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FOR THOSE SEEKING FOR SOMETHING ON THE SILLY SIDE, LOOK NO FURTHER THIS MUSIC STINKS… MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA /  Sometimes, the headline says it all. For those seeking for something on the silly side, look no further. For those hoping to cut the kids’ stuff, you might want to skip ahead… As an, *ahem*…expression…of brotherly love, Loz Nanigans, one half of the Melbourne-based Shonky Brothers comedic duo, recently dedicated a classical arrangement for his sibling and partnerin-comedy Jacko, based entirely around a recording of…flatulence, as originally reported by the New York Daily News. While no doubt trivial and unmistakably childish, the slowed-down version of the original recording features an arpeggio of seven tones in the key of B flat, which, when layered with a proper horn and string sections, presumably done so through the use of a computer program, actually sounds remarkably symphonic. And now, back to our regular programming. (New York Daily News)

CANADIAN ROCKERS WANTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA /  Despite being one of the highest grossing acts in rock music today, there’s arguably no band more critically despised than Hanna, Alberta’s Nickelback. And now, their ‘crimes against music’ may have finally caught up with them. CBC reports that police in Queensland, Australia are “on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians” according to a Facebook post by the local force. The original post included rough sketches of the band members on a fictionalized ‘Wanted’ poster. This isn’t the first time that detractors have poked fun at the band. Late last year, a London man attempted to block the group from playing a show in his city through the use of a crowdfunding campaign, which managed to raise $339 of its $1,000 goal. As well, a man in Virginia raised money for charity by listening to Nickelback continuously for an entire week. His thoughts after completing the campaign: “I don’t think I could have gone one more minute,” CBC reports. Frontman Chad Kroeger says he hasn’t been deterred by the critics, and in fact credits his band’s longevity to the buzz they continue to attract. “If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago,” Kroeger told the CBC in late May. “They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.” (CBC)

SEVEN - Issue 43 (July/August 2015)  

Music. We’re surrounded by it, entertained by it, inspired by it, moved by it. But what lies beneath can often be equally as compelling as t...

SEVEN - Issue 43 (July/August 2015)  

Music. We’re surrounded by it, entertained by it, inspired by it, moved by it. But what lies beneath can often be equally as compelling as t...