Up & Down #427. E che nessuno si offenda.

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Non teme la connessione derelitta la rubrica (non) più giovane di Nerds Attack! Un diario di appunti del meglio (circolettato di rosso) ma soprattutto del peggio (circolettato di marrone) che il mondo dell’intrattenimento riesce a regalarci con estrema scioltezza quotidiana. Up & Down. E che nessuno si offenda vi augura buon divertimento.

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* Richie Sambora Is Open For A Bon Jovi Reunion“. Notizie che non vorresti mai leggere mentre mangi due carote pelate crude e ti senti comunque felice.

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+ Toshinori Kondo.

+ Chet “JR” White (Girls).

+ José Padilla.

+ Tony Lewis (The Outfield).

+ Spencer Davis.

Steve Winwood: “I’ve known Spencer since I was about 13–he would have been about 22. I was playing a show at Birmingham University with my brother and his band. Spencer who was a student at Birmingham, was playing with a small group of musicians. We met and the the seeds of The Spencer Davis Group were sown. Spencer was an early pioneer of the British folk scene, which, in his case embraced folk blues, and eventually what was then called “Rhythm and Blues”. He influenced my tastes in music, he owned the first 12-string guitar I ever saw, and he was taken with the music of Huddie “Lead belly” Ledbetter, and Big Bill Broonzy. I’d already got a big brother who influenced me greatly, and Spencer became like a big brother to me at the time. He was definitely a man with a vision, and one of the pioneers of the British invasion of America in the sixties. I never went to the U.S. with Spencer, but he later embraced America, and America embraced him. I feel that he was influential in setting me on the road to becoming a professional musician, and I thank him for that. Thank you, Spencer”.

+ Viola Smith.

+ Billy Joe Shaver.

+ Jerry Jeff Walker.

+ James Broad (Silver Sun).

+ Rockwell T. James (Ronnie Peel).

* L’artista di Montreal Backxwash vince il Polaris Music Prize 2020 grazie all’album ‘God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It’.

* Todd Haynes torna ad occuparsi di “musica” dirigendo il nuovo (omonimo) documentario sui Velvet Underground. I diritti sono stati acquistati da Apple TV Plus e ancora non è stata rivelata la data d’uscita. L’articolo svela tutto e di più.

* Elton John diventa Barbie. La bambola costa 50 dollari ed è acquistabile da Walmart. Prime idee regalo per Natale… “Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honour. I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential.”

* Lily Allen invece griffa e sponsorizza un bellissimo vibratore in partnership con Womanizer.

* Jack White e gli acquisti di strada. “Earlier this week, a 26-year-old busker named Matt Grant was performing on the streets of Edinburgh when a woman accosted him and smashed his acoustic guitar. A video from the event went viral, and somehow the story made its way to Jack White (despite the rocker not apparently owning a phone). In response, White bought Grant a guitar”. APRI.

* E adesso una carrellata di cose più curiose viste nella giornata di Halloween. Iniziamo da Alicia Keys

* … e poi ci stanno bene anche alcuni attori come la sempre bellissima Halle Berry e quel mattacchione di Josh Brolin

* … Brody Dalle e la figlia (il ritratto di Josh Homme).

* Addio Gigi.