September 10, 2023
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Random music news for Monday, May 9, 2022

Bloody monkeys. Good excuse, too. No monkeys (except me) were involved in the collection of music news for May 9, 2022.

  1. Not music-related, but very cool: The Ukrainians have launched a serious attack on Russia. Hackers have found a way to cut off the vodka supply.
  2. If you’re not following the winding road of Bill C-11 through Canada, you should be. Here’s why. (Via Tom)
  3. Interesting that British music fans are balking when it comes to high concert ticket prices.
  4. There’s now a Bob Dylan songwriting centre. It looks like this. (Via Oreo)
  5. More COVID fun with live music. (Via Sean)
  6. Time to start getting ready for the June edition of Record Store Day.
  7. The Hacienda lives! Well, sort of. Okay, it doesn’t. But it’s the thought that counts.
  8. A former employee of The Gap is looking to collect playlists from every single store. (Via Shurl)
  9. Music genres are dying. Or are they?
  10. Nirvana recently got this Spotify award.
  11. Spotify stations is shutting down.
  12. David Bowie tells a joke. (Via Tom)
  13. Mike D’s childhood home is up for sale for US$19.5 million.
  14. I had no idea that the “Star-Spangled Banner” began as a drinking song.
  15. It’s not often that we see an update of a music video originally shot in the middle 60s. But we have this one from Bob Dylan.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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