Random music news for Friday, October 22, 2021

Dating? You might want to weigh in on this debate. Now that you’re thinking about that, try some music news for October 22, 2021.

  1. Spotify and Canada’s Shopify have come together to offer artists “virtual merch tables.”
  2. At least one person is really, really obsessed with the polka of Walter Ostenek. See? And do you have any of these records?
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff is selling off a bunch of his gear for a good cause.
  4. What’s it like to be Ed Sheeran’s manager? Pretty wild, actually.
  5. Apparently, things are still very, very good for Duran Duran.
  6. How to Drink by Lemmy.
  7. Sorry, Frank. “My Way” is no longer the most-requested funeral song in the UK.
  8. The Death Metal Burger. It’s a real thing.
  9. There’s now a Neil Peart drumming scholarship.
  10. You know that one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin? It’s been bought from the US Government by a cryptocurrency group.
  11. It’s not over for R Kelly yet. Not by a long shot.
  12. As a Beatles fan, I gotta get me this new upcoming Paul McCartney set on lyrics.
  13. Cops in Burlington, Ontario, were holding a distracted driving blitz. They found someone playing a flute–with both hands–while driving.
  14. And finally, a new social media network from Donald Trump. It’s called TRUTH. (Note that the name of the USSR’s Pravda also meant “truth.” Just sayin’.)

BONUS: TikTok wisdom examples one and two. (Via Tom) And while you are there check out my TikTok too.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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