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** A Journal of Musical Things
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In the 05/16/2019 edition:




** The latest update on my Spring 2019 speaking tour. Many events are sold out. Tickets are moving fast. (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=db7ae7f69d&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 09:00 am
Salon: n. a meeting of intellectuals or other eminent people at the invitation of a celebrity or socialite. Side Door Access is a Halifax-based company that sets up small intimate shows in private spaces–homes, stores, restaurants, small venues, wherever–for artists who want to perform in front of audiences in a very intimate sort of way. […

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** A great report on the challenges of staging and playing at a music festival (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=80b6b70856&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 08:42 am
Going to or performing at a music festival can be a fantastic experience. But staging such an event is fraught with all kinds of challenges for promoters. This report from Global News takes a look. Can someone send this to Michael Lang at Woodstock

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** Mick Jagger seems to be recovering from heart surgery very, VERY nicely. Watch. (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=ccf427e17a&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 08:32 am
Mick Jagger needed a bum heart valve replaced earlier this year, a procedure that in the past would have required cracking open his chest, stopping the heart, and then mucking about with the organ exposed to the world. But not any more The favoured procedure is something called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which […

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** Ticketmaster has a new ticketing system that might improve things (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=618d46cc30&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 08:21 am
Ticketmaster has introduced a new system using encrypted barcodes that should cut down on fraud while taking into account that tickets might be transferred from the purchaser to another person. It works like this. Tickets using SafeTix tech each have an encrypted barcode that refreshes every couple of seconds. This means that such a ticket […

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** Musician Wellness Event at Signal Creative (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=111805dc5a&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Andrew Dick on May 16, 2019 07:50 am
Calling all musicians! Are you finding it hard to take care of your physical and mental well being while trying to earn a living? If so, you should attend the Wellness Event at Signal Creative and learn how to manage stress as well as learn practices that will help increase your productivity. Join Leisa Bellmore […

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** Remember when you could watch video on vinyl? Don’t worry. No one else does, either. (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=3373039863&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 07:10 am
Most of us have watched a movie or some kind of video on DVD or Blu-ray. Older folk will remember VHS and (maybe) Beta. If you want to get a little deeper into old formats, there was LaserDisc (essentially DVDs but on 12-inch discs), CED (another form of video disc) and cheap VCDs that you’ll […

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** New Music from the Inbox: FKA Twigs, Local Natives, PLGRMS, and more! (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=be09e55757&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Zoe Orion on May 16, 2019 07:05 am
Artist: FKA TwigsSong: Cellophane FKA Twigs is back after over three years with an extraordinarily special piece of art. Cellophane is a stunning minimalist track with intimate, expressive vocals and an otherworldly touch in the production. Watch/listen: Artist: Local NativesSong: Tap DancerAlbum: Violet Street A cinematic track with interesting instrumentation, and a sensitive, expansive sound. […

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** Random music news for Thursday, May 16, 2019 (https://alancross.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb56d800848ef46e4ba00b02d&id=9592144ccb&e=9fd1be2948)
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By Alan Cross on May 16, 2019 07:00 am
It was 90 years ago today that the first-ever Academy Awards took place. Meanwhile, in the world for music news for May 16, 2019, we have this.. A judge has adjourned the Woodstock 50 trial. Legally, the festival can still go ahead–but good luck with that. Tom DeLonge says that he plans to return to […

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