Finally, Rough Trade Records and World’s Fair Label Group have set a release date for the former Pulp frontman’s debut album here in the states. On April 3rd, crazy American fans will finally be able to buy Jarvis in stores. But really, didn’t all the people who wanted this album already import it? I sure thought so.
First, the news comes that there’s no hope for a Blur reunion, because Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn can’t get along with each other long enough to record a song. Now, Albarn’s started mouthing off about his old rival. In Uncut, Albarn ridicules Jarvis Cocker’s infamous Michael Jackson stage crash (which was, ahem, ten years ago), Jarvis’s music, and his “odd ideas about reality”. Here’s a bit of the article, via NME:
-I’ve always had a problem with Jarvis’ stance on that, I found it
really disturbing when he pulled his pants down in front of Michael
Jackson, that just seemed totally wrong. If someone is sick, he’s not
open to ridicule.
-The world is not full of cunts; we have a collective responsibility not to slag people off and instead try to understand them.
-He’s got some very odd ideas about reality.
I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t lead you in with titles like that. Anyhow, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has just released a video of Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time, from his excellent solo debut from last fall, Jarvis. The video finds Cocker giving advice to a woman he picks up in a taxi, and driving that taxi whenever he gets a minute. It’s a decent video, with a good song, and pretty good direction. See for yourself.
A perfectly above average video.