Friday, August 28, 2009

Spotify iPhone app

here's some surprising good news:

Apple has approved Spotify's iPhone app.

Premium subscribers in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Finland will be able to download Spotify for free from the App Store soon.

Spotify on the iPhone will include many of the features our users enjoy on the desktop, with the added advantage of letting you listen to your playlists even when you haven’t a network connection, for instance when on a plane or the underground. We’ll be sure to let you know here on the blog as soon as it’s in the App Store.

Essentially this means you have a whole world of music on demand at any time. Wow.

You do have to sign up for the premium price of £9.99 a month, which is quite hefty when you consider other subscription based services let you keep the tracks. But then it's the equivalent of 10 songs in iTunes?

This is It - documentary movie

This is It tour

The first pictures for the documentary about Michael Jackson's This Is It Tour have surfaced. It shows rehearsals at the Staples Centre in LA where he was preparing for his London O2 arena gigs.

The documentary is being released on Wednesday, 28 October for a limited two-week run in cinemas worldwide. It's bound to be a sell-out. I think everyone is pretty curious to see it.

Funny People - Review

I was surprised to love "Knocked Up", one of Judd Apatow's previous movies and so am quite looking forward to "Funny People", a film about, you guessed it comedians. It opens in the UK this weekend and happily, Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian (a scathing critic where he sees fit - Inglorious Basterds was give a 1* review) says it is-

"one of the most enjoyable films of the year."

and gives it 4/5. Sounds good.

Read the review here

u2 360 tour in 360 degrees

click on the link for an amazing 360 panoramic photograph from the stage.

u2 in 360

Thursday, August 20, 2009

u2 360 tour

I'm going to see U2 on saturday. I'm very excited, and this is just getting me in the mood: