Everywhere Else, 3rd March 2011

The best article we've ever read about a closing record store, and other great links, including Gatekeeper, James Blake and Serge Gainsbourg.


Words by: Charlie Jones

Q&A WITH GATEKEEPER “Something somewhere between the opening blood-rave scene in Blade and a Las Vegas magic show.” – anthemmagazine.com

Terre Thaemlitz / Mr. Sprinkles interview “I did a cut up of Chuck Roberts’s infamous monologue that defined house for a generation – “no one man owns house because house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all,” – to have him saying something that I feel reflects the reality of how house functions as a highly controlled, regulated, distributed product” – mnmlssg.blogspot.com

Short James Blake interview “I feel completely removed from everything that’s said about me. Honestly, I feel like I’m in a completely different world. I can read things on the Internet about James Blake, and it’s almost like I’m reading about someone else.” – spin.com

The Spaceape Previews New Kode9 Album “I don’t really feel that what I write is dark or pessimistic, I understand why people get that sense but I feel there’s more shades to our music and my writing. I’m interested in subjects that challenge me emotionally and on a perceptual level and I write in a similar way.” – bigshotmag.com

The Last Days for a Music Store Where Vinyl Has Respect “Birdel’s, established in 1944, the neighborhood staple that is among the last in a dying breed of New York City vinyl shops, and where a young Notorious B.I.G., the famed Brooklyn rapper, honed his chops listening to James Brown and Temptations records, will close on Friday. [The owner] Mr. Long said. “I hung on and hung on and hung on,” he said. “I can’t go on.” – nytimes.com

Serge Gainsbourg’s 20 most scandalous moments “From writing saucy songs for Brigitte Bardot to propositioning Whitney Houston on TV, we recall the causes célèbres of France’s premier pop poet” – guardian.co.uk

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