The Rich Girls Are Weeping

15 August 2006

Well, good for them, actually. Interpol's left Matador for Capitol, reports Hits Daily Double, after what they termed a "fierce bidding war" with Interscope. Then again, maybe our well-dressed faves should have read this article from Fortune which asks, "Who needs record companies?" Indeed, it's a very good question. (Apparently, you don't if you're Ice Cube...) And The Wall Street Journal covered the rise of the Internet Music Star a few days ago (link good for 7 days only...). But maybe the promise of a way, way bigger paycheck was more alluring for those gentlemen in natty suits -- it certainly is a big and ballsy move that also included a trade up in their management as well, to big-big-leaguer Dave Holmes (Coldplay). Naturally, we're looking forward to the next album with baited breath -- whatever can they have lurking up those well-pressed sleeves?

And who'll be the next defector to a major? I've never thought that it would be the New Pornographers -- maybe Spoon? We shall see.

16 Comments:

Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

and what's up with that dastardly moustache, snidely whiplash? the not-really-funny funny thing? it totally works. totally. in that omar sharif as doctor zhivago kind of way.

::returns to cary grant feature in the august issue of town & country::

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Wait, didn't he jump in a magic time machine and secretly join Army Of Lovers?

(You know, I really hate that you can't post images in comments!!!)

::tries catch a waft of Creed's Green Irish Tweed from the magazine pages::

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:29:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

cindy, has anyone ever told you that sometimes you're just mean? ;) (not that i didn't laugh when you pulled that record out of the bin at chain drive.)

but seriously, the "new" carlos is quite handsome in presentation. and there is always an excuse for the summer madras tie...particularly when it's 105 degrees and you're still ballsy enough to wear 110.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:34:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Remember when we were going to have those pony show award ribbons done up for SXSW? He still deserves one, it's true. For The Meritorious Donning of Exemplary Menswear in Sweltering Temperatures.

I am NEVER mean. Never, ever, ever.

Well, okay, maybe just a leetle bit. But only when people walk in on me in the loo!

Speaking of, would anyone notice if I made off with that record? It's TOTES JUST I WANT!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:43:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

which is worse? the ladies' room incident or the covetous eyeballing of the seal fur coat? maybe capitol will pay for one of the latter...also extant from the 40s, only without a sleeve that needs continuous repair, since i can't be expected to be on call with an upholstery needle and buttonhole twine all the damned time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:52:00 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Spoon was rung through the corporate machine once already, and made bitter by the experience. Why would they bother?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:52:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

James: I've spent a lot of time thinking about that myself. I mean, it's possible -- they are older and wiser this time and in a better positon to negotate a much better deal.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:57:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Oh, that's such a tossup.

Speaking of gorgeous coats, did you see this one in the most recent Burberry spreads? OMG WOW.

BTW, Mr. Ferry's also shown up in their Fall 06 campaign as well!! Fitting, as there's some super-keen tailoring in the Prorsum collection...

http://www.burberry.com/Collections/BurberryProrsum/Menswear/

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Oh! And I'll thank you not to mock my coat, though it has greatly benefitted from your tender ministrations -- your repair work is greatly appreciated. Don't forget the duct tape, too!

I sure am glad we couldn't find the coatcheck at Northsix. Even if I did have to stuff said coat unceremoniously under the bleachers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:07:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

OMFG, that coat is hot. is that bear? dyed badger or coyote? broadtail? i can't tell. black fur is difficult. that coat is seriously hot.

prorsum is evil this year. they've got a chanel-esque quilted leather day coat. and i've ascertained that it is finally OK to wear my leopard bell coat again, but it's in storage at the parentals' and i don't have room for it here...let alone anywhere else i'll be living soon. it's going to be sad when we have to get a 3rd bedroom for clothing storage. =P

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

and what can i say? need vintage repaired? as long as it's not chiffon, i'm your girl. which reminds me...i still have amelia's blazer in my to-be-repaired pile. =P

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:10:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

I don't think it's badger -- there's too much of it. Might be karakul? No, no ... I'm going with beaver. Valentino had a beaver-collared evening coat in Fall '05.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

duh. beaver. i didn't even think about that. really, the only beaver coat that i've seen in person was the doorman at the annex. that coat was almost as insane as the men's formal length mink frock coat that let's dish had when you bought the seal.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:35:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Oh, that doorman LOVED us -- we totes had a mutual fur admiration society going on. His coat was indeed about the most amazing thing I'd ever seen outside of that mink.



sidebar: "No, thank you, I don't buy drugs from people I don't know..."

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

every doorman in NYC LOVES us. seriously, yo. if you treat people like people instead of like "the help," it works wonders.

some people just say "no"...always. it's almost a schtick at this point. pinkie von bloom is a clean teen! ::snort::

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:46:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Well, I love the doormen of NYC. They know how to treat a lady right.

Oh, like I'd actually buy anything from anyone, really! :P I just still think that was the best comeback ever to such a query. There's no need to be rude, even at 2am on the LES.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:51:00 PM  

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