WOMEN.

For a while I’ve been composing my list of female inspirations. Gals with style, energy, talent and BALLS appeal to me, be they musicians, models, actors, writers, artists etc. Enjoy the prettiness :)

Carole King – I Feel the Earth Move (Tapestry, 1971)

Lara Stone, supermodel.

Alison Mosshart, Musician.

Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) – Fight Club, 1999

"Le Due Frida" - Frida Kahlo, Artist

The Breeders (Kim Deal) – Cannonball (Last Splash, 1993)

Britney Spears, Musician.

READ: "You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again" - Julia Phillips

Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel.

Meryl Streep in Sophies Choice, 1982

Courtney Love, Musician.

Carole King, Musician.

READ: "Fear of Flying" - Erica Jong.

Hole (Courtney Love) – Northern Star (Celebrity Skin, 1998)

Sophie Dahl, Supermodel/Writer. (NB: I also love this picture because Opium is one of my favourite fragrances.

Julianne Moore in Magnolia, 1999

 More to follow…

Dre x

The Dead Weather – Die By the Drop

Here it is.

How beautiful is this band?

Riff Watch #3 – Blur / Placebo

Blur – ‘Coping’ riff

 is similar to

Placebo – ‘Never-Ending Why’

New Records: Hole, The Dead Weather, Karen Elson

Above is the artwork for the new Hole record Nobody’s Daughter, scheduled for release sometime in April. ‘citing!

The lead off single is Skinny Little Bitch which we have been enjoying for sometime now (legally) thanks to the free download Courtney allowed a few weeks back. The song is kicking – not the best on the record but a decent prock (pop-rock, yeh, we coined it) song.

BTW, the back cover, which you can view here looks like the back booklet cover for My Body the Hand Grenade, an earlier Hole compilation record.

Above is a video of Jack White and Dean Fertita discussing various things, namely the new Dead Weather record. In it, besides debuting his new Nikki Sixx inspired haircut, Jack tells us that the album will be called Sea of Cowards – ‘citing! I believe the album will be out May 11th.

The lead off single is not Blue Blood Blues, as we previously reported but a song called Die By the Drop. (B-Side is called Old Mary.) The video for said single has been circulating the net before being hastily removed a couple days ago. The band have however kindly given a teaser for the vid below.

As for the song, I’ve heard it and it’s ok. It’s neither here nor there, with a riff similar to Another Way to Die (Bond theme tune by Jack White and Alicia Keys.) Blue Blood Blues is marginally better but I don’t have the same feeling I had the first time I heard Hang You From the Heavens. However, the dichotomy of The Dead Weather is such; from the outside they don’t seem like much but when you get inside and underneath and entwined with the songs, they’re the most carnal, real songs you’ll ever hear. Plus, the songs are always half of what they sound like live – so come on tour to England already!

‘The Ghost Who Walks’
‘The Truth Is The Dirt’
‘Pretty Babies’
‘Lunasa’
‘100 Years From Now’
‘Stolen Roses’
‘Garden’
‘Cruel Summer’
‘The Birds They Circle’
‘A Thief At My Door’
‘The Last Laugh’
‘Mouths To Feed’

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of the lovely Jack White, how about his lovely wife! Above is the tracklisting for Karen Elson’s new record The Ghost Who Walks, which will be out May 26th. The title track/lead single is already available for download. The B-Side to the single is a song called Stolen Roses, which is like some twisted version of Scarborough Fair. Nice.

And, Jack White just made a song with Jay Z. Yeh. Seriously. Who do I have to shoot to get my hands on that…?

Riff Watch #2 Nirvana/Arctic Monkeys

Nirvana “Very Ape” intro riff

VS

Arctic Monkeys “Potion Approaching” intro riff

A Revolutionary Split

 

Awful title.

 But Kate Winslet has split from hubby /director Sam Mendes =(
Apparantly it’s all amicable but wow. Didn’t see that one coming – seems sudden. But then, you never know about people.

The thing I really wanted to say was my theory. THEORY alledgedly no proof:

Kate Mendes Winslet has suddenly realised she’s in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. They are “best friends” and have been exceptionally close for years, with him even buying her expensive jewellery. Obviously they did the film Revolutionary Road together a few years back with her husband directing. That’s when she realised.

Then again, my theories on everything include Leo. My thoughts, my dreams…

Vicky

PS. Go see Shutter Island. Leo/Scorsese uh huh.

Arctic Monkeys VS Britney Spears

Guitar riff in Arctic Monkey’s Old Yellow Bricks:

Sounds like the main riff in

Britney Spears’ If You Seek Amy: