Random music news for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

One in five toddlers knows how to open a smartphone or tablet. Roger Waters offered up this uniquely Scottish insult to Donald Trump. I wonder what other manufacturers (Gibson, Fender, Ludwig, Steinway, Shure, etc.) are thinking? The protected nest was successfully moved and three of the four eggs have hatched. Another Drake-related question: Scorpion clocks in at 89 minutes and 44 seconds. It’s directed at people who have data cap anxiety. Well done, then. Back to work with music news for July 3, 2018. Yes, it’s been 30 years. Make sure you read the comments. Who has that kind of time to devote to one album these days? A good story on Twenty One Pilots and depression. Here’s a look back. These podcasts look at the subject. Could Drake himself have a billion streams this week? Handy: How to properly clean vinyl records. What’s the future or radio? Some would say “five.”
This is one Elvis documentary that I just might watch. Remember that killdeer nest that held up construction of the main stage at Ottawa’s Bluesfest? Maybe? A new “Spotify Lite” app is being tested. Streaming site Radical.Fm has shut down after its business model fails. (Note that the feature is called “Liberal Lunatics.”)
How many members does Coldplay have? You might be shocked at how much the Village People’s “YMCA” makes every year. Moog, maker of synthesizers and based in North Carolina, is really worried about having to make layoffs. Gawd. Flea just bought a really, really cool house. Beyonce had a stage malfunction in the UK. Were you into the Second Summer of Love in 1988? Rolling Stone has launched a new version of its website. Metallica fans should feel free to weigh in here. Scotland loved it. Alan Longuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers, has died at age 70. Why do long weekends never really feel long enough? Another area that looks to be affected by retaliation to Trump’s protectionist tariffs are music instrument manufacturers. There’s a new Canadian tourism project that’s using this musician.
Random music news for Tuesday, July 3, 2018