Those of you in the Merseyside area get a chance to see Holly Fletcher (AKA Låpsley) playing a gig at Leaf in Liverpool on March 6th before she completely takes off and you have to go to arenas.
More information is available here
Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 6 Music mentions Electricity as the song that made him want to be a DJ in the "Soundtrack of my life" feature in this week’s NME Magazine.
Many thanks to all of you who took time to vote and leave comments and memories.
Interesting to see the album cover come out top!
The sleeve was actually a last desperate attempt to salvage 2 failed photo shoots. The Brighton Royal Pavilion ones were too fussy, and Paul and I were originally supposed to be behind the glass with the flowers. That didn’t work either. The sleeve was actually the test shot.
We’re running a poll on Facebook to find the best artwork from the Junk Culture era. If you use facebook, the poll is here.
Every man (and hopefully woman) (especially Heineken drinkers) has a unique talent. An ability that makes them unique and “legendary”.
Heineken set out to prove the point, in spectacular (even Epic) style..
Starting with open auditions across several capitals including Paris, New York, London and Amsterdam which turned up Ultimate Limbo, Expert Diving, Perfect Conga, and 17 others.. proving that every man (what happened to the women?) has the ability to become legendary.
Check out the stories behind each of the “talents” here: The Odyssey Interactive Film
You can view all the Heineken Odyssey videos on the Heineken YouTube Channel
Basically, each “non-actor” plays the same character, but with a different “special talent”.. all the different versions of the character appear to have (fake) beards.. hmm, maybe that’s why it’s just the men, then?
Heineken basically gave twenty young men the chance to showcase their unique, legendary talents:
Heineken has also launched the “Take The Stage” campaign which is intended to provide unique platforms to showcase these unique, legendary abilities: how about:
- on the set of a new Bond film
- onstage at a major music festival
- at the U.S. Open. Centre Court, of course!
Adult consumers 21 and older can enter a sweepstakes for the chance to showcase their legendary side..
Sponsored by Heineken
Andy will be attending the preview of a new exhibition tonight: Turner: travels, light and landscape at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Andy is a trustee of National Museums Liverpool and would like to encourage anyone who has plans to be in the Merseyside area in near future to attend this exhibition or any of the other great museums and galleries run by NML… Our museums need you!
More information is available here.
Many thanks to all who took the time to vote and share their thoughts and memories on the Junk Culture B sides. The winner was Telegraph [Live], with Garden City second, just edging The Avenue (my favourite) into 3rd place.
We’re running a poll on our facebook page to find out your favourite Junk Culture era b-side.
Vote here if you have facebook