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"I Hate Radio" Music News 10/21/2016

"I Hate Radio" Music News 10/21/2016

Music News?

So, I am trying this format to communicate the music stories that speak to me every day (instead of just posting the links). Usually, I want to say more than is allowed in a Tweet.

Oh, I am also going to start a podcast soon, in fact, I have my new microphone right in front of me and I am about to start trying to figure out the technical end of this stuff.

As you can guess, it will be called "I Hate Radio" which is my response to "I Heart Radio."

You Check out my Best of 2016 Albums list by clicking HERE.

Oh, and every Tuesday I put out new Spotify Playlists, this week's playlist is called Eggnog from a Drunk Tank and is (obviously) my Christmas playlist. You can check it out HERE.

Obviously, the Rock and Roll HOF inductees were announced today and I am still steaming, you can read my take HERE.

Pusha T and Prison Reform

We are dealing with one aspect of the over-sentencing problem in Michigan right now as AG Bill Schuette (who is a Trump supporter running for Gov. in 2018) continues to drag his feet after the SCOTUS two different times declared that it was unconstitutional for States to sentence juveniles to life without the possibility of parole.

The problem is, however, much more wide-ranging than just juvenile over sentencing.

As part of ECCO and the My Sentence campaign, Hip-Hop artist Pusha T (Clipse) is sharing the story of Norman Brown who was sentenced to a life sentence for selling crack at a young age. You can read more about the story at Pitchfork.

Exotica - Musique Exotique #01

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If you have been following me long enough, you know that one of my favorite bands of 2015 was New York's La Misma. Not sure how I missed this 2016 album by the band Exotica which features members of La Misma.

If you like in-your-face punk goodness, check it out!

Bowie Easter Eggs in Blackstar Art

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If you have a vinyl copy of Blackstar Paste reports that a fan found some hidden secrets and the artist confirmed that even more secrets exist to be revealed. Read this if you don't mind SPOILERS.

Wrapping Up

Well, that does it for today's curated music news, lots of other stuff on the site today, take a look around. Or subscribe so the tech does the work for you!

Oh, I also got a few likes from one of my favorite contemporary author's today, Gary Shteyngart, so I am putting a link to one of his best books (IMHO) below.

Has over sentencing affected anyone that you know? 

What did you think of Exotica?

Have you heard La Misma's Kanizadi album (you should)?

Let me know what you think, leave a comment!

"I Hate Radio" Music News 10/21/2016

"I Hate Radio" Music News 10/21/2016

"F" The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (No, I am Not Bitter at All)

"F" The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (No, I am Not Bitter at All)