A selection of news and current affairs from the real world that impacts our culture and way of life.
San Francisco’s intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets was ground zero during the “Summer of Love”; a 1967 gathering of young people searching for an alternative lifestyle that included free love, free-flowing drugs, free food and psychedelic rock.
This house at 710 Ashbury St. was the home of the Grateful Dead.
Jerry Garcia and his
Amanda Palmer fired off a song directed to Roadrunner Records: ‘Please Drop Me.’ ‘Jimmy Iovine’ from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist album about the famed label exec spat out: “Cause all I ever dreamt about was makin’ it/They ain’t giving it, I’m taking it.”
On ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’, Pink name-checked another legendary
While artists continue to complain about the meager returns they see from streaming platforms, major labels are raking it in. According to a new report from Music Business Worldwide, major labels overall are now generating over $1 million every hour from streaming.
According to MBW’s number-crunching of corporately-reported recorded music numbers, Universal’s artists and labels
Coral reefs provide a habitat for many different lifeforms, including fish, shellfish, seaweed, reptiles, bacteria, and fungi. The organisms live in a delicate balance, and despite covering less than 0.2% of the total surface area of the oceans, coral reefs are said to support 25% оf all life marine life. Coral reefs around the world
The Chemical Brothers have just won two awards at this year’s GRAMMYs.
The prolific duo won the award for Best Dance Album with their ninth studio LP, ‘No Geography’ as well as the accolade for Best Dance Recording with ‘Got To Keep On’.
The Chems were nominated alongside a wealth of dance music royalty, with Bonobo, Flume, SOPHIE
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it
Billy McFarland is currently in prison to spend 6 years for fraud and faces a sum of 26 million for restitution to affected victims. Although he’s locked up, he doesn’t let that stop him. Currently, McFarland is writing a memoir from jail and even planning for Fyre Festival 2.0.
McFarland’s memoir is to be titled
As our climate continues to change around us, our oceans and its inhabitants are at risk. Coral reefs are some of the ocean’s most beloved ecosystems, and as they die they take ocean life with them. In the past three decades over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have been lost. A paper published recently in
News has just come to light that as of next February, Australia will no longer have a federal department dedicated to the arts.
This is the latest, and most drastic, in a series of actions by the government which displays a trend against the arts sector. But why is this the case, and what does
For almost 50 years, Radio Adelaide has served as Australia’s oldest community radio station. Now, it needs your help to stay alive.
Ever since it first launched as part of Adelaide University back in 1972, Radio Adelaide has been a vital source of new and upcoming musicians not only in South Australia, but throughout the
A study has found that listening to music at work boosts productivity.
During the study, 2,000 workers were asked to completed a 600-word transcribing task. During the first task, the workers completed the transcription in silence, and averaged a complete time of 20 minutes and 59 seconds. Music was played during the second task, and
Paving the way to sustainability!
Plastics that were previously destined for landfill are now being turned into asphalt and used to pave city streets in a new City of Melbourne trial.
Sections of Spring Street will be paved over with recycled plastics, originating from objects such as used car bumper bars. Flinders Street and South