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The 6 Most Random Uses For A Scottish Musician

I don’t know if it says more about me or the kind of Facebook friends I have, but inexplicably I seem to end up clicking on to the BuzzFeed site after being sucked in by one of their Arbitrary Number + Ludicrous Title posts. Such as…. 28 Newspaper And Magazine Layout Disasters… or how about The 11 Most Powerful Pictures Of A Baby Covered In French Bulldog Puppies Ever Taken …or perhaps The 25 Funniest YouTube Comments Of The Year. Et cetera, et cetera.

It’s clearly a formula that works, so let’s see how we do with The 6 Most Random Uses For A Scottish Musician.

Aidan Moffat 40th birthday party on Twitter
1. Aidan Moffat hosts his (virtual) 40th birthday party on Twitter. And you’re invited. Follow his tweets on April 11 from 10pm-1am and join in using the #ajm40 hashtag. Says Aidan: “As before, there will be a party bag at the end – and this year’s will include a previously unreleased and unheard studio recording by Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (me) – and it’s a cover version of one of the songs in the mix!”

Let's Talk About Space
2. Let’s Talk About Space give the first ever 100% solar-powered concert in the UK. All of the equipment used by the science-pop spin-off group formed by Washington Irving duo Kieran Heather and Chris McGarry during their performance at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in Dumfries and Galloway on April 5 was powered using electricity generated from solar photovoltaic panels.

3. Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull create a dreamy transatlantic duet for Record Store Day on April 20 despite never having met one another.

@aitchy138 @DasGiftBerlin @plasmatron @PiousBionicus. Mon then!

4. Mogwai guitarist John Cummings attends the George Square Thatcher Death Party that was inspired by his band’s 2011 song of the same name.

Beer vs Records
5. Le Thug, Zed Penguin, Magic Eye and Plastic Animals take part in Beer vs. Records. In which Song, by Toad Records and Barney’s Beer explore whether music fans are more likely to spend £12 on an eight-track compilation on vinyl, or buy the same songs for the same price as a download code on a four-pack of beer. Like the Pepsi Challenge for hipsters. Find out who wins on Record Store Day.

6. CHVRCHES cover the Game Of Thrones theme tune. Because they can.

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