Feb 212013
 

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina in 1933) was a creative rebel, uncompromising in her craft and utterly uninterested in appeasing her audience. Her songs, and especially Nina Simone her singular, throaty vocals — which borrowed from gospel, jazz, blues and classical music — were challenging, even confrontational…time.com

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Aug 032012
 

Rob Reid started Rhapsody, a music service, back during the Napster era. So he obviously knows and cares a lot about electronic music, and the madness of the record industry. This comes through, often hilariously, in his new novel Year Zero, in which aliens discover they’ve been pirating so much of our music, they owe us all their wealth…io9.com

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