Thursday, October 2, 2008

McCartney Story, then a story about some Wack-o

Paul McCartney's new experimental project under the moniker the Fireman, called Electric Arguments, will be released in the U.S. by the Dave Matthews-owned label, ATO. Which I think is one of the greatest record label names... ATO Records means Acording To Our Records.

The album, which was co-produced by longtime McCartney collaborator and ambient DJ Youth, will be released by McCartney's production company MPL and manufactured and distributed outside of North America by One Little Indian Records.

Electric Arguments is the third Fireman project that McCartney has released since 1993, and is the first to feature full vocal performances. The album's lead track, called "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight," is musically and vocally reminiscent of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," and such early solo and Wings tracks as "Oh Woman, Oh Why," "Monkberry Moon Delight," "Mumbo," among others.

McCartney told Mojo that the title of the song "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight" was inspired by his late friend Jimmy Scott, who also inspired the title of the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."
An Australian-born artist named Natascha Stellmach claims that she has acquired the ashes of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and has incorporated them into an art installation on suicide, called "Set Me Free." The project, which includes recordings, poetry and text, will conclude with an event in which Stellmach plans to produce a joint containing the ashes and smoke it at a secret location in Berlin. This will, according to the artist, release Cobain "into the ether from the media circus."

According to Art World, when asked how she obtained Cobain's ashes, Stellmach said, "That's confidential and kind of magic. They came to me."

Cobain's widow, singer and actress Courtney Love, reported the ashes stolen from her home last year. She has yet to comment on Stellmach's claim.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Hey Anthony,
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