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Mylo Xyloto? WTF, Coldplay?

August 12th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Coldplay’s fifth album, the Eno-fied Mylo Xyloto (pronounced MY-lo ZY-le-toe), will be out October 24th.   Expect a digital version,

New Trent Reznor

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Here’s our first taste of what Trent and Atticus Ross are cobbling together for the Hollywood remake of The Girl

Weakest. App. Ever.

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

And I say this as a former accordion player. Savageapps has introduced an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app simply called Accordion.  “Play

Coolest. T-Shirt. Ever.

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

There was a concert in Gera, Germany, recently that attracted a large number of far-right whackos. Many of them were given free t-shirts. And when they finally did their laundry, boy did they get a surprise.

Using Street Musicians to Predict the Economy

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

My knowledge of economics can be summed up in this old joke: "If you line up all the economists end to end, you still couldn't reach a conclusion." I shall add proof to that with something called the Quality of Street Musicians Index.

I Like This: Astrid Swan

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

She’s Finnish and she likes loves Pavement.  So much so that she’s recording nine of their songs under the title

Geohot Rap

August 11th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

If you’re aware of what goes on in the hacking community, you’ll know about George Hotz (otherwise known as Geohot),

Streaming Services: Too Good to be True?

August 10th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Hah! Found that article from yesterday's Globe and Mail on music streaming services in which I was quoted. (And this is kind of cool: My quotes were delivered via email whilst I was on a ship in the Adriatic Sea somewhere off the coast of Albania. Ain't the Internet grand?)

I Like This: In My Coma

August 10th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

A debut album entitled Magnets & Miracles is coming August 30th.  They’re streaming the whole thing right now on Soundcloud.

Saving School Music Programs

August 10th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Here's how you can help with music programs in Canada's schools and look sharp at the same time. Guataca Music Wear sells t-shirts with proceeds going towards an organization called MusiCounts (a charity that I also support.) Give it a look.

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