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Despite another episode of Kanyebombing, the Grammy Awards this week made for good television viewing- even if it only would be remembered for a day. Much of the music was very good- the performances of the extraordinary Annie Lennox, John Legend, Mary J Blige and Sam Smith. and the always underrated Jeff Lynne and his [...]

It’s not curiouser and curiouser, Alice, but confusinger and confusinger. It’s like hearing some new (?) Bon Jovi track- the perils of being unable to sleep without the television turned to a crap channel- which sounds like every old Bon Jovi track when they all sound like “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, anyway- forgettable, formulaic, lazy [...]

Who would have thought that receiving a free record by U2 from Apple would be so universally fobbed off as being manipulative, choreographed corporate hype, dated, corny and totally misunderstanding the mood of consumers, in general, and, especially, the changing tastes and attitudes of music fans who are no longer prepared to be sucker-punched by [...]

Artists Join YouTube Protest as Dispute Escalates – 4ARTS   For the past few months, there have been rumblings about YouTube and its arbitrary ways of working and how videos are blocked or taken down with no reasons given and a take it or fuck off attitude by the channel. The news above about artists [...]

Call it When Worlds Collide, call it a buffet gone horribly wrong, call it confusion and not evolution nor revolution, but, call what once was the music industry, but which is now all showbiz and snowbiz and “celebrity product placement” through an entertainment media in the pockets of many for what it is: A bloody [...]

It’s a little strange to think that after all this time, Hong Kong doesn’t have a song it can call its own. Apart from the comical chop suey of a song made famous in the Sixties called “Kowloon Hong Kong” by a female group from the Philippines named The Reynettes, there have only been songs [...]

A new study that shows only 1% of all artists earn 77% from total music sales is a damn disgrace while the video below is interesting purely because this novelty recording from Japan by BabyMetal about the joys of eating chocolate is currently the best selling track on iTunes, something which should make every musician [...]

Pete Seeger asked, Where Have All The Flowers Gone while some of wonder Where Have All The Mentors and if there are even ANY mentors in music today, and if these “mentors” saying they’re “saving the music” are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing and smooth, sweet-talking parasites with their own agendas robbing young, naive artists [...]

Sometimes you start writing and you have no idea where it will lead and how it will end and which is why words and linking them with thoughts can be a trippy magical mystery tour. It’s like writing a song and not knowing where the next line will come from and how you got there. [...]

EVER HEARD JIMI PERFORMING THE BEATLES’ “TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS”? AND “SGT PEPPER’S”? JIMI AND ERIC CLAPTON AND IN CASE WE FORGET, VANILLA FUDGE!!! FINALLY, ALMOST TWENTY MINUTES OF IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA. [MUST SLEEP!] Share this:EmailPrintFacebookDigg