Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Rihanna unlocked at Project Lightyears

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A few days ago we reached 35,000 views at www.ProjectLightyears.com and decided it wasn’t fair to keep Rihanna locked up anymore, so we released her. Click here to download your free copy of our acoustic cover of We Found Love. Thanks to everyone who’s been sharing our content on Facebook

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The truth is out there…

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I’m in the wilderness, in search of inspiration. This is a pretty common path for artists and writers – look at Bon Iver, for example, who recorded his debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in a shack in Wisconsin; or the poet Lord Byron, who once underwent an eight-year self-imposed

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What would you do with £148 million…?

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The lucky winner of last Friday’s EuroMillions lottery, Adrian Bayford, netted nearly 150 million quid – and has announced he’d love to spend some of that money re-uniting the original line-up of Guns ‘N’ Roses. I think this is brilliant. It would never happen of course (the original members probably

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Porn is rubbish without a soundtrack

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Already read Fifty Shades Of Grey? Finished both the sequels? Bought the t-shirt and the S&M pottery set and the EL James celebratory dildo? Well, now you can buy the album too. According to Yahoo News, James has curated an album of 15 classical tracks due for release this autumn

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Brand-new free track unlocked at Project LYs

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That’s right – you thought only Our Lord God could unlock Paradise, but you could not be more wrong. Thanks to your 30,000+ views at www.ProjectLightyears.com, we’ve now reached our third target and have unlocked our acoustic cover of Coldplay’s “Paradise” from the album Mylo Xyloto. Click here to claim

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A big hello to our new Turkish fans!

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Isn’t the internet amazing? Last week I noticed a spike of interest in The Lightyears – via Twitter and Facebook – from Turkey. The magic of YouTube analytics means you can chart these trends very precisely and, after a minute or two poking around our stats, this is what I

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Exclusive preview of new Lightyears track

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As you know (because I don’t stop banging on about it), I’ve just written a book. The book is called Mockstars and it’s The Lightyears’ origin story – a true(ish) tale of debts, mugs and rock ‘n’ roll. We have a vision for this book, and it’s never been done

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I wish people would slag us off more often

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Today I found myself reading an article on the NME website that conscientiously archived all the best and most vicious put-downs in music (only in the NME, right?) – because there’s nothing more entertaining than egotistical rockstars slagging each other off. This got me thinking about how being trashed by

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Chris Lightyear published in Body Gossip book

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In late 2010, The Lightyears wrote and recorded the soundtrack to two short films by Body Gossip, a campaign aiming to challenge society’s unrealistic and narrow beauty ideals. On September 6th, Body Gossip are releasing their first book, with a foreword by Gok Wan, and it features a story by

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