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Random music news for Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Good news for those hoping to deflect asteroids away from the planet. See? The year is off to a good start. Here’s the latest for January 4, 2023.

  1. RIP Chris Ledesma, the music editor for The Simpsons. He was 64. He worked on every single Simpsons episode for 33 years.
  2. RIP Alan Rankine of The Associates. He was also 64.
  3. Iggy Pop says he was once asked about joining AC/DC. Somewhere in an alternate universe…
  4. Fun! This AI program will turn your Spotify playlist into art.
  5. The Unheard Symphony of the Planet“: Fun with the earth’s vibrations. (Via Andrew)
  6. Universal Music Group ended 2022 with a valuation more than three times that of Spotify. That’s a switch.
  7. Here are the latest rumours on Apples AR/VR headset.
  8. About time! De La Soul’s classic catalogue is finally available for streaming.
  9. These ten songs prove George Martin’s genius as a producer.
  10. Could you last more than 55 minutes in the quietest place on Earth? Probably not.
  11. This is a deep dive: “Decoding Taylor Swift Songs on TikTok.”
  12. Steve Perry of Journey: “I don’t need no stinkin’ Auto-Tune!” (Via Rick J)
  13. AirPods Lite? It looks like they may be released this year.
  14. It’s not your imagination. Your tech gear is getting worse.

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BONUS: This was one helluva practical joke. (Via Rick J again.)

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