Posts filed under “Music”

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 me or does Howard Lindzon remind you of Ringo Starr?

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

The Eagles Reopen The Forum

I never thought I’d see Bernie play with them again. But it was that kind of night, a homecoming. No, we didn’t find out about the show on KMET, but we did all get in our cars and drive south to where a building always described as a wedding cake awaited our arrival. But this…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Tommy Emmanuel: One-Man Band

Tommy Emmanuel created a life for himself as a one-man band and has become one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With light vim and pure talent, he demonstrates his unique playing style, which is notably a development of the Travis picking technique and blending of rhythm and melody. In his career, he’s played on recordings…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Map Of Success

1. People Want To Belong We’re tribal, we abhor a vacuum, how can you make us believe in you? The lesson of the Internet age is that traditional media may not reach the target audience. In other words, just because it’s in the newspaper, that does not mean everybody knows about it. Even worse, just…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Better times for the music industry

Source: Economist

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Music