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This universal language is made up of music

We’ve all heard people refer to music as the universal language. Fine. But have you ever tried to construct a sentence using music? Or hold a conversation? It’s called Solresol, which is a language based entirely on music. Take a look.. more

Origin Stories – The Stampeders “Sweat City Woman”

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) As far as iconic Canadian pop songs go, “Sweet City Woman” from The Stampeders is a bonafide classic. Released in 1971, the song put the Calgary group on the musical map. Formed in 1965 as The Redbounds, the group changed their name to The Stampeders before relocating to Toronto in 1966. [&hellip.. more

A failed experiment in listening to too much music

Anyone with an Internet connection can instantly access somewhere around 40 million songs from all eras of recorded music history. That’s a lot. Way too much for the average person as this article by James Jackson Toth at NPR points out. In Charlotte Zwerin’s 1988 film Straight, No Chaser, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Saturday, January 20, 2018

It’s officially been a year of Trump. How are we all feeling? Ponder that as we go through some music news for Saturday, January 20, 2018. So there’s a new Guns ‘N Roses album in the works? That’s the gossip. Tom Hardy made a mixtape? Seriously? This could be VERY helpful: How musicians and other [&hellip.. more

When Dolores O’Riordan was in London to record a metal version of “Zombie” with Bad Wolves. They finished it without her and released this in her memory.

The shock over the sudden death of Cranberries’ frontperson Dolores O’Riordan hasn’t gone away. Too many unanswered questions, you know? Dolores was found Monday morning in the bathroom of her hotel suite in London. She was in the city to record a metal version of the Cranberries’ hit “Zombie” with a band called Bad Wolves, [&hellip.. more

Trump fans aren’t going to like this new U2 video

The new music video for “Get Out of Your Own Way,” the new single from U2’s Songs of Experience, isn’t going to make the band any friends among Trump supporters. Somehow, I don’t think they really care. This really pissed off the people at InfoWars.. more

Piracy used to be file-sharing. Now it’s stream-ripping.

It baffles me that people will pay $5 for a latte at Starbucks every day and yet cheap out when it comes to music. For ten dollars a month–about 33 cents a day–you can have a subscription to a streaming music service like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or any number [&hellip.. more

Tracking the upward trajectory of vinyl sales

Canadian vinyl sales were up more than 20% in 2017, capping more than a decade of double-digit year-over-year growth. The picture is much the same int he US. Vinyl’s overall market share is small, but it’s the only physical format that’s growing. More at Statista.   &nbsp.. more

Random Music News for Friday, January 19, 2018

The first-ever PC virus that targeted MD-DOD, Brain, was released into the wild on this day in 1986. Which reminds me: gotta do a deep scan today. And now, some music news for January 19, 2018. The Barenaked Ladies will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame the Juno Awards in March. Apple [&hellip.. more

Not music-related, but this made me laugh out loud

Remember Saturday’s false alarm about a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii? The warning was broadcast at 8:05 am local time was cancelled 38 minutes later. Naturally, PornHub was on the case, collecting data at the time about who was accessing the site during the ordeal. Basically, we learned that Hawaiians reaction was “We’re not gonna die [&hellip.. more

Hugh Wilson, the guy who created WKRP in Cincinnati has died

Back in the day, WKRP in Cincinnati was required viewing for all of us wannabe radio people. If you work in the business, we’ve all met and worked with our share Herb Tarleks, Arthur Carlsons, Johnny Fevers, Les Nessmans and even Jennifer Marlowes. And there isn’t a radio person alive that still doesn’t crack up at [&hellip.. more

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