ISLAND BOY — My experiences with Chris Blackwell, founder of all-things Island, was pretty scattered, but I music admit when we did talk and share time, he was just an exceptionally brilliant music person. U2, Roxy Music, Free. John Martyn, Steve Winwood, Traffic., Spencer Davis, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Spooky Tooth, King Crimson, Moot the Hoople, Fairport Convention, Marianne Faithful, Robert Palmer, Nick Drake, Eno and John Cale, and so many more, were all his artists that he discovered,
He also had several subsidiary labels, ZE (Kid Creole & The Coconuts) and Mango (The Invisible Man’s Band),which also resulted in success. His book An Islander is a must-read. Read a recent interview with him in The Guardian: Island Records founder Chris Blackwell: ‘I’m interested in what’s different’ | Music | The Guardian
HAMM ON — (Via TV Line) Jon Hamm is back in his prestige TV wheelhouse: The Mad Men veteran will star in the upcoming fifth season of Fargo, FX announced on Monday.
Character details are sketchy at this point, but Hamm will play a character named Roy. Season 5 — which was officially announced back in February — will be set in the year 2019, with the official logline asking, “When is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”
Also joining the Season 5 cast: Ted Lasso‘s Juno Temple as a character named Dot, and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Atypical) as a character named Lorraine.
Hamm, of course, is best known for playing philandering ad man Don Draper in the AMC drama Mad Men, a role that earned him eight Emmy nominations for lead actor in a drama series, with a win in 2015. Since then, Hamm’s TV roles have leaned towards comedy, with a recurring role as cult leader Richard Wayne Gary Wayne on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and a voice role on the Fox cartoon Bless the Harts. He currently stars alongside Tom Cruise in the big-screen sequel Top Gun: Maverick.