Posts filed under “Music”

“Shake It Off” as “Hanukkah”

Jewish a cappella group Six13:

 

 

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Category: Humor, Music, Weekend

Livability Index: Best Cities For Young People

click for giant interactive Source: Vocativ

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Food and Drink, Music, Real Estate

Napster’s Culture of Free

Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Source: NYT

Category: Music, Video, Web/Tech

Getting On The Right Track

1. Focus on music not money. There’s too much talk about grosses and too much bitching about Spotify. Amazon rolls out robots and we all ooh and ahh, there’s forward motion in the music business and everybody complains. Change is inevitable, the future comes, the social landscape will be rearranged…best to acknowledge this and move…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Where Band Members Stand

From Flip Flop Flyin’: The colours and letters should be obvious, but just in case: S = singer, G = guitar, B = bass, D = drums, K = keyboards of various sorts, inc. computers or mixing equipments, T = turntables. If the singer regularly plays an instrument, they get a pink ring around the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend

Get It: Art of McCartney

After streaming this all for the past 4 days, I just ordered the new “Art of McCartney” 2 CD/1 DVD set from Amazon. The list of artists doing covers of Beatles/Wings/McCartney songs is fantastic: Disc 1 1. Maybe I’m Amazed Billy Joel 2. Things We Said Today Bob Dylan 3. Band on the Run Heart…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Stream: Art of McCartney

click for more album info     You can stream the entire new Paul McCartney album — 46 covers of the greatest Beatles, Wings and solo McCartney songs — below. The 2 CD + 1 DVD package is available at Amazon. You can stream individual tunes at YouTube, or stream the entire set below.  …Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Chrissie Hynde Sings The Beatles’ Let It Be

From Speakeasy: Released in 1970, the song was the last single the Beatles released before the band split. Hynde’s version echoes the original, opening with the iconic piano part and building into a symphony of backing vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Hynde shows the softer side of her tough-as-nails vocal style, the occasional catch in…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Changes

LISTENS NOT DOWNLOADS Who cares how many people downloaded the new U2 album, the only important thing is how many people LISTENED to it! This is a huge sea change that is getting little publicity and has been overlooked in the outcry about streaming payments. In the future, you will get paid for every play…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Web/Tech, Weekend

More Amateurs/Professionals

AMATEURS Ask permission. PROFESSIONALS Do. Amateurs are afraid they’re going to ruffle feathers, they’re afraid they won’t have success, they want everyone to feel good about them. Professionals know this is an impossibility. Sure, there are amateurs who don’t ask and do heinous things, but they usually don’t even see the landscape to begin with….Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank