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Ten year old son of the late, great drummer, Dennis Davis, interviews Tony Visconti about his father's work with Bowie

This is so wonderful. Hikaru Davis is the son of the late session drummer, Dennis Davis, who died in 2016. Among many others, Davis played with Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Roy Ayers, and Iggy Pop. But he is most famously remembered as one of David Bowie's drummers, playing on Bowie's 70s records, from Young Americans to Scary Monsters. When Davis died, his son, then ten (now 13) decided that he wanted to know more about his father and what made him a great drummer by interviewing friends and ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, New York City, David Bowie, Davis, Documentaries, Dad, Rolling Stone Magazine, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Tony, Visconti, Hikaru, Dennis Davis, Hikaru Davis

Review: What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book

Two years ago, I reviewed Andy Partridge and Todd Bernhardt's highly-recommended Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC, a collection of deep-nerding conversations between these two musicians about beloved XTC tracks. While that book was a wonder, it understandably focused on Andy and Andy's contributions to the band. While deepening my love and appreciation for the music of XTC, it left me hungry for more. Enter What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book. I didn't think I could love ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Book Review, Musicians, Andy, Zines, Mark Thomas, Mark Fisher, XTC, Andy Partridge, Swindon England, Debbi Peterson, Colin Moulding, Terry Chambers, Todd Bernhardt

Legendary surf rock guitarist Dick Dale, RIP

Dick Dale, the "King of the Surf Guitar," has died at age 81. RIP, maestro. Dale's pioneering sound was inspired by his Lebanese uncle who played the oud and taught him the tarabaki, a goblet-shaped drum. His 1961 instrumental "Let's Go Trippin'," recorded with his band The Del-Tones, sparked the surf rock genre that spawned the Beach Boys. From The Guardian: Born Richard Anthony Monsour in May 1937, Dale developed his distinctive sound by adding to instrumental rock influences from his Mi...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Guitars, Dick Dale, Dale, Miami New Times, Gene Krupa, Guitarists, Surfs Up, Richard Anthony Monsour

Four great SoundCloud songs you've probably never heard

I use Apple Music for the majority of my music listening. It works well and lets me add most of my favorite songs, but there’s a lot missing from it. From what I’ve heard, it takes a little bit of work to get your songs up on iTunes/Apple Music. Unless an artist is well known and doing well in their music career, oftentimes, it’s simply not worth it to publish to Apple Music. SoundCloud, on the other hand, provides extreme simplicity when it comes to publishing music, and makes it easy for liste...
Tags: Post, Music, Japan, News, Larry Goldings, Apple Music SoundCloud, Jonas Warren

The Best Places To Cry At Work, According To A Person Who Cries A Lot

If you have never cried at work, in my opinion you are a robot. Everything makes me cry these days. The news? Come on. Gillette commercials? I'm wrecked. Onions? Forget about it! Climate change? Buh-bye, game over, I need to excuse myself from this brainstorm to go cry on the toilet, can someone please send me notes of what I miss?It may be that I have over-productive tear ducts. Or maybe it's just that I'm a woman. (Haven't you heard? Women are emotional, and that is why there is a gender wage...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Juul, Pittsburgh, Gillette, Career Coach For Women Of ColorA Week

Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech's monopoly

Spotify has asked the EU Commission to intervene in its business relationship with Apple, citing the fact that Apple takes a 30% vig on all customer revenues from people who join the service or buy songs through an Iphone app, while Apple's own competing Itunes store does not have to pay this commission. That means that while Apple and Spotify pay the same wholesale rates for the music they sell, Spotify has to give 30% of its revenues to Apple, while either earning 30% less on each of its ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Spotify, Post, Music, News, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Reagan, Competition, EK, Antitrust, Warren, Streaming, Department Of Justice

Nick Sandmann, The MAGA Teen From The Viral Incident, Sues CNN

The family of Nick Sandmann, the student wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat who was involved in a viral encounter with an Indigenous elder at the Lincoln Memorial in January, has sued CNN for defamation. The lawsuit follows a similar one the Sandmanns filed against the Washington Post last month. Their attorney says they're planning to go after more media outlets such as the Associated Press and personalities such as Bill Maher over their reporting of the incident.The Sandmann family is s...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Cnn, New York Times, Jim Carrey, Associated Press, Donald Trump, NICK, Lincoln Memorial, U S District Court, Bill Maher, Phillips

Save the ARC, the largest popular music library in the United States

New York City's ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is a cultural treasure packed with actual treasures. Inside the walls of this not-for-profit private research library in TriBeCa are 3 million physical audio recordings, many on vinyl records. The ARC's founder, Bob George, is also a cultural treasure -- warm, obsessive, kind, committed, and a walking encyclopedia of popular music -- from obscure folk to the avant-garde. In recent years, Bob's been working closely with the Internet Archive to d...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, New York City, Tom Hanks, United States, Records, Italy, Libraries, David Bowie, Bob, Keith Richards, Collections, Keith Haring, Martin Scorsese

Prince's shoe-maker used to supply 30-40 pairs of high-heeled boots/month, totaling 3,000 pairs

Prince was self-conscious about his height -- 5'3" -- and wore high-heeled boots (either 4" or 3 1/3") whenever he went out in public, and moreover, he did not like to be seen wearing the same pair of boots at two different appearances on the same day. Prince contracted with Andre No. 1, a famous cobbler-to-the-stars on Sunset Boulevard founded by Andre Rostomyan, whose client roster includes everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga. Rostomyan made a shoe last -- a wooden model -- of Prince...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Gender, Music, News, Religion, Prince, Frank Sinatra, Gary, Sunset Boulevard, Jehovah, Andre Rostomyan, Lady Gaga Rostomyan, Brooke Bobb Vogue

Facebook Live For Artists: 7 Best Practices

Facebook Live can be a great asset for artists look for additional ways to connect with the fans, but like any iteration of social networking, there's a right and wrong way to do it. Here we look at seven 'best practices' when it comes to using the video streaming platform. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Facebook Live is a boon to artists and bands everywhere who want to reach their Facebook fans. That said, there are some best practices in u...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Music, United States, Facebook Live, Bobby Owsinski, Facebook 's Media Blog Here

WATCH: Video Shows People Fighting Over Crab Legs at Chinese Buffet in Queens

People are really out here showing their a-s-ses over crab legs.A massive brawl broke out over crab legs a Chinese buffet in Queens, New York last month, and the whole thing was captured on video.Video footage of the altercation shows several people pushing and hitting each other after the buffet’s most popular food item is brought out from the kitchen.One of the people involved in the February 23rd incident told the New York Post that things got heated after another woman in the buffet line pus...
Tags: Food, Videos, Post, New York Post, New York, News, Fights, Restaurants, Alabama, Queens, Jazz, Johnson, Christine, Brown, Chapman, CHAN

Video of piano performance has twist ending

You may, about thirty seconds in, wonder what's up with terribletan's performance of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16. Stick with it.
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Skill, Mozart

Watch Johnny Rotten act like an ass to Henry Rollins and Marky Ramone last night

At a panel in West Hollywood last night to promote the new documentary series Punk, John Lydon gave a wonderful performance as Johnny Rotten in which he talked trash to both Henry Rollins and Marky Ramone. Highlights above and below. Please forgive the annoying auto-play. Also on the panel were Duff McKagan (Guns 'n' Roses), Donita Sparks (L7), and Punk producer/fashion designer John Varvatos. From Rolling Stone: “...You called Black Flag a bunch of suburban rich kids and we wanted to tear...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, Punk, Henry Rollins, West Hollywood, Duff Mckagan, Ramones, Rollins, Johnny Rotten, Ramone, John Lydon, Lydon, Sid Vicious, Marky Ramone

Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint dead at 49

In a message posted to its official Twitter account, UK electronic music group The Prodigy announced the death of singer and songwriter Keith Flint today. “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint ... A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.” In an Instagram post, [via NME] Howlett wrote: “The news is true. I can’t believe I’m say...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, America, Deaths, Nme, Flint, Keith, Prodigy, Howlett, Keith Flint

Instagram Story Ideas For Fan Engagement

With the release of its story' feature, Instagram opened the floodgates on a strong new resource for artists to promote their work. Here we look at some helpful story ideas for helping artists to engage and reel in their fans on IG. ___________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman from the Symphonic Blog Instagram introduced it’s ‘stories’ feature a couple years ago, and everyone has been obsessed ever since. With this feature, you are no longer confined to a single post. Yo...
Tags: Post, Music, Diy, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Instagram Stories, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Diy Musicians, Randi Zimmerman

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, RIP

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died. He was 64. While the UK "post-rock" band may be best known for their 1984 synthy single "It's My Life," Talk Talk's true masterpiece was the much more experimental 1988 album "Spirit of Eden" that dripped with ambient, jazz, and avant-garde influences. It's an absolute stunner. From The Guardian: Talk Talk’s bassist Mark Webb, aka Rustin Man, paid tribute to Hollis on Instagram. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news ...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, Eden, 1980s, Mark, Hollis, Mark Webb, Mark Hollis, Rustin Man, Guardian Hollis

I'm 30 & This Is How Much I Spent On My 15-Day Honeymoon To Spain

Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises.This week's travel diary: A 30-year-old costume designer eats her way through Spain.Open to tracking your travel expenses during an up...
Tags: Google, Europe, Post, Fashion, Music, NFL, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, Brooklyn, South Africa, Morocco, New York Times, Brazil, Denmark, Glasgow

Former Campaign Staffer Alleges Trump Kissed Her Without Her Consent In 2016

A former campaign staffer alleged that President Donald Trump kissed her without her consent during the 2016 election cycle and has filed a lawsuit arguing the violation caused her distress, the Washington Post reports. This is the first time Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct since he took office. The White House denies the allegations.In the lawsuit filed Monday, Alva Johnson alleged that Trump grabbed her hand and tried to kiss her without her consent outside a rally in Tampa, FL on...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Florida, Hollywood, Washington Post, White House, Alabama, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump, Pam Bondi, Tampa FL, Hilde Lysiak, Alva Johnson, Karen Giorno

MAGA Hat Teen From Viral Incident Sues The Washington Post

The family of Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky teen who was involved in a viral incident with an Indigenous elder at the Lincoln Memorial in mid-January, has sued the Washington Post over its reporting of the event. Ted and Julie Sandmann are seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of their 16-year-old son, alleging the Post published seven "false and defamatory" stories.Sandmann emerged as the face of an encounter between students from Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School, which he attends, ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Fashion, Music, Nbc, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Ted, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Jeff Bezos, Reuters, Lincoln Memorial, U S District Court

Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold

Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had sold inmates -- music they'd paid for at $1.70/track, nearly double the going rate for music when not purchased from prison-system profiteers. The move was part of a switch to notorious prison contractors Jpay (previously), a division of the even-more-notorious Securus company (previously). Jpay is the company that gouges prisoners...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Business, Copyfight, Music, Florida, News, Carceral State, Department of Corrections, Corrections Department, Florida Department of Corrections, SECURUS, Florida Justice Institute, JPay, Profiteers, South Florida Reception Center

A neo-Baroque fugue based on Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"

Italian composer and arranger Giovanni Dettori based his "Lady Gaga Fugue" on her 2009 hit "Bad Romance." In this video, his friend Vincenzo Culotta plays his neo-Baroque piece on the piano. Dettori writes, "To give a "modern feeling" I used a special treatment of fourths, fifths, suspensions and rythm [sic]." Ok, full disclosure: this video was posted on YouTube way back in April 2011 and was a big hit back then apparently. It was the first time I had seen it though. I enjoyed it and figured...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Classical Music, Lady Gaga, Baroque, Fugue, Dettori, Bad Romance, Fugaga, Giovanni Dettori, Vincenzo Culotta

Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Tom Petty, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks from Cardi B and Bruno Mars, Lizzo, Foals, Alicia Keys and others.
Tags: Post, News, Jazz, Mars, Keys, Smith, Presley, Elvis, Lennon, Matthew, Michael, Tom, Sean, Cardi, Cross, Petty

To do on Sunday in NYC: launch party for the Rats of New York's new album

NYC punk band The New York Rats is launching their new album on Sunday: it's a heavy vinyl LP with amazing sleeve art by Andrea Sicco; the album itself is Ramones-y, Husker-Du-ish uptempo punk that I've had on heavy rotation all week: it's 7:30PM on at Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn.
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, NYC, Events, Punk, Ramones, our wicked lady 7:30PM on, New York Rats, Andrea Sicco

Reminder: Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams are not same guy

One letter different, but a world apart. So, Bryan Adams is the '80s MTV pop star your trusty Gen-Xer blogger grew up listening to and watching. He's this guy. Here's one video, here's another. He's great! Now, Ryan Adams is this guy, below. Not great. Ryan Adams is accused by multiple women, recording artists and others, of being a self-confessed “like R. Kelly” sexual predator whose predations include a minor. Ava was 14. She played bass, and she was serious about it. Excerpt, NYT: Their ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Entertainment, Culture, Mtv, Sexual Predators, Ryan Adams, Bryan Adams, Ava, Adams, Picks, Know The Difference, R Kelley

On learning that one is not the next big thing

Mike Pace had a decent, signed journeyman band but, at 40, has realized that he'll never be the rock star he dreamed of becoming. Nonetheless, he's at a creative peak; a powerful change of perspective comes when reality, and age, are acknowledged. Deep down I care more about my work than anyone else ever will, and that’ll inevitably lead to temporary disappointment when I don’t get the reaction I want, but that’s a good thing. You want to care deeply about what you create, even if it’s hard t...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Fame, Saskatoon, Western Canada, Mike Pace

Dr. Vanessa Tyson Describes Alleged Rape by Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax in Graphic Detail

The woman accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has spoken out and is telling her side of the story.Amid the blackface controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, it was speculated that he would be forced to resign. If Northam resigned, his immediate successor would be Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would be only the second black governor of Virginia.But as soon as the discussion of Fairfax’s seemingly imminent promotion began, a woman’s accusation of ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, California, Washington Post, Boston, Virginia, Rape, Jazz, University Of Chicago, Scandals, Rape Allegations, The Washington Post, South, Richmond

Dr. Vanessa Tyson, Who Accused Justin Fairfax Of Sexual Assault, Speaks Out

In a statement released Wednesday, Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2004. "What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault," she said, describing how Fairfax allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him. She added: "After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame."Fairfax, who could become the state's next governor after the Ralph Northam blackface controversy, has denied the allegatio...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Fashion, Music, Boston, Virginia, Dnc, The Washington Post, Fairfax, Tyson, Ku Klux, Sarah McCammon, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ralph Northam, Northam, Brett Kavanaugh

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax Accused Of Sexual Assault

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who could become the next governor after the Ralph Northam blackface controversy, has been accused of sexual assault.The conservative website Big League Politics reported on Sunday that Vanessa Tyson, a professor at Scripps College, had accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. She reportedly shared the allegation on Facebook with a friend; Big League Politics said it obtained the post with her p...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Fashion, Music, Boston, Virginia, Dnc, The Washington Post, Trump, Fairfax, Scripps College, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ralph Northam, Northam, Justin Fairfax, Big League Politics

Willie Nelson's new hemp coffee

Following on Willie Nelson's "Willie's Reserve" cannabis brand, the music icon and weed enthusiast has launched the new Willie’s Remedy line of CBD-infused health and wellness products, starting with coffee. From Rolling Stone: According to a release, Nelson’s coffee is a medium-dark whole-bean blend with “flavor notes of cherry and cocoa.” Each 8 oz. cup contains 7 mg. of hemp-derived CDB. Nelson’s wife Annie is overseeing the Willie’s Remedy brand and has plans to release other products i...
Tags: Coffee, Post, Music, News, Weed, Cannabis, Willie Nelson, Annie, Nelson, Bong Bong, Bongbong, Willie, Annie Nelson

A brief history of guitar distortion

Over at Riff Magazine, my old pal David Gill looks back at the birth of distortion and its position as "central to rock and roll as the sex and the drugs." From Riff: In March 1951, a 19-year-old Ike Turner was recording his saxophonist Jackie Breston’s song “Rocket 88,” an ode to the Oldsmobile 88 (and later inspiration for Public Enemy’s “You’re Gonna Get Yours”). (Listen above.) Turner played his guitar loud, so loud, in fact, that his amplifier couldn’t handle it. The resulting distor...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, America, Distortion, Victoria, Public Enemy, Guitars, Turner, Rock And Roll, David Gill, Ike Turner, Jackie Breston

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