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by Crispin Kott

31 Mar 2010


According to UK tabloid The Sun, Lady GaGa is in the running to compose and perform the next James Bond theme. The as yet-unnamed film is due to hit theaters in 2011.

Whether the garish songstress makes the final cut remains to be seen, but if so, she’ll join an elite roster of past performers including Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Chris Cornell, Carly Simon, Tina Turner, Tom Jones and Lady GaGa’s personal heroine, Madonna.

Fans of the film series have long squabbled over which songs were the best and worst, with the Jack White/Alicia Keys duet “Another Way to Die” from the most recent Bond flick Quantum of Solace as divisive as any since Dr. No hit theaters in 1962. Given Lady GaGa’s notoriety, it’s not unreasonable to anticipate the next theme might spark even more debate.

Also tipped in the Sun article are schmaltzy crooner Michael Bublé and Amy Winehouse, who reportedly snorted her way out of the running for the last film.

Below is a handful of past Bond tunes from YouTube, as well as My Bloody Valentine’s cover of Louis Armstrong’s “We Have All the Time in the World”, from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. You be the judge on whether they were up to snuff, and whether Lady GaGa is ideally suited to follow in their footsteps.

 

by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010


Glee returns to the airwaves 13 April and Fox released this latest promo that showcases star Lea Michelle’s take on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”. While Glee has plenty to offer to those who aren’t into musical theater, it’s hard to blame those who knock the show right off the bat. You may want to give it a shot, even if it’s not your thing. It’s a cheeky high school satire in the vein of Election, it just happens to heavily feature its cast singing pop songs a cappella. It’s understandable, however, if outsiders can’t help but Fox’s continued insistence that the show is a “phenomenon” a bit grating.

by Peta Jinnath Andersen

31 Mar 2010


Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad, is set to hit shelves next week. There’s been a lot of talk about how the shiny new tech will affect the book world. Here’s mega-publisher Penguin’s take on the matter. Will Penguin’s iPad books still be books? Or is Penguin leaving books behind?

by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010


The cult of Scarface has been known to permeate many corners of our society. Dorm rooms, Spencer’s Gifts, and Spike TV “best of” lists are usually places of worship when it comes to Brian De Palma’s 1983 drug epic, but it looks like elementary schools are also getting into the act. Check out some surprisingly talented child actors take on the story’s climax in this “fudging” awesome school play.

by Arnold Pan

31 Mar 2010


LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
(DFA/Virgin)
Releasing: 18 May

Leaked from the much-anticipated new LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, “Drunk Girls” has been burning up the Internet since the weekend. If this track and a snippet of another new song “Pow Pow” are any indication, the new album finds James Murphy and co. no worse for wear, despite what was apparently a grueling recording/producing process for Murphy and rumors of uncertainty over the band’s long-term future. “Drunk Girls” is the kind of hybrid electro-punk single you’d expect from LCD, something in between a boozy booty-shaking anthem for chin-stroking indies and some subliminal braininess for the clubbing set.

SONG LIST
01 Dance Yrself Clean

02 Drunk Girls
03 One Touch

04 All I Want

05 Change 

06 Hit 

07 Pow Pow

08 Somebody’s Calling Me 

09 What You Need

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