iTunes has been hyping big news to be revealed today, promising Monday on their home page “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget.” Wow, that period really lends some gravity to the situation. It’s like a movie trailer featuring Denzel Washington. Anyway, if you believe the Wall Street Journal, Apple has finally bought the rights to the Beatles’ back catalog, so maybe the period is justified.
Generally, music videos aren’t supposed to last 35 minutes. But Kanye West’s music video for the song “Runaway” is more short film epic than music video. It follows the love story between a phoenix that fell to Earth and West himself. Alas, humanity does not understand the phoenix or West’s love for her, and she flies away. Parallels to West’s career are clear. Short dialogue breaks are taken between samples of West’s new album, and it even has a full credit sequence.
Get excited for the greatest day of the year, vinylphiles. Saturday marks the second annual Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the country.