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Random Music Week for Wednesday November 16, 2016

That bug that causes extreme respiratory distress has got me. It’s disgusting. And now, the music news.

  1. The 14th annual Canadian Indie Week is on now in Toronto. Details here.
  2. Bono wants Donald Trump to back gender equity. (I wonder how the two of them are going to get along? Bono’s been at the White House more times than Trump has–so far.)
  3. Speaking of whom, Bono has laughed off the mean tweets he got for being named Glamour’s (W0)Man of the Year.
  4. Amazon has sued sellers accused of dumping counterfeit CDs on them.
  5. If you subscribe to Google Play Music, you may have noticed an upgrade in its machining learning capabilities when it comes to music recommendations. Give it a whirl.
  6. Apple is going to release a coffee table book detailing the awesomeness of their industrial design.
  7. There will be a big Motorhead box set in stores on December 16.
  8. Looks like there might be a lot of music documentaries considered for Oscars this year.
  9. An album of recorder music? You mean those things they made us play in school? Yep.
  10. It’s almost time for the UK to lose their minds again in the annual obsession over the #1 song at Christmas.
  11. Holy crap! The Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill turned 30 yesterday! (Via Greggory)
  12. Neil Young chose an interesting place to be for his 71st birthday.
  13. Would you like to see where the Rolling Stones used to live in 1962? Okay.
  14. Prince Harry jammed with this orchestra to promote HIV awareness.
  15. Andy Warhol gave John Lennon’s son a dead cat.
  16. The Trump bird. It’s from Chi-EYE-na.


Alan Cross

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