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Random music news for Friday, November 25, 2022

I’m technically on vacation for a couple of weeks but I haven’t missed a day of posting music news since sometime in 2011. I’ll keep that streak going. Here’s what’s happening on November 25, 2022.

  1. Has your boss ever shown you his own sex tapes? No? Then you never worked for Kanye.
  2. Still with Ye, he’s running for president in 2024. He’s asked Donald Trump to be his running mate.
  3. The state of Israel to Kanye: “Let us out of it.
  4. Not good, Mariah.
  5. Undercover police in London UK ran a sting operation by running a record store.
  6. That’s an odd place for Elton John to play his last American show, don’t you think?
  7. Favourite lyrics reveal your attachment style.” What would a psychologist say about you?
  8. Uh, thanks, Travis?
  9. REM has published a children’s book based on their song “Shiny Happy People.”
  10. This is the best description of the coming metaverse that I’ve read so far. I think it’s important that you give it a look. It’s the future of the internet.
  11. Speaking of which, let’s talk about music rights in the metaverse.
  12. Prepare for super-realistic digital renditions of acts like The Beatles and Elvis. This is going to be…weird.
  13. This doesn’t look good, does it, Apple?
  14. After defying a grim prognosis by doctors for years, British singer Wilko Johnson has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 75.

BONUS: Wait: Herschel Walker is one of the 100 people in the United States best qualified to be a senator? A guy who says things like this?

BONUS BONUS: The Trailer Park Boys have a theory about Rush and Triumph. (Via Darren)

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, November 25, 2022

  • Long before the video included in yesterday’s article, there was a made-for-TV documentary discussing how Season 3’s Trailer Park Boys episode Closer to the Heart became a big hit. Rush’s Alec Lifeson’s late bandmate Neil Peart hailed from where I live, near Niagara Falls, so I can imagine how it might have been for Alec when Ricky kidnapped him to help Bubbles get his dream. In the history of Canadian rock, Rush is easily one of the top bands.

    The TPB is undeniably handled with the sensibilities of those with creative control over their entertainment fare, so someone with a taste for indie music might be surprised to learn that another indie act did a nod to Rush in a song they hoped would get radio play a few years later: Stereo by Pavement, the band Alan Cross harshly criticized in The Ongoing History of New Music. “What about the voice of Geddy Lee?” Deconstruction.


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