Posts filed under “Music”

Mr Little Jeans: ‘Good Mistake’

NPR: Don’t let the precious name fool you. Mr Little Jeans, a.k.a. Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes, makes propulsive, sometimes epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures. In this brand new Mr Little Jeans video, for the moody song “Good Mistake,” a trucker hopped up on meds finds himself traversing the haunted backroads of his past.

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Category: Music, Weekend

Jethro Tull Primer

Note: Launch this Spotify play list, to hear the songs as they are discussed. Spotify link   A SONG FOR JEFFREY Purists believe the initial album is best, “This Was,” the one before Mick Abrahams left. If nothing came after, Tull would be seen as English blues progenitors, but a hit changes all perceptions. There…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Abbey Road Medley: Acapella

Astonishing: Hat tip dangerous minds

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Paul Simon and Sting MSG March 4 2014

Fantastic show this week at the Garden.     SETLIST: [PAUL SIMON AND STING] Brand New Day The Boy In the Bubble Fields of Gold [STING] Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Englishman In New York I Hung My Head Driven To Tears Walking On The Moon [SIMON AND STING] Mother and Child Reunion…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Separated at Birth: Howard & Ringo

I am watching the Beatles Grammy show (on DVR) when it dawns on me that I was out drinking with Ringo Starr recently. I am trying to recall how I ended up getting s#$%faced with a Beatle, when it dawns on me that it wasn’t Ringo at all, but Howard!     Is it just…Read More

Category: Humor, Music, Research

The Future

MAJOR LABELS Survive. Because they’ve got the money and the relationships with radio. Wanna compete? Have the money and the relationships. Until the radio hegemony is broken, the major labels will sustain. RADIO It’s the curation, stupid! And the ability to garner and maintain an audience. No one wants to go where no one else…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…

We knew who they were and their success had nothing to do with the death of President Kennedy. Prior to the ascension of the Beatles, the biggest acts in the land were the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons. By ’64, Elvis had already petered out, he was an old man in bad movies. Doo-wop…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend

Springsteen: AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

A Brief History of Sampling

A video remix journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades. A chronological journey from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the sample dense hiphop and dance music of the 80s and 90s. Each break is represented by a vibrating…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Google’s Interactive Music Timeline

Click for an interactive timeline. Source: Google

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend