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- Posted on Nov 10th 2011 2:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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"Someone threw a potted plant through the window of our LA pad and stole our iPads," Newman tweeted late Wednesday. "Some people are just no damn good."
Although there's no word what was on the iPads, it sounds like they might have contained new material Newman was working on.
"We're lucky the thieves only took our iPads," he added. "Everything was saved in iCloud. I was praying for iCloud to work."
Fellow New Pornographer Kathryn Calder offered her sympathy. "What??? That is terrible," she tweeted. "Sorry to hear that :("
Nils Bernstein from the band's US label, Matador, fleshes out what transpired for Spinner.
"It was a place he and his wife were renting in LA -- the bottom floor of a house -- and someone broke a window while they were out, snatched their iPads, and that's it," he says of the "quick smash-n-grab."
Bernstein added that no "clothes, money passports, etc." were removed. "But it was creepy, since that part of the house isn't visible from the street so it seems someone had cased the joint."
And it appears Newman's record label peeps quickly assisted the musician with accommodations following the robbery. "Thank you to @matadorrecords and Beggars for putting us up in their luxurious guest suite, and for the fancy dinner up on a Glendale hilltop," he tweeted this morning.
And while Newman may be rattled by the incident, hopefully it doesn't overshadow the great time he had collaborating with Margaret Cho and Ben Lee for their Silver Lake Chorus project earlier in the week. "Making the scene in Silver Lake. A 5 person scene," the Canadian singer tweeted Nov. 9.