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.
- More Drake hate ahead of tonight’s game one of the NBA finals between the Raptors and Golden State.
- 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.
- Wondering how K-pop got so big? Read this.
- This 75-year-old-computer was once considered an amazing technological achievement. Now it wouldn’t even power the most basic phone.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Pirate Bay lives. Still. Seems that no one can kill the world’s most resilient file-sharing site.
- Russian rap: Vladimir Putin is worried. (Subscription)
- Chris Brown: Still a douchebag.
- More lost Beatles footage, this time from a Top of the Pop appearance from 1966.
- Gamblers have voted Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” to be the best gambling song of all time. Well, duh.
- Uh, Alexa? Are you listening to me all the time?
- Here’s a good interview Canadian Michael Rapino, the all-powerful head of Live Nation.
- “Do albums still possess the power to change our lives?” Discuss.
- HBO 1, Michael Jackson estate 0.
- George H. Bush 1, Nirvana 0.
- A Shane McGowan film? I didn’t see that one coming. (Via Tom)