Last Lap: Monday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Justin Timberlake’s Song About Not Singing Wins Music Emmy
Apparently the Emmy Awards want a new album from Justin Timberlake as much as we do, because they gave him (and co-writers Seth Myers, John Mulaney and Katreese Barnes) an emmy for Original Music and Lyrics for his opening monologue on the May 21 episode of Saturday Night Live (which also featured “3 Way (The Golden Rule),” also with Lady Gaga). [Emmy Awards]

Jim Carrey Is At That Stage Of His Career During Which He Does Unannounced Stand-Up Interspersed With Cover Songs
The noted fan of Cannibal Corpse turned up at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City on Friday night, and someone got good cameraphone footage of his covers of Radiohead (“Creep”), The Smashing Pumpkins (“Bullet With Butterfly Wings”), and The Bee Gees (“I Started A Joke”). What, no Foghat? [Gothamist]

Madonna Takes Hydrangeas To The Art-House
After a video of Madonna‘s sotto voce “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas” at the Venice Film Festival went viral last week, the singer and filmmaker has responded with a “short film” that mocks the seriousness with which people have taken her response. Or perhaps it’s a commentary on the public perception of her aspirations towards art film. Or maybe it’s just a goof. All we know is, she uses the needle-dragged-across-the-record sound effect, so it’s a winner in our book. [YouTube]

How Bruce Hornsby Came To Love Tupac’s Music
Tomorrow marks the fifteenth anniversary of the untimely death of Tupac Shakur. In memoriam, the LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound blog has a week of Tupac-related features, including an interview with Bruce Hornsby, whose “The Way It Is” was sampled for “Changes,” which became Tupac’s first posthumous single. “Lots of rappers have used ‘The Way It Is’…I loved what [Tupac] did with it,” he tells Ben Westhoff, before telling a Bulworth-worthy anecdote about pulling up to a Virginia senator’s Christmas party rocking Tupac’s Greatest Hits. [West Coast Sound]

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