As a fashion journalist, much of my career has been spent trying to understand why trends take hold the psychology, if you will, of personal style. Why, you might ask, did everyone in Chelsea suddenly strip down to spandex bicycle shorts at the first sign of sunshine? Well, Chanel, Fendi, Stella McCartney made it viable, though the verdict is still out on its office appropriateness but I digress. The point is that before I was a fashion journalist, I was a reader. My personal psychology means I ve spent years sitting in fashion show venues, strobed with white lights and loud music pulsing, matching my favorite heroines of literature to the collection presented before me. Some of my favorite writers, like Joan Didion and Edith Wharton, used sartorial style to illuminate character, set the scene, or build tension. Occasionally, the stars would align, and backstage post show, a designer would confirm that he had been inspired by a certain novel (like when Erdem Moralioglu explained that his Spring 2012 collection was a riff on Bonjour Tristesse and my fantasies of Celine traipsing about in dainy yellow lace burst to life), suggesting that the relationship between fashion and prose was, in fact, reciprocal. Which brings me to this year s Met Gala, inspired by Susan Sontag s essay On Camp. Essay is a loose description, as Sontag herself was quick to point out: nothing about this fugitive sensibility, fits the the framework of a fixed argument, because the very nature of camp is evolving. Camp is a certain mode of aestheticism, according to Sontag. It is one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon. That way, the way of Camp, is not in terms of beauty, but in terms of the degree of artifice, of stylization. "
Last year Paul McCartney issued his 17th solo album Egypt Station via Capitol Records. The LP, which became McCartney;s first number one album in the United States since 1982, will now be released as Egypt Station Traveller s Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set on May 10.The set will be housed in a vintage style suitcase and is set to feature previously unreleased tracks, hidden rarities and "all the essentials needed on your journey to Egypt Station and beyond. " The one time only pressing is limited to 3000 numbered cases. Fans who sign up now to pre order via the following link will get the first chance at purchasing the box set.
Paul McCartney #39;s trip that started with his recent Egypt Station will continue in a limited deluxe Egypt Station Traveller #39;s Edition that was announced Thursday (Feb. 14) for release May 10 on Capitol Records. Housed in an embossed vintage looking suitcase, it will feature vinyl pressings, additional audio and video performances, a cassette and paper items related to the album. The set will retail for $360.One of the main features will be three unreleased tracks: ”Frank Sinatra #39;s Party, ” ”Sixty Second Street ” and an extended version of ”Who Cares. ” Also included are four live album tracks taken from McCartney #39;s performances at Abbey Road Studios, the Cavern Club, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Grand Central Station in New York City. Additionally, the package will have a deluxe 180G vinyl album, an Egypt Station Concertina CD and an Egypt Station Blue Cassette. Buyers will also get a set of HD audio tracks.
On their final day of appearances in New Zealand before heading back to London, the royal parents to be visited Te Papaiouru Marae for a formal p whiri and luncheon in their honor. A p whiri is a traditional M ori welcoming ceremony involving speeches, dancing, singing and the hongi.Meghan wore a long sleeve navy dress by Stella McCartney (her wedding reception dress designer ) for the occasion. She accessorized her look with a traditional New Zealand jade necklace given to her by the Governor General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, and she wore her hair in a polished updo.
Paul McCartney's 18th solo album Egypt Station debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Gustavo Caballero Getty Images hide caption
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" is a song by Paul and Linda McCartney from the album Ram. Released in the United States as a single on 2 August 1971, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1971, making it the first of a string of post-Beatles, McCartney-penned singles to top the US pop chart through the 1970s and 1980s. Paul McCartney won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists in 1971 for the song. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies. Lyrics: We're so sorry, Uncle Albert, We're so sorry if we caused you any pain. We're so sorry Uncle Albert, But there's no one left at home And I believe I'm gonna rain. We're so sorry but we haven't heard a thing all day. We're so sorry, Uncle Albert. But if anything should happen well be sure to give a ring. We're so sorry, Uncle Albert, But we haven't done a bloody thing all day. We're so sorry, Uncle Albert, But the kettles on the boil and we're so easily called away. Hands across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky. Hands across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky. Admiral Halsey notified me, He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea. I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie. (Butter Pie? )(The Butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie.) Hands across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky. Hands across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky. Live a little be a gypsy, get around.(Get around) Get your feet up off the ground, Live a little, get around. Live a little be a gypsy, get around.(Get around) Get your feet up off the ground, Live a little, get around Hands across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky. Hand across the water. (Water) Heads across the sky.
Paul McCartney revealed that he looked to two frequently trending topics for inspiration on his first solo album in nearly five years: Taylor Swift and Donald Trump. Related: Paul McCartney Reveals Secrets in Extended #039;Carpool Karaoke #039;
Paul McCartney recently released his 18th studio album, Egypt Station, and is now revealing some of the inspiration behind the new music.In an interview with the BBC, the Beatles legend said that his album track "Who Cares " was inspired by Taylor Swift.
Leading music companies and trade bodies - not to mention Sir Paul McCartney - have piled on support for Article 13, a provision within the European Copyright Directive which seeks to ensure legal repercussions for digital platforms which host unlicensed music, even when that copyright infringement is user generated.Indeed, we 've published two pieces on MBW today (September 11) which chime with this viewpoint - from European independent music coalition IMPALA and from UK based independent label collective AIM.
Ziggy, a bar dedicated to David Bowie, is about to open right inside Caf Royal in London s Soho on September 20.During the early 1970s, David Bowie created his own fictitious alter ego, who became an archetypal character within the world of glam rock. Ziggy Stardust, who was inspired by British rock singer, Vince Taylor, is now about to lend his name to a Bowie themed bar at The Hotel Caf Royal. On the menu are cocktails named after song titles off the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars . Lining the inside walls will be photographs taken by Mick Rock of the party hosted at The Hotel Caf Royal itself on the eve of July 3rd 1973, which Bowie threw as a send off to his Ziggy after the final concert performed as the character.. Photos of A list icons including Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Barbara Streisand at the 1973 event will be revealed at the bar s opening on September 20th in London.
Charles Sykes Invision AP The jailbait song is one of pop music s longest running, if grossest, traditions. She was just 17, if you know what I mean, sang Paul McCartney; So clean, Christine, 16, wailed KISS; It s no hanging matter It s no capital crime I can see that you re 15 years old, hissed Mick Jagger. The jailbait herself rarely gets heard from, though early in rock history, Brian Wilson did build altars to teenage innocence: Wouldn t it be nice if we were older? Troye Sivan, the 23 year old Australian phenom angling for household name status, has a contribution to make to this lineage or, rather, a correction to make to it. The opener of his second album, Bloom, shares a title with Winger s 1988 hair metal creep anthem, 17. But now, it s the song s narrator who at age 17 was lured and lured someone else into sex that he memorializes in a nostalgic, uplifting tone. Got something here to lose that I know you wanna take, Sivan purrs, delivering earnestly the kind of line that Ted Nugent might have imagined coming from a preteen. The song, like all Sivan songs, is built of quavering 80s goo: Think George Michael, Phil Collins, and Rick Astley, the latter of whom Sivan basically impersonates in a recent video. But it s also spiced with the digital filigree, aching ohs, and wide eyed candor of his generation s pop.
Sir Paul McCartney played a show at a tiny Liverpool boozer last night (June 9th).
The lucky fans picked to be in the audience for Paul McCartney's secret Liverpool gig loved seeing the Beatles legend back in his home city. Macca was spotted filming in the city on Saturday alongside James Corden even taking a selfie with his own statue at the Pier Head.
Most people might have caught the stylish scene when Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, rode off to their reception after their ceremony.Meghan had changed into her second wedding dress, a Stella McCartney number, and Prince Harry ditched his Army Blue and Royals uniform for a James Bond like tuxedo. And then they got into a silver Jaguar E Type Concept Zero convertible.
It #39;s T minus 24 hours and the world is on royal wedding dress watch. Will the Hollywood actress turned British royal stick to tradition or stray from it? What will her style choices say about the values she stands for? And what will they say to young girls about the fairytale of a royal wedding in the year 2018?Bookies are taking bets on which designer she will walk down the aisle with (Tamara Ralph of British couture house Ralph amp; Russo is a strong contender, though Stella McCartney has a lot going for her, too mdash; more on that later). Fashion brands on both sides of the Atlantic are pitching merch to capitalize on the union (Solange Azagury Partridge 's ”Special Relationship ” Hotlips ring, $280, splices the Union Jack and the stars and stripes).
The 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will deliver one of the most exceptional lineups of this year's festival season with headliners Paul McCartney, METALLICA, CHILDISH GAMBINO, ARCTIC MONKEYS, Travis Scott and ODESZA. The history making bill includes first time ACL Fest performances and only North American festival appearances by both Paul McCartney and METALLICA, a triumphant return by Grammy , Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning CHILDISH GAMBINO, a highly anticipated performance from ARCTIC MONKEYS, and debut sets from Texas native Travis Scott and electronic superstars ODESZA. THE NATIONAL, KHALID, HOZIER, David Byrne, CHVRCHES, DEFTONES, JUSTICE, St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Brandi Carlile, ILLENIUM, Janelle Mon e and many more will take the stage throughout ACL Fest's colossal two consecutive weekends. ACL Fest 2018 will deliver more than 125 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 5 7 and October 12 14.
The spin cycle #39;s over: After loading up a laundromat with a bunch of band t shirts and pulling a few of them out of washing machines to tease a few acts, the 2018 Austin City Music Festival lineup is here and boasts Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Odesza, Travis Scott and the National as its headliners.The festival which descends upon Austin #39;s Zilker Park over the weekends of Oct. 5 7 and Oct. 12 14 will serve as McCartney and Metallica #39;s sole North American festival dates for 2018.
If there #39;s a more indigestible lump of bouncy 1970s pop schmaltz than Paul McCartney #39;s quot;Silly Love Songs, quot; right now it escapes me. It #39;s one of a handful of intrusive music choices that director Kenny Leon makes in the dreary Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God, a once groundbreaking 1979 play by Mark Medoff that today needs no help showing its age. Opening with Stevie Wonder #39;s quot;Love #39;s In Need of Love Today, quot; played before the action starts to make us absorb the lyrics, the production tips the balance away from the author #39;s sensitive handling of deaf politics toward the bland reaffirmation that the heart is a more powerful communication tool than the human voice. If that sounds like the melodramatic fodder of a vintage Lifetime movie, you got it.Leon #39;s sluggish production does eventually gather some steam in the second act, expanding beyond the banal romantic focus of impassioned teacher James Leeds (Joshua Jackson) and reluctant student Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff) into more complex issues. When it tightens its focus on the rights of deaf people to choose the terms on which they interact with the hearing world mdash; weighing the virtues of American Sign Language, lip reading and speech with conflicting ideologies mdash; you can see why this was an important work back in its time. But Nina Raines #39; superior 2010 drama Tribes has since come along to examine related questions in a context both more compelling and less didactic. Not to mention the broader evolution of more enlightened attitudes toward the deaf community and minorities in general.
Katy Perry at Stella McCartney #39;s Autumn 2018 collection launch in Los Angeles, California Image: Sipa USA SIPA USA PA ImagesA nun who was involved in a property lawsuit with US pop star Katy Perry has died after collapsing in court.