Published on July 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, July 5, 2018
I got my first back-to-school school supplies email yesterday. Too soon, people. Too soon. And now, music news for July 5, 2018.
- This Tragically Hip cannabis event sounds like it was a great time. (I was invited, but the timing just wasn’t right for me. Dammit.)
- Half of American adults believe that their smart speakers are recording their conversations to collect data for targeted advertising.
- Who’s still got a fetish for VHS tapes? Really?
- Still with old formats, did you know that the Voyager spacecraft were equipped with 8-tracks?
- Tina Turner’s son has committed suicide.
- We need to do this for famous Canadian musicians. Hey, they do it in places like London, Liverpool, and Manchester.
- The Sony Walkman just had a birthday.
- A good question: What, exactly, is “stereo?” The answer is more complicated that you might think.
- Psy says he almost didn’t upload “Gangnam Style” to YouTube. (Via Tom)
- The day Michael Jackson went grocery shopping. Alone. (Tom again)
- Real news about fake Bruce Springsteen. (More from Tom)
- Into vinyl? Here’s how to make your records sound better.
- This is a good idea: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new exhibit that highlights the common history between rock and pinball. Cool!
- Gene Simmons isn’t happy about streaming payouts.
- The newest, hottest thing for record collectors? Crate digging for disco.
- Why do band t-shirts cost so much? Here’s an explanation.
- This new Apple store in Macau looks pretty sweet.
- Just in case you need even more about Drake and his Scorpion album, here’s an analysis by an astrologer and an entomologist.
- The Warped Tour will come to an end after this summer. But Vans, the shoes, will still be with us.
- I had no idea Kate Bush did this.