In my last post I mentioned that I have an issue with hoarding information online on topics that interest me to read at a later date.

Now, you and I both know that “a later date” never comes and because of this, my Evernote account has now over 35000 links for me to look at.

“What are you going to do with all of this information?” I hear you ask… Well, I’ve decided to put my information gathering routine to my advantage and put out a “Week In Review” post.

What this means is that any information that is of interest to me (and therefore, maybe of interest to you) I’ll collate into one post and put it up on this blog every Friday covering the previous week.

I thought I’d start things off today with the very first Week In Review which covers the beginning of 2019 until Friday, January 11.

The next Week In Review post will come out on Friday, January 18.

So sit back and enjoy…

The Week In Review #01 : January 1st – 11th, 2019

Deezer Has 14 Million Users, 7 Million Paid

Deezer has shared that it ended 2018 with 14 million active monthly users, of which 7 million are paying subscribers. About half of its paid users are in the music streamer’s home country of France.

Hmm, I must look into Deezer and what it can do for me and my music

Christian Bale Thanks Satan for Inspiration in Dick Cheney Role

Actor Christian Bale, known best for his roles in Batman and American Psycho, just won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy. He won the award for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice. While accepting the award, Bale took a few shots at the former vice president, including thanking “Satan” for giving him inspiration on how to play the role.

You got to admit, that’s pretty funny

In Praise Of Garageband

Garageband turned 15 yesterday. It was introduced at Macworld by Steve Jobs in January 2004. It’s so accessible and ubiquitous now, it’s easy to take for granted just how amazing a piece of software it really is.

As a Mac user, I use Logic Pro X as my DAW of choice however, I do muck around on Garageband on my iPad and it can be used as a serious songwriting ideas generator

NZ Government Embraces Penalty-Free Drug Testing At Music Festivals

The government of New Zealand is making a bold move. The country is embracing the idea of allowing penalty-free pill testing at music festivals. Stuart Nash, police Minister of New Zealand, recently said that testing drugs for purity is a “fantastic idea and should be installed at all our festivals.”

Yet again… New Zealand shows us in Australia how it should be done. While our government remains stubbornly pessimistic on important drug related policy such as this (pill testing), NZ shows the world how brave and progressive it really is.

9 Ways to Regain Focus After Time Off from Work

After a long stretch of holiday celebrations and vacation time, it’s time to head back to work, ostensibly refreshed and ready to hit the ground running again. But regaining focus can be easier said than done.

I’m back at work myself so I need to read this article

Study claims that attending concerts can add nine years to your life

Concerts can be daunting as you get older, what with late start times, a slew of opening acts, and the prospect of standing next to tall, sweaty people for several hours. A new study, however, claims that the effort’s worth it.

Don’t let the introduction throw you, go out and see some live music and you will live longer for doing it.

Bootsy Collins Announces Retirement from Live Bass Playing

Funk superstar William “Bootsy” Collins has been funking on stage for 50 years, but now his days of performing on bass seem to be over. The former Parliament-Funkadelic bassist posted on his Facebook page that he will no longer be playing the bass live due to health issues.


Is it in the public domain? (Free chart to help you decide!)

As of January 1, 2019, all works first published in 1923 are in the public domain. And now hundreds of thousands of new books, music, paintings, poems, films, and photographs are in the public domain.

The concept of using Public Domain works to help along creativity has always fascinated me. I’ll be looking into this further

Twisted Sister Slams an Australian Politician for Re-Writing ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’

Twisted Sister isn’t too happy with an Australian politician right now. The heavy metal band has slammed Clive Palmer. As part of a new campaign, the politician reportedly used a re-written version of the group’s classic song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It.’

No matter how you look at it, calling Clive Palmer a politician is an insult to all politicians. I’ve seen the advertisements they write about in the article on the TV and they’re terrible.

Why 2019 should be the Year of Naps

But short of hibernation, naps — lots of them — are the next best thing. And I highly recommend we all up our sleeping game as part of our New Year’s resolutions.

I like naps… I’ll do more of them in 2019.

Labor promises to lift music bans and ‘put verve back into Sydney’

The NSW Labor opposition has promised to scrap live music bans and restrictions on over 600 venues in NSW, as part of its election pitch to “put the verve back into Sydney’s night life”.

The present Liberal government in NSW has absolutely decimated the live music scene in Sydney with their draconian lock out laws. Thankfully we don’t have laws that stringent here in Adelaide.

Setting your New Year’s resolutions like a Jedi

Most people who set New Year’s resolutions set unrealistic expectations. For example, although going to the gym on a regular basis and eating nothing but greens may be sustainable for a brief amount of time, most people are unable to sustain a drastic change in their lifestyle for an extended period.

This is definitely one area of my life I need more practise with… Setting more realistic goals

I hope that the above links will give you an idea as to what goes on inside my head plus, that you learn something along the way. Watch out for next weeks instalment of Week In Review coming out next Friday, January 18.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above links, feel free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you and open up a discussion about it.


Corey 🙂

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