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Random music news for Thursday, May 30, 2019

A robin has built a nest on top of the lantern on my front porch. I’ve named her Estelle. As for music news, this is what’s happening on May 30, 2019.

  1. More Drake hate ahead of tonight’s game one of the NBA finals between the Raptors and Golden State.
  2. The fascinating story behind Lil Nas X’s “Out Town Road.” I didn’t know he bought the beat online for 30 bucks. However, the seller of that beat might be in trouble with NIN for…well, it’s complicated.
  3. Wondering how K-pop got so big? Read this.
  4. This 75-year-old-computer was once considered an amazing technological achievement. Now it wouldn’t even power the most basic phone.
  5. Britney Spears is fighting back against conspiracy theories that she’s been held against her will/being manipulated/not in charge of her social media accounts.
  6. Toronto is losing another record store. This time, it’s Grigorian, the iconic classical music shop in Yorkville. It’s Canada’s last classical music record store.
  7. The Pirate Bay lives. Still. Seems that no one can kill the world’s most resilient file-sharing site.
  8. Russian rap: Vladimir Putin is worried. (Subscription)
  9. Chris Brown: Still a douchebag.
  10. More lost Beatles footage, this time from a Top of the Pop appearance from 1966.
  11. Gamblers have voted Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” to be the best gambling song of all time. Well, duh.
  12. Uh, Alexa? Are you listening to me all the time?
  13. Here’s a good interview Canadian Michael Rapino, the all-powerful head of Live Nation.
  14. “Do albums still possess the power to change our lives?” Discuss.
  15. HBO 1, Michael Jackson estate 0.
  16. George H. Bush 1, Nirvana 0.
  17. A Shane McGowan film? I didn’t see that one coming. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

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