Medical Mysteries of Music

Published on August 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The solo staycation continues, which explains the slight reduction in posts this week. Will today be the day that I clean out of the shed and the garage? Maybe after we look at music news for August 8, 2018.

  1. Bieber is still under fire from his neighbours after that infamous house-egging incident.
  2. The founder of a Christian rock festival has been sentenced to 18 years for child molestation.
  3. Something has gone wrong with Johnny Depp’s Notorious B.I.G. movie.
  4. Alexa can’t seem to answer that question right now? She’ll now get back to you on that.
  5. And has Amazon really sold 50 million Alexa-powered devices?
  6. Here’s a fascinating personal story of disability and Doc Martens.
  7. Fascinating: Some medical schools are recruiting students based on their musical ability. (Via Tom)
  8. This app wants to be the Uber of music lessons.
  9. This is a great look at what it’s like to try to make it as a musician in Nashville.
  10. Spotify has a hardware problem. Here’s why.
  11. If you’re an 80s kid, chances are you’d want to visit here.
  12. Stevie Nicks is set to join American Horror Story.
  13. Audiobook giant Audible.com has laid off its entire podcast staff. (Note that Audible is owned by Amazon, too.)
  14. Drake just spent $14K on custom gold grills.
  15. Looking to print up some CDs and cassettes for your music? Read this first.
  16. Remember Smash Hits magazine? If so, you’ll love this feature.
  17. Aphex Twin = Weird. Still.



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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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