The release of Sharon Jones’s final album, recorded while she had terminal cancer, is the latest example of an artist saying goodbye through music.
Silicon Valley founders believe, ardently and innocently, that they are doing good in the world... but they spend all their time building products, raising money, and hiring talent, and the ideals usually end up on autopilot.
The owners save bucks short-term, but the listeners aren't too happy with repetitive playlists, idiotic weather reports, out-dated news and bumpers hyping 'summer is here' ...in October.
Ask people to assess the generational groups that make up our population, and chances are all will agree that Millennials are the worst. Even Millennials have a hard time defending Millennials. Aren't they the kids that got a trophy for coming in last?
The song is ageless, its message both instructive and inspirational and Gloria Gaynor made it her own, but the story behind it is equally fascinating.
The ticket bundle has emerged, this year, as a formidable tool for increasing sales and thus spiking chart numbers.
Professionally, I have only had one dream. Be a Morning Man on the radio. I pursued it with passion. And I think I had a pretty good run, with people like my best friend and partner Jesse Dylan and others, Scruff, Brother Jake, Jane Hawtin, Gary Slaight, Steve Anthony, Bill Carroll and the list goes on...
The volume of consultations run the real risk of turning into “consultation theatre”, where the government or agencies seek out public participation not as a mechanism to generate ideas or gauge public opinion, but rather as a validation exercise at best or as theatre with no intent to act on submissions at worst.
While you can still find them at some bars, there are only two companies left that currently manufacture the coin-operated devices. There's a bunch of touch screen, digital models being sold, but they just don't connect with my teenage memories of sitting in a diner and dropping quarters into the slot.
Can we love Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain and also condemn Miles Davis for beating his wives? Is Ender’s Game less of a masterpiece for Orson Scott Card’s homophobia? Maybe.
This kind of abuse is an epidemic. In every sector of industry and throughout our society, and we have to act to change that. We should have acted long ago ...
“The Tragically Hip’s music invited us to explore places we had never been – from Mistaken Point to Churchill – and helped us understand each other while capturing the complexity and vastness of the place we call home.