Where the hell are the musicians?

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We talk all about the problems of the music industry: the decline in sales, the preference toward established artists, how much digital music makes per stream, blah blah blah. I have another question that might explain why music has been gradually replaced by other entertainment in society: where the hell are all the musicians talking about police brutality tonight? Where …

The musical heroes who keep me positive

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The ruble is toast, the drop in oil prices is going to eviscerate the fracking operations dependent on junk bonds (which is 17% of the entire high-yield bond market), bank lobbyists wrote a provision to make the FDIC cover $303 trillion in derivatives alongside your savings accounts, and seven players in NHL are out with the mumps, like it’s 1917 …

Why Iggy Azalea is the artist of the year

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I was possibly going to write about how Dick Cheney should be arrested, jammed into a straitjacket, and sent to The Hague without any of his forty-five heart medications, but instead I shall explain why Iggy Azalea is the most important musical artist of 2014. YouTube tells me that 389,794,373 people have viewed the video for “Fancy,” which for me …