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ArtDaily: US bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dies at 89.

Another RIP. Get them all out of the way early in the day ... “O Death” was incredible.

06/26/16 • 08:24 AM • EntertainmentHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Jeff Beck - Live In The Dark [Official Lyric Video].

From the new album! Interesting day to choose for a song with this title. I love when Jeff gets ‘dirty’ with his distortion, with a growling female singer. Remember on Flash, Karen Lawrence belting ‘Back on the Streets’?

06/24/16 • 12:38 PM • Music • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hazlitt: Our Adored Cadavers.

It provides a one-sided kind of sex—a necessity, because Catholicism’s persistent influence ensures we still love virgin-martyrs the very best.” Okay, because I have to. Here.

06/23/16 • 03:56 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryMusicReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hollywood Reporter: Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jury Trial.

After the “Blurred Lines/Marvin Gaye” trial, I suspected something awry. Digging further - and it’s hard to find - the attorney for Spirit is a bit of a nut, and threw his net way too wide. If he’d limited his argument to “Stairway/Spirit” *alone*, he likely would have won. He may appeal.

Question is ... virtually all of Zep is 12-bar blues. Yet everyone using that historical progression has copyrighted their individual works. How is that any different?

Music’s just gonna get more interesting.

06/23/16 • 03:06 PM • HistoryLawMusic • (6) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: 1980s - The Period Of Women Rock Hairstyle Boom.

Oh man. There’s a blast from the past. Hairspray and blowdryers!

06/23/16 • 09:12 AM • GeneralHealthHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Music new to me: Sarah Jarosz.

Just ran across her work. Wonderful.

06/17/16 • 11:47 AM • Music • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: A shattering revelation about ‘Stairway to Heaven’.

... Page admitted he didn’t write the song at Bron-Yr-Aur, pronounced ‘bronariar.’ Instead, he wrote it elsewhere and first played it for his bandmates at the Headley Garage.

06/17/16 • 07:10 AM • HistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Travelling Wilburys - End of the Line.

When in the middle of a tough deadline, 3AM, all of the crew on headsets, a seemingly endless tortuous slog rehearsing terrible speaker presentations ... we’d start singing this. It was a spark of hope in a dark time. I need it today.

06/15/16 • 07:41 AM • HistoryMusicPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Telegraph.UK: Eric Clapton struggling to play guitar because of damage to his nervous system.

Age. Catches up with us all. That top-20 list ... putting Beck at 20. Ridiculous.

06/13/16 • 08:27 AM • HealthHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Exploring the Secrets of Soothing Spaceship Sound.

Best part is the link to the 24-hour loop of Enterprise ambient sound. Better yet, mix two - Enterprise and ISS (click play on both videos in this article).

05/27/16 • 10:28 AM • GeneralMusicScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: How Bugs Bunny and ‘Kill the Wabbit’ Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars.

I’ve said it many times here. My appreciation of classical music started with Looney Tunes.

05/23/16 • 08:25 AM • ChildhoodEntertainmentMusic • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf (Vocals Half-Step Out of Key).

Why ask why? Sounds like they’re on downers, or the worse for drink. Others in the sidebar, just as bad. Gee thanks, Metafilter.

05/20/16 • 01:48 PM • Music • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Economist.UK: Musical innovation - Musicians who keep a-changin’.

Doesn’t explain Led Zeppelin. Or Pink Floyd. Does explain Jeff Beck. Like that time he used stuff written by David Torn.

05/20/16 • 10:46 AM • HistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Theremin - Play your own musical synth with delay, feedback & scuzz.

Spacey, man. Trippy.

05/17/16 • 10:25 AM • HistoryInternetMusicProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kirk Douglas: The Epiphone Interview.

Prince was not always a Prince. Just keeping it real. Everyone is a complex amalgam of behaviors.

05/13/16 • 09:51 AM • EntertainmentHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

YT: Tal Wilkenfeld - Under the Sun.

Singing. 2016. Wish she’d stop by Santa Fe.

05/12/16 • 06:47 PM • Music • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

YT: Acapella - The Millennials song parody.

You’ll die laughing. If you’re not a Millenial.

05/12/16 • 10:47 AM • GeneralMusic • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Remember this?

Just play it. If you’ve never heard it, you’ll love it (or kill me).

05/10/16 • 04:54 PM • HistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

YT: Rita Moreno - Berklee Commencement Address.

She raps about halfway in. She even worked in ‘perspicacity’. You go, girl.

05/10/16 • 01:52 PM • ArtsChildhoodMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LRB: Ian Penman reviews Patti Smith’s ‘M Train’ and ‘Collected Lyrics 1970-2015’.

Very long article. Skim. “I’ve known many people who dearly love Horses, but I can’t recall a single person ever declaring a passion for any of the other work, intermittent poetry and photography included.

05/10/16 • 09:07 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Warsan Shire, the Woman Who Gave Poetry to Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’.

Ah, so this young woman is the wordsmith. Props.

05/02/16 • 08:03 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentHuman RightsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Daily Beast: Does Beyoncé Write Her Own Music? And Does It Really Matter?

On Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade, already a religious work for its legion of worshippers, that village is populated by dozens of the industry’s most in-demand producers and no less than 72 writers, including James Blake, The Weeknd, Jack White, and, um, Led Zeppelin.” Read it, see what you think.

04/30/16 • 05:10 PM • ConsumptionEntertainmentMusic • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

xoJane: ‘I Am Becky With the Good Hair’.

Hell of a good article. She almost single-handedly overpowers the original material.

04/29/16 • 05:52 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsMusicPsychology • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Vintage Swing Jet Cover ft. Addie Hamilton.

Never gets old, PMJ.

04/28/16 • 12:11 PM • Motion GraphicsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BronxBanterBlog: The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis.

It might be innocent as a train wreck. But I’d like to see it investigated. To me, I just can’t believe that girl just got to that bed and lay down and died. You just can’t make me believe it.

04/26/16 • 12:08 PM • ArtsHistoryLawMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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