2. Posted February 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Gotta be Goldfrapp! Unless Fever Ray is incredibly prolific!

  3. Justin W
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Yeah Goldfrapp produced Christina Aguilera or something. I have doubts about Fever Ray even with all the Swedish connections in the videos. Maybe she was on teh production team as well though

  4. Justin W
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    actually I change my theory. I bet its a Megan Fox musical debut, ha ha.

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