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Random music news for Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Looking to learn a new language? How about “dolphin?” And how about some music news for August 8, 2023?

  1. Taylor Swift and Beyonce are trying to out-generous each other. After Tay-Tay gave her crew big bonuses, Beyonce paid $100,000 to keep transit running after her show in DC was delayed two hours by weather.
  2. Some people at the WOMAD Festival fell ill. There’s an inquiry.
  3. Wanna buy an old Kanye house? You can.
  4. Threads needs to try harder to attract top-flight musicians.
  5. Adele confesses to an addiction–but it’s not what you might think.
  6. Police songs have gone global in a new way.
  7. If you’re a fan of the old CFNY Spirit of Radio Days, you’ll understand this song. (Via Scott)
  8. The Smithsonian Institute just uncovered a massive trove of unheard blues music. (Via Andrew)
  9. There was a lovely tribute to Sinead O’Connor in Ireland that’s only seen from the air. (Via Sean)
  10. Bill Welychka, ex of MuchMusic, has a new memoir. Here’s a trailer.
  11. This is another explanation as to why our music interests seem to get arrested after a certain age.
  12. Tom Wilson was a legendary producer for people like Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground. He’s getting a biopic.
  13. If you’re even remotely interested in Steely Dan, this looks like a good book.
  14. Like a good mystery? This is the story of singer Connie Converse who just…vanished.
  15. Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting again. Will this cage match actually happen August 26?

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BONUS: Snoop Dogg narrates Animal Planet. A sample: (Via Tom)

@celebrityparade #snoop #snoopdogg #nature #animal #animalplanet #jimmykimmel #hilarious #humor #comedy #funnyvideos #funny #viral #fypシ #fyp #fy ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

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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