Random music news for Saturday, October 20, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, October 20, 2018
“The enduring appeal of Nine Inch Nails” and…
…the Trent Reznor interview. What are the oldies of the future? Remember the 10-year-old kick who rocked it with the Foo Fighters by covering “Enter Sandman” onstage? Check this out. Avril Lavigne remembers Chad Kroeger every time she pees. These songs are candidates. (Via Tom)
Want to see how much money the Internet giants are making every second? The EU won’t let parents take the blame for a kid who engages in online piracy. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. Wait–what? Snow tires. Gotta start about thinking of putting them on. Meanwhile, Alexa has a new “whisper mode.”
Attention DJs: SoundCloud will now let you stream tracks right to your decks. Elton John says the best burger in the world can be found at this Toronto restaurant. (Tom again)
A new study says that nearly half of all Canadians have a subscription to some kind of TV streaming service. Why, Madge, why? A blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge? There’s gotta be more to this list, right? Meanwhile, there’s a new search engine for radio and podcasts. The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock has bought a really nice place in California…
…or you might want this Elvis house in Palm Springs…
…and while Drake is still building a house on the Bridal Path in Toronto, he still needs a new place in California. Madonna’s grill. He would like your help with a sick friend. I wouldn’t count on it. Here’s a list of five female guitar heroes. SiriusXM has entered an interesting partnership with Amazon’s Echo devices. We also need to think of music news for October 20, 2018.

Is Canada’s music REALLY protected under the new trade deal with the US and Mexico?

Is Canada’s music REALLY protected under the new trade deal with the US and Mexico?
Living next door to the US means that we always have to protect ourselves from being swamped by American culture. When the NAFTA negotiations were underway, Canada refused to budge when it came to cultural protectionism. Generally, yes. The new USMCA text, however, could have a chilling effect on Canadian policy, Gagné cautioned. The text specifies that other parties “may take a measure of equivalent commercial effect” in response to something deemed too egregious a violation of fair trade. It’s worth reading this entire article. And when the USMCA was born, we emerged with everything intact. Similarly, it might want to preserve its ability to fund or otherwise set favourable rules for Canadian audio or video content, in a world where more and more music, games, movies and television shows are streamed, not broadcast or purchased for playback. The government might want to make sure it’s allowed to spend taxpayers’ money only on Canadian news written by Canadian journalists, as opposed to the work of foreign news outlets. But there are some things that we must watch. or Mexico to retaliate if Canada goes too far in protecting its domestic industries. Without them, we risk becoming overrun by Kardashians. “(The exemption) applies to all cultural industries regardless of the mode of diffusion, whether it is online or under additional formats,” said Gilbert Gagné, who specializes in trade policy research at Bishop’s University. Or did we? The cultural exemption allows the U.S. This is why we have institutions like Cancon rules for radio and TV along with grants, subsidies, and other forms of financial help for our cultural industries. The CBC reports:
Consider, for example, a hypothetical government program offering funding to support Canadian online journalism in the face of failing advertising and subscription revenue models.  

Someone has finally done a metal version of Tears for Fears’ “Shout”

“Shout” was one of massive singles from Tears for Fears’ 1985 album, Songs from the Big Chair. This can’t be the first-ever version of the song, can it? Whatever the case, props to Versus Me for this version.
Someone has finally done a metal version of Tears for Fears’ “Shout”

Chris Cornell’s box set will be here in a few weeks. Here’s what you’ll find inside.

When it arrives on November 16, here’s what you’ll find inside. It’s simply called Chris Cornell and features material from every aspect of his career (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, solo, Audioslave, etc.).
Here’s what you’ll find inside. Chris Cornell’s box set will be here in a few weeks.

Travis Barker has been cleared to play drums again. Blink-182 lives!

The good news is that things are finally getting better. Doctors have now cleared him to play drums again. Where are youuuuuuuuuu pic.twitter.com/r02G46WaKg
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 18, 2018

Where are youuuuuuuuuu pic.twitter.com/r02G46WaKg
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 18, 2018 Meanwhile, Travis and former blink-182 man Tom DeLonge were trolling each other on Twitter. A nasty staph infection.Canceled shows (including a lucrative Las Vegas residency). None of what we saw should be taken as any kind of reunion/rapprochement with Tom. A bad accident that saw his expensive SUV totaled, followed by a lawsuit against the bus driver that drove into him. It’s been a rough year for blink-182’s Travis Barker. Blood clots in his arms.
Travis Barker has been cleared to play drums again. Blink-182 lives!

Australian prime minister doesn’t renew his domain, so a punk band grabbed it.

Australian prime minister doesn’t renew his domain, so a punk band grabbed it.
There’s been quite a bit of political turmoil in Australia this year when Scott Morrison became the country’s unelected prime minister. This, along with federal government policies over things like immigration, same-sex rights, and overall human rights has greatly angered a certain segment of society. Morrison was apparently too busy to notice that his personal Internet domain, www.scottmorrison.com.au, had expired. Enter Lustra, an American punk band that sided with Morrison’s opponents, which grabbed the domain for $50. The first thing they did was post a song called “Scotty Don’t Know.”

For some reason, if you click on that, you may find that site blocked. Looks like Scotty might be fighting back. (Via Noise 11.com)
Scott Morrison Website Registration Lapses And Now Hosts A Punk Song Scotty Doesn’t Know

Rock My World Canada, Chapter 14: Wintersleep

In 2006, the band signed with Labwork Music, a partnership of Sonic Unyon and EMI Music and re-released their first two studio albums to the Canadian and American markets. [Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. – AC]
Wintersleep is an indie rock band formed in 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the latest excerpt from his book. Get your copy here. In January 2016, the band premiered the single “Amerika” through the blog of The Wall Street Journal. Find out more about Gandharvas and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. That March 4th, they released The Great Detachment album through Dine Alone, featuring Geddy Lee of Rush on the song “Territory.” The band received a Juno Award in 2008. Follow on Facebook and Twitter, too. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands.
Rock My World Canada, Chapter 14: Wintersleep

Listen to a song called “Trumpcrazy.” It was recorded in 1955.

Clairvoyant? Anselmo Sacasa, a Cuban bandleader known as a mambo king, recorded a song called “Trumpcrazy” on Cincinnati’s King Records back in 1955. (Via Boing Boing) Or had he travelled to the future?
Listen to a song called “Trumpcrazy.” It was recorded in 1955.

Want to see how good your headphones or speakers are? Put them to this test.

Want to see how good your headphones or speakers are? Put them to this test.
Here is the full tracklisting. Now. Audiophile nerds (full disclosure: I am one) are always looking for ways to test gear for strengths and weaknesses when it comes to reproducing sound. Writer Scott Easlick has collected together what he considers to be the most-demanding songs when it comes to testing audio gear. tracks that are poorly recorded) to make decisions on which equipment to buy. Circlesquare – All Sleepers (prod by Konrad Black)
Massive Attack – Angel
The Knife – Silent Shout
Isolee – Beau Mot Plage
Aphex Twin – Minipops 67 (Source Field Mix)
Skee Mask feat. Too many people use the wrong songs (i.e. Jonas Yamer – Fanta Ocean
A$AP Rocky – Hun3rd
Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts
Atom TM – I Love U (Like I Love My Drum Machine)
Alvo Noto – U_08-1
Air – Don’t Be Light
Daft Punk – Beyond
Perfume Genius – Queen
James Blake – Don’t Miss It
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
Can – Vitamin C
Kraftwerk – Antenne
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Tommy Jones & the Shondells – Cellophane Symphony
Radiohead – Nude
Brian Eno – Bottomliners
Sigur Ros – Staralfur
Max Richter – On the Nature of Daylight
Ella Fitzgerald – Someone to Watch Over Me
Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker – Harry and Dolly
Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor
Nils Frahm – Fa
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Hand Covers Bruise
Boston Acoustics Bass Test
Subwoofer Bass Test
Plastikman – Disconnect
Oneohtrix Point Never – I Only Have Eyes for You
The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes for You
  Bookmark this. A site called Inner Fidelity has published some audio that promises to help you evaluated headphones and speakers.

Hey, man, thanks: Kingston radio station plays unreleased Tragically Hip track, “Wait So Long”

“It sounded like it was from around the Up to Here days and it was a fantastic studio recording.”
The KROCK DJ at the time said the song showed up, presumably on CD, in a blank envelope without any notification or identification. And then, around 5 p.m., the station gave listeners a little gift: A previously unreleased song believed to be called “Wait So Long.”
Reddit went bonkers. 18. Do you want there to be more Hip songs or should we be grateful for what we have? So, what do you think? Fan sites have a similar list, of course, that also include “Wait So Long.”
And one helpful Reddit user included a link to a YouTube video of a song by the same name. Correspondence with one of the Hip’s first managers confirmed that the band did indeed have a song called “Wait So Long” during the time they were working on 1989’s Up to Here. All day, for a full 24 hours, the station played nothing but the Tragically Hip and Downie solo tracks, encouraging listeners to call in with their stories, memories and requests. Guitarist Rob Baker told the Toronto Sun just after Downie’s death that the band was in the middle of recording an album at the time and that there was a “double album’s worth of unreleased material.”
Could this be a tease to what’s to come? Since word of Downie’s illness came out, and again after his passing, there’s been rumblings of a deep vault of recorded but unreleased material that could give Hip fans more songs to add to their collections and playlists. “The DJ said he had heard a couple versions of the song in crappy live recordings, but never the studio recording,” the original poster said. The original poster followed up to say the station got “special permission from the band to play it” on Wednesday, but no word on whether or when it would play again. In honour of the anniversary of Gord Downie’s death, Kingston’s KROCK dubbed itself Gord FM on Oct. The band includes it on their list of 61 unreleased songs as well – a list that also features “Radio Show,” a track released with the anniversary edition of Fully Completely a few years back, along with “Streets Ahead” and “Transformation,” songs that later were used on Now For Plan A.
Hey, man, thanks: Kingston radio station plays unreleased Tragically Hip track, “Wait So Long”