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?
- San Francisco-based radio station Latino Mix 105.7 played Nelly’s 2002 hit “Hot in Herre” for 24 straight hours.
- Sarah O’Halla began a blog called “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection.” The Internet is skeptical.
- GZA gave a TED Talk. In related news, Grantland staffer Amos Barshad published a fantastic piece on the Wu Tang Clan.
- The Seattle Police Department reviewed the investigation into Kurt Cobain’s 1994 suicide and released unseen photographs of the scene.
- Record Store Day approaches.
- Music nerds at North Carolina State University conducted a study on lyrical thematics.
- Tyler, The Creator was arrested for inciting a riot. Attorney Perry Q. Minton says lies.
- Tragedy sullied SXSW.
ALBUM RELEASES, MARCH 18:
Black Lips, “Underneath the Rainbow” (Vice).
Foster the People, “Supermodel” (Columbia).
Perfect Pussy, “Say Yes to Love” (Captured Tracks).
STUFF & THINGS:
- Techno historian/random, hip photographer Will Calcutt spoke with Nick Paumgarten of The New Yorker.
- SPIN published an excerpt from Holly George-Warren’s Alex Chilton biography, “A Man Called Destruction.”
- “10 Questions That Define You as a Music Fan.”
- Debbie Harry.