Posts from the ‘Music’ category

Musical nostalgia for the grungy 90’s

Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation is Steven Hyden’s crunchy love song to the rise and fall of grunge music. It’s one part nostalgic remembrance, one part…

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Will the future eat all our cultural objects?

Twenty years from now, how different will our homes look? What cultural objects will be left? CDs have pretty much become curiosities already. DVDs are headed…

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New (to me) music discoveries

I recently found somebody’s list of the top 20 albums of 2010. As I’m always rather behind the times, I didn’t get a chance to sample…

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Footnotes from a Brian Eno talk

On Monday night, I attended a lecture by Brian Eno at the Vogue Theatre. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Eno is a remarkable polymath–a…

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Video and a Bootleg Recording from The Neil Young Project

During the Olympics, I went to “The Neil Young Project”, a star-studded concert at the Queen Elizabeth featuring people covering Neil Young songs. As I mentioned…

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Ping a Ling Ping

Over the past five years or so, people have asked me “should my company launch a social network?” My answer, 19 times out of 20, is…

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Composers, Sheet Music and Piracy

Last week, composer Jason Robert Brown had an extended online conversation with a teenager who was illegally downloading (‘trading’, in the parlance of this particular online…

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This Movie isn’t Broken, Just a Bit Banal

“This Movie is Broken” is two movies in one. It’s a rockumentary of Broken Social Scene’s free live show on Toronto’s waterfront in July, 2009. It’s…

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