Off to the NE Caribbean Command Post for a week. I will be prosecuting the music news campaign from there.
- First Toronto started talking about pushing last call back to 3am. Now Edmonton is thinking about doing the same thing.
- Here’s a list of the 30 best vinyl reissues of 2016.
- Marcus Mumford (as in Mumford & Sons) has an interesting friend in Palestine.
- Bob Odenkirk (writer for The Simpsons, Saul on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) remembers Chicago’s infamous Disco Destruction night. (Via Andrew)
- If you’re going to be Christmas shopping this weekend, here’s a playlist inspired by the kind of idiots you’ll encounter in the parking lots. (Via Jay)
- How the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed music.
- Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary used to play with James Brown in the James Gang. Seriously.
- Kanye has gone blonde.
- A documentary that traces the rise of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre is in the works.