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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 709: The Survivours

Think about this: which alt-rock bands have been together the longest without enduring a single line-up change? No one’s quit, no one’s been fired, no one’s died. The people who were in the band on Day One are the people who are in the band today. That’s the subject of this week’s show.   The [&hellip.. more

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Comparing Music Purchases from Today to 10 Years Ago

This analysis comes from Bobby Owsinski’s Music 3.0 Blog. In 2004, the largest demo of CD buyers was age 36 to 50 at 25% (and it’s 26% in 2014). In 2014, the largest demographic of CD buyers were age 50+ at almost 35%. In 2004, ages 13 to 17 purchased the most digital downloads at [&hellip.. more


A Tiny Look at the Kurt Cobain Documentary, Montage of Heck

Courtney texted me the other night after she and Frances attended an LA screening of Montage of Heck, the new Kurt Cobain documentary. “It’s a game-changer,” she said. Now it’s off to Sundance for a proper and official reveal. The film features a lot of animation to fill in the bits where no film or [&hellip.. more


Random Music News for Saturday, January 24, 2015

On this day in 1984, the first Macintosh computer went on sale. A 3-D microphone? This looks interesting. Five life lessons from the world of ballet. Here are some celebrity portraits (including some musical artists) done entirely with emojis. What’s will.i.am doing in Davos, Switzerland, with Al Gore? In 100 years, 90% of today’s languages [&hellip.. more

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Eight Great Stuttering Songs

Some songs just wouldn’t be the same if not for some of the vocals being stuttered. Here are eight such songs: 1. The Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird” 2. The Who: “My Generation” 3. David Bowie: “Changes” 4. Bachman–Turner Overdrive: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” 5. Sage Francis: “Dance Monkey” 6. Guns N’ Roses: &#.. more

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