News: John Hughes dies

In a bizarre twist of fate BlackPlastic just found this video the other day and was about to share it anyway (despite the fact it has been around for a few months) when the news broke that John Hughes has died.  The writer of all of those great 80s teen movies - the Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink - his greatness cannot be disputed.

In tribute check out this beautiful mashup of scenes from a few of the 80s brat pack movies and Phoenix's 'Lisztomania' - it's lush.  The movies included are The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Footloose and Mannequin, of which the first two are Hughes' work.

If all this leaves you wanting to recapture more of Hughe's spirit through music might BlackPlastic recommend M83's lovely, lovely album Saturdays = Youth.

News: PocketTVshow

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Just a quick note to say that BlackPlastic has been checking out a new short-form music TV show SonyEricsson are hostingover at YouTube. It's early days and the show covers a fairly wide range of pop and dance music, meaning they end up talking to a few artists BlackPlastic would politely consider 'toss' (Chipmunk anyone?) but there is also some interesting content...

Check it out by clicking the badge - last week there was an interesting citizen journalist interview with Pop Justice founder Peter Robinson on the future of music journalism and the piece on the Friendly Fires recent blackout gig from a few weeks ago is cool.

BP x