I saw on Twitter earlier that Nile Rodgers is working with David Guetta. Can’t say I find this a particularly thrilling idea but I suppose it’s slightly better than Avicii (and, well, Chase & Status, and Disclosure…I’m sure the Tensnake track’ll be a belter though). Either way I’ll hold out some hope until I hear it, David Guetta has done some decent things in the past.
FACT’s reporting on it is a bit weird though:
This latest announcement is sure to further fuel the debates around Rodgers’ growing collaborations following his globally successful team-up with Daft Punk earlier this year.
I didn’t realise there was any “debate” surrounding it at all? Even if there was it’s all in kind of poor taste given that Rodgers said this to the Official Charts Company earlier in the year:
…I think this particular experience rates very high, because two years ago I was stricken with cancer just right out of the clear blue sky. I had no indication it was coming on, I was what is called asymptomatic and when they found it, it was diagnosed as incredibly aggressive. So I went from having no symptoms to ‘you can die any moment and you have to take this very seriously’. It just didn’t make any sense, it was so completely insane. And from that moment I decided I was going to work as much as I could, play as many concerts, do as many records, because that’s what I live for. I said to myself, if I had a reason to get up the next day, hopefully I’ll get up the next day because I just love to do my job.
He’s been given the all clear which is good but going through an experience like that just makes me think he can work with whoever if he wants to - even if we’d rather he didn’t.
Someone asked me on Twitter what makes a good press shot.
There’s not really a “right” answer for this but I do see a lot of drab press shots so I’m just gonna list a bunch of things I like, and a bunch I don’t.
It’s weird, because publications sort of need a press photo, and get a bit uncertain of what to use if there isn’t one. So artists kind of have to get them made in order to get any coverage, no matter how crappy they might actually be. If you need to get a press shot done (as the person who asked me this question does) here are a few things that may help.