In a recent interview, Ed Sheeran - who's nickname in high school apparently was "Teddy" - admitted he has so many teddy bears that they fill up an entire room.
Ed's always been a kid at heart, and when his two albums "+" and "x" found success, he decided to celebrate by using some of his cash to buy lots of his favorite childhood toys. He even now has a tattoo of a teddy bear on his right bicep.
Ed was quoted as saying:
When my album went to number one I bought the Death Star Lego kit – it was time!" he told chat show host Graham Norton. "When my goddaughter wanted a Ninja Turtle I got her one and bought myself the Ninja Turtle Truck! I have a load of kid’s stuff; a room full of teddy bears and two giant pandas in my bedroom
Everyone knows Jack White from The White Stripes, yeah? Of course you do.
Well Jack is officially going into business pressing vinyl, starting next month. He recently opened a "Third Man Label" / "Third Man Records" in Detroit with the goal of bringing culture back to the area, to pay homage to Detroit artistic roots, and to start his vinyl pressing plant. The press was informed the plant will be able to produce 5,000 records per 8 hours.
They intend to celebrate the plant's opening with live performances, exclusive copies of the first freshly printed records, and other festivities. [...]
As many of you know, Chrisette Michele has just performed at Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration.
This was apparently enough for director Spike Lee to give her song "Black Girl Magic" the axe from his new Netflix show "She's Gotta Have It":
Good Morning Folks. I Wuz Sorry To Read That ‘Sistuh Girl’ Is Singin’ At DT’s Inauguration (And To Use His Fav Word-SAD). I Wuz Thinkin’ ’bout Using Chrisette’s Song- BLACK GIRL MAGIC In My Netflix Series SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT…. NOT ANYMORE. And Dat’s Da Truth, Ruth
The New York duo "Uniform" has just published a disturbing take on mass shootings in the United States. Their latest video "The Killing of America" uses a gloomy map of the U.S. with red dots that light up as the music plays, each representing one mass shooting during the last year alone.
Uniform issued a press release about the project:
[quote]Released to a limited audience in 1982, Leonard Schrader and Sheldon Renan’s documentary The Killing of America served to paint a stark portrait about the realities of gun violence in the United States at that time. [...]