Posts tagged ‘Music’

My Favourite Songs of the (Previous) Decade

I know it’s January 4, and I should have pounded out this list back on December 21 or so, but what’re you going to do? Given…

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An Alternative History of Rock and Roll

Andy linked to this delightful alternative time line for the last forty years of popular music. It imagines what might have happened if the Beatles stayed…

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A 57-Year-Old’s Guide to Indie Rock

As I get older, I find I have to work harder to discover new music that I like. When you combine this with the balkanization of…

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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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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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What Gives the Blues Its Groove?

I was walking down to Cook Street Village the other day, and noticed a couple of pieces of paper folded up in the crook of a…

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Latest Musical Discovery: Pawnshop Diamond

Last week I was having coffee in John’s Place, a Victoria institution. There were a bunch of posters around the place for an upcoming appearance by…

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Making Money in the New Economy

The Internet, as you know, changed everything. Well, not everything, but it sure disrupted the way we make and distribute art. Ever since I saw geeks…

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