Random Music News for Thursday, March 20, 2014

The first day of spring!  Please let it warm up.

  1. Turntable.fm shuts down for good.  Remember when it was the hottest thing? (Via Peter)
  2. More KISS vs. Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame silliness.
  3. There are two squirrels running along the fence in my back yard, greatly annoying the Faithful Bull Terrier.  That’s not music related but her incessant barking is impacting on my ability to do any sort of meaningful work.
  4. This is a trombone sneeze.  You’ll see what I mean.
  5. Ireland has gone absolutely apeshit over Garth Brooks.
  6. Meet a DJ who’s scouring Africa for vinyl in the search for cool funky sounds.
  7. A new batch of artists have been announced for CMW 2014.
  8. Sony’s wireless speaker for audiophiles.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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