Random Music News for Saturday, November 1, 2014

*Sigh* November. Only February is more dreary.

  1. Seneca College is now offering an Independent Songwriter Program. Classes begin in January. Watch a promo video here.
  2. Good question: What does an orchestra conductor actually do?
  3. Lights drops Jian Ghomeshi as her manager.
  4. Toronto’s Cancer Bats sign a new record deal.
  5. Adele? Is that you?’
  6. Soul singer Al Green has a problem. His bull keeps getting loose and annoying the neighbours. (NOT a metaphor.)
  7. Have Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence broken up or not? (I really don’t care, but some people apparently do…)
  8. An interview with guitar prog legend Robert Fripp.
  9. Art theft! An expensive Oasis painting was nicked from a gallery in England.
  10. Tidal is a new streaming music service that claims to offer better fidelity than all the others.
  11. Military officer has fun with the North Korean national anthem at a karaoke session. The next day, he’s executed.
  12. This is why I like Kid Rock. He’s actually a very good guy when it comes to his fans.
  13. Some handwritten Ian Curtis lyrics are up for auction. Got a thousand quid?
  14. Someone has stolen John Denver’s head.

Alan Cross

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