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Youth and the Radio

What do those much-buzzed-about Millennials want out of terrestrial radio? According to USC professor Jerry Del Colliano, they want freeform song selection and fewer, “better” advertisements with live reads by the DJs. So, in other words, they want to listen to college radio. More »

fluxington | July 31, 2008 10:45 am

What do those much-buzzed-about Millennials want out of terrestrial radio? According to USC professor Jerry Del Colliano, they want freeform song selection and fewer, “better” advertisements with live reads by the DJs. So, in other words, they want to listen to college radio. More »

What do those much-buzzed-about Millennials want out of terrestrial radio? According to USC professor Jerry Del Colliano, they want freeform song selection and fewer, “better” advertisements with live reads by the DJs. So, in other words, they want to listen to college radio. More »

fluxington | July 31, 2008 10:45 am

What do those much-buzzed-about Millennials want out of terrestrial radio? According to USC professor Jerry Del Colliano, they want freeform song selection and fewer, “better” advertisements with live reads by the DJs. So, in other words, they want to listen to college radio. More »

Electric Six In Cheap, Goofy Video Shocker

Most of the Electric Six’s music falls into the category of over-the-top satire, but all of their videos are full-on low budget camp. Actually, it’s hard to imagine that there was any budget at all for the above clip for “Formula 409,” the lead single from their forthcoming album Flashy. More »

fluxington | July 31, 2008 10:30 am

Most of the Electric Six’s music falls into the category of over-the-top satire, but all of their videos are full-on low budget camp. Actually, it’s hard to imagine that there was any budget at all for the above clip for “Formula 409,” the lead single from their forthcoming album Flashy. More »


Dolly Parton: Burnin’ Through The ’80s

God bless YouTube user AngelTini23, who found the time to splice together footage of Dolly Parton performing her country/R&B/disco hybrid hit “Baby I’m Burnin'” at several different concerts–and more importantly, in several different outfits–over the course of the ’80s. More »

fluxington | July 31, 2008 6:00 am

God bless YouTube user AngelTini23, who found the time to splice together footage of Dolly Parton performing her country/R&B/disco hybrid hit “Baby I’m Burnin'” at several different concerts–and more importantly, in several different outfits–over the course of the ’80s. More »

Alicia Keys’ Show In Jakarta Will Be A No Smoking (Advertising) Zone

Thanks to the efforts of anti-smoking activists, promotional materials with cigarette branding were pulled from Alicia Keys’ concert in Jakarta tonight on her Philip Morris-sponsored world tour. Frankly, this pushes all of my earnest buttons. More »

fluxington | July 31, 2008 4:15 am

Thanks to the efforts of anti-smoking activists, promotional materials with cigarette branding were pulled from Alicia Keys’ concert in Jakarta tonight on her Philip Morris-sponsored world tour. Frankly, this pushes all of my earnest buttons. More »

Former Arab Strap Singer Is The Agony Aunt You Never Knew You Needed

moffat.jpgEx-Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat is well-known for writing some extraordinarily graphic lyrics about sex, and so it is maybe not too surprising that he’s been tapped as a sex columnist for the online music magazine The Quietus. After all, if the No. 1 qualification for being a sexpert is a willingness to talk openly about sexuality, then the guy who opened an album with the line “It was the biggest cock you’d ever seen, but you’ve no idea where that cock had been” is a natural.

Well, turns out, that’s actually true! Moffat’s first column is insightful, funny, and brutally frank, kinda like a straight, Scottish version of Dan Savage’s Savage Love.

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fluxington | July 31, 2008 2:00 am

moffat.jpgEx-Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat is well-known for writing some extraordinarily graphic lyrics about sex, and so it is maybe not too surprising that he’s been tapped as a sex columnist for the online music magazine The Quietus. After all, if the No. 1 qualification for being a sexpert is a willingness to talk openly about sexuality, then the guy who opened an album with the line “It was the biggest cock you’d ever seen, but you’ve no idea where that cock had been” is a natural.

Well, turns out, that’s actually true! Moffat’s first column is insightful, funny, and brutally frank, kinda like a straight, Scottish version of Dan Savage’s Savage Love.

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Dear Lost Tunes: Please Find These Four Out-Of-Print Albums For Us (And The World)

ponyexpress.jpgUniversal’s just-launched download store, Lost Tunes, is currently only available in the UK, but it’s worth noting: It’s meant to approximate the effect of going into a small, carefully curated record shop where the stock is limited to a relatively small selection of “hand-picked” albums, many of which are exclusive. The good news is that whoever’s curating the thing has picked some good stuff, including music by the likes of Cerrone, Lloyd Cole, The Tubes, Black Uhuru, and a host of funk and R&B greats. But there’s always more room on virtual shelves, so we’d like to recommend a few albums for resurrection by Lost Tunes–or, really, any other service that will enter the digital-reissue world.

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fluxington | July 31, 2008 1:00 am

ponyexpress.jpgUniversal’s just-launched download store, Lost Tunes, is currently only available in the UK, but it’s worth noting: It’s meant to approximate the effect of going into a small, carefully curated record shop where the stock is limited to a relatively small selection of “hand-picked” albums, many of which are exclusive. The good news is that whoever’s curating the thing has picked some good stuff, including music by the likes of Cerrone, Lloyd Cole, The Tubes, Black Uhuru, and a host of funk and R&B greats. But there’s always more room on virtual shelves, so we’d like to recommend a few albums for resurrection by Lost Tunes–or, really, any other service that will enter the digital-reissue world.

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R.E.M. Wonders If Living Deutsch Is The Best Revenge

Soundchecks often serve as safe zones for musicians, a place where they can feel free to goof off and take chances that might not be suitable for an audience of people who’ve paid big money to hear straight versions of their favorite songs. More »

fluxington | July 17, 2008 5:00 am

Soundchecks often serve as safe zones for musicians, a place where they can feel free to goof off and take chances that might not be suitable for an audience of people who’ve paid big money to hear straight versions of their favorite songs. More »

Crosby, Stills, And Nash Ask Rick Rubin To Help Them Restore Their Dignity

csn.jpgWhen I read that Rick Rubin was going to produce the new Crosby, Stills, and Nash record, for a split second I got excited, thanks to imagining the trio harmonizing sweetly over the top of some badass “99 Problems” boom-bap. For better or worse, that is not the case. Instead, they’ll be teaming with Rubin to record an album of covers–so what we’ll probably get is a ripoff of Johnny Cash’s dour, cred-resurrecting American Recordings album, right on down to the production credits. It’s a rather transparent and uncreative bid for gravitas, but if they pick the right songs, it may actually be successful in improving their image and their legacy.

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fluxington | July 17, 2008 4:30 am

csn.jpgWhen I read that Rick Rubin was going to produce the new Crosby, Stills, and Nash record, for a split second I got excited, thanks to imagining the trio harmonizing sweetly over the top of some badass “99 Problems” boom-bap. For better or worse, that is not the case. Instead, they’ll be teaming with Rubin to record an album of covers–so what we’ll probably get is a ripoff of Johnny Cash’s dour, cred-resurrecting American Recordings album, right on down to the production credits. It’s a rather transparent and uncreative bid for gravitas, but if they pick the right songs, it may actually be successful in improving their image and their legacy.

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Bjork called out “Tibet, Tibet” at the end of a performance of “Declare Independence” during a concert in Shanghai earlier this year, and now every other artist performing in China will have to suffer the consequences: The Chinese Ministry of Culture will now be tightening approvals, and screening… More »

fluxington | July 17, 2008 2:45 am

Bjork called out “Tibet, Tibet” at the end of a performance of “Declare Independence” during a concert in Shanghai earlier this year, and now every other artist performing in China will have to suffer the consequences: The Chinese Ministry of Culture will now be tightening approvals, and screening… More »


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