Random music news for Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Why does a salad seem taste better when someone else makes it? Just wondering. Meanwhile, here’s what I have for music news on August 28, 2019.

  1. The Tragically Hip are getting their own satellite radio channel.
  2. And Netflix will soon offer up a series that parodies events like the doomed Fyre Festival.
  3. If you’re going to get a break-up tattoo, using Pixies lyrics is cool.
  4. Then again, the wrong tattoo can cost an artist a US$5 million lawsuit. Just ask Cardi B.
  5. Not good: A legendary alt-rock radio station is going away after 36 years.
  6. A daytime disco for the over-65 set? Yes–in Seoul, South Korea.
  7. This upcoming smart assistant will recognize regional accents–in the UK, anyway.
  8. Here’s why we need a museum to preserve the Internet of the early and mid-90s.
  9. A fan of Iggy Pop? Then read this.
  10. The desktop phone: Not going away.
  11. A DJ whoopsie.
  12. Prince’s estate is going to take over management of his Paisley Park complex.
  13. Will next-gen pop music be completely generated by AI? Maybe.
  14. A podcast featuring David Lee Roth? This should be interesting.
  15. Most. Goth. Car. Ever.

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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