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New Cat Power video: A Pair Of Brown Eyes

Video: Cat Power – “A Pair Of Brown Eyes”

Directed by Jim Jarmusch. From Covers, out now on Domino.

I originally heard the Pogues on tapes that a friend had dubbed for me. With no liner notes, I had no idea which songs were originals and which were traditional. I assumed most of the material was punked up versions of Irish standards. It was a thrill to find a Clancy Brothers record in the 99-cent bin, and their version of “Whiskey You’re the Devil” made great mixtape fodder, especially followed up by the Pogues’ “Streams of Whiskey” (a Shane MacGowan original, it turns out).

MacGowan has always written material that sounds like it’s been around forever, like he’s plucked timeless material out of the ether. Chan Marshall has a similar ability to make her covers her own and to write original songs that seem like they could be interpretations of classics.

And now beloved indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has directed the video for Cat Power’s latest single.

Jarmusch says, “As someone who deeply loves Cat Power’s music, getting to collaborate with Chan on this video was like a dream come true. She’s so inspiring to me, of course as an artist, but she’s also just such an extraordinary person.”

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Shane MacGowan Debuts Haitian Relief Video

We’ve already ruffled some feathers with our views of bands who seemed to have used the disaster relief efforts in Haiti as promotional fodder so we’ll just let this video speak for itself.

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Mick Jones, Nick Cave, Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie, Chrissie Hynde and Paloma Faith team up for a cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins‘ 1956 hit, “I Put a Spell On You.”

Video: Shane MacGowan & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You”

Via The NME.

Pogue vs. Pogue: Spider Stacy on Shane MacGowan’s Troubles

Over on the PoguesMySpace blog, founding member Spider Stacy tells the rather unfunny story of losing Shane MacGowan before Voodoo Fest in New Orleans earlier this month.

well, I was right about the voodoo festival. sometimes people can push you a little too far and sometimes shane can be a complete fucking idiot. comes with the territory. as does disappearing for 24 hours in a city not best known for its low crime rate. big, big thank you to spiro from seattle who actually found him slumped in the lobby of the sheraton, which isn’t where we’re staying, and used one of his own tickets to get him into the gig. Some people who witnessed the ensuing flodden of a performance might feel he would have been better advised to just leave him there but nawlins is not the best place to be wandering around if you look like a target. And I’d like to thank the crowd and apologise for my bad humour – macgowan ripping my sunglasses off my face after we’d all been worrying that he’d been fucking murdered was too much. 3-0

The audience, not surprisingly, noticed things were not right

The situation is made even sadder by the fact that in his previous post, Stacy was defending MacGowan against naysayers: “or is shane not allowed to get sick like other people? is it that he is only allowed to be off his face?” He concludes ominously—and presciently: “still, it could all go completely wrong at the voodoo festival.”

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Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse Together

For months now, GLONO has been pining away at the thought of a duet between Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse. I mean, it seems like a natural fit and a sure hit! Think of maybe a Christmas single a la Shane McGowan and Kirsty Macoll‘s “Fairytale of New York” or something.

This, however, is not what we had in mind…

Video: Winemouse Part One

More info from BBC News

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