Entries by Chris Price from 09/2011

Soundtracking 9/11

| Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

Radio stations, especially big ones like the BBC's national pop network Radio 1, are prepared for bad stuff happening: it's called 'obit procedure'. When a catastrophic news story breaks, such as the death of a royal family member, each network has an audience-appropriate mix of obituary music on standby that will 'reflect the mood of the nation'.

Australian Idolatry: Evangelical Christians Resurrecting the Music Industry

| Posted 09.14.2011 | UK

Prime Minister Julia Gillard may be an avowed atheist, but if the Australian music-buying public is anything to go by, she's a tad out of step with her electorate. You might say she's not singing from the same hymn sheet.

I Hate Myself & I Want To Die: The Deadly Embrace of Rock Music & Suicide

| Posted 09.20.2011 | UK

Untold column inches will rightly be expended this week marking the release twenty years ago of Nirvana's epoch-defining and cosmos-transforming album Nevermind. Rather more inches, I'm willing to bet, than were given over to World Suicide Prevention Day last week.