Monday, May 15, 2006

Britney Spears' Rap Challenge, plus Art Garfunkel, Jo Wood, Perry Farrell Gets Extreme and Takes a Pea, Thom Yorke Edges Toward Advancement

  • Britney Spears will rap on her next album. This will be a good challenge to the Advanced listener. Your mission: learn to like it. You can start by liking it ironically if you like, but you have to get beyond that.
  • Art Garfunkel got out of his $100 pot fine by speaking to kids about living a "healthy lifestyle." So that's why Paul Simon didn't like him: He's a miser.
  • Ronnie Wood's wife, Jo, says that the Rolling Stones eat only organic food when she goes on tour with them. Proving that the Rolling Stones have never seen Spinal Tap.
  • I'm not sure where Perry Farrell fits in Advancement-wise, but before we decide, it's important to know that his upcoming solo record will feature Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme and Black Eyed Pea Fergie.
  • Thom Yorke's solo record is set to release in July. Because he's still Overt, he says this isn't a "solo" project, but with any luck he will leave Radiohead to make a roots-rock record with Aaron Neville, featuring the Tower of Power horns. Plus Nuno Bettencourt and Fergie, of course.

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