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Does Shannon Noll Hate Women?

Does Shannon Noll Hate Women?

“Shame the prick! Shame that motherfucker right there!” Shannon Noll bursts into a tirade at his Duck Creek concert. He’s angry. With good cause. One of the crowd, a heckler, has hurled something at him onstage. “Whoever that was come up here!” The crowd quickly identifies the assailant. A “fuckhead in a tie.” Shannon continues […]

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You Do It To Yourself And That’s What Really Hurts: Goodbye Sticky Fingers

You Do It To Yourself And That’s What Really Hurts: Goodbye Sticky Fingers

“This band cannot accept even the slightest possibility of fault.”

Well, that’s it. Sticky Fingers have withdrawn from what feels like the last Australian festival that will have them. But for a second there – following our last article – things were looking up. In March the band had returned from a long hiatus. They claimed to have been coming to terms with drug addiction […]

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Why’d Ya Do It, Why’d You Do What You Did? – On the return of Sticky Fingers

Why’d Ya Do It, Why’d You Do What You Did? – On the return of Sticky Fingers

Unaddressed allegations of racism, misogyny, violent abuse and bad behaviour. There’s a problem with Sticky Fingers. We know this, but let’s be real. There are others too minded in profit or self-assured ignorance. These complaints will never speak to them. So with that comes the hoary old question. What do we actually do about it? […]

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The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

By Paul Rayson UK Consumers Of Illegal Online Music On The Decrease runs the headline from 18 September in M Magazine, which is published by PRS for Music Limited, the UK music copyright collective. Whatever. Personally, I’ll never know why more people don’t have supermassive music collections. You can illegally download hundreds of thousands of […]

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Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

The collective Australian music press needs to be congratulated this week for hitting new lows that you just wouldn’t have thought possible. Triple j, as with most of the other Australian music press, deserves to be congratulated for naming the victim of abuse and threatening behaviour from the lead singer of unfathomably popular Sydney white […]

 Everett True

How to insult a music critic

I feel so privileged to be part of this great music industry.

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A Young Person’s Guide To Hustling In Music and The Arts

Freelancing is about peaks and troughs and not everyone’s wave cycle is at the same frequency.

 Everett True

a 10 point survival guide for music critics in web 2.0

You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.

 Everett True

Sexism etc – a further update

Enough men have had a crack at writing about music for people to know that most of them are crap at doing it. I really don’t see what’s so radical about that view.

 Jodi Biddle

Music and the construction of female identity – Brisbane’s street press

I was going to focus my article on examining the way language is used to present women in the street press. Until I encountered a problem. There are none!