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14 Predictions for Music in 2012

January 1st, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

What sort of things can we expect in 2012?  Here are some assorted predictions ranging from the obvious to the goofy.

1.  Indie music's impact will be bigger than ever.  

Unlike the alt-rock explosion of the early 1990s, this revolution is happening in slow motion.  The music needs of the Internet Generation is giving the entire recording industry a makeover via independent record labels of varying size.  The majors will continue down the path of marketing and developing only acts with significant mass appeal.  More and Let`s see of their energy will go into creating new Top 40 superstars, the only sort of act that can offer the kind of return their masters and shareholders demand.

Albums to Watch for in 2012

January 1st, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

The music industry really won't kick back into gear until the week of January 9, but when it does, it will hit the ground running.  There's a lot coming up in 2012.

January 10:  Snow Patrol's Fallen Empires will be released in Canada.

January 15:  Captain Beefheart's "forgotten" album, Bat Chain Puller.

January 17:  I have high hopes for Future This from The Big Pink.  

Bono Busted for Busking

January 1st, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

Each Christmas for about twenty years running, Bono dresses down to the point of being almost unrecognizable and hits the

New Year’s Eve Gigs I Wish I Had (Or Were At Least Invited To)

December 31st, 2011 | by Jon Bunnies

Not all bands will be partying tonight.  Some will be working--and well-paid for doing so.

i:  They're playing an area I visited in 2010.  Destination Village is a temporary construction along the breakwater of the Corniche, a grand avenue leading along the Red Sea.  In addition to the New Year's Eve party, this gig will serve as the opening for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, a yacht race around the world.  

I'm pretty sure that the band is staying at the , which stretches two kilometres from end-to-end.  And instead of an ATM that dispenses cash, they have one that dispenses gold bars. .

And did I mention that Coldplay is being paid about $1.5 million for the show?

The Wife Says: Buh-Bye Katy and Russell

December 31st, 2011 | by Jon Bunnies

Hands up if you saw this one coming. After just fourteen months, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are calling it quits. Insiders say he didn’t like her boozing now that he’s all clean.

Curiously, the split comes just two months after she told Ellen Degeneres she wanted Russell’s kids and just a few weeks after he said they’d be married for eternity. Both are in showbiz so they know how to lie.  But was it also self-delusion?

I blame the wedding.

Weird CD Alert: Judy Garland Speaks

December 31st, 2011 | by Jon Bunnies

, the website where I found this entry, calls this "one of the single most demented things a celebrity has ever left behind for the world to discover several decades after their death."

They continue:

Even people who would normally never care about something Judy Garland-related marvel at the incredible pathos and dark insanity of these tapes, which come off like Garland performing in a one-woman show written by Samuel Beckett. YES, they are that good.

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