The Ongoing History of New Music, encore presentation: The Sum 41 story as told by Deryck Whibley (Part 1)

Posted May 29, 2020 9:50 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ [Summer encore season. Here’s a chance to enjoy some episodes you may have missed. Meanwhile, more podcasts are going up weekly, so keep your subscription open. – AC] If you’ve ever… Continue reading The Ongoing History of New Music, encore presentation: The Sum 41 story as told by Deryck Whibley (Part 1)

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Coldplay, Billy Corgan and Beck – National

When the gales of November come, music fans can be guaranteed a plethora of new material from major artists. With Christmas but a month away, here are a few tunes that will be vying for your gift-buying attention. 1. Coldplay, Everyday Life It’s been four years since Coldplay released a new studio record, but they’re… Continue reading Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Coldplay, Billy Corgan and Beck – National

You know you’ve made it as a musician when they name an animal or an asteroid after you: Alan Cross – National

The rule in science is that if you discover a new species of animal, you get to give it a two-word Latin name using some hard-and-fast conventions in the area of biological taxonomy. First comes the genus (which is always capitalized) followed by the species. Both are required to be italicized. Latin is used for… Continue reading You know you’ve made it as a musician when they name an animal or an asteroid after you: Alan Cross – National

Come with me through a graveyard of forgotten music devices: Alan Cross – National

Sitting on a shelf in my home office is a collection of old electronic gadgets that were, in their day, state-of-the-art: a Sony Sport Cassette Walkman in bright yellow that’s guaranteed to be waterproof, a Motorola StarTAC flip phone that weighs close to a pound, an HD Radio still in its plastic packaging, a Seiko… Continue reading Come with me through a graveyard of forgotten music devices: Alan Cross – National

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: From Yungblud to old(er) blood – National

A couple of survivors from the ’90s go head-to-head with some young ‘uns from today. Oh, and there’s a new metal Christmas album coming. Here’s what else to listen to this week. 1. Yungblud feat. Dan Reynolds, Original Me Remember the self-deprecating slacker vibe of the early ’90s? Yungblud has teamed up with Dan Reynolds… Continue reading Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: From Yungblud to old(er) blood – National

People are coming to the realization that streaming is hurting music: Alan Cross – National

Posted October 13, 2019 10:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ If you’re really paying attention to the pop charts, you may have noticed a trend when it comes to how the big hits are structured. Close to 40 per cent of… Continue reading People are coming to the realization that streaming is hurting music: Alan Cross – National

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Some oldies and goodies – National

The music industry has begun its annual ritual of putting out records and box sets in time for Christmas while setting up releases for the new year. There’s a bit of both in this week’s recommendations. 1. Elbow, Giants of All Sizes Beloved at home in the U.K. but largely unknown in North America, the… Continue reading Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Some oldies and goodies – National

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Falling into fall with some new tunes – National

It’s October, so it’s just a matter of minutes before new Christmas music starts dropping from the sky. (Oh, look. Here’s one already from Los Lobos called Llegó Navidad. Even better is Mariah Carey’s upcoming All I Want for Christmas is You Tour. And so it begins.) Here’s what we’re listening to… Continue reading Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Falling into fall with some new tunes – National

When will we finally get music in podcasts? There’s good news and bad news: Alan Cross – National

One of the most frustrating things about my Ongoing History of New Music podcasts is our inability to use full songs. The most we can do without getting into any kind of trouble is offering short clips to illustrate points made by the narrative. Even this is officially verboten. There’s a myth that it’s permissible… Continue reading When will we finally get music in podcasts? There’s good news and bad news: Alan Cross – National