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Random Music News for Friday, August 19, 2016

If you live in Southern Ontario, the Beginning of the End of Summer is here: The opening of the Canadian National Exhibition. And now, some music news.

  1. Yes, the Prime Minister will be at the Tragically Hip show in Kingston tomorrow night. Here’s hoping he keeps his shirt on.
  2. Billie Joe Armstrong has compared Donald Trump to Hitler. You could see that coming, no?
  3. Scientists at McGill University have scanned Sting’s brain to see what’s in there. See “Don’t Scan So Close to Me.” (Via Tom)
  4. Interesting stat: Music makes up just 4.3% of YouTube’s traffic.
  5. How Hipsters Changed the World.”
  6. Someone rickrolled the NSA.
  7. I did not need this mental image of Mick Jagger’s junk. Thanks, Sharon. (And Tom)
  8. Interesting: “How 9/11 Chilled Musicians.”
  9. One of the most important companies in the vinyl revolution is this Czech company.
  10. Well, this is one way to cover Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing.”
  11. New research: People who go to concerts feel better about life.
  12. It’s National Radio Day in the US!

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