I don't know how this is entirely legal, but LA-producer Doctor Rosen Rosen remixed Lily Allen's album, It's Not Me, It's You and made it available as a free download on his website, doctorrosenrosen.com. The only thing that he claim to have lifted is Allen's original vocal tracks and that all the background and mix is completely original.
Clearly the man is in love with Lily Allen. He admitted to first seeing the video for "Smile" in "a crappy hotel room" while on tour in Iceland. Ever since then, he's been a fan. He reached out to her record label to see if they were commissioning remixes for her new record, but of course, they weren't interested. But that wouldn't stop a man obsessed, right? So what we have here is an un-endorsed, unofficial release of a "darker" remixed album of It's Not Me, It's You.
While I think this is a good marketing ploy to expose non-fans to Lily Allen, it's also great exposure for this producer/mixer Doctor Rosen Rosen as well. Unfortunately, I think the lawyers won't agree on my views.
Mason Proper is currently on tour:
Jul 30 The Casbah San Diego, CA *
Jul 31 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 1 Slim's San Francisco, CA *
Aug 3 Doug Fir Portland, OR *
Aug 4 Chop Suey Seattle, WA *
Aug 11 Frederik Meijer Garden Grand Rapids, MI (w/ grrRoPoLis)
Sept 16-19 Pygmalion Festival Champaign-Urbaba, IL (w/ Iron & Wine, Lucero, Ra Ra Riot)
* w/ Stellastarr* and Wild Light
Apparently Adam ("MCA") Yauch was diagnosed with "cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland". It's treatable, but unfortunately it affected MCA's vocal chords... as a result, Beastie Boys canceled all upcoming concert appearances.
You've gone from "Check Your Head" to "Check Your Prostate".
From a video statement on Beastieboys.com:
official/myspace/W♥M) and my review was done prior to their US tour dates (they were at the time doing promotional touring in the UK, where you have to admit Europeans loves Gossip more than Americans). So here's the US Tour dates, courtesy of sonymusic.com:
I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we'll release the record and play some shows. It's a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because I was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later.
- Adam Yauch
October 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 8 Philadelphia, PA TLA
October 9 New York, NY Terminal 5
October 11 Boston, MA Paradise
October 15 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
October 16 Chicago, IL Metro
October 17 Madison, WO Orpheum
October 19 Denver, CO Bluebird
October 20 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
October 23 Seattle, WA Showbox
October 24 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
October 25 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
October 26 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
October 29 Austin, TX Emo’s
October 30 Little Rock, AR Vino’s
09.13 Morrison, CO @ Monolith Festival *
09.14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
09.15 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
09.16 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
09.17 Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW @ Dante's *
09.18 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
09.20 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory *
09.22 Tucson, AZ @ Plush *
09.24 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
09.26 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09.27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09.28 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
09.29 Orlando, FL @ The Social *
* All dates with Frightened Rabbit
After three days, The Hype Machine dropped the song off their ranking.