As you may have seen in recent dance news (assuming, you know, you read dance news), Paul McCartney made headlines for composing his first ever ballet, Ocean’s Kingdom—it’s the gentleman’s “Octopus’s Garden”—and enlisting the help of his daughter, Stella, to design the costumes. Apparently, it’s not considered nepotism when you’re the Walrus.
It was promptly panned with more than a hint of incredulous snark. NY Times reporter Alastair Macaulay points a finger: “We can blame the ballet’s costumes, by Mr. McCartney’s daughter, the fashion designer Stella McCartney: they’re intrusive, unflattering and clichéd.” Macaulay goes on to inquire if Ms. McCartney might require some aloe for that burn...
Today's Headphone Fodder:
For whatever reason, this song has been spinning through my head all morning—now alternating on my newest Spotify playlist with t.A.T.u's cover of "How Soon Is Now?"—stumbling listless through lady voices tracing young men's songs (see: the Zutons original of Winehouse's hit).