All about music and related noise.
the Groove. Message boards for downloading bootleg-friendly bands like
Phish and the Dave Matthews Band. Their Bittorrent
tracker seems kind of undependable, but all in all a decent site if you’re
into the so-called "groove bands".
- Over at Chocolate and Vodka, Suw bemoans
the radio edit. What’s the point? It used to be because they wanted the
radio version shorter, but I’m not sure that’s the reason anymore.
- Bob Gruen, legendary rock
‘n’ roll photographer.
- "Downloads have an effect on [music] sales that is statistically indistinguishable
from zero." From the
Guardian. Don’t miss their list of legal (some for sale, some free) sites
is yesterday’s news, but all Duke freshman are going to receive an iPod
for free. Sounds like a clever marketing scheme from those
expert marketers at Apple. I was interested to read this
graduating student’s reaction, who says "despite having raised vast
quantities of money the university somehow doesn’t have enough money to fund
its dining service and the Art & Sciences school is running at a deficit
of $1.4 million!".
- Irritate your coworkers! Thanks to Rebekah
for finding Ronan’s
Online Karaoke. I tried Dave Matthews’s Satellite,
but it proved too difficult, so I satisifed myself instead with Rocky
Racoon. Some renditions are better than others–Brown
Eyed Girl, for example, make me shudder. It’s peculiar that currently
the number one song is A
Whole New World (followed by Don’t
Speak). Do karaoke demographics skew female? Or do lots of men dig belting
out the Disney modern classics? Requires IE to hear the music.