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Random Music News for Monday, February 13, 2017

I had another kidney stone attack, this time right in the middle of my gig MCing a wedding here in Singapore. I do not recommend doing this. I’ve now excrete enough stones to fill the bottom of a fish tank. (Sorry about the imagery.) And now, the music news of the day.

  1. If you want to learn faster, science says speed up the pace of the podcasts you’re listening to.
  2. More science. Ever wonder why people who speak with an accent don’t sing with one?
  3. Did you notice that Prince returned to Spotify over the weekend. The Purple One must be freaking out wherever he is.
  4. Would you go see a movie about Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s chimp? You’ll soon have your chance.
  5. Musicals aren’t sexy. See?
  6. Interesting: Proper surround sound over headphones.
  7. This is good: Joni Mitchell was well enough to appear at a pre-Grammy party.
  8. Bruce Springsteen’s rejected Harry Potter song appeared online–and then disappeared.
  9. Devo emojis? (Via Tom)
  10. Universal has resurrected the Polygram label, but just for film and TV.
  11. This Toronto vinyl pressing plant thinks they can revolutionize the way records are made.
  12. What do Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine have in common? Tequila.
  13. Thirteen people were injured in a Dillinger Escape Plan bus crash.
  14. Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau has died at age 76.
  15. The ceiling of a nightclub in Manchester fell down, forcing clubbers to hold it up.
  16. What’s this about Drake talking a guy down from a bridge?

Alan Cross

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