POINTS OF REFERENCE is a music news blog for people with actual lives and/or short attention spans: a weekly selection of topical, pop music talking points fit for bars and break rooms.
It’s divided into three sections: NEWS (duh), ALBUM RELEASES (once more with feeling), and STUFF AND THINGS (random, music-related crap from the internet). So, I’m all finished up here. Scroll down, won’t you?
- Toy company GoldieBlox filed a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys.
- Morrissey announced that he’s staunchly opposed to presidential turkey pardons of any kind. Thanksgiving is murder, obvs.
- The Walkmen are going on an “extreme hiatus.”
- Garage rock drummer Dick Dodd passed away.
- Billy Joel plans to live out the remainder of his life within the confines of Madison Square Garden.
- “The Punk Singer,” a film detailing the career of Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, opened in New York.
- RZA released a tribute track to honor actor Paul Walker whom died in a car accident this past weekend.
- Spotify explained its royalty system.
ALBUM RELEASES, DEC. 3:
Black Flag, “What The…” (SST).
Britney Spears, “Britney Jean” (RCA).
Glen Hansard, “Drive All Night” (Anti-).
STUFF & THINGS:
- The New Yorker published a piece on 1960s session musicians.
- Respectful Rappers. Sample quote: “If you’re having issues with your partner/ I sympathize with your predicament.”
- “The Behind-the-Scenes Oral History of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).”