EW/Goosebump Alert: See the music video for ‘The Hobbit’s ‘Last Goodbye’.
Well done. I might have assembled the edits a bit differently, but that’s a quibble.
Youtube: Buddy Guy & Jimi Hendrix - Jam Session.
Italian Ways: The paradox of the Ducati RR 3404.1 ”breadbox”.
Not a motorcycle. A tube radio.
CBC: Frederic Chopin’s heart exhumed in secret mission in Poland.
“Close to midnight on April 14, after the last worshippers had left the Holy Cross Church, 13 people sworn to secrecy gathered in the dark sanctuary.” Worthy of a short story, at least.
ArtDaily: The microphones the Beatles sang into at Liverpool’s Cavern Club at auction.
Lennon-spit! McCartney snozz! Step right up ...
Youtube:Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014).
Not as overwrought [in the archaic meaning] as previous versions.
MeFi: Before and after Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher, there’s more to hear.
Cab’s an automatic reblog.
Pacific Standard: The Positive Emotional Impact of Sad Music.
“Music-evoked sadness can be appreciated not only as an aesthetic, abstract reward, but (it) also plays a role in well-being, by providing consolation as well as regulating negative moods and emotions.” For me, it’s like lancing a boil. Sad music draws the tragedy away, leaving a peaceful glow.
NY Times: Taylor Swift Announces World Tour and Pulls Her Music From Spotify.
“But the news that set tongues wagging in the music business was that Ms. Swift’s label, Big Machine, had ordered Spotify, the subscription streaming service, to remove all of her songs from the service in an effort drive up sales of her albums and songs.”
I called it the other day, didn’t I? Not the naive ingénue any longer; a canny capitalist. I suppose the only thing her Spotify-using fans can do is ... ‘shake it off.’
Amazon.com: Book - The Rolling Stones.
Coming December 15. An amazing list of photographers’ work in here.
Telegraph.UK: Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?
“Many of her papers are said to have been destroyed after her death, leaving little trace of her legacy.” Somewhat suspicious in itself. None of us create in a true vacuum.
Mashable: No (Country) Strings Attached - Swift’s ‘1989’ Proves Her Pop Prowess.
You don’t actually have to read the link; just a lever for an opinion. In spite of the little young innocent routine, Ms Swift is a canny businesswoman already. Did you know “Swift earned $18 million in 2009, $45 million in 2010, $45 million in 2011, $57 million in 2012, $55 million in 2013 and $64 million in 2014.” [Wikipedia] Hadn’t occurred to me. I look at her completely differently knowing that. With over a hundred million bucks in the bank, I could ‘shake off’ a whole lot too.
BBC: Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71.
We all now reside in the white room with black curtains. RIP, man.
Vimeo: Roy Kafri - Mayokero (Music Video).
Demented and well-done.
Geek out. First time I’ve heard John Glenn’s flight since that orange 45RPM record that came with my GI Joe space capsule.
Sharing my personal work-in-progress ‘70s playlist on Spotify. The first eight hours are pretty solid; I have to work on the last half to get the mix better. Take that, Peter Quill.
UPI: Led Zeppelin sees ‘Stairway to Heaven’ lawsuit move forward.
You knew this would happen. LZ will settle out of court, yet again. I point you back here, for the umpteenth time. Settled out of court for “Dazed and Confused.” Settled out of court over “Whole Lotta Love.”
Joss Stone Feat. Jeff Beck – No Man’s Land: Green Fields of France.
Video. In remembrance of those lost in WWI. Can purchase the single November 2.
YOU+ME: rose ave., album out now.
Been waiting for this. I think it’s great. Alicia is, of course, Pink! in pop venues. She’s so Doylestown, even still. It’s endearing. Come to Santa Fe, play the Lensic you two. I’ll be there.
Youtube: Glen Campbell - I’m Not Gonna Miss You.
The famed singer is in the final stages of cognitive decline, and it seems his record company saved this for us.
Vanity Fair: Why a Street Criminal Stole a Multi-Million-Dollar Violin.
“If you look at it another way, there was something dangerous and almost deranged about it, the kind of crime Abbott and Costello might plan, after consultation with Cheech and Chong and Martin and Lewis.”
The New Yorker: Copywrong.
I expect better of you, New Yorker. You’re on my watch list now.
OpenCulture: Prof. Iggy Pop - BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture - “Free Music in a Capitalist Society”.
Info on where to find it in the last para.
Youtube: Haiku - ‘Chasing Jeff Beck down a dark alley with a loaded guitar (studio).’
Heh. Totally unfamiliar with the group.