Posts from the ‘Music’ category

Are Female Music Geeks a Trend in the Movies?

I thought I’d observed this trend in recent movies. The best way I could figure to illustrate it was with a little video. I think it’s…

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Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic Scale

Today I happened upon this delightful video from, oddly, the World Science Festival 2009: World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic…

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What Are Pregnant Women?

Last night we were watching an episode of “Scrubs”. It featured an anime-eyed, ukelele playing actress who I vaguely recognized. Here she is in a romantic…

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How Much of a Sellout Are You?

On several occasions in the past, I’ve railed against established artists permitting their music (or images of themselves) to be used in ads. According to Bill…

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Boffin’s Needless Visualization

I randomly happened upon this little technology demo from Last.fm. It’s called Boffin, and, using Last.fm’s metadata, it generates a tag cloud out of your music…

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I Don’t Know Why This Video is So Great

There’s something lovely and ephemeral about this ‘live’ video for Lisa Hannigan’s “I Don’t Know”. It’s shot through the window of a snug in a bar…

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Video of the CBC’s ‘Q’

I discovered the podcast for the CBC arts and culture radio program ‘Q’ while we lived in Malta, and listened to it quite regularly. When we…

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The Pedantry of a True Fan

Last night I was watching an episode of “True Blood” on my laptop. In one scene, a character puts a CD on, and we hear the…

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