Archive for 2018/05


Gang of Youths at the Moroccan Lounge

I didn’t get it at first. Geiger says the streaming charts don’t reflect the culture, Greta Van Fleet has sold over 250,000 tickets worldwide, but their Spotify numbers are anemic, by modern standards anyway. Danny Buch, a record guy, talks about the numbers done at live alternative shows, indicating demand, which does not show up […]

The Curtis Sittenfeld Book

“You Think It, |’ll Say It” You want to read this. Ever feel alone, like no one understands you, like you’re an alien and everybody else is connecting but you’re not? I do. And then you meet someone who gets you… It’s always a surprise, it’s always when you’re not looking, you get into conversation […]

YouTube Music

It’s pretty cool! Lyor says he’s on the side of the artists, if one streaming service wins it will be able to crimp compensation to rightsholders, he says that’s why he took the job at Google. And we can debate Lyor’s motivation all day long, but the end product… Is gonna attract users. It’s personalized. […]

Gilberto Gil-This Week’s Podcast

You may not know him, but he’s a superstar in Brazil. He was exiled from the country, landed in London in the early seventies, and then came back to Brazil for his victory lap, further success and even a stint in the government as Minister of Culture. Now Rio is a dangerous place. You can’t […]