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Jarvis Cocker – “Aline” (Christophe Cover)

Way back in February of 2020, the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie The French Dispatch hit the internet, and it featured a piece of music that was both familiar and unfamiliar. The that played at the end of the trailer was a bit of a standard — “Aline,” a huge 1965 hit for the French singer Christophe — but the recording was different. As it turns out, that voice belonged to the former Pulp leader Jarvis Cocker. And now, with the long-delayed theatrical release of The French Exit loomi...
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Hear Chilly Gonzales, Jarvis Cocker, & Feist Cover Purple Mountains

Chilly Gonzales has new Christmas album out today, A Very Chilly Christmas, which features his renditions of holiday hits including Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” and traditionals like “Silent Night,” “Silver Bells,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.” There’s also a cover of Purple Mountains’ “Snow Is Falling In Manhattan,” which appeared on the late David Berman’s final album last year. Gonzales also got Jarvis Cocker and Feist to sing on the cover w...
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"Locke makes the very good point that 'most children’s constitutions are either spoiled, or at least harmed, by cockering and tenderness.'"

"That lovely seventeenth century word ‘cockering’ means ‘to indulge or spoil.' Locke goes on to recommend that children are not too warmly wrapped up in winter, in order that they learn to endure the cold, in the manner of the Spartans. He also reckons that the shoes of children should be made deliberately leaky in order to toughen up the feet. Certainly my third son Henry, more ignored than the other two, has tough feet, and spent whole summers shoeless. Henry maintained when nine years old tha...
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Jarvis Cocker Keeps Hearing That Voice

Returning with a new band, Jarv Is …, the onetime Pulp leader explains how David Bowie saved his life and why he can’t give up songwriting — yet.
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JARV IS… – “House Music All Night Long”

A few years ago, former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker started performing shows under the stylized name JARV IS..., with a consistent cast of musicians that included Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Adam McKinney, Jason Buckle, and Adam Betts. Last year, Cocker released the project's first proper song, "Must I Evolve?," and today … More »
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Jarvis Cocker – “Must I Evolve?”

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker does not seem to be in any hurry to return to the center of the conversation. Pulp were once one of the biggest bands in Britpop, and they reunited a few years ago, but they haven't played any live shows since 2013. Two years ago, Cocker teamed up with the … More »
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On getting in (and out of?) scrape

Neither words nor idioms reveal their origins to a hurried look, but the problems in dealing with these two areas are different. For example, we say to eat crow. This odd phrase means “to suffer humiliation.” We know what eat means, and we have seen many crows. But the etymology of the relevant words need not bother us. The question rather is: “Who, when, and where, ate crow, and why was it bad”? Note that crow has no article, as in, for example, neither fish nor fowl; it refers to the bird’s fl...
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Desert Daze 2018: What you need to know about the first two days of the festival

Desert Daze packed plenty of drama in its first two days at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. On Friday night, severe thunderstorms rolled through, prompting organizers to pull the plug on the whole night early in Tame Impala’s set. A day later, it was like the rain had washed away the bad vibes of the night before (and the opening day parking woes) with hours of psychedelic rock at the lakeside park. But Friday wasn’t all bad. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker brought his new project Jarv Is, which inc...
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Cocker and Bez in Bargain Hunt special

Happy Mondays' Bez will also appear in a one-off edition to mark BBC Music Day in September.
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we movie to canada: wmtc annual movie awards, 2017-18 edition

The list of movies I want to see gets longer and longer, as I watch more series and fewer films. Even so, the 2017-18 list is impressive.First, the annual recap:- Canadian musicians and comedians (2006-07 and 2007-08)- my beverage of choice (2008-09)- famous people who died during the past year (2009-10)- where I'd like to be (2010-11)- vegetables (2011-12) (I was out of ideas!)- Big Life Events in a year full of Big Life Changes (2012-13)- cheese (I'm getting desperate!) (2013-14)- types of tra...
Tags: Travel, UK, New York, Wales, New York City, America, Roger Ebert, Manchester, Broadway, Jane Austen, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, John Coltrane, Vancouver, Espn, Woody Harrelson

Jarvis Cocker Announces UK Tour Playing Mostly New Songs

Jarvis Cocker's last full-fledged solo album Further Complications came out almost a full nine years ago. An uncharacteristically raw outing for the Britpop legend, it was a caustic and lascivious document that came across like Cocker's divorce album. Of course, Cocker's always still around, frequently guesting on other people's songs (like Feist's), More »
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Modern online scams often look 100 per cent legitimate, warns Netsafe CEO

Online scams are becoming more realistic and targeted every year, says Netsafe chief executive Martin Cocker.Netsafe receives an average of 1,500 complaints from New Zealanders every month, and Cocker said there was clear evidence... [Author: [email protected]]
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Modern online scams often look 100% legitimate, warns Netsafe CEO

Online scams are becoming more realistic and targeted every year, says Netsafe chief executive Martin Cocker.Netsafe receives an average of 1,500 complaints from New Zealanders every month, and Cocker said there was clear evidence... [Author: [email protected]]
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Watch Feist & Stephen Colbert Sing “Century” Together

Earlier this spring, Leslie Feist returned with Pleasure, her first album in six years. One of the album's singles was "Century," a duet with Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. Last night, Feist was the musical guest on Stephen Colbert's Late Show. But she didn't have Cocker with her. And so Stephen Colbert stepped in, … More »
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Still Showing Her Sexy Sadie Side, Dana Fuchs Sets the Stage to Rise and Shine

Whatever happened to Sexy Sadie? Embodied by Dana Fuchs, she's alive and well and ready to knock your socks off -- if you let her. "I would love people to know that I'm first and foremost a songwriter, a singer, and it's very much like that Sadie character," Fuchs said from her Harlem department near the end of an hourlong phone conversation in late January while expecting some terrible weather to hit New York City. "But of course, it's my own music," she added, a bad cold making her deep voic...
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Leon Russell (1942-2016)

Leon Russell, a singer-songwriter and pianist who spent much of the early 1960s appearing on pop hits as a Los Angeles studio musician and who, in the years that followed, was a solo artist and composer of hits such as A Song for You, Tight Rope, This Masquerade and Superstar, died on Nov. 13. He was 74. Back in March 2014, I spent several hours with Leon at his home outside of Nashville. The house was loaded with eclectic furnishings reflecting the artist's eccentric personality. While Leon's...
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Dolo Coker: California Hard

Dolo Coker was an insider's jazz musician. The pianist was little known except among his peers. Coker spent much of his career playing and recording as a sideman and didn't record his first leadership date until 1976, when he was 49. One of his most interesting leadership albums is California Hard (Xanadu), featuring Blue Mitchell on trumpet and flugelhorn and Art Pepper on alto and tenor saxophones. The album was digitally remastered from tapes by Don Schlitten of Xanadu and reissue producer Z...
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On my radar: Jarvis Cocker’s cultural highlights

The musician and broadcaster on the original Batman, the music of Cat’s Eyes, the importance of the BBC and the beautiful gameBorn in 1963 and raised in Sheffield, Jarvis Cocker founded Pulp (then called Arabacus Pulp) at the age of 15. Between 1983 and 2001 they released seven studio albums including His ’n’ Hers and Different Class. In 1996 Cocker made headlines by invading the stage during Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song during the Brit awards. Since Pulp’s split in 2002, he has r...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Drama, Film, Football, Bbc, Radio, Culture, Pop and rock, Classical Music, Sheffield, Sheffield Wednesday, Michael Jackson, Jarvis Cocker, Radio 3

Book Notes - "Watchlist"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Watchlist collects surveillance-themed stories from a diverse variety of writers including Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Chika Unigwe, and others. Publishers Weekly wrote of the ...
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Gaga's meat dress and #TBT: key moments in millennial fashion

From high street collaborations to shaking up style conventions, we look at what fashion means to Generation YThe man who made it OK to shop in Oxfam for your suits and wear NHS-issued glasses, Jarvis Cocker was a style icon who could only have come from Britain. Performing the band’s No 2 single, Common People, on Top of the Pops broadcast Cocker’s image into the homes of older millennials, who quickly adopted his look. The younger ones have discovered him since then. With geek chic riding high...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Life and style, World news, Culture, Britain, NHS, Oxfam, Gucci, Jarvis Cocker, Cocker

Justine Frischmann: waking up from Elastica to art in America

Her band were one of the leading lights of Britpop – but when it all fell apart Frischmann regrouped in a quieter corner of the US and is now a visual artistJarvis Cocker has got his radio show, Damon Albarn has his Chinese operas and Liam Gallagher has his clothing label, but Justine Frischmann has kept a low public profile – until now. On a Thursday afternoon in New York art week, the former frontwoman of Elastica, an integral part of the Britpop pop boom of the mid-90s and arguably its cooles...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, US, America, Culture, Art and design, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Britpop, Elastica, Justine Frischmann, VOLTA, Cocker, Frischmann

The 90s are back: how to get the look right

Think Britpop and grunge – and forget about the Spice Girls. Channelling the 90s is about sorting the bad from the goodWhich trends would you bring back – and which would you rather forget? Tell us in the comments below‘Do you remember the first time?” Jarvis Cocker sang, way back in 1994. More than 20 years later, it’s a pertinent question. The 1990s – the decade that saw a snake-hipped, NHS-specs-wearing Cocker become a sex symbol, Sara Cox crowned a ladette and Will Smith arrive as The Fresh ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Life and style, Courtney Love, Culture, NHS, Kate Moss, Beverly Hills, Tony Blair, Damon Albarn, Will Smith, Oasis, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Cobain, Britpop, Bel Air

Book Notes - Jarett Kobek "I Hate the Internet"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jarett Kobek has followed up his novella ATTA (one of my favorite books of the 2000s) with the impressive novel I Hate the Internet. Jonathan Lethem wrote of the book: "...
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Jarvis Cocker: 'I have a terrible temper on me'

It’s 20 years since the Pulp singer’s backside upstaged Michael Jackson at the Brit awards. Shortly afterwards, Dave Simpson interviewed him for Melody Maker – Rock’s Backpages digs out a classic interviewJarvis Cocker is famous. He is, arguably, the fifth most famous man in Britain, behind John Major, Frank Bruno, Will Carling and Michael Barrymore. Suddenly, Jarvis Cocker has become ubiquitous. As I write, Coronation Street’s predatorial hairdresser Maxine is eyeing up another victim as Cocker...
Tags: Music, Culture, Britain, Indie, Michael Jackson, Chris Evans, Jarvis Cocker, Jarvis, Maxine, Cocker, Dave Simpson, John Major Frank Bruno Will Carling, Michael Barrymore


A little history never hurt anyone. The thing is, we always learn the basics of a story, but not the intricate details. These intricate details are often the most fascinating parts of tying the story together. Hidden stories in President Washington’s success at Valley Forge that helped a nation to prominence, or how a young son of a gunsmith in the 1800’s developed a sidearm that changed the face of war forever are some of those that are worth knowing, yet are forgotten or not told. ...
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Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 after cancer battle

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70. The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. Cocker's friend Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the rock band Yes, called his rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends "sensational" and said: "He had a voice that was just unique."
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Singer Joe Cocker Dies Of Lung Cancer At 70

Cocker was famous for both his unique voice and for a soulful style of singing that made it sound like he was pouring his heart out when he put his unique touch on hits such as "You Are So Beautiful."» E-Mail This
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Paul Mccartney Grateful Joe Cocker Recorded With A Little Help

Sir Paul McCartney has added his tribute to late rocker Joe Cocker , revealing he'll forever be grateful to him for taking the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends to the top of the charts. Cocker lost his battle with cancer on Monday , and stars including MCCartney's former bandmate Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Tom Morello were quick to pay their respects via
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Death of Joe Cocker, 'greatest soul voice of Britain'

Legendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said. Cocker, who started off playing to small audiences in pubs in his native England, gained fame when he jolted the 1969 Woodstock festival with his high-powered version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" -- one of rock's most successful covers. Cocker -- who on stage would flail his arms so wildly that uninitiated crowds wonde...
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Rock star Joe Cocker dead

Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," has died of an undisclosed illness. He was 70. Cocker's performing career spanned almost 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," to the digital-music era.
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