Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sophia - Music for Picnics

When you choose an album title, you want it to be original, right? For instance, naming your new album 'Dark side of the moon' or 'Achtung baby' would be a bit silly, confusing and even worse: pretty pretentious too.

Why am I writing this?
Well, as you might have read on, the initial release of 'Technology Won't Save Us' will have a bonus cd called 'Music For Picnics'. While Googling 'Music for picnics' (to check how fast Google picks up a new news item) I was surprised to find that another album has been released called 'Music for Picnics'. But the real punch line is this: the artist is also called Sophia! What are the bloody chances of that happening?
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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cat Power on the up again

NME just posted a news story today about why Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) cancelled her tour earlier this year. She still seemed to suffer from the problems that surfaced when she toured extensively in 1998. Sophia and Cat Power toured together for some time in 1998. Her break-down even inspired the first couple of lines of Sophia's 'Desert Song No. 2'.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Download a Hissyfit

The Hissyfits have made their Flower Shop Recordings EP called 'Can't keep waiting' available for free download at their website:
The Hissyfits were a three piece girl punk rock band from New York, who split up before the single was released. Singer/guitar player Holly Jacobs was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder after which the band went on an indefinite hiatus. She now has a new band called Luxx*Lisbon.