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Random music news for Thursday, December 22, 2022

It’s time to vote on the most popular word in the English language for 2022. Thoughts? How about some music news for December 22, 2022?

  1. The UK Christmas #1 will be revealed tomorrow. Will it be The K*nts and “F*ck the Tories?”
  2. Scientists say that these are the eleven sounds we’re mostly likely to hear in a Christmas song. Why this required scientific inquiry is beyond me, but whatever…
  3. Just in case you want to write your own Christmas hit, here’s what you need to know.
  4. And the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas” don’t mean what you think they mean.
  5. Christmas happens in high summer in Australia. Their Christmas songs are different.
  6. Gwen Stefani says she’s be open to a No Doubt reunion.
  7. How touring pits artists against their own fans.” Discuss.
  8. Anyone else notice all those Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon-era concerts that just showed up streaming services?
  9. Where will the next wave of radio talent come from? This is a critical question.
  10. How’s this for a switcheroo headline: “Will Audio Kill the Video Star?
  11. Pavement: The movie.
  12. Do you feel “tech shame” at work?
  13. This explains why Bowie songs work so well in films.
  14. What will be the human cost of AI-composed music? Read this.
  15. Thanks. I needed that.

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BONUS: This message from the Mars Insight rover is so sad.

BONUS BONUS: Where do you sit on the Rage Index?

BONUS BONUS BONUS: Video game of the year, hands down.

Alan Cross

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