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by PopMatters Staff

8 Jun 2010



Cam Be shot some fine footage of a recent k-os appearance in Chicago where he performs “Zambony” from his latest album Yes! and a medley. Back in May, Andrew Martin said that k-os “has now solidified himself as one of music’s most consistent and experimental artists. And in the hip-hop realm, that is not an accolade that is easily passed around.”

by Oliver Ho

7 Jun 2010


William Shatner’s excellent Has Been featured his inimitable interpretation of Pulp’s “Common People”, which inspired YouTube user kirkslashspock to create this fun video. Edited together with clips from the classic Star Trek cartoon series, this video also touches upon the infamous Kirk/Spock genre of slash fiction.

This second video uses Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” to imagine a considerably darker Kirk/Spock story, which in many ways quite haunting and beautiful. Spock’s Nosferatu-like pose is particularly cool.


by John Bergstrom

7 Jun 2010


The beloved British electropop duo Yazoo (Yaz in the US) will finally release an official document of its 2008 “Reconnected Tour”. The tour reunited synth-whiz Vince Clarke with husky-throated Alison Moyet for the first time in 25 years and shocked and thrilled fans who figured the pair would never share a stage again. Yazooinfo.com has announced Reconnected Live, a two-disc live album that will be released, in the UK at least, on September 27. Curiously, no accompanying DVD has been mentioned.

by Jennifer Cooke

7 Jun 2010



There are several things that you will not be able to believe about the following video by Phil Spector’s wife Rachelle:

  • That it was produced in 2010 and not 1987.
  • That it cost more than $11 to make.
  • That the song was written by an adult and did not spring fully formed from a junior high schooler’s Pee-Chee folder.
  • That it comes from an album called Out of My Chelle that is not attempting to be humorous.
  • That the ostensible object of the song’s frothy sentiments is a convicted murderer and possibly one of the creepiest men living.
  • That the “singer” truly believes anyone wants to pay money to be ice-picked in the ear by someone who need only bleat about the “innocence” of said murderer in order to continue living like a queen without ever having to break a nail or a sweat for the rest of her life.


You will, however, be able to believe that this was produced from prison.

by Arnold Pan

7 Jun 2010


In a play to be his nation’s saving grace, hall-of-fame curmudgeon Mark E. Smith gets all soft and sentimental over…World Cup soccer—er, football. A case of a project too absurd not to be true, the Fall frontman has recorded an unofficial English team anthem called “England’s Heartbeat” with a duo called Shuttleworth. What’s even more unexpected is that Smith seems to play it pretty straight, getting patriotic in a way that could only be inspired by a tradition of sports futility. So England hasn’t won the World Cup since 1966, but considering the winning streak that Smith’s on this year with the latest, greatest Fall album Your Future Our Clutter, don’t bet against ‘em this time.

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