On the 50th anniversary of Hunky Dory, here's a bit of David Bowie trivia

English performer and actor David Bowie released Hunky Dory, his fourth album, in 1971 when he was 24. Rolling Stone calls it the 88th greatest album of all time, and it was his first album to go platinum. Just six months later, he would go on to release The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. — Read the rest
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Bibliographilia—Lasch's LeWitt

Here is the Sol LeWitt article referred to by Lasch in Chapter IV of The Minimal Self. Some choice cuts: When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. This kind of art is not theoretical or illustrative of theories; it is intuitive, it is involved with all types of mental processes and it is purposeless . It is usually free from t...
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Apple Streaming Has Been Crap For Classical Music. So It Bought An Expert

With a view to improving that experience, presumably, Apple acquired dedicated classical music streaming service Primephonic in August 2021. In a press release, the company promises Apple Music subscribers “a significantly improved classical music experience.” – Ludwig Van
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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Has Been Singing Since June. Now A Fix

“After studying this phenomenon extensively, we’ve determined that the sound comes from new and more aerodynamic railing that we installed on the west sidewalk. It was part of a Golden Gate Bridge retrofit designed to protect the bridge for future generations.” – The Guardian
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Watch Michael Jackson "fire" someone mid-song

"Death makes angels of us all" is a maxim that holds less water with every passing decade. Where death once provided a respite for celebrated monsters, it's now the catalyst that prompts society to punish them posthumously in ways they could never face in life. — Read the rest
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Rod Stewart and his son plead guilty to battery in 2019 Florida altercation case

The singer entered the plea to ‘avoid the inconvenience’ of a high profile court trial. Neither will do jail time or pay any finesBritish rock icon Rod Stewart and his son have pleaded guilty to battery in an assault case stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2019 altercation with a security guard at an exclusive Florida hotel.Court records released on Friday show that the singer and his son, Sean Stewart, 41, entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of simple battery. Continue reading...
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'There's no getting out of here': Astroworld medics say they were trapped in crowds and unable to radio for help as Travis Scott fans were suffocating

The empty stage that hosted the 2021 Astroworld Festival is seen in drone footage days after the tragedy.Nathan Frandino/Reuters ParaDocs medics who worked Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld festival detailed the tragic sequence of events in their first in-depth interviews.  They describe forcing their way into packed crowds and tending to multiple critical victims at a time. The chief dispatcher says the volume of music was so loud that their festival-issued radios became useless. The lead...
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The Last-Minute Saviors Of The Paris Opera Ballet

“When Valentine Colasante was called up to replace an injured dancer in the Paris Opera’s Don Quixote, a three-hour ballet that she had performed exactly once before, she didn’t even have time to be nervous.” And she was lucky: she had three days’ notice. – Yahoo! (AFP)
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Eric Clapton wins legal case against woman selling bootleg live CD for £8.45

Rock star wins case against German woman who says her late husband bought the disc at a popular department store in the 80sEric Clapton has won a legal case against a 55-year-old German woman selling a bootleg live CD for €9.95 (£8.45), Deutsche Welle reports.The woman, known as Gabriele P, claimed she was unaware that she was committing copyright infringement by listing the CD titled Eric Clapton – Live USA, which contains recordings of performances from the 1980s, on eBay. She told the court t...
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Juilliard School Gets $50 Million To Expand Program For Young Black And Hispanic Schoolkids

The gift from the California foundation Crankstart will enable Juilliard to increase enrollment in its Music Advancement Program from 70 to 100 students, provide free tuition to all of them, and help pay for musical instruments. – The New York Times
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Anthony Tommasini’s Farewell Essay As New York Times Chief Classical Critic

While he can’t help mentioning some things that he believes mustn’t remain as they are now, the title of this piece is “What Shouldn’t Change About Classical Music”, and it’s something of a gratitude list. – The New York Times
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From blacksmith to baseball coach to an R.E.M. tribute band, senior congressional staffers are putting their nonpolitical talents to work off Capitol Hill

Congressional aides moonlight as musicians and coaches.Courtesy Josh Bell/Jennifer Stillerman Congressional staffers have some pretty interesting side gigs. Whether it's on a sports team or in a band, they've gone beyond the policy and politics world. They told us how they got involved and shared advice for others pursuing side hustles. Senior congressional staffers have jobs that require deep expertise. They work grueling hours on Capitol Hill and are embedded in policy and politics....
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Erstes Weihnachten mit Partner:innen & du schämst dich für deine Familie: Was tun?

Die 28-jährige Kris ist seit zweieinhalb Jahren mit ihrem Partner zusammen und hat es bisher erfolgreich vermieden, die Feiertage mit ihrer Familie und ihm zu verbringen. Sie und ihr Freund verbrachten 2019 getrennt voneinander und 2020 miteinander, isoliert von ihren beiden Familien. Dieses Jahr besteht ihre aber Mutter darauf, dass Kris und ihr Partner die Feiertage mit ihr verbringen. Er hat ihre Mutter und ihren Vater bereits kennengelernt und schon bei einigen Gelegenheiten getroffen, ab...
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From lockdown treat to Adele’s fridge: Whispering Angel, the supermarket rosé that took over the world

The singer swears by it, it’s all over Instagram, and it has boosted the worldwide rosé market. What is the £19 bottle’s secret?A bag of Babybels, a bowl of leftover dal – even by civilian standards, there is rarely anything glamorous about the contents of my fridge. So it is with a pleasurable shiver of surprise that every time I have opened my fridge over the past week, a bottle of blush-pink Provençal rosé has been casting a rosy glow over my parmesan rinds and Tupperware. Because this is not...
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Hear Brian Eno Sing The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” as Part of The Best Live Album of the Glam/Prog Era (1976)

After leaving Roxy Music and its tour-record-tour-record cycle, Brian Eno became a studio recording artist, creating multilayered masterworks of progressive pop, proto-punk, and ambient environments, often on the same album. As a fan, however, you had zero chance of seeing Eno play any of this live. That is, except for one brief moment in 1976 that just happens to be one of the best live albums of the glam/prog era: 801 Live. It’s pure lightning in a bottle, and for a taster may we direc...
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Mundbeißen bei Stress –warum du’s ernst nehmen solltest

Ich habe viele Theorien über mein Leben, von denen ich glaube, dass sie wahr sind. Eine meiner am längsten gehegten Überzeugungen ist, dass ich heute eine viel reichere Frau wäre, wenn ich vor zehn Jahren Aktien von Mundisal gekauft hätte. Und warum? Weil ich das Mundpflegegel, seitdem ich denken kann, in großen Mengen gekauft habe, um es in jeder Handtasche, die ich besitze, parat zu haben. Das mag übertrieben klingen, aber meine unerbittliche und ärgerliche Anfälligkeit für Mundgeschwüre bedeu...
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10 Productivity Hacks For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, it can feel like you don’t have hours in the day to get everything done. If you need more time, you can use these productivity hacks to get back some time. Eat Something Nutritious and Delicious Every Morning A nutritious breakfast will wake you up and get you started for the day ahead. Take some time to plan your breakfast the night before, especially of you love food. This will give you something to look forward to in the morning and will help you to start your d...
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Where to Find a Funny Comedian for Your Private Event

While the goal of comedy is to make the audience laugh and have a good time, different comedians are appropriate for different types of events and audiences. Comedians can either perform a routine or serve as the emcee. Some comedians perform better in brief bursts, meant to give the audience a rest while maintaining their intensity. A celebrity comedian may be the way to go if your event will receive a lot of exposure and attention. You’ll not only receive chuckles, but the audience will be e...
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8 Tips for a Safe Road Trip During the Festive Season

The festive season is a time of joy and celebration with family and friends, but it can also be a dangerous time on the roads. With all the extra traffic from holiday travelers, there are more opportunities for accidents to happen. The holidays can bring joy and happiness, but they also come with risks such as increased traffic and less patience from drivers around town. With this in mind, it’s crucial that drivers pay extra attention while out on the road. However, driving can be treacherous ...
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The Perfect Stocking Fillers for Teenagers

Whether it’s Santa or Mom and Dad who are filling up the stockings this year, it’s always fun to leave one out. It’s the ideal place for smaller gifts to be placed, and – as any savvy teenager knows – the best way to enjoy some bonus presents too. So, if you’re the parent of a teen who’s hoping for a full stocking on Christmas morning, what kinds of gifts can you find for them? Here are some ideas. Toiletries As your children get older, the personal hygiene routine will definitely be changin...
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‘I think I might love myself, finally’: Self Esteem on 2021’s album of the year

Rebecca Taylor talks about her sensational second album as Self Esteem, Prioritise Pleasure, voted best of the year by Guardian critics‘Darkly funny, always invigorating’: our No 1 album of 2021The 50 best albums of 2021: the complete listMore on the best music of 2021Prioritise Pleasure is the Guardian’s album of the year. How do you feel?It’s fucking cool, innit [laughs loudly]. My PR told me at my gig in Manchester and then just walked off, like the ultimate mic drop. Also, I’ve done the doub...
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