As winter begins to set in and the holidays draw a little nearer —Impose’s Week in Pop brings you a week of exlusives, artistic insights—and an obligatory headline run-through.Big news this week, as one of the web’s biggest music streamers, You Tube starts You Tube Music Key subscription key; The Knife played their supposed “last show” at the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavík; a new David Bowie single; Nicki Minaj’s questionably fascist lyric video for “Only”; Kim Kardashian’s ‘so-called breaking the internet‘; we heard about unfortunate Eminem rhymes; Azealia Banks versus Disclosure, The Stone Roses, & more; a Daft Punk live box set in time for the holidays; Dave Grohl wants his own festival; and we mourn the loss of Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank.Alan Wolmark — (from "For those of Ya'll Who Wear Fanny Packs") BF5's manager. The character in the song is someone in a mental institution who threw water on Anna.
Ben performed his song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head" at a Burt Bacharach tribute in New York in April 1998, and cites the French Horn riff in the BF5 song "Don't Change Your Plans for Me" as obvious homage to Bacharach.
"Boxing" is an imagined conversation between Cossell and legendary boxer Mohammed Ali (also at his peak in the 70's).
Ali's original name was Cassius Clay, about which Ben made a pun when he wrote, "They seem to think I'm made of clay..." Joe Caparo — From the S/T song "Where's Summer B.? Kate — Ben met Kate in late '95, married her in late '96, and they later split up.
Other Bacharach/David songs include: Caleb Southern — legendary NC producer; produced BF5's recordings.
Cameron (from "Kate") — This is the name of a street, not a person.
Ben wears a Guns 'n' Roses t-shirt on the cover of NBP (obviously in parody).