Now, On the Topic of Music and Sex…

Item 1:  With much of the world confused about what to do about the women-and-child kidnapping atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria, a local singer named Adokiye Kyrian, has made the group an offer:  “Release the girls and I will give you my virginity in exchange.”

Adokiye Kyrian

Again, let’s be clear.  She says will give it up to an army of terrorist guerrillas in exchange for the release of these girls and women.

The social media firestorm has been, er, intense with Adokiye being accused of making the offer solely to attract attention to herself.  When asked “You DO know what these assholes would do to you, right?”, she didn’t back down from her offer.  The Daily News has more on the story here.

Item 2:  Loke Rahbek is an electronic musician who also works under the name Croatian Amor.  He’s just completed a brand new album entitled The Wild Palms which he plans to release only on cassette.  That’s dumb enough, but it gets better.

Rahbek has no intention of selling the cassette for money.  You can only get a copy of you give him a naked picture of yourself.

Okay, okay, this sounds super-weird and creepy.  But here’s his rationale.  “So I ask that anyone who gets the music does not share it with anyone. And I promise in return to not share those photos with anyone. They are going to be in a file, and they are going to stay there. I wanted it to be secret, because you know if we’re talking about intimacy, nothing is stronger than keeping secrets together.”

Uh-huh. It’s an anti-piracy measure.

If, however, you’re into it, you need to email Rahbek a fully nude photo of yourself with “The Wild Palms” written somewhere on your body before July 22.  The address is [email protected].  (Via Gigwise)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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