Okay, someone woke Vince up and decided that he needed to be a bit more visible in the industry. Besides the Erasure hits package and last year’s Yaz(oo) tour, Vince recently took on remixing duties for the Saturdays’ vastly improved remix of “Issues”, and now another remix has surfaced for Franz Ferdinand’s “No You Girls”, which I talked about last week. The single drops officially on April 6th in the UK, but I don’t have US release info. I’ve heard the single, and it’s pretty cool how it takes the FF vocals, and makes them sound just like they would have fit into the mid-80s.
– Despite loving the Pet Shop Boys performance/tribute at the Brit Awards this week, my choice for favorite performance hands down goes to the Ting Tings and Estelle for their mash-up of “Shut Up and Let Me Go”, “American Boy”, and “That’s Not My Name”.
As a consolation, though, check out this grainy but still watchable version of PSB’s “Go West” from 15 years ago.
– In the “there might be justice yet” department, it looks like Apple might be helping PMN favorites Franz Ferdinand here in the US with a new iPhone commercial that utilizes “No You Girls”. Here’s a cool performance video of the track. If Feist, Yael Naim and the Ting Tings are the models, Franz Ferdinand should have a Top 40 hit in a couple of weeks.
– Inquiring minds apparently wanted to know more about the super secret (squirrel) mission last weekend. Well, I ended up back in San Francisco for another fun-filled weekend, including a midnight sing-along of Grease, complete with a drag re-enactment of “Summer Nights”. While both of our attempts to get cheap seats for Wicked failed miserably, I had a great time, and am looking forward to my next trip. Wonder when that’ll be…