A much publicised survey by Deezer claims that people stop discovering new music at just 30 and a half.
“The peak age for discovering new music, the results suggested, was 24. This is when 75% of respondents said they listened to 10 or more new tracks a week, and 64% said they sought out five new artists per month. After this, though, it seems people's ability to keep up with music trends peters off.”.
Well I will admit that I don’t discover as much new music as I used to, but I have discovered all sorts of new things in the past few years; hiphop for example. This was a genre I really didn’t get when I was younger. And from what I gather from my fellow Gonzo Weekly writers, we are all getting into new stuff still, and most of us are somewhere over our mid fifties.
So, does this mean that Deezer have got it wrong? Does this mean that me and the Gonzo posse are totally out there freakazoids? Or does this mean that most older people don’t subscribe to Deezer?
I would suggest that it is a mixture of all three, but I have to say that when I tried using Deezer I couldn’t understand it at all and went back to using Spotify as God intended.
Like most things in life, there are no cear answers and things usually turn out to be chicken and the egg situations anyway.
Watch this space.
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Gonzo Weekly #290
THE OVERNITE SENSATION ISSUE
We continue to trawl the counterculture with this particularly groovy issue, in which Jon talks to Frank Zappa’s younger sister about her book, her brother and other things, Jeremy goes to see Wreckless Eric, Doug goes to see Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan goes to see Woody Pines, Graham riffs on Hawkwind, Jon writes about Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and there is loadsa other stuff as well ….
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo and Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna . There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, Ringo Starr, Jon Anderson, Damon Albarn, Prince, Yes, Morrissey, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, Marc Ogeret, Robert Maksymilian Brylewski (also known as. Afa and Robin Goldroker), Edward Harrington (aka Eddy Clearwater), Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, Sinan Sakic, Demba Nabé, Ralph Santolla, Brian Browne, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Patrice Zappa, Frank Zappa, Doug Harr, Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan Dearling, Woody Pines, Jeremy Smith, Wreckless Eric, Kev Rowland, Sex Dumpster, Soniq Theater, Soul Doubt, Umphrey's Mcgee, Usurpress, Voidhanger, Alghazanth, Animal Drive, Besvarjelsen, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Durrells, Nick van der Leek
And the last few issues are:
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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