Santana-Fronted Supergroup

Carlos Santana is forming a jazz fusion supergroup called Supernova with his wife Cindy Blackman Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and John McLaughlin. I really hope this comes to fruition — sounds quite promising!

Billboard: Carlos Santana Talks Reuniting Santana IV, New Band With Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock

Maddie & Tae’s Album Out On Friday

Maddie & Tae release their album Start Here on Friday!

Their point-on skewering of bro-country in “Girl in a Country Song” a year ago is what first attracted my attention. I received a pre-order of Start Here a few months ago and all of the other songs that have been made available so far are great. I look forward to hearing the rest of the album in a few days!

Taylor Swift (.com) Then and Now

Earlier today, Taylor Swift retweeted this photo of her press kit when she was younger:

This got me to wondering what the earliest version of her website looked like… the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to the rescue!

Here’s the earliest version of taylorswift.com that the Wayback Machine has, from June 2002 — over four years prior to the release of her debut album, Taylor Swift (unfortunately the main images used on this version of the page aren’t archived):

taylorswift.com June 2002

Here’s the first version of taylorswift.com that has archived images, from November 2002:

taylorswift.com November 2002

And here’s taylorswift.com in August 2015:

taylorswift.com 2015

Seeing the progression of Taylor’s website from the beginning to now is inspiring and a reminder of just how much she has accomplished in 13 years!