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The new Cayucas and Fortune Tellers records make...
Patti Smith’s Advice For Aspiring Artists Is Just... →
Patti Smith: “Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work.”
We need music criticism because people like writing it and people like reading...– Author Devon Powers makes a case for music writing in her conversation with Eric Harvey about her book Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism. (via pitchfork)
The new project from Justin Vernon. Not sure if...
At Stanford University, nine men and eight women with no formal music training...– Study suggests a universal brain response to music. Still, just because you respond to it doesn’t mean you know how to listen to it – here’s a vintage guide to the art of listening well. (via explore-blog)
Hummingbird, a new music notation system
jkottke: I don’t read music so it’s difficult for me to say how useful this is, but the folks behind Hummingbird claim their new system of music notation is “easier to learn, faster to read, and simpler for even the trickiest music”. Roll over, Beethoven. (via @veen)
“If the original disc holding a gramophone recording has been lost, you might infer that the sound the recording once made is lost as well. But Patrick Feaster, an ethnomusicologist at Indiana University, has created an audible sound file using only an image of a record.” via Patrick Feaster: Discovered a way to listen to vanished gramophone recordings
I know it came out last November, but this Flume...
Impeccably tasteful, impeccably bored, impeccably attired, [The Strokes’] Is...– The Strokes – Is This It (2001) | Sick Mouthy Nick Southall has some really interesting things to say about The Strokes. I don’t 100% share this point of view on this band in particular, but….I see some of this in other things I observe in culture now, particularly this bit: “repeat the easiest,...
The early rounds of American Idol feature inappropriate contestants with little...– KILLER KARAOKE: Reality Television and the Death of the American Middle Class | Press Play Please go and read this extremely intelligent take on how reality tv contest shows reflect the conditions of our awful economy. (via perpetua)
Rivals of the Peacemaker - Day After the Rapture Rivals is doing a Kickstarter for a new record: http://kck.st/WjGGiP I’m going in for the LP. What are you going for?
20 observations about Justin Timberlake's new... →
“13. In terms of the money, time, and career capital it cost to make, there likely won’t be a more expensive record released in 2013. The scale of The 20/20 Experience isn’t the problem; the scale is what potentially makes it unique and enticing. We so rarely get to hear music that sounds literally like a million bucks. This is also known as the Watch the Throne defense....
It’s easy, cheap, and sometimes even fun to be mean. It’s a whole lot braver to...– Why understanding and embracing easy pop-culture targets beats deriding them
Justin Timberlake -Pusher Love Girl On Fallon. Out of this world.