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 […]

Elton John’s ex says he breached their divorce terms and she wants him to pay a hefty price

Did you know Elton John has an ex-wife? Me neither. But he does, and she’s not happy with him. In fact she’s suing the “Levon” singer for £3 million. Renate Blauel, a sound engineer born in Germany, married Elton in 1984, divorcing him four years later in 1988. Her lawsuit, details of which were filed […]

TikTok curries favor with American music industry

TikTok, the Chinese social media for teeny-boppers that has the US government all aflame, just signed an agreement with the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), the American trade association that exists to protect music copyright and intellectual property. In the NMPA’s words, the agreement “accounts for TikTok’s past use of musical works” and “ sets […]

Don McLean says modern music ‘doesn’t mean anything’

Don McLean, the man behind the smash hit “American Pie,” dislikes modern music, arguing that it reflects the “nihilistic” nature of Western society. The 74-year-old folk rocker made the remarks during an interview (seemingly shot around Christmastime, but only uploaded this month) with Tom Cridland on Cridland’s “Greatest Music of All Time” YouTube program. I watched […]

Taylor Swift accused of promoting ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theories’

Taylor Swift is being accused of “anti-Semitism” after she used Instagram to lash out at her former record label for making an album of a live radio performance she did when she was 18. As she sees it, the “tasteless” new release was motivated by “shameless greed.” “I’m always honest with you guys about this […]