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Random Music News for Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! And for all American readers, how is Columbus Day still a thing? And now, some music news…

  1. Insane Clown Posse finally comment on the creepy clown crisis in the US.
  2. And an Australian band called Clowns is sick of the whole thing, too.
  3. How much of a boost was Adele’s 25 to her indie label, Beggars Banquet? Operating profits were up 229.2%.
  4. Meanwhile, it was another miserable week for album sales in the US. Bon Iver’s 22, A Million debuted at #1 with less than 58,000 physical units sold. Add up the sales of the Top 200 and you don’t get a million new CDs sold.
  5. So, about that Oasis reunion
  6. The female fans of Oasis.
  7. Oh, THAT’S why Iggy never wears shirts.
  8. Interesting: Comparing Donald Trump the Sex Pistols.
  9. The first person to report on the death of John Lennon has died.
  10. Are Prince’s ashes on display at Paisley Park?
  11. Madonna’s stalker doesn’t love her anymore.
  12. Tom Waits vs. the avant-garde French circus star.
  13. “Icky Trump” is now a TV thing. JackWhite must be pleased. (And so is “Kanye 2020.”)
  14. And Carly Simon has repurposed “You’re So Vain” as an anti-Trump protest.

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One thought on “Random Music News for Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Well, don’t try to tell the Italian-Americans that Columbus Day is no longer a “thing,” because they’ll take to the streets in protest, like they did several years ago when they learned that the history taught to schoolkids was about to be revised. I mean, isn’t it enough to have a country that is already rich in history, music and art, is the seat of one of the world’s most powerful religions, and makes some of the nicest clothes, shoes, sports cars, best wine and food, and bicycles in the world?? Apparently not. Columbus didn’t even sail under the Italian flag, but under the flag of Spain, supported by Queen Isabella.

    The fact is, that the first Europeans came to North America during the last Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago, on foot and in small boats, by using the ice bridge across the Atlantic. After that came the indigenous people, crossing the land bridge from Asia and colonizing both North and South America. Evidence shows that highly skilled sailors from the ancient world were doing trade here after that. How else did cocaine end up in ancient Egypt? And yeah, finally there were the Norse – Vikings, who got here and actually landed on the North American continent, quite a long time before Columbus was even born. Ever heard of L’Anse Aux Meadows??


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