Halloween Listening: SAVAGE MODE II [CHOPPED NOT SLOPPED]

After opening at Billboard 200’s top release, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II was reworked and re-released by Houston legend OG Ron C. The release, titled SAVAGE MODE II [CHOPPED NOT SLOPPED] contains 14 songs, all given the Houston chopped and screwed treatment. Chopped and screwed music started in the 90’s in Houston, […]

Kanye West was ‘shaking in bed’ with Covid-19 earlier this year

Kim Kardashian has provided some detail about Kanye West’s experience with Covid-19, which she said he contracted in the spring, “during the time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they had COVID.” Hanks and Wilson went public with their coronavirus diagnoses on March 11. “Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody […]

Brian Eno Announces New Album

Composer, producer, and ambient musician Brian Eno recently announced a new compilation album. The project, entitled Film Music 1976-2020, is a collection of songs that have been used in cinema and television. It is scheduled for digital release on 13 November, 2020. A double LP and CD will be available from January 2021.  Eno’s career […]

Model Emily Ratajkowski releases a thought-provoking essay in The New York Times

There used to be a time in which it was expected for women to be seen and not heard, but not anymore for model Emily Ratajkowski. In an effort to prove herself as with brains as well as beauty, the model released an essay with The New York Times Magazine supplement, The Cut. In the […]

Justin Bieber thumbs nose at public health orders in LA

As I wrote in my last post, Van Morrison is not a fan of using social distancing to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps he should move to Los Angeles, where pop stars are flouting the city’s public health orders by hosting garish house parties. This past Sunday Justin Bieber and his wife […]

Van Morrison takes a swing at covid ‘pseudo-science’

The practice of social-distancing during the covid-19 pandemic is based on “pseudo-science,” according to Van Morrison. The “Gloria” singer, who was knighted in 2016, made the claim in a short note posted to his official website. Titled “Save Live Music,” the post derides the idea of playing live music to less than full capacity crowds, which […]

Taylor Swift surprises with new album ‘folklore’

Announced just a day before its release, the 16 track album folklore by Taylor Swift came out on July 24th to a much surprised but very happy fanfare of appreciation from her worldwide audience.  The 1 hour 3 minute long album includes tracks with titles such as ‘cardigan’, ‘the last great american dynasty’, ‘peace’ and […]