My close personal friend and birthday-day sharer (Jun 11) Barry Adamson has a new single out called Rag and Bone.
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For me Barry falls into that category of where I think he’s really good at what he does but isn’t a millionaire, so I’s happy to hand over the 1pound for the single + b-side. Good one for using bandcamp, making it easy to pay.
While interesting as a song, but less enticing as a shopper is Wang Chung’s song frm the movie of the same name, ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’ Just watched it last night, as part of the car-chase genre. Small car chase, but interesting movie. 1985 but showed no obvious signs of influence from Miami Vice. I think one of the best things about it is the title. Tupac must’ve thought so too, because he also made a song titled in like, but had absolutely nothing to do with the Wang Chung song. Ironically it’s even lighter sounding than the W.C. version. I thought those gansta-rappers were supposed to be hard…
Anyway, the only way I can find to buy that song is through amazon and they want 99cents US for it which seems a bit steep for a non-classic gold song from 25years ago. This is another reason why the big record companies are rapidly going down the gurgler.