Christina Applegate Weds Porno for Pyros Bassist Martyn LeNoble

Christina Applegate's husbandChristina Applegate married musician Martyn LeNoble in a ceremony so private that there aren’t even any overhead photos of her dress being blown around by paparazzi helicopter blades.

LeNoble is the bassist for the Perry Farrell-fronted Porno for Pyros (who are said to become active later this year). More recently, he was employed as a composer on Applegate’s show, Up All Night.

He’s also credited with holding her hand during her bout with breast cancer at the beginning of their relationship in 2008. (Now I feel bad for thinking he looks like a cyborg in the sunlight.)

Somewhere, Kate Winslet is raising her hand, hoping for a trade involving Richard Branson’s nephew.

Interview: Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Vieem

Vieem (pronounced vie-em) is an East Coast songstress on the rise. Oddly, I had just been telling myself that I need to interview someone again, since my correspondence with Spektor-soundalike Jen Miller was completely painless and massively beneficial to myself and anyone reading.

Of course I couldn’t think of exactly who to contact about an interview. Then, like a slap of fate, I get a message in my inbox from an indie artist with a link to her SoundCloud.

Now, this barely ever happens, musicians contacting me, but when they I do I feel the looming presence of shame, like I’m going to let them down somehow. After the mild anxiety, I realized that this was actually perfect timing!

So I wrote to her about her album, Be It Hated, the industry, and much more and she did a great job of answering my sometimes amateur questions with depth.  Continue reading “Interview: Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Vieem”