Selectism: John Lennon’s first car to be sold at auction.
A ‘65 Ferrari 350GT 2+2 Coupe. Imagine.
NY Times: Daft Punk Gets Human With a New Album.
It is so retro. I’ve listened through once, had flashbacks of Jackson/Flashdance/Chic all the way through. I’ll have to give it a go with headphones at some point. I didn’t hear anything remarkable on the first go-round — but then I’ve been programming in Expression Engine, setting up some logical constructs, so my attention is decidedly not on the music’s nuances.
OpenCulture: Jimi Hendrix Invites Paul McCartney to Join a Super Group with Miles Davis.
Curious choice. I would suspect disaster.
Youtube: Andrés Segovia - The song of the guitar.
50 minutes. I’ve got it running as background music.
Coolist: Marshall Monitor Headphones.
I used to love my AKGs for audio work … but I’d surely like to try these. I suspect, however, it’s more cachet than capability.
Youtube: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” - Shredded Version.
I’m dyin’ ...
ArtDaily: Storm Thorgerson, Pink Floyd cover designer, dies at age 69.
RIP, good sir. From the era when a simple album cover could power hours of imaginative daydreams.
Someone’s posted Crossroads Festival videos, from just a couple of days ago.
You know who I’m watching. Beck. With Tal again. Beth Hart, and Jonathan Joseph. Not sure who the violinist is.
Terrible sound on these, but some great axemanship. Tal kicks on You Know, You Know adn Going Down. [She’s gone all Cousin It with her hair.] Beth Hart’s not a good match for Beck, IMHO. A little too shrill.
OpenCulture: “Hummingbird,” A New Form of Music Notation.
I always wondered why musical notation has never been modified. Learning to ‘read’ has always been a turning-away point for many.
Kottke: Daft Punk’s Get Lucky “leaked.”
WaPo: BBC in awkward spot as ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ climbs charts.
“As of Friday, the song was No. 1 on British iTunes and in the top five of the music chart used by the BBC to compile its weekly radio countdown. The song campaign strongly divided opinion in the U.K., with many people saying it was in bad taste and calling on the BBC to promise not to broadcast the song.” Try Bigger Thomas’ version, from the album One Step Behind; ska might make it more palatable. There’s even a British accent in there.
vowe dot net: Mixed Tape #50 is out.
Volker always keeps me supplied with new music … much appreciated, V.
SF New Mexican: Architect Paolo Soleri dies in Arizona.
The Soleri Theatre here in Santa Fe is on basic life support (no performance schedule; it’s been due for demolition repeatedly over the last three years) … but I’ve attended concerts there in the past (Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, etc.), and the acoustics are amazingly intimate. Curved walls behind the performers radiate sound to the audience. A nightmare for a ‘conventional venue’ sound tech, but if you don’t fight it, it’s great. RIP, Mr Soleri.
TimeJump: Deep linking for Podcasts.
You podcasters (and musicians?) should like this.
PS Mag: Why Is the South in Love With Brad Paisley?
Hmmm. Expect Toby Keith to record an anti-Brad screed in short order?
Tablet Mag: Elizabeth Wurtzel Unpacks Her Record Collection.
OpenCulture: David Bowie Releases Videos of His Greatest Hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
Was never a huge Bowie fan, but these bring back the flavor of the era(s).
Vimeo: Diego Stocco - Duet for Leaves & Turntable.
Needed new workout music … so ...
I dug out my extensive catalog of old 80’s and 90’s CDs rather than buy new. After a scan through, I recall that a friend once said after looking at my shelf unit of CDs, “You have no taste in music.” Yesindeed.
Ripped so far: a-Ha, Belinda Carlisle, Boy Meets Girl, Candy Dulfer, Chris Isaak, Cowboy Junkies, Crowded House, David Lee Roth, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Information Society, Jeff Beck, Jesse Cook, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, La Femme Nikita Soundtrack, Lisa Stansfield, Lorrie Morgan, Martika, Midnight Oil, Patty Smyth, Paula Abdul, Pete Bardens, Poco, Queen, Radney Foster, Rosie Vela, Sade, Sophie B. Hawkins, Sting, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Tanita Tikaram, Terence Trent D’Arby, The Alarm, Kitaro. And that’s just part of the first drawer.
Boy Meets Girl? Martika? Seriously?
My only excuse was that I was travelling quite a lot in A/V days, and would pick up a handful of new CDs to entertain myself during the long cross-country flights. No wifi back then … no laptops either. Just those stack-of-cinderblock Compaqs that needed clean 120AC in generous gobbets.
“If you’re Tarzan, I’m Jane.” I don’t know if I’ll ever forgive the record store girl in San Fran for convincing me to buy that one.
Day Later: Optimal tempo for workout music, via WSJ.
ArsTechnica: “Can I resell my MP3s?” redux—federal judge says no.
NY Times: A Full Circle for Emmylou Harris.
Missed this when it was published. Fine interview.
Youtube: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Anarchy In The Ukulele.
Over an hour. This gets forwarded to my wife, lover of all things Uke.
Telegraph.UK: Recovery of ‘stolen £1.2m Stradivarius’ violin ends in disappointment.
ArtDaily: Titanic violin found in British attic; worth at least a six figure sum.
Eeeeeaaaaaa … I don’t know about this one. Seems a prime opportunity for a hoax.
WSJ: Copyright Protection That Serves to Destroy.
“The effective term of copyright protection for even the oldest U.S. recordings, dating from the late 19th century, will not end until the year 2067 at the earliest.… Thus, a published U.S. sound recording created in 1890 will not enter the public domain until 177 years after its creation, constituting a term of rights protection 82 years longer than that of all other forms of audio visual works made for hire.” Folks can’t copy recordings to preserve them … though I imagine the music industry has significant interest in shortening copyrights to their specific advantage [this is posted on the Journal, after all.]