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JPEGMAFIA’s got another new song that arrives with a self-directed music video. The new track, called “THE BENDS!,” opens with a sample of Donald Trump speaking at a November 2019 event in Atlanta called “Black Voices for Trump.” Peggy raps on the song, “My leader treat me like a enemy,” and also alludes to Trump’s […]

The British singer and podcast host wanted her new album to offer escapism. And then the pandemic hit. “If you’re going to sit with me, you have to be a big girl,” Jessie Ware says patiently as her young daughter crashes our Zoom interview just moments after it began. Ware, beamed in from her light-filled […]

Who says he didn’t? Here’s a photo of Ronnie. Can you tell who that is on his t-shirt? (Hint: it’s Neil.) Van Zant was a proud Southerner and a self-professed “hillbilly”, but he was not a bigot, nor were his band-mates. So when he heard Neil Young’s songs “Southern Man” and “Alabama”, he judged them, […]

Without question, the word is Tane. The song was written in 1969. In that time period gas stations had full-service attendants that pumped the gasoline for the customers. The compressible or explosive power of gasoline is measured in octane, there is high octane and low octane. Octane rating – Wikipedia You can still see it […]

The first thing that came to mind when I read this question was that Hendrix died in 1970, well before most of Pink Floyd’s best material came out: Meddle came out in 1971, Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, Animals and Wish You Were Here in 1975 and The Wall in 1979. So he […]

Adam Lambert is a pop vocalist, or more precisely he should be doing musical theater. Adam is a good singer with great technique, but is not good at doing rock songs. Queen has dropped a lot of their more rocking songs. He simply doesn’t really have the power in his voice or the conviction for […]

Beyonce is back with another serving of “Black Parade,” but this time, she slings out the a capella version to her celebratory anthem. On Friday (June 19), in honor of Juneteenth, Queen Bey released the original song with hopes of honoring small Black-owned businesses. “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and […]

Alex Johnston · BA Hons in music theory, music technology and musicology This is an interesting question. An awful lot of people feel like modern music is getting worse, or at least that older music is better music, and I addressed this at some length in Alex Johnston’s answer to Why do people insist that […]

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