The Heavy, Courtney Barnett, and how I’m revising my views on modern music

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There was a time when rock n’ roll in its different forms was a dominant force in music. Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen, Journey, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith (a random namedrop) filled the arenas all over the world and people loved them. Then by the end of the 80s the industry became completely oversaturated with dudes wearing lipsticks and all that glam. Nirvana and grunge came along, hip-hop arrived in the mainstream, Britpop and so on. I would argue that music in general is more diversified than ever, but what an average person gets to hear on day-to-day basis is just a bunch of artists, those who are  the most intensely promoted by the recording companies. For several years it falsely led me to believe in the notion that ‘the music today sucks’. Continue reading →

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Dave wrapped up his dog and pony show and we’re left with unicorns

billThe moment I dreaded over the last dozen of months came on May 20th – David Letterman retired, and after a bittersweet final show, he left behind emptiness and sadness. It may sound exaggerated but I do feel down because I’m sure we won’t see much of him from here on. Despite saying otherwise, Dave is a recluse and doesn’t let many people into his private world. Continue reading →

Dave wrapped up his dog and pony show and we're left with unicorns

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The moment I dreaded over the last dozen of months came on May 20th – David Letterman retired, and after a bittersweet final show, he left behind emptiness and sadness. It may sound exaggerated but I do feel down because I’m sure we won’t see much of him from here on. Despite saying otherwise, Dave is a recluse and doesn’t let many people into his private world. Continue reading →