It is hard to believe twenty-five years have come and gone since Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays angelic voice parted the clouds of late 80’s musical cant. The Sundays released the much beloved and treasured Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in January of 1990. The album was one of the first portends of the promise that would reveal itself in the indie/alt musical world throughout the 90’s.The album was a perfect reflection of post-grad student life circa 1990.
If Aficionados of Sufjan Stevens have been very good they get a wonderful Christmas present, a collection of his songs released for the holiday season. In both 2006 and 2012, Stevens presented a prolific collection of songs that celebrate the holiday season. They spanned from classic carols to modern angst-ridden tales of Christmases not “oh so magical”.
The word iconic when assigned to a rock band carries a certain weight and when the band is soon to clock 40 years in their existence that weight can become a burden. U2 long ago acquired their iconic moniker as they have stood atop the rock world for decades. They find themselves lately in a bit of a dilemma. They are too old to go become Nuclear Physicists or even plumbers but too young to retire from the music business. They have outlasted their initial band manager and longtime production team.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".