This week, John Moe stopped by The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley and Sean McPherson about Facebook's plans to bring Internet connectivity to sub-Saharan Africa. John also describes a new app that allows people to write 'reviews' of other human beings: 'We're all done for,' he says.
George Harrison had his first A-side with the Beatles; Cher topped the singles chart; Australia lost its King of Rock n Roll, Johnny O'Keefe; Bob Dylan had his 12th Top-40 hit; and bassist Tommy Stinson, who rose to prominence with the Replacements, was born in Minneapolis Today in Music History.
Hozier has been sparring with singer-songwriter Chilly Gonzales, who pointed out similarities between Hozier’s 2013 hit “Take Me to Church” and the 2011 song “How Come You Never Go There” by Feist—a single that Gonzales played piano on. Hozier threatened to sue Gonzales for implying that he plagiarized the song; Gonzales apologized, and Hozier now says “there are no hard feelings…
The Current's Mark Wheat explains how he came to know and love the music of The Fall. Mark also suggests some tracks and albums to help you discover this long-running band who constitute what Mark calls a unique musical tradition.