Archive for August, 2017

16 Aug

SoundCloud is Saved!

Not sure about you but I listen to SoundCloud a lot.  Mostly for those hard to find funky deep house mixes.  I knew they were in trouble but almost being shut down is rough.  Well don’t you fret, they just received $169.5 million in emergency funding and the Co-founder Alex Ljung will step down as CEO.

Ljung said “Recently you heard me say SoundCloud isn’t going anywhere. And today I’m here to tell you the exact same thing once again. I’m happy to announce that together with investors The Raine Group and Temasek we’ve just wrapped up the largest financing round in the history of SoundCloud. This financing means SoundCloud remains strong, independent and here to stay. As I said, we’re not going anywhere.”

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16 Aug

Bruno Mars Donates!

While he was performing in Auburn Hills, MI Bruno Mars announced he will be donating $1 million from the show’s proceeds to provide aid for their water crisis victims.  Now that’s pretty cool.

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16 Aug

Billy Idol on The Late Late Show

Tomorrow, August 17th, Bill Idol will be performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden….if you’re interested.

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10 Aug

Glen Campbell is Dead

I wasn’t a fan but if someone can put out more than 70 albums and sell 45 million records with 12 gold albums, you have to give some respect. I’m sure if you heard some of his more famous songs you would go ‘ohhh ya this song.’

He passed on 8/8/17 in Nashville at 81 years old of Alzheimer’s disease.

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04 Aug

Garbage – New Video – No Horses

Garbage has a new video for their new single called ‘No Horses.’  It’s pretty political and here’s what the director of the video, Scott Stuckey, says

“It’s been my observation that when governments disregard their citizens for their own greed, the ensuing soundtrack usually kick’s ass. Like Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam’ or the Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell’, ‘No Horses’ made me realize that I’m not going insane, these really are fucked up times. The lyrics are powerful so the challenge was to add something visually that wouldn’t ruin the individual’s interpretation.”

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04 Aug

MNTB Concert Posters – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac Concert Poster

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03 Aug

MNTB Class Pic – Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday in her dressing room and her dog ‘Mister’ in NYC 1946.

Some facts about Holiday

*Birth name is Eleanora Fagan Gough

*Holiday said about her childhood “I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was 6 years old.”

*Holiday was sent to a facility for troubled girls at 9 years old.

*After moving in with her mom in Harlem N.Y. before she was a teen, she was arrested for prostitution.

*She changed her name to Billie Holiday as an appreciation to film star Billie Dove.

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