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Random music news for Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Please enjoy the “chirp” of the merging of two black holes. And now, please enjoy music news for August 1, 2023.

  1. First Sinead, now Pee Wee Herman. Paul Reubens died yesterday after a six-year cancer fight.
  2. Remember the Astroworld festival tragedy where all those people died and were injured? A 1,200 page police report is now out.
  3. Space nerds rejoice! NASA now has a streaming channel: NASA+.
  4. Here’s a really deep dive into why music gives us chills.
  5. Kanye’s Ye’s back on Twitter X.
  6. What’s the future of radio and audio? That continues to be the discussion.
  7. Madonna seems to be recovering from her health scare. She made this statement.
  8. Will Jay-Z buy a piece of an English soccer team? That’s the rumour.
  9. I’m so on board for this: “Stop filming concerts!” (Via Andrew)
  10. Again, people: STOP THROWING STUFF AT PERFORMERS ONSTAGE. Otherwise…
  11. Continuing in from Point 9, after Cardi B threw a mic at that rude audience member who threw a drink at her she’s might now be in trouble.
  12. Country music is at a crossroads. These two songs explain why.
  13. Blink-182’s merch person can’t spell “Toronto.”
  14. Disney songs dark? Absolutely.
  15. Snoop Dogg, 21 Savage, and Nicki Minaj are all now part of Call of Duty.
  16. Wanna buy Lia Marie Presley’s mansion? It’s for sale.
  17. Johnny Lydon, optimist.
  18. Again, people: STOP THROWING STUFF AT PERFORMERS ONSTAGE. Otherwise…
  19. Concerned about cleaning your vinyl properly. Give this a look. (Via Gordie)
  20. Concerned about being faked out by deepfakes? Watch this. (Via Sean)

BONUS: I found this.

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3 thoughts on “Random music news for Tuesday, August 1, 2023

  • You’re 100% wrong about filming concerts. As is the writer of the article who says no one wants to watch it. I have watched tons of online concert videos – from shows I couldn’t afford, from ones that were sold out (mostly to resellers, not fans), ones that didn’t come anywhere near me – even just a single song that wasn’t played on the night I did get to see the show.
    Now I’m with you on not blocking people’s view while you’re recording. Or bringing heavy equipment with you to do so, as you’ll wind up being in people’s eyelines. But I LOVE that people post these videos for all fans to enjoy, not just the select few who are rich enough to go to every show they want to go to.

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  • I am older than dirt

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  • I am dirt

    aka earth

    aka soil

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