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Nick Ashford dies at 70

Thanks to Jason in Vancouver who just emailed me to let me know that Nick Ashford, one-half of the husband-and-wife songwriting team Ashford and Simpson also died yesterday; he was suffering from throat cancer.

More over at NPR and here's a video of them together with the late Teddy Pendergrass from Live Aid 1985:


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Vérités et mensonges

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Today is Tell A Joke Day, and just like last year, I'm playing all fake bands this morning - either created as a side project for fun, or as a part of something else... like a TV show or movie.

Starting with the greatest of all Spinal Tap (second only to The Rutles), but you'll also hear Diane Dane (from That Thing You Do) and a little set of television bands like The Silver Platters, Josie and the Pussycats and Jem!

And as a bonus, here's a couple of classic Canadian fake bands:





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Metallica as torture

While Metallica's Black Album turns 20, I have no intention of playing or promoting their music... I'll let Chumbawamba address the anniversary: