Random music news for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Even flying economy on an ultra-low-cost airline is better than this. As for music news for November 30, 2021, here’s what I got.

  1. Remember Prince’s unpronounceable glyph? This is an interesting old-school computer story related to that.
  2. Well, here’s an interesting feature of the third generation of AirPods.
  3. I’ll just say it: Snowasis.
  4. Attention U2 fans: This rock’n’roll auction looks amazing! (Via Michael)
  5. Like TED Talks but don’t have the time to watch them? Try this app.
  6. Spotify is going to retire its “Car View” mode for some reason.
  7. Regulate streaming in Canada? Something needs to change, but what?
  8. Why do sad songs make us feel good? Here’s an explanation.
  9. Lionel Ritchie has a furniture collection? Yes.
  10. Various Las Vegas casinos are in a bidding war to see who will host the ABBA Voyage avatar show.
  11. Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel has some cool tastes in music. (Via Andrew)
  12. Why do old people hate new music? Here’s an explainer. (Andrew again.)
  13. Wait: Birds are singing less? That can’t be good.
  14. Drummers are expensive. Well, these ones are.

BONUS: Embarrassed? Probably.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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