Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.
If you’re still hankering for more Beyoncé after the On the Run tour, then this should be good news. Next year, J. Randy Taraborrelli will publish the first detailed biography of the singer. Taraborrelli has also written about Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, so he seems to be well versed in the culture of superstardom. While he’ll probably attempt to disclose a few juicy details about Bey, we’re not worried. She flawless.
Did you want to buy a mason jar full of Sia‘s breath? Oh, you read that correctly. The singer-songwriter captured several deep exhales in a jar, which will be put up for auction at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 31. Upon purchase, you can choose to open the jar or keep Sia’s breath in there for all eternity. Sounds like a great purchase. Not at all frivolous or stupid. It’s for charity!
And if that’s not weird enough for you, then you could always buy a record that’s made with actual human urine. FACT reported that Velocity of Sound is releasing a single-side 7-inch of the Eohippus single “Getting Your Hair Wet with Pee.” Actual hair and urine are embedded in the vinyl. Buy your copy now! It sounds like a delightful addition to your record collection.
Jeff Tweedy showed up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to play a set with Wilco last night. In addition to performing “Cars Can’t Escape” and “Magazine Called Sunset” for the audience, he also joined in on a game of charades with Fallon and guests Ewan McGregor and Charles Barkley. Tweedy proved to be the best player, but guess what? All of these guys are truly terrible at charades. They barely understand the basic principles of the game. (Especially you, Charles Barkley.)
Also, the PS22 Chorus is adorable as always, but was it really a good idea to let Ariel Pink hang out with a bunch of schoolchildren? Who approved this decision?