As far as I can discern, ex-Rdio, ex-MOG, and ex-Lala citizens are struggling to share their music discoveries. They’ve migrated to Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music or whatever, but it’s so painfully obvious those platforms have no interest in letting that band get back together. None of those platforms afford any notion of community. So I’m… Continue reading Post-Rdio
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? As David noted in his recent post (“Zoë Keating vs YouTube: The End of an Artist’s Right to Choose Where Their Music Appears on The Internet“), Google started a whisper campaign to journalists against Zoë Keating as soon–if not even before–the story first broke on Digital Music News. What is a…
A quote from Tony Bennett, a performer I adore: Some people think that anyone could sing jazz, but they can’t. It’s a gift of learning how to syncopate but it’s also a spirit that you’re either born with or you’re not. And Amy was born with that spirit. The Amy he spoke of was Amy Winehouse.… Continue reading An Overdue Memorial
Regardless of whatever categorization could be applied to the objects created by this artisan, I believe you will find the implementation astounding. Regard the works of Dmitry Tihonenko
I’ve known Roberto for a few years via a mutual friend and as such I knew some of his wonderful qualities, but until recently was totally unaware of the depth of his musical artistry. Exhibit A is his performance of Loro, composed by Egberto Gismonti. I believe this performance is especially noteworthy. The original is a… Continue reading Please enjoy Roberto Capocchi playing “Loro” by Egberto Gismonti.
How does one get iPhone control thingy (start, stop, skip) added to a set of cans?
I now cheerfully respond to all solicitations, telemarketers or otherwise, with “You sound awfully nice and sincere, but because you might actually be the NSA, I am uncomfortable speaking with you.”
Inspiration for the song is said to be from Chan’s visit to South Africa where she met children orphaned by the diamond trade. However, she didn’t write the song until later. From Wikipedia (emphasis mine): Marshall wrote “Cross Bones Style,” along with five other songs from Moon Pix, one night in the fall of 1997, after awaking from a hallucinatory nightmare while alone… Continue reading Cross Bones Style • Cat Power