Remains of the Day: Cumming, The Hills, Trail of Dead

alancumming Remains of the Day: Cumming, The Hills, Trail of Dead

  • Rock band …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead left Interscope Records, and lambasted them on their website. “They’ve taught us about the worthlessness of A&R people, how to yell at idiots running an art department, and how to shake hands with smiling retailers who have no idea who you are. And I love Jimmy Iovine for having worked with John Lennon and Phil Spector on the Rock and Roll sessions. I mean, that was thirty years ago, and the Rock and Roll sessions sound pretty bad over all, and John Lennon is now dead and Phil Spector has murdered people since then, but hey, that was really cool that Jimmy did that, thirty years ago, back then, and dated Stevie Nicks. He’s had a great dating record, he just won’t have the next TOD record.”
  • Wired is taking a poll on the “creepiest, craziest” Halloween candy. We’re voting for the Cricket Lick-Its.
  • Slate compiles a slideshow essay of the Seurat exhibit currently open at MoMA.
  • The LA Times tracks The Hills “is it real or not?” drama.
  • Alan Cumming and Rebecca Romijn will star as a hedonistic fashion designer and a journalist who knows the secret of his shady past in a movie riffing off the Mad Hatter Tea Party scene from Alice in Wonderland.