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Random Music News for Friday, November 28, 2014

It’s Black Friday but I don’t care. This year, I’m shopping for everything online.

  1. Here’s an interview with the newly reconstituted Tea Party.
  2. About that vinyl revival thing: has the media taken it too far? [Full disclosure: guilty as charged. But I don’t care.]
  3. The body of Dave Mustaine’s missing mother-in-law may have been found. Man, he’s had a rough week.
  4. The handwritten lyrics for Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” just sold for almost £7,000.
  5. In Britain, is it legal to rip a CD you bought to MP3? Not so fast
  6. On January 1, BBC Radio 4 is going to treat listeners to a 10-hour reading of War and Peace.  Wait–what?
  7. ISIS now has a rapping poet laureate. Again, what?
  8. Looking for an nontraditional Christmas mixtape? Try this.
  9. Jennifer Lawrence now has a song on the UK singles chart.
  10. There’s going to be a sequel (another one?) to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  11. is unimpressed by today’s music. That makes about two billion of us.
  12. Lena Dunham dances to “Lena Dunham.”
  13. Introducing Tidal, a streaming music that sounds way better than the rest but also costs twice as much.
  14. Your dog really does understand what you’re saying. Sort of.


Alan Cross

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