david bowie https://www.coolaccidents.com/ en 7 Of The Wildest Music-Related Conspiracy Theories https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/wild-music-related-conspiracy-theories <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">7 Of The Wildest Music-Related Conspiracy Theories</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/526" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ben.madden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 18/06/2021 - 09:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Britney Spears" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bfca1143-d8fa-409a-be7c-bdf2bffe421e" height="628" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/inline-images/wild-music-related-conspiracy-theories.jpg" width="1200" /><figcaption>Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Britney Spears. Photo of Taylor Swift by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV, photo of Kanye West by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com and photo of Britney Spears by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for dcp.</figcaption></figure></p><p>Let's face it. Humans love a great conspiracy theory. People always want to think that they've cracked a case no-one else has, and guess what? We're no different!</p> <p>We've taken a look at some of our favourite music-related conspiracy theories (including a couple of ones that have been confirmed/nearly confirmed), to understand what makes them so exciting. Some of them are pretty out there, but you have to admit that the evidence is pretty convincing. The truth is out there...</p> <h2>David Bowie predicted Kanye West's birth</h2> <p>There's a school of thought that believes <strong>David Bowie </strong>predicted <strong>Kanye West</strong>'s birth, and the evidence is somewhat convincing. Firstly, on the cover of his 1982 album, <em>The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, </em>an album about a fictional alien rock star, there's a sign that says, "K. West". Could this be referring to Kanye?</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-2objtvdsv3i" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/2ObjtVdsV3I?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>That's not the only evidence from the album, though. There's also a track on it called <em>Five Years. </em>Guess who was born five years after the album's release? (Spoiler, it's Kanye).</p> <p>On David Bowie's last album, <em>Blackstar, </em>the title track features the lyrics, <em>“Something happened on the day he died / Spirit rose a meter and stepped aside/ Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried/ ‘I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar!’” </em>People have speculated that these lyrics are referring to Kanye - and with Bowie gone, there's no way to know.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-kszlwbac4sw" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/kszLwBaC4Sw?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>When David Bowie passed away, Kanye wrote, “David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.” Maybe David Bowie saw Kanye West's birth and knew his legacy would eventually be left in his hands. There's no real way to tell for certain.</p> <h2>Dr. Dre started Burning Man</h2> <p>Back in 1986, Larry Harvey, Jerry James and a couple of friends burned a 9-foot wooden man on a beach in San Francisco. This is widely considered the beginning of<em> </em>the Burning Man festival. However, the truth might be a bit different.</p> <p>A letter from <strong>Dr. Dre</strong> in 1995 suggests that he came across a group of people setting up for Burning Man, and he found out that thousands of people were coming along for a free festival. He was looking for a location for an upcoming video shoot with Hype Williams, and he met the group of people.</p> <p>As the theory goes, he discovered that no-one was paying any money for the festival - so he swooped in and got involved. Coincidentally (or not), 1995 was the first year that Burning Man charged for admission...</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-dr-dre-discover-burning-man">The Daily Beast</a> reached out to Dr. Dre's camp to confirm his involvement, and it was denied. However, that might just be a red herring. If you want to learn more about the conspiracy, there's a <a href="https://drdrestartedburningman.tumblr.com/">whole Tumblr</a> dedicated to it. Once you've gone down the rabbit hole, there's no coming back.</p> <h2>Bella Poarch is a cyborg</h2> <p>This one doesn't really have any basis in fact, but it does make us laugh. On a TikTok live, someone asked if <strong>Bella Poarch</strong> was a robot. She responded in Tagalog, saying, "Robot daw ako tangina. Anong klaseng tanong yon? Robot daw ako upakan kita diyan eh."</p> <p>Translated, that means, Am I a robot?" She/He said I'm a robot, what the fuck? What kind of question was that?" Robot? I'mma beat your ass Anyways... Um.... Yeah." Pretty strong denial - but then again, that's exactly how we think a robot would respond...</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-wghe-vq7ei8" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/wgHe-VQ7Ei8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <h2>Britney Spears was paid by the White House to create controversies</h2> <p>Pop culture and politics often cross over, but not always like this. Fans have often suspected that <strong>Britney Spears </strong>was in cahoots with the White House to distract people from important moments in George W. Bush's presidency, and the evidence is pretty convincing.</p> <p>For example, just before the United States V. Libby case, the trial of a former high-ranking official in President Bush's administration, Britney married Jason Alexander in Vegas - only for their wedding to be annulled 55 hours afterwards.</p> <p>That's not the only coincidence, though. A day before the 2006 midterm elections, Britney split with Kevin Federline, ensuring that they would be dominating the headlines.</p> <p>In 2007, Britney found herself in the news again after shaving her head, and George Bush used the opportunity to increase the number of American troops deployed to Iraq. Veeeeery interesting timing...</p> <p>In the film <em>Fahrenheit 9/11, </em>Britney publicly placed her trust in President Bush, saying, "Honestly I think we should trust our President in every decision that he makes and we should just support that and be faithful to what happens." Do you believe in coincidences?</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-kt4328mab80" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/kt4328MAB80?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <h2>Lorde is an anonymous onion ring critic</h2> <p>While this one has actually been proven to be true, we still love talking about it. Back in 2017, a new onion ring critic emerged onto the scene, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/onionringsworldwide/">@onionringsworldwide</a>. Unfortunately, <strong>Lorde </strong>was exposed as the owner of the account, and it went dormant.</p> <p>Thankfully, towards the end of 2020, the account was revived, with Lorde posting, “This reviewer stopped ordering onion rings after her identity was leaked to the press in the great debacle of 2017. I’d get a smile and a wink from waitstaff — it got embarrassing, you know? But it occurred to me that some things are too good to let the internet spoil.”</p> <p>It was a fitting end to the crazy year that was 2020. Since then, Lorde has been reviewing circular fried treats, and even releasing new music. All's well that ends well.</p> <h2>Kendrick Lamar used a body double at the Day N Vegas</h2> <p><a href="https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/kendrick-lamar-stunt-double-day-n-vegas-festival">We wrote about this one back in 2019</a>, but it's too good not to share again. Fans at the 2019 Day N Vegas festival were convinced that <strong>Kendrick Lamar</strong> had someone stand in for him. ScHoolboyQ even got involved and suggested that he was looking for more stage time!</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">It was me.. I needed more den 30mins ? <a href="https://t.co/Og1Ug1LNa5">https://t.co/Og1Ug1LNa5</a></p> <p>— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScHoolboyQ/status/1191785430049607680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>Fans took to social media to post footage from the show, and while we're pretty sure it IS Kendrick Lamar in the video, it wouldn't be the first time an artist has used body doubles - the late MF DOOM was infamous for sending along DOOM clones to shows.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Why wasn’t Kendrick Lamar performing??? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DayNVegas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DayNVegas</a> and who was this??? <a href="https://t.co/g9CXgkUbeL">pic.twitter.com/g9CXgkUbeL</a></p> <p>— Cristina (@tinalovesyou91) <a href="https://twitter.com/tinalovesyou91/status/1191384294783995904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 4, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><h3><a href="https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/hooligan-hefs-tinie-send-it"><strong>READ MORE: Hooligan Hefs And UK Legend Tinie Throw It Back To Summer In Their Huge Remix Of 'SEND IT!'</strong></a></h3> <h2>Taylor Swift travels in a suitcase</h2> <p>Zayn Malik revealed to <a href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/zayn-malik-on-one-direction-and-gigi-hadid">British Vogue</a> that <strong>Taylor Swift</strong> actually travels in a suitcase sometimes to avoid paparazzi. With his eyes wide open, he told them, "She was travelling around in a suitcase". </p> <p>Back in 2018, photos emerged of security guards carrying around a human-sized suitcase into a car outside Swift's apartment. You can check out the photos thanks to Consequence Of Sound <a href="https://consequence.net/2018/11/zayn-taylor-swift-suitcase/">here</a>. We have to admit, it's a genius way to avoid being photographed. 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You can <a href="http://keychange.eu/blog/45-international-music-festivals-conferences-pledge-tackle-gender-inequality/">view the full list of 45 here.</a></p> <p>Unfortunately no Australian festivals have pledged just yet, although it should be something encouraged locally given that very, very few festivals here reach a 50/50 gender balance.</p> <p>A number of high-profile musicians are ambassadors of Keychange including Garbage's Shirley Manson, David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and Spanish band Hinds.</p> <p>"I remain utterly outraged by the depressing statistics surrounding female representation in every aspect of the global music business," Manson said in a statement.</p> <p>"I am exceedingly grateful to the PRS Foundation for their initiative in trying to put this to rights for we absolutely and urgently MUST put it to rights. We are doing a great disservice, not only to women of all races and socio-economic backgrounds but to all genders, culture and society in general by allowing the status quo to continue."</p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/231" hreflang="en">Tours</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7746" hreflang="en">coachella</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10291" hreflang="en">garbage</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10301" hreflang="en">hinds</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">82951</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/43ae223f20e6ef0a49dc3125987406230c6ff334.png" width="827" height="474" alt="45 Music Festivals Around The World Will Aim For 50/50 Gender Diversity By 2022" title="45 Music Festivals Around The World Will Aim For 50/50 Gender Diversity By 2022" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">45-music-festivals-around-the-world-will-aim-for-5050-gender-diversity-by-2022</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:31:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 138931 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Florence Welch Has Delivered An Incredible Radio Doco On David Bowie's 'Heroes' https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/florence-welch-has-delivered-an-incredible-radio-doco-on-david-bowies-heroes <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Florence Welch Has Delivered An Incredible Radio Doco On David Bowie&#039;s &#039;Heroes&#039;</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/10/2017 - 22:31</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><p><img alt="" height="451" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/tinymce_file__7d236e676f3ef66753ec1b6b04f57ce2056d18ef.jpeg" width="879" /></p> <p>Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine has debuted an hour long radio show about David Bowie's <em>Heroes. </em></p> <p><em>Heroes </em>is generally considered to be one of the most iconic Bowie record and it's the 40th anniversary of it this year.</p> <p>To celebrate, Welch went deep on the record and also the influence that Bowie had on her entire career.</p> <p>"David Bowie has been an important presence in my life for as long as I remember," she says in the intro.</p> <p>"He's influenced every aspect of my career. Every record has something in it that I've looked to Bowie as a source of inspiration."</p> <p>There is also archived interviews and interviews with the record's producer Tony Visconti and Iggy Pop.</p> <p>It's a pretty incredible listen and you can <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstyg0">hit play here. </a></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/96Gaotxp_PQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/521" hreflang="en">indie</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/8001" hreflang="en">florence + the machine</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">79881</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/Flo%25252520Bowie__7d236e676f3ef66753ec1b6b04f57ce2056d18ef.jpg" width="879" height="451" alt="Florence Welch Has Delivered An Incredible Radio Doco On David Bowie&#039;s &#039;Heroes&#039;" title="Florence Welch Has Delivered An Incredible Radio Doco On David Bowie&#039;s &#039;Heroes&#039;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">florence-welch-has-delivered-an-incredible-radio-doco-on-david-bowies-heroes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:31:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 140611 at https://www.coolaccidents.com There's A SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Coming https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/theres-a-spongebob-squarepants-musical-coming <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">There&#039;s A SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Coming</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><p><img alt="" height="451" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/tinymce_file__57a90faa4f7b56e1d97c5f996f886c5182f7d7c9.jpeg" width="879" /></p> <p>SpongeBob SquarePants better hand his leave form in to Krusty Krab because he's headed to Broadway.</p> <p>The show is being adapted into a musical set to debut by the end of the year and it's got a pretty sweet soundtrack of songs.</p> <p>David Bowie's <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLkNdXQ9FU4">No Control</a> </em>will feature in the musical alongside other songs by The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, T.I. and Steve Tyler.</p> <p>It's not the first time Bowie has been involved with the show. He voiced Lord Royal Highness in the TV movie <em>SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis.</em></p> <p>The plot is obviously still under wraps but it centres around the potential annihilation of their undersea world.</p> <p><em>The Hollywood Reporter </em>reports that it's going to debut in November. 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In a career that spanned more than four decades, he released an album, on average, less than every two years, amassing 39 studio albums. Between 2010 and 2014, he took his largest gap ever of four years and then unleashed two albums simultaneously, as if to prove to the world that he wasn’t slowing down. </span></p> <p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-92212f09-39fa-cece-21e8-1e22eccbca37" style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Over 35 albums, and yet every time we met Prince on a long player we were presented with something different - a different vision, a different sonic realm to explore, a different side of his multi-faceted character. </span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">An age old saying states, “quality over quantity” and when it comes to most of music’s visionaries this is true. Michael Jackson released music sporadically over his career, Bowie carefully refined the process of releasing music in the latter parts of his career and even Stevie Wonder has slowed the rate at which he unveils LPs as his career ages. There’s an unspoken thought that as legends grow older they should slow their musical output as if to protect their legacy. </span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/58a2485f5f1bf.png" /></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For Prince, this was of no concern. He was never going to be satisfied with protecting his back catalogue. In his mind and in the mind of his fans he was still an operating musician until the day he died. His shows, even as he aged well into his 50s, often went over two hours and explored every facet of his career from young to old. His final concert in Atlanta, a week before his death, featured three encores and covered everything from 1982’s </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Little Red Corvette</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> to </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Black Muse</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> off his last album </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">HITnRUN Phase Two</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. You’ll struggle to find a Prince setlist that mimics another because he had as much fun rummaging through his own catalogue as listeners did. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Of course there are Prince classics; albums that resonated louder than others, but his career never lulled. He was a fan of his own music and as such, he always gave more than was expected of him. We’ve never experienced living life without Prince because he was always giving us something. There was never a Prince comeback, because he never allowed situations to arise that he would have to come back from. </span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Even though Prince was a creative genius with a mind unlike many, he always treated his fans with complete transparency. When he had music to release, he’d release it, when he had time to dance, he’d dance with them. He once said, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">"When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you.” Whether you grew with him from the start, or had the pleasure of discovering his back catalogue later on, he was there if you needed him. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Of course, if you’re releasing music at the rate Prince did, there are records that will rise to the top and some that will fade into the background. There are a string of Prince albums that will forever be essentials in any music fan’s library. In fact, to ignore Prince’s classics, would be to misunderstand the progression of modern music. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Purple Rain </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">informed contemporary funk’s collision of genres, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dirty Mind </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">showed just how potent a force sexuality can be in pop music and </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sign ‘O The Time </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">proved music can be both politically ambitious and sonically delectable. </span></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: normal;"><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/58a2444e6a7e9.png" /> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">That’s without even crediting Prince albums for simply exuding joy. The world could be crumbling around Prince and his greatest advice would’ve been “party”. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1999</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">’s title track ushers in the record in a sea of flaring synths and a lyric that says, “War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight/So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen to my body tonight.” It’s almost fitting that in Prince’s last week on earth he held an all night dance party at his Paisley Park residency. Even when his music was addressing the world’s most critical problems, it was about escapism. Even in the face of death, music was his escape.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">“Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool,” Prince said. His understanding of that was what made him so special to so many people. Music made him feel good and it made those around him feel good, so he never stopped. </span></p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There’s nothing anybody can tell you about Prince’s music to make you feel a certain way. You can cherry pick 20 of his songs in a greatest hits compilation and you’ll always be missing a key part of the collection. Whatever part of his back catalogue you land on, you’ll always move and you’ll always smile. Any other reaction is secondary. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">- Sam Murphy of <strong><a href="http://theinterns.net">The Interns</a> </strong></span></em></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">You can now find Prince on Spotify/Apple Music. Stream <em>The Hits/The B-Sides </em>below: </p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A3o0o5WPnqfGOeyx3UMJgvO" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/241" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10046" hreflang="en">prince</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11916" hreflang="en">michael jackson</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">77646</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/58a240c0064ce.png" width="1527" height="1080" alt="&quot;If It Makes You Feel Good, Cool&quot;: Prince&#039;s Musical Legacy" title="&quot;If It Makes You Feel Good, Cool&quot;: Prince&#039;s Musical Legacy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">prince-tribute</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:42:22 +0000 Site Factory admin 143816 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Bowie Will Be Immortalised In Emoji Form In The Next Emoji iPhone Update https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/bowie-will-be-immortalised-in-emoji-form-in-the-next-emoji-iphone-update <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bowie Will Be Immortalised In Emoji Form In The Next Emoji iPhone Update</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/11/2016 - 17:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/581981ab0b5cf.jpg" /></p> <p>The new emoji update may have taken away our ability to use the peach emoji as a bum but they have gifted us David Bowie emojis which may be the redeeming feature.</p> <p>The emojis channel Bowie in the Ziggy Stardust era with the lightening bolt emblazoned across the face. It's yet another tribute to the legend who passed earlier this year after releasing his brilliant final album <em>Blackstar.</em></p> <p>It seems he's not the only late musician getting emojis either. There's a pink umbrella in there which looks to us like a subtle nod to Prince.</p> <p>Among the new emojis, there's also half an avocado which is basically just another money bags sign, if you're looking to buy a house anytime soon. There are also salad bowls (ergh salad), clinking champagne (someone alert Charli XCX), and a taco (hooray). </p> <p>Check out the newies below (via <a href="https://twitter.com/GMA/status/793528655309893634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">Good Morning America</a>). They'll go right onto your iPhone when you upgrade to iOS 10.2 which isn't out just yet.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/581980d91c662.png" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/581980e924bc9.png" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/581980f85de38.png" /></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/541" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">76656</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/581981cd4d454.jpg" width="879" height="451" alt="Bowie Will Be Immortalised In Emoji Form In The Next Emoji iPhone Update" title="Bowie Will Be Immortalised In Emoji Form In The Next Emoji iPhone Update" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">bowie-will-be-immortalised-in-emoji-form-in-the-next-emoji-iphone-update</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:04:19 +0000 Site Factory admin 144791 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Interview: How Two Door Cinema Club Came Back From The Brink And Re-Emerged, Re-Energised & Ready To Disco https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/interview-how-two-door-cinema-club-came-back-from-the-brink-and-re-emerged-re-energised-ready-to-disco <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Interview: How Two Door Cinema Club Came Back From The Brink And Re-Emerged, Re-Energised &amp; Ready To Disco</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 14/10/2016 - 16:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><br /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img alt="" height="600" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/58006b10082cd.jpg" width="890" /></span></p> <p dir="ltr">Two Door Cinema Club cut their teeth as one of the ascendant indie pop rock bands of the past ten years. Barely adults, the three childhood friends released their debut album Tourist History in 2010 and embarked on a relentless touring and recording schedule over the next five years. After establishing themselves as a big deal in every corner of the world, the band disappeared for a few years, recently re-emerging with their thrilling new album Gameshow. </p> <p dir="ltr">Coated in funk with a dazzling disco turn, Gameshow is a record that maintains all the wit and groove of the vintage Two Door Cinema Club but exhibits the most dramatic departure from the band’s established sound yet. Gone are the light hopping drums and frenetic guitar licks of the mid-naughts Brit rock, and is an up-tempo lounge-disco-pop hybrid. The fresh take is brave, bold and downright impressive.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ahead of the album’s worldwide release, guitarist Sam Halliday caught up with us to talk about Gameshow’s timeline - starting with the band on the brink of breaking up and culminating with the band’s re-energised return to music.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Congratulations on the rew record. This is your first record back after a short break, what was the recording process like? When did you realise it was time to go back?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">It was a bit of a slow process, to be honest. After the break from the last campaign, we probably took about a year and a half off, just away from each other. It ended quite badly and we didn’t know if we were going to do another album, so we just needed a bit of time apart and we didn’t do anything band-related for about a year. It wasn’t until last summer that we started to meet up again and decide whether or not we wanted to do this. We just started really hanging out again and sharing what we were into musically, and then we started e-mailing each other little bits we were all working on.</p> <p>It was difficult because we weren’t living in the same place this time around, so we did a lot of the ideas over email and independent work, so Alex would send us songs he had been working on and we’d do little parts around that, and vice-versa. We got into the studio around February this year and once we got into the studio, it was like business as usual - it was all very quick and came together very, very easily, to be honest.</p> <p dir="ltr">I think it was probably down to the fact that we’d had a lot of time away from it and we were just keen to make a record again. Working with Jacknife Lee, he’s great at creating this nice, fun environment. I think we were all a little bit anxious about getting in and recording because it had been so long, but he just made the whole process very fun and there was no real need to be worried. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>How did you use that time away? Did you stay involved in music or completely detach yourself?</strong> </p> <p dir="ltr">The first couple of months I didn’t really do much musically. After being on tour and doing that every day for a couple of years, it was nice to have a bit of a break from it. I just moved into the house for the first time probably ever, so it was just doing that. It was just nice to be at home and getting to see your friends again, playing football once a week, being around to make dinner. </p> <p dir="ltr">I got married before the end of the last campaign, so it was nice to be around to do that for a while. It was nice to go and pick the guitar up for fun, instead of because I had to. I definitely made a lot of music over that year but not really for anything in particular, you know? It’s good to keep that muscle working.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CJ8_alfIHYI" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="560"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>On the latest album, the band cites David Bowie and Prince as influences. Their loss this year has obviously been really tough for the world of music. Did their passing spur the direction of this album, or was the album already heading that way?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">I think It was already sort of heading that way, I think Bowie had already passed but Prince was still around when we were making that record. We were just loving listening to his records in the studio and I think it was more their creative boldness that was inspiring to us aside from just the music.</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s how they weren’t afraid to try something totally different, just do whatever they felt like. I think that’s tough, not many bands really do that nowadays. I guess it’s easier as a solo artist to reinvent yourself, but not many bands do. I think you’re a little stuck after you make your first album because you don’t want to change anything too much because that’s not what your fans want or that’s not really what sort of band you are.</p> <p dir="ltr">Even though we made the first album when we were teenagers, it’s nice to feel like you want to move on musically and you’re being influenced by totally different stuff all the time, it’s just nice to make the music that you want to make and I think that’s what we wanted to do this time around: just not be afraid and not be confined to what we’ve been pigeonholed as. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What did the band do to overcome that perception and try something new?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">I think it was just the general atmosphere and feeling that we’d all had, from being in the band for so long and so intensely for the past six, seven years doing it non-stop, I think we felt like we’d become defined by the band and that’s all we were and we weren’t allowed to do anything outside of that, just because it took up so much of our time. I think we all had a bit of an identity crisis through it, because we felt like we’d maybe changed as people but we were still stuck in this same mould. </p> <p dir="ltr">I think having the distance from the band just allowed us to not think of this as a Two Door record going into the studio, it just felt like three friends going in again to make music that we were all interested in and that was quite far from what we were like when we were teenagers.</p> <p><strong>Do you have a personal favourite track from the album?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Yeah, I think for me Je Viens De La is one of my favourites. The sort of idea behind it was that we had this instrumental demo and Jacknife thought it was a bit close to a throwback Two Door Cinema Club song, and that it would be kind of fun to then almost start again on the song but like, sample ourselves. We’d tried sampling quite a lot on this album and it seemed like a fun thing to do, to reference the past. There was sort of this idea of sampling ourselves and making a new sound around that, there was something quite nice about that. I don’t know, I just like the sheen of it. It reminds me of one of the radio stations you would turn on playing Grand Theft Auto or something.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/RrJZJtY6u7o" width="560"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>In the four years between albums, what are the big changes you’ve observed in the way the music industry has moved and the differences in releasing an album then and now?</strong></p> <p>Yeah, I think it’s massively different. I remember our last album was leaked online on BitTorrent and that was a big deal back then. I don’t think...I don’t even know if people even still use BitTorrent, but I’d be very surprised if our album was leaked on that, which is weird. So I guess it’s good in that sense, I think not really being bothered trying to seek out piracy anymore, which is cool. And yes,  definitely I feel like our fan base just stream music now. Even though there’s less of a craze on trying to get people to buy the CD, it’s totally different now and I feel like nobody really knows what’s going on, which is cool. There’s still no answer to the whole music thing.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>You’re back out touring now, are you enjoying the return to the road?</strong></p> <p>Yeah, aspects of it. It’s nice getting to visit the places that are familiar and visiting old friends, going in different bars that you’ve been to before and the shows have been really good, which is nice. It’s been good fun. I feel like by the end of the summer, I’ll be done with festivals already again. It’s one of those things, it’s really fun the few weeks of the summer and then you’re kind of ready to go into your own shows and be your own boss again. It’s been cool, it’s been good.</p> <p><strong>Any plans to head down to Australia?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">No plans just yet, sadly. We’re trying not to kill ourselves this time around, so it’s been a bit more sensible and trying to do not too many shows, which is a shame. But we’ll try to there ASAP.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Fair enough! Thanks for your time, Sam.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">No worries, hopefully we’ll get down to Australia soon.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>By Reece Hooker </strong></em></p> <p>You can stream <em>Gameshow </em>below or cop it for realz <strong><a href="https://wma.lnk.to/Gameshow">here</a></strong>: </p> <p> </p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="300" data-src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A6PmuEq2op3EMw1ZhCjjucB" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/226" hreflang="en">Interviews</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/521" hreflang="en">indie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/541" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6061" hreflang="en">two door cinema club</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10046" hreflang="en">prince</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">76496</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/58006bbc29abd.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" alt="Interview: How Two Door Cinema Club Came Back From The Brink And Re-Emerged, Re-Energised &amp; Ready To Disco" title="Interview: How Two Door Cinema Club Came Back From The Brink And Re-Emerged, Re-Energised &amp; Ready To Disco" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">interview-how-two-door-cinema-club-came-back-from-the-brink-and-re-emerged-re-energised-ready-to-disco</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:25:14 +0000 Site Factory admin 144951 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Flying The Friendly Skies with Dappled Cities https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/flying-the-friendly-skies-with-dappled-cities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flying The Friendly Skies with Dappled Cities</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/07/2016 - 17:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/577ca5047946d.gif" /></p> <p> </p> <p>You’d have to go all the way back to 1997, a time when Blur’s <em>Song 2</em> and Chumbawumba’s <em>Tubthumping</em> were both vying top spot in the Hottest 100 (beaten by The Whitlams, with Smashmouth at #11) to witness the very first moments of Dappled Cities Fly's conception. Since then, they’ve had plenty of Triple J love of their own releasing five records and a swag of EPs and dropped the 'Fly' off their name but remained so at the same time. Now they’re back in the form of a new single ‘That Sound’. It was recorded in Byron Bay which somewhat explains the good-time vibes and mellow flavour of the thing and bodes well for the full length due later this year.<br /><br />  </p> <p><iframe height="550" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/cqQLBZi2IUw" width="600"></iframe></p> <p><br /><br /> As well as lacing us with new music the guys were also nice enough to let us join them in the VIP executive flight lounge while they waited for their private jet to refuel and they hit us up with their "I Need To Catch a Flight Tonight" playlist aka "songs to listen to while you wait for your private jet"</p> <p>Here's the scoop followed by the jams themselves and then a track by track breakdown -</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>If there's one feeling that I adore, it's that moment where you are sitting on the tarmac in your private jet, just chilling before you hit the skies. But what do I listen to when I'm feeling that glorious buzz? Try these tracks.</em><br /><br /><br /></p> <iframe frameborder="0" height="600" width="600" data-src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Auser%3Adappledcities%3Aplaylist%3A0dD1sCdkl6r16AKX8y86JK" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe><p><br /><br />  <br /><br /><strong><em>Subways</em> – The Avalanches</strong><br /><br /> Beautiful throwback to the 2001 record. Makes me feel like 16 years passed in a sample-laden minute.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Augustine</em> – Blood Orange</strong><br /><br /> New track, same vibe, awesome. As I’ve always said, once you’re onto something good, stick it in your mouth like a gobstopper and keep sucking - the layers will eventually taste new enough.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Over Matter</em> – Big Scary</strong><br /><br /> Love what this suggests about the new record. I’m thinking Everything But the Girl meets a busking saxophonist.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Oblivion</em> – The Seshen</strong><br /><br /> Good. Very good. In fact, very nice too.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>AFG</em> – Sensible Soccers</strong><br /><br /> Is that a good name or a bad one? Who cares - they clearly don’t care about anything if this effortless music is any hint of what they are like.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Amerika</em> – Liima</strong><br /><br /> I don’t know who these guys are but I think they are from Iceland maybe and anything from Iceland right now reminds me of the soccer. And that commentator’s joy. Non-sensible soccers. Obviosuly this song makes them think of America. OR Amerika, wherever the hell that is.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Blackstar</em> – David Bowie</strong><br /><br /> How the hell did this guy save such awesome stuff for his swan songs!<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>When I See You Again</em> – Canyons (Duke Dumont Remix)</strong><br /><br /> What a lovely voice. Husky. Like a throaty boat. On a lake of honeysuckle.<br /><br />  <br /><strong><em>Downtown</em> – Majical Clouds</strong><br /><br /> This is a good one to listen to as your private jet takes off and you look out over Botany Bay with that mix of "I'll miss you" and "I've never stayed at the Novotel: I wonder if it's all class or a bit shit”.<br /><br />  </p> <p>To coincide with the new release, Dappled Cities have announced two shows: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on Friday July 15 and Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on Saturday July 16. Tickets for which can be nabbed via <a href="http://www.dappledcities.com/" target="_blank">the band's website</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/521" hreflang="en">indie</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12556" hreflang="en">dappled cities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12561" hreflang="en">the whitlams</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/8196" hreflang="en">blur</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4706" hreflang="en">the avalanches</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7016" hreflang="en">blood orange</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12566" hreflang="en">big scary</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12571" hreflang="en">the seshen</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">75906</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/577cb0dc2feb3.gif" width="500" height="501" alt="Flying The Friendly Skies with Dappled Cities" title="Flying The Friendly Skies with Dappled Cities" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">flying-the-friendly-skies-with-dappled-cities</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:20:44 +0000 Site Factory admin 145456 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Simile - Curator/Creator https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/similecuratorcreator <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Simile - Curator/Creator</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><br /><h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">CURATOR/CREATOR</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">Pop music has always been, in a way, a kind of curatorial pursuit. Whether it's Elvis' rolodex of anonymous Class A songwriters or Bowie's luminous collaborators (from Iggy Pop to Nile Rogers) it's undeniable that the Pop Artist is a representative artifact something that inhales a myriad of creative ideas, selecting and projecting the ones that communicate the desired effect. But it is here, at the point of selection, that the curatorial nature of most songwriting ends.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Because if Elvis were curating an art gallery like he did his music then he would pay someone talented and hungry for their art and just hang it on his gallery wall without a plaque. And let everyone assume that he'd painted it. And this is the primary model of pop songwriting that persisted through the 20th century and into the 21st.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/573183e9ac9fa.jpeg" /></p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Our Very Own Golden Age</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">But I'm hoping we're approaching a kind of golden age of what could be more truly called curatorial pop music. Let's listen to Lemonade again. It's so many things, a truly glorious composite. It's James Blake's arctic languor and Kendrick Lamar's enthralling polemic, it's the telescopic words of Warsan Shire and the hingesplitting howl of Jack White. It's beyond mere transparency conspiratorial voices are advertised and celebrated. Here the Pop Artist becomes further verified by the other people in her work (the <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2016/04/23/full-album-credits-beyonce-lemonade">long list</a> including people like Diplo, Ezra Koenig, Josh Tillman, Wynter Gordon and the Weeknd) And in a classical curatorial sense, it seems to be hung together with an awareness of its various pieces</p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Prosumers</h3> <p class="MsoNormal"> In their collection of essays entitled What Was The Hipster? New Yorkbased literary magazine n+1 claimed that "the current generation of fashionable young things are 'prosumers' who prefer to select cultural artifacts rather than produce them." And it's mostly true in 2016 'curator' seems like little more than a ruined word. It's become the dominion of capsule collections, guest bloggers and popup shops so ravaged by digital commerce that it's become nearunrecognisable, vacant.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Transmission</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">But clearly Beyoncé isn't merely selecting, she is producing, and producing some of the best work of her career. Which is why I think pop music is currently running against the corrosive trend that seems to be afflicting the concept of curation.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Her public assembly of talent is more than branding, and regardless of album sales, Lemonade seethes with uncomfortable truths, with the words of uncompromising poets and black rights activists, it bristles with fury and betrayal. Even I'm nowhere near cynical enough to think that $$$ was the primary endgame. In short, the recent flurry of curatorial choices in pop music seems a lot more to do with the transmission of ideas rather than the generation of raw hits.</p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Digital Disaffection</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">This isn't anything especially new, it just seems to becoming incrementally more transparent. Similarly Anhoni's new post-Johnsons album Hopelessness employs curatorial choices that mercilessly <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pei4SnavUk">serve the subject</a>. Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Hudson Mohawke's writing and production on the album crystallize a sense of digital disaffection and the 21st century's terminal search for fulfillment. It's an undulating shudder of dislocation and dehumanization. It's also fucking beautiful.</p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Fucking Beautiful</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">And '<a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FeSLPELpMeM">fucking beautiful</a>' also happens to be the chosen phrase I use when describing any pairing of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and visionary director Paul Thomas Anderson. And their choice to use Anderson in his full panoptic capacity for their ethereal (approaching discarnate) video to '<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU">Daydreaming</a>' was a (mutually) perfect curatorial choice.</p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Understood As Individuals</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">What becomes clear about the success of Beyoncé, Anhoni and even Radiohead/Paul Thomas Anderson's curation is that it's genuine. These are artists steeped in their work and telling their stories directly from the gore that boils under their skin.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Chief Curator and Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden, is certainly someone who curates from a plainly genuine and deeply personal place. Golden focuses much of her curatorial skill on emerging African American artists. Her first curatorial endeavor for the Studio Museum was in 2001, and introduced the concept of postblack, where Black artists "could be understood as individuals with complex investigations of blackness in their work." Thelma Golden's TED Talk on how art gives shape to cultural change is <a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/thelma_golden_how_art_gives_shape_to_cultural_change?language=en">highly recommended viewing</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/5731843fa7d27.jpeg" /></p> <h3 class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">The Narrow Road</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">Thelma Golden's curatorial acumen seems to come from a place of understanding anunderstanding of the complexity of what it still means to be a black woman in America.  And correspondingly she notices artists who can express this complexity. In all their worlds of difference, there is a shared experience, a shared understanding.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Venerated Japanese poet Matsuo Bash spent much of his later life walking, perpetually (as much as his health would allow) on the road. And throughout his own writings notably 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' his own work is occasionally answered by the writings of his traveling companions: "My companion Sora wrote:<br /><em>Clear voiced cuckoo,</em><br /><em>Even you will need</em><br /><em>The silver wings of a crane</em><br /><em>To span the islands of Magsushima."</em></p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Clearly Bash was captivated by the other voices from the road, peppering his writing, even as a celebrated poet, with merchants, travelers and other poets of the day. He celebrated their perspective, and chose the poems that together created the truest distillation of his journey. Many voices and just one story, but one infinitely richer for its unfurling vantage.</p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/241" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1586" hreflang="en">Beyonce</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6386" hreflang="en">radiohead</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12466" hreflang="en">elvis presley</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9871" hreflang="en">Nile Rodgers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3241" hreflang="en">james blake</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3271" hreflang="en">Kendrick Lamar</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5406" hreflang="en">vampire weekend</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4411" hreflang="en">diplo</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1066" hreflang="en">the weeknd</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">75641</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/573183e9ac9fa.jpeg" width="1190" height="1080" alt="Simile - Curator/Creator" title="Simile - Curator/Creator" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">similecuratorcreator</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:49:00 +0000 Site Factory admin 145706 at https://www.coolaccidents.com Simile - Another World https://www.coolaccidents.com/news/simile-another-world <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Simile - Another World</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 27/04/2016 - 10:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /></p><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><p><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/57200686344e8.png" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /><br /> First the Starman, and now the Purple One. The most heartbreaking musical departures of 2016 have been drenched in well-deserved superlatives, compliments that swirl ever upwards until they exit the stratosphere, a chain of adulation that always terminates at ‘otherworldly.’</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img alt="" src="/sites/g/files/g2000010276/files/57200ab4cafea.png" /><br /><br /><br /> It’s a word that has endured some heavy wear in the music press this year. But in the case of Bowie and Prince, ‘otherworldly’ is more than just an adjective for mourning writers to dine hungrily out on. Despite the volume of its recent use approaching the point of platitude, but the <strong>reason</strong> for its use makes sense, given the subjects at hand. One was a musical polymath with a perennially futuristic dress sense who, for a period, converted his own name into an unpronounceable symbol. The other wrote a dozen classic songs about extraterrestrials and starred as one in 1976’s <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfccDapMA14" target="_blank">The Man Who Fell To Earth</a></em>. Not to mention his infamous penchant for occult literature and diet in the mid-70s that consisted of cocaine, milk and red peppers. Suddenly ‘otherworldly’ doesn’t seem like such a lazy descriptor.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Not Quite Human</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /><br /> The idea of pop music’s most flamboyant and impossibly creative minds being more than just regular people is, naturally, a popular one. <a href="http://www.ranker.com/list/members-of-the-27-club/famous-celebrity-deaths-list?page=2" target="_blank">The 27 Club</a>—the age at which Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and more died—intimates something <strong>more</strong> about the lives of musicians, something mortally irregular. Classical music had it’s own fatalistic fantasy too—the ‘<a href="http://www.cmuse.org/classical-composer-superstitions-curse-of-the-ninth/" target="_blank">Curse of the Ninth</a>’, supposedly afflicting Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler and Schubert who died shortly after the composition of their Ninth symphonies. These theories and other widely scattered fabrications (like Elvis, Jim Morrison and Tupac still being alive) all help elevate certain musicians to a level of ‘otherness’ outside the grasp of regular humanity.<br /><br />  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Walk, Rule and Get Embalmed Like An Egyptian</strong></p> <p><br /><br /> And it’s an idea that’s persisted for a long time. Long before the theory of <a href="http://keanuisimmortal.com/" target="_blank">Keanu Reeves’ immortality</a> arose or Bob Dylan changed his name and tried to bury his beginnings in a cloud of troubadour mystique and long before Prince Philip was declared a God by the Kastom people of Vanuatu (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Philip_Movement" target="_blank">for real</a>), there existed a fabulous superpower that you may know, called Egypt. Here, the Kings were called Pharaohs and considered gods who walked the earth. They were spiritually fused with revered animals like vultures, hawks, ibis and cobras and a satisfying delivery into immortality would protect their people so they were buried with a whole lot of very expensive stuff. And often their servants, who must have been super helpful, sitting with a corpse and some rotting food in the dark before they expired. Pharaohs were a total nightmare. As far as celestial guests go, they seem like the worst. Give me a curious, yearning David Bowie any day of the week.<br /><br />  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Superman’s Real Home Is, Of Course, Earth</strong></p> <p><br /><br /> But not everyone has been so eager to explain away the most exceptional and revered as unearthly beings. In his landmark 1885 book <em>Thus Spoke Zarathustra</em>, Friedrich Nietzsche laid out his idea of the Übermensch, or Superman. You may know this one. A very bad egg indeed appropriated/mutilated the idea to suit his anti-Semitism in Germany circa 1939. But the central idea is of ‘This-worldiness’ (as opposed to the ‘otherworldliness’ of organised religion) with humans setting the ultimate goals for humanity, rather than gods. The concept was reinforced in Neitzsche’s later work—whose claim “God is dead” highlighted that values derived from man, rather than deities. And as much as we love our ethereal heroes, reverence of people totally (even vehemently) defined by their earthly place is stronger than ever. As I write this, I think instantly of Compton in southern Los Angeles. Over the Coachella weekend just gone, the surviving members of <a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/survivng-members-of-n-w-a-reunite-at-coachella-for-first-performance-in-27-years/" target="_blank">N.W.A performed live together for the first time in 27 years</a>. Now if Dre, Cube,  MC Ren and DJ Yella aren’t Supermen in the Neitzschien sense, then I don’t know who is. Growing up in an area possessed by crime and unemployment and ever-haunted by police brutality, Dr Dre and Ice Cube now have a combined net worth of $880 mill (most of it Dre’s to be fair…) And they’re about as antithetic to the word ‘ethereal’ as possible. They’re from Compton, and make sure people know it. Fellow Compton alumni Kendrick Lamar joined them onstage, guest Übermensch,—equally defined and indebted to earthly struggle.<br /><br /><br /> It’s tempting to think of the geniuses of pop as visiting others, and not just because of the music industry’s proclivity for <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2009/apr/03/rock-aliens-robbie-williams" target="_blank">alien encounters</a>. Maybe we just really like the idea of them visiting again. Sadly I don’t envision a day where Prince will once again stalk the earth, melting hearts with every footfall. But I’d be delighted to be proven wrong.<br /><br /><br /><br /> -Paul Cumming</p> <p> </p> <p>Simile is a weekly series by Cool Accidents fave/regular <a href="http://www.signalfaults.com/" target="_blank">Paul Cumming</a> aka Wax Volcanic that unravels current moments in music and follows the threads to some strange and strangely familiar places.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category-tier-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category Tier 1</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/236" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/241" hreflang="en">pop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags-tier-3 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 3</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10296" hreflang="en">david bowie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10046" hreflang="en">prince</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12876" hreflang="en">n.w.a</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7041" hreflang="en">nirvana</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6626" hreflang="en">amy winehouse</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12881" hreflang="en">jimi hendrix</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12886" hreflang="en">janis joplin</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3271" hreflang="en">Kendrick Lamar</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-id field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">75566</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000012951/files/files/572008fbc4bbe.png" width="1039" height="1039" alt="Simile - Another World" title="Simile - Another World" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slug-url field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">simile-another-world</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-home-news-block- field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in home news block?</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:43:30 +0000 Site Factory admin 145756 at https://www.coolaccidents.com