Woke up in Nashville again. The amount of meat and fat available to the average person around here is mind-boggling. How many calories are in a tablespoon of sausage gravy, anyway? Damn, though, it’s good.
Let’s discuss some music news for Tuesday, February 8.
- The BBC has launched some boring podcasts–and they’re so proud of them that they’re actually called The Boring Talks.
- Hint: Don’t flash your junk when you’re walking a red carpet.
- Canadian album sales and streams vs. this time last year: Total albums, -25.5%; digital albums, -16.6%; digital tracks, -16.7%; physical albums, -31-1%; CDs, -35%; vinyl, +29.7%; streaming, +61.4%.
- Bruno Mars 24K Magic got a 308% sales boost for physical versions after his Grammy wins. That sounds impressive until you realize the boosted total is just 22,000 copies.
- Paul Simon is the latest performer to say one more tour and he’s done.
- Charlie Walk, the Republic Records executive caught up in some serious #MeToo allegations, had this to say.
- Prince fans are pissed at Justin Timberlake for his halftime performance. Here’s why.
- Damon Albarn has now been accused of cultural appropriation. Discuss.
- Ndugu Chancler, the drummer on Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” drummer, has died.
- This rare John Coltrane record is up for sale. Any takers? Only $19,000 USD.
- Here’s a list of dead music stars with unreleased music we may never get to hear.
- Rumour is that AC/DC is going to continue recording and touring with Axl Rose. Thoughts?
- Have we reached peak smartphone growth? Maybe.
- I wonder what Kurt Cobain would have thought about that Super Bowl commercial that featured a lullaby version of “All Apologies?”
- Jimmy Fallon channelled Bob Dylan to call out Donald Trump.
- This is a pretty brutal review of David Duchovny’s new album.
- People are planning vacations around this attraction that offers Klingon opera. You heard me.