Time Waits for Eno and Other Smart Rock Stars

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I don’t know about you, but has anyone given a better excuse for not promoting an album?

Brian Eno, who just released his Drums Between the Bells album, said he’s not going out on the promo trail because he doesn’t have the time. Well, that’s not exactly how he said it, it was more like he was busy trying to make an algorithm for time.

Along with Danny Hillis and Stewart Brand, and some generous funding from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Eno is helping to install a giant timepiece in West Texas’s San Diablo Mountain Range in what is called “The 10,000 Year Clock Project.” As you might imagine from the name, the clock will chime from the mountain for 10,000 years without ever repeating the same melody.

You can take a look at its progress at the 10,000 Year Clock website.

We're Just Little, We're Not Dumb

Speaking of the intelligence of rock stars, you might have seen the interview in the Birmingham Weekly with Motley Crue’s Mike Mars who said the reason that his band has endured for so long is “Because we’re all too stupid do anything else.”

We’re not sure he was speaking for Nikki Sixx who is giving a lecture about silver emulsion photography on August 11, in Century City, California. The rocker-cum-lensman has been invited to give a talk he’s calling “Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx” for students at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Poly Styrene, Gone and Still Not Forgotten

Pioneering punk Poly Styrene left only $27,200 (£17,000) in her will. The former X-Ray Spex frontwoman, who passed away from cancer last April, left her entire estate to her daughter, Celeste.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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