Guardian Pays Tribute To Cardiacs

Following the release of the Cardiacs’ tribute album Leader of the Starry Skies in order to raise money for Tim Smith’s rehabilitation following his stroke in 2008, the Guardian has published a piece about the album, urging fans (and anyone with a love of music) to click on this link.

According to the Guardian piece, Blur’s Damon Albarn, The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon and Faith No More’s Mike Patton have pledged their support and future involvement in any future fundraising activities. In the meantime, the Starry Skies tribute contains well-received contributions from (among others) XTC’s Andy Partridge, Julianne Regan (All About Eve) and Ultrasound.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Beauty and the Beast

Until 2009’s Up, only one animated film in the history of cinema had ever been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Released 20 years ago this year, Beauty and the Beast was Disney’s 30th animated feature (this year’s Tangled is its 50th). It was actually something they’d been thinking about for years, but didn’t really know how to make it, especially with the technology they had to hand. To remind you, this is what 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs looked like:

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