Posts with category: Music
Lots of gadget sites are up in arms over Motorola’s astroturfing their next garbage cellphone, and for good reason. For those not familiar, astroturfing is the practice of sending out paid product marketers — primarily onto the web and into the blogosphere — to anonymously communicate with audiences as though they’re consumers / fans / [...]
Still Alive was unironically one of my favorite songs from 2007, so you can only imagine how mind-poppingly awesome I find the real-life on-stage combination of it, one of my favorite games (Rock Band), Veronica, and Jonathan Coulton, as they belt it out along with Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann. Even better was how Veronica [...]
It’s been around for a few months, I know, but I’m nominating this clip Veronica sent me as YouTube video of the year: Will “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy” Oldham and Zack Galifianakis doing Kanye West’s Can’t Tell Me in the country with farm animals, tractors, and a sprinkling of The Sound of Music. (Written on Oldham’s [...]
Not entirely sure if the Joy Division reference in the title is uncouth, but consider this blog to be wearing a black armband today: Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records and music visionary, is dead. More at the Beeb.
I was a little occupied today, but it looks like Pete’s new thing has finally gotten out. I’ve been hearing about RCRD LBL for quite a while, and I think congratulations are definitely order — Pete and Downtown came up with a really inventive idea here. It’s about time someone came around and shook things [...]
As if we all didn’t already know that Keith Richards batshit insane. It’s too bad the Stones (pre-1980) are one of the best bands of all time, otherwise I might feel a little weird about liking the tunes of some dude who snorted his father’s ashes cut with cocaine. Update: Keith’s manager, of course, says [...]
I shouldn’t be surprised, but damned if I didn’t manage to polarize an audience today with my little Apple and EMI ditching DRM is good, but it’s not good enough editorial. I managed to hit the ever-oversensitive nerve of Mac fanboys at the same time as rubbing fellow anti-DRM consumers alike — a rare case. [...]
Tom Whitwell, who edits the fantastic Music Thing (and formerly wrote a column of the same name on Engadget) has a really fun “visual aid” to some of the more obscure samples from some of Daft Punk’s less obscure tracks. So good!
So tonight the lady and I were arguing about Daft Punk’s Technologic. I was saying how ironic it was that Apple is obsessed with the track and plays it at their events. She says, “it could be about anything” in terms of tech, but I’m totally convinced it’s a song about fair use. Look at [...]
So I’ve been lacking a particularly valuable resource for some mix CDs I’ve been working on the last couple weeks–I was actually getting desperate to the point of starting a very simple database-driven site project to cover the need (pun oh so intended). But then I happened to be searching on that Grace Jones cover [...]