Record producer Phil Spector has been sentenced life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2003. The jury didn’t care that he’d produced records for the Beatles, Tina Turner, The Ronettes, Leonard Cohen and many others. Despite a family history of insanity, and his daily psych meds he did not opt to plead insanity in six years and two trials. He will be eligible for parole in 18 years, which at his age is still a life sentence.
HORSE The Band is putting out a limited 7-inch for their track "Shapeshift" with a remix by Skrillex on the b-side. They will be on sale May 11th through the Vagrant Records website and on tour. Their LP Desperate Living is scheduled for a tentative summer release through.
It’s arts and crafts time. Rappcats.com posted a pdf origami kit for rapper MF DOOM. All you gotta do it print it, cut it out, and follow the directions. Jose recommends card stock over regular paper after ruining the first two attempts.
Marilyn Manson is hasn’t taken the hint yet and is dropping a new album The High End of Low, May 26th. Tites include “Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon.” “We’re From America” ...and the oh-so-clever, “Pretty As a Swastika.”
Notice for all Boston readers, The Megapolis Audio Festival, runs April 24-26 They are holding sessions on field recording, circuit bending, illegal art, activist films, sound art and collage, audio production, radio wizardry, electro-acoustic instrument building, and what else could you possibly have to do?
This week paparazzi jumped out of the bushes and frightened a horse. This wouldn’t be notable except Madonna was riding the horse and was rushed to the hospital. The scope of her injuries is presently unknown. This is not her first mishap in horse play. In 2005, she broke 3 ribs and her collar bone in a similar fall.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice have recorded an EP together called Moon Colony Bloodbath. The album is being released exclusively on 10-inch vinyl. Producer Chris Stamey guests on a few songs.