It’s been a big week for music statues, with the ARIA Awards going down, and the Grammy nominations going up. Diversity on both fronts is on the rise, but The Weeknd ain’t happy. A great read on a new generation’s viewing of Diana’s “princess story” has us also reflecting on the shifting stories around cultural institutions, while an op-ed penned by The Duchess of Sussex shows she continues to do things her way. It’s our 150th episode too, so a good chance to introduce a new segment: Things We Don’t Understand. And Myf is pumped about a new US spin off series of Toast of London, while Zan is shoulder dancing in her seat to the new concert film American Utopia.
Sampa the Great performs at the ARIAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4buIYNL01U&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ARIA
Grammy nominations: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/grammys-women-country-rock-categories-genres-1234839286/
The Weeknd accuses the Grammys of being corrupt: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/entertainment/the-weeknd-grammys-trnd/index.html
Young Women Are Watching Diana’s Story in the Crown with Horror: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/24/young-women-the-crown-diana
The Losses We Share: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html
Period Poverty: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51629880
Mystery Monolith: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-25/mysterious-shiny-monolith-found-in-otherworldly-utah-desert/12917946
Johnny Rotten: https://junkee.com/johnny-rotten-flea-penis/279668
American Utopia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg4hcgtjDPc&ab_channel=HBO
Toast to America: https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/matt-berry-steven-toast-new-season-america.html
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