In today’s Soundbites, our quick take on news, reviews and tabloid gossip, there’s a chance to study meat dresses at a Carolina university, Serge Pizzorno moves into film scoring and we take a look at a new track from Sea Of Bees. Jay Z outlines his ambitious political plans, and Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson’s families are set to collide.
The University Of South Carolina is to begin a course about Lady Gaga entitled ‘Lady Gaga And The Sociology Of The Fame’. It will be taught by Professor Mathieu Deflem, who told the university’s student newspaper the Daily Gamecock after initially intending to use her as an example on the course he thought: “Oh, what the hell? Let’s make the whole freaking course about Lady Gaga and her rise to fame.”
Kasabian guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno has scored the music to a new British movie which has been directed by William Monahan. Pizzorno has written the incidental music for London Boulevard, and will also perform a selection of songs for the film, which stars Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel and Ray Winstone.
Julia Baenziger, AKA Californian multi-instrumentalist Sea Of Bees releases the new single ‘The Woods‘ this week. An incredibly fragile piece of songwriting, the vocals have all the depth best associated with Bjork and compliment a track which points to a pretty special talent. Check out a live performance here:
When asked about his thoughts on Predient Obama’s first two years in charge by BBC’s Newsbeat, US superstar Jay-Z replied: “In order to judge someone, you have to judge what they inherit. He inherited the worst economy, war, just a horrible time in American history. So if we think he can solve that, I mean, we don’t think he’s God, do we? He’s a human being. He’s going to need time to figure that out.” However, it appears Jay-Z does believe he could do a better job in a few years time: “Give me a chance,” he said. “Maybe in eight years, I’ll be the president.”
It looks like the blossoming relationship of Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson is to take another step forward this Christmas, with the UK’s Sun newspaper claiming the Muse frontman is to fly his parents out to the US next month for the dreaded meeting of the two families. “It will be the first meeting of both sets of parents,” a ‘source’ told The Sun. “Things are getting serious between Kate and Matt and it’s the obvious next step. Christmas is the only time they can get everyone together and the festive season is also the best time to do it.”Just Published: