In Other News: Björk’s Pro-Independence Facebook Poem, Netflix Hacks and more

Crucial bits on the internet today.

September 17, 2014

Björk Tells Scotland to "Declare Independence!" in New Facebook Poem 

The Icelandic pop singer rewrote the lyrics of her 2007 song "Declare Independence" as an inspirational, pro-independence message for the nation of Scotland, Dazed reports

s c o t l a n d !
s c o t l a n d !
s c o t l a n d !
declare independence!
don't let them do that to you!
declare independence!
don't let them do that to you!

The original song is embedded above. Read all the re-imagined lyrics on her Facebook

God Bless Vulture's Netflix Hacks

We didn't even know we were doing it wrong— but as Vulture points out in their "The Only 15 Netflix Hacks You Need to Know," list—we definitely were. Maybe we'll stop feeling overwhelmed and re-watching Fish Tank now (spoiler: we won't).  

J Mascis Says Steve Gunn Is His Favorite New Artist

In a new edition of Pitchfork's "Guest List" column, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis talks Seinfeld, his favorite record stores, YouTube tutorials, and calls New York guitar whiz Steve Gunn his *favorite* new artist. 

Oddball Manhattan Landmark 190 Bowery on Its Way Out :-(

We knew it couldn't last, but it's amazing how long it did. Wedged between galleries and boutique eateries, the 72-room, graffiti-covered 190 Bowery mansion was a long-standing structural reminder of a grittier, grimier Lower Manhattan, a place you may or may not be old enough to remember. Now, according to Gawker and the Times, the developer who bought it (the property was famously owned by photographer Jay Maise since 1966) has plans to turn it into a condominium or offices or something.

And, Finally...

Aw: Teklife youngblood Taso, FADER Mix star Scratcha DVA, footwork pioneer DJ Spinn, and Hyperdub bossman Kode9 pose in front of the white house. They'll be at Williamsburg club Verboten tomorrow celebrating 10 years of Hyperdub. See you down front!

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In Other News: Björk’s Pro-Independence Facebook Poem, Netflix Hacks and more