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Random music news for Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Here’s an innocent question: When will the world reach a state of Too Much Taylor Swift? The tour, the concert film, her domination of NFL coverage, SNL last weekend, the constant pap coverage. Jeezus, we haven’t seen this kind of celebrity overload and ubiquity since the glory days of Michael Jackson. Meanwhile in music news for October 17, 2023…

  1. Roger Waters has something to say about the Israeli-Gaza situation. He released this statement.
  2. The major record labels have all issued statements following the Hamas attacks.
  3. The Russian invasion cannot stop the music in Ukraine.
  4. Madonna’s “Celebration” tour is underway. There were problems opening night. She also paid tribute to Michael Jackson.
  5. Liam Gallagher says if Oasis won’t tour behind the 30th anniversary of Definitely Maybe, he’ll do it himself.
  6. Here’s an essay on how David Bowie’s characters shaped popular culture.
  7. Another essay: Why it’s a bad idea to record everything (including concerts) with your phone.
  8. Speaking on enduring pop culture effects, let’s look at a history of Disney song.
  9. Digitial FM radio? What’s that? This.
  10. Bjork and wild salmon, together at last.
  11. A Snow Patrol concert in Paris was interrupted by burping.
  12. Want something different? Take a listen to Amazon Original Orchestration tracks.
  13. Timbaland wants to use AI to make a new Notorious B.I.G. album. Thoughts?
  14. This AI program searches for torrent sites. What could possibly go wrong with this?
  15. Finally, how about a game called Artificial Unintelligence?

BONUS: What does the fox say? Pet him and find out.

Alan Cross

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