“Radiohead didn’t just change me, it changed the way a lot of people thought about music.”
“If you preach hate, then expect hate,” the song goes.
“Music, art and academia is about crossing borders not building them,” Thom Yorke wrote.
— Musicologist Dr. Richard Taruskin has been awarded a 2017 Kyoto Prize, the Japanese Nobel. Taruskin, a University of California, Berkeley…
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was despondent in the days after the presidential election, he admitted in an interview with Buzzfeed on Saturday. But he found solace and the strength to continue fighting for his beliefs from an unlikely source.
Many Jewish holidays have inspired the people of the book to drop its tomes and pick up instruments to great effect. And, in the age of YouTube, there’s plenty of evidence for that. But Jewish Arbor Day is musically barren.
The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
A Dutch rapper who sang that he “sits on money like a Jew” and “deports” greedy women defended the text as a “compliment” devoid of any anti-Semitic undertones.
British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.
I also won’t change the name of my band, ‘Iraqis in Pajamas.’