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Random music news for Thursday, December 21, 2023

Winter hits at exactly 10:27 pm ET tonight. The northern hemisphere has bottomed out when it comes to daylight. The days only get longer from here. Music news? It stays about the same for December 21, 2023.

  1. This the last day of battle before the UK Christmas #1 winner is announced. Spoiler: Sorry, Mariah.
  2. Music pirates are now using AI to fake out other music pirates.
  3. TikTok had its first IRL concert in Arizona. Over 33 million people watched online, too.
  4. Grimes has a new children’s toy called Grok. Wait. Isn’t that the same name as Elon Musk’s (her ex) “anti-woke” AI chatbot?
  5. Liam Gallagher and John Squire of The Stone Roses are doing an album together.
  6. “Baddiecore?” What’s that? Oh.
  7. Wow. Not cool, Blueface.
  8. Meanwhile, Chris Martin did a very nice thing (a la Dave Grohl).
  9. My resolution for 2024: Don’t be a social media voyeur. I don’t want to be tagged with a mental health disorder.
  10. Scientists claim they’ve had a 20 minute conversation via whale songs–with actual whales, of course.
  11. This could be one of the worst corporate songs of all time.
  12. Is Mickey Mouse FINALLY about to enter the public domain? Maybe. And this is a big deal for all kinds of copyright and trademarks.
  13. A former member of Mike Patton’s Mr Bungle has been named a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend.
  14. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are a rich power couple. Duh.
  15. Taking a flight anytime soon? Here’s a history of inflight entertainment.
  16. Cher: Not a fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  17. I don’t know how you can burn down a home gym, but Britney did it.

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BONUS: How rubber bands are made.

BONUS BONUS: This is the smallest synthesizer ever.

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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