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Winehouse Foundation Honoured by Mayor

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up following the singer’s tragic death to help disadvantaged young people, has been chosen by the Mayor of Camden as his charity of the year, and will be helping raise funds for their drug and alcohol education scheme, The Resilience Programme.

And in keeping with Camden’s enduring links to the music world, Mayor Jonathan Simpson has chosen Puppini Sister Marcella Puppini as his Mayoress for the year. For some reason.

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Boards of Canada RSD 12" Goes For $5,700

Boards of Canada RSD 12
The 12" record that triggered a wave of speculation in the global easter egg hunt that was Boards of Canada's promotional campaign for their new album, has sold on eBay for an astonishing amount. The seller, who discovered the record in the racks of a New York music shop on Record Store Day, paid tribute to the process his find caused: "Nothing will erase the experience of pursuing the answer this record made me ask", said he, "and moreover the satisfaction of having that question answered by the hard work of my fellow nerds". The cool $5,700 he received (just under £4000) may just about equal that satisfaction though. It's an incredible price for a new record to go for, but the fact it's one of a kind, and the cultish following BoC attract, goes some way to explaining it. It also keeps the album it precedes, 'Tomorrow's Harvest', firmly in the music news (we can't wait here, to be fair). Meanwhile, FACT had an interesting debate about the whole process over here.
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