It’s impossible to resist posting this catchy song and video, given the news this past week that music man extraordinaire Mark Ronson (who has produced “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars and many other huge hits, including all those amazing Amy Winehouse songs on “Back to Black”) has sold his super chill Amagansett beach house. The New York Post broke the news, and then lots of outlets followed. I’m partial to the latest, just posted on 27 East. Thanks Tom Clavin for that awesome kicker!
Other East End real estate dealings that have caught my eye of late include a house by Guggenheim kiosk architect Andre Kikoski with a glass pool, featured here on Curbed (amazing!!!!), and the opportunity to rent a gorgeous North Sea home that just happened to be featured heavily on everyone’s favorite family show on E. Here’s the NY Observer story on the Hamptons house of Kardashian.
Did you know that Amagansett resident Paul McCartney was nominated for a 2014 Grammy for Best Rock Song? He was. The name of the song is “Cut Me Some Slack” and he shares songwriting credit with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
I guess since he’s already won 17 of them, it’s not earthshattering news for him to announce but it’s funny that it’s not even on his official website. The last post there was made on December 6; it was a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Sir Paul and his Fab Four friends will also be on the receiving end of a two-hour Grammy special on CBS on February 9, 2014. “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” on February 9, 1964. The show will tape on January 27 and tickets for the taping will be going on sale soon.
The musician recently released his “New” album, produced by another Hamptons frequenter, Mark Ronson. It was hailed as the fourth best release of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2004, Rolling Stone made a not-so-daring call and announced what we already knew, the Beatles, collectively, were ranked as the greatest artist of all time.
Fans here in the United States can pick up “New” on vinyl starting December 17.
Fun facts: Paul McCartney is older than the Grammys. The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26. Paul McCartney is 71.
* Photo from Wiki. Unfortunately Paul is one of the few East Enders I haven’t yet run into, though his next-door neighbors are good friends. Would it be weird if I just hung out at the hedgerow, lying in wait in order to ‘casually’ borrow a cup of sugar? : )