Category Archives: music

Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

Originally posted on Variety:
Taylor Swift has taken to the Wall Street Journal to pen an op-ed, discussing the music industry at large and its future from the perspective of one of its most popular songstresses. In the piece, Swift…

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New Pink Floyd album?

Passing it along: “The news was leaked in what seemed an aside: On Saturday, the author Polly Samson, who is married to David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s guitarist, went onto Twitter and tweeted, to her 17,100 followers: Btw Pink Floyd album … Continue reading

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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Kathleen Hanna: always a hot topic in my book

http://touch.dangerousminds.net/all/incredible_unpublished_1995_interview_with_bikini_kills_kathleen_hanna#1   “Kathleen’s support for aspiring young female writers and musicians cannot be overstated. She was the riot grrrl movement’s big sister, muse, and fairy godmother. Bikini Kill wasn’t exactly raking in a ton of money, but she still bought … Continue reading

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Art as Therapy in Rwanda, 20 Years Later Twenty years after a genocide left an estimated 800,000 people, mostly Tutsi men, women and children, dead over a period of 100 days, Rwanda is on the rise. Its economy is growing; … Continue reading

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Music and Blue-Collar Bohemianism Really good article that investigates why people in their 40′s and 50′s choose a way of life where they get by, that allows them to pursue a passion such as music rather than opt for the … Continue reading

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Fritch Wildfire Benefit Show -June 7 @ Spud’s in Borger

A benefit show with live music to help rebuild Fritch, Texas and help the victims after the wildfires that ravaged the town and over 150 homes is in the works. Details are being ironed out, but please refer to the … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot rallies for American Political Prisoner Cecily McMillan

“In breaking news, members of the punk band “Pussy Riot” have made their way from from Russia to the United States, to visit Cecily McMillan, 25, an American Political Prisoner. Ironically enough, there was widespread support for the jailed members … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane…

(Rubin Carter and Jose Gonzalez) Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the boxer originally from Clifton, New Jersey, was first immortalized in this song, and later in the movie “Hurricane,” which starred Denzel Washington. He spent 19 years in prison for the 1966 … Continue reading

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