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The symbiotic relationship between artists and influential patrons of art is an age-old one. The most noteworthy of these in history is the well-documented one between the iconic painter and sculptor ...
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Jun 2019
In the 90s, MTV Asia and Channel V were my avenues of choice for unbridled escapism. The two 24-hour music video channels were my window to a world of exotic destinations, convoluted and symbolism-rid...
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Apr 2019
Before I dive into this article, I would like to state that this is not meant to be a lampooning of Spotify – the reigning king of music streaming which is inching closer towards global dominance. T...
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Dec 2018
Public stupidity (both genuine and feigned) can be oddly seductive. The uncontrollable lure or temptation for us to repeatedly revisit something that we find utterly ridiculous is quite staggering. In...
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Apr 2016
We are over a month and a half overdue with this post – which we typically do at the end of each year. We are going to blame our prolonged delay on being distracted with the effort of migrating ...
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Feb 2016
In the past, the music industry had several sources of revenue – record sales, music licensing, radio royalties, live performances and more. For “larger than life” pop stars, product...
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Jun 2015
On May 11, Fox Television Group executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman officially announced that the 2015-2016 Fall season of American Idol will be the final one. A run of 15 years is pretty impressiv...
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May 2015
Earlier this year, we reviewed “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs that Defined the 1980s” by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein. This book is a “must have...
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Apr 2015
Back in February 2013, we published an article titled “The rampant trend of ageism in modern pop music”. Of late, we have seen a resurgence of interest in that article and most of it seems to be c...
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Feb 2015
Last year, we made a post about the back-story around George Michael‘s timeless classic “Careless Whisper” to celebrate 30 years since the song went to #1 in the UK. It got us thinki...
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Jan 2015