Random music news for Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Elon’s super-pig. Cool. I think.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Glastonbury is optimistic about a return in 2021.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This British charity is helping musicians find paid work.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: The Country Music Association of Ontario’s awards program will be a drive-in event.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo was really sick with COVID-19.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals is very sick. Could be COVID-19. Diagnosis pending.
  6. It just got more expensive for foreign musicians to tour the US. Visa fees have been hiked.
  7. If you’re a songwriter stuck for something lyrically different, try this list of untranslatable words.
  8. Landfill indie?” What’s that?
  9. Steven Page is going to speak at an event in Hamilton to raise money for mental health and addiction programs.
  10. It’s about to begin: Mariah Carey and “All I Want for Christmas is You” season.
  11. Should you really need to know about Kanye’s presidential run, go here.
  12. Yiddish psych.
  13. Well, this was unexpected.
  14. A Replacements biopic? It’s in development.

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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