* NME’s Laura Snapes caught Heavy Cream and Turbo Fruits at South by Southwest, and she clearly dug the hell out of them. Snapes posted a couple of performance and interview videos, musing in a style most British, thanks to words like “knackered.” Snapes also got a tattoo of some triangles, which is definitely the sort of thing you want to do while at SXSW.
* It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for: You can now download the instrumental, karaoke version of The Pink Spiders’ “Little Razorblade” for just $1.99! I think this is as good a time as any to pitch my brilliant marketing idea: The Spiders should sell the rights to “Little Razorblade” to Gatorade, who can now launch their “Hey hey, drink some Gatorade, when your thirst is serious!” campaign. Everyone wins.
* Remember how Willie Nelson got busted in Texas for possession of six ounces of marijuana? Remember how I recommended that Willie’s people issue the statement “Dude's a baller. Let him roast a bone or two if he feels like it”? Well, Texas prosecutor Kit Bramblett seems to agree. Saying, “You bet your ass I ain’t going to be mean to Willie Nelson,” Bramblett “sentenced” The Pot-Headed Stranger to a $100 fine and one performance of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” Now, who wants to join me as I drive through Texas with a QP of kush in order to see how our sentence would stack up against Willie’s?