Posts Tagged: music


Orphei Drängar

The concert yesterday started a little differently.

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No, sharing your Spotify year-end artist stats is not a good idea – here’s why not

No. I do not have a Spotify artist account. Nevertheless, if I had, I am not sure I would agree with the sentiment that streaming services screw artists. On the one hand, yes, it seems extremely difficult to make any (meaningful) money by (only) streaming your music. On the other, no one is forced to stream their music and with its rich history of subcultures, bootlegs, fanzines, t-shirt sales, club gigs, etc it seems, to me, the music world provides an as good opportunity as ever for aspiring musicians to get their music out there, and maybe even earn a buck or two. Also, people don’t play football expecting to be professionals, so why should music publishing be any different? Most people tend to get paid for doing things they don’t like. That’s why it’s called work. Thus, it seems reasonable that playing at a wedding should be work and something you only do if you get paid for it. Writing music, however, seems more like writing books: Lots of people do it out of love for the art, very few expect to earn money from it but a few lucky do.

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‘The Mandalorian’ composer explains his process for creating 8 distinct scores for the 8 episodes, and how he made the show’s theme

The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars I have seen in a long while and the music is no small part of it.

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The Top Songs, Artists, Playlists, and Podcasts of 2019—and the Last Decade

I am so out of touch. I don’t know a single Drake, Malone or Grande song. But I do know Shape of you, so maybe there is still hope. Honestly though, probably not.

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I love to see stats about my music listening (I am, for instance, a long time subscriber to last.fm) so when Spotify dropped a story about what I have been listening to not only this year but the whole decade, I was delighted. I was not at all surprised that my top artist of the year was Caterina Barbieri but honestly surprised that Daft Punk was my top artist for the decade.

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Music from test equipment. Crazy good or just, crazy?
I loved it!

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Not new but newer old.

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Music that kills. Literally.

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Amazing performance.

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What the F is FM synthesis?

Great explanation! (The Digitone looks cool too.)

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If you’re looking for a black strat, or maybe a gold Gibson: https://www.christies.com/features/David-Gilmour-legendary-Black-Strat-comes-to-auction-9637-3.aspx?PID=en_hp_carousel_1

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When I listen to music.

Listening Clock

Courtesy of last.fm.

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If time, as we perceive it, is a function of human cognition and perception then how could music, as we perceive it, not be a human “construct”. Nevertheless, this is the stuff you use when you want to blow minds. Also, Isaac Newton. Was he human though? I am not entirely convinced.

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When I no longer respond to any other form of communication, please play me 80s heavy metal (Iron Maiden and Metallica will do just fine!) and Pink Floyd.

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The orchestra is inside the guitar“.

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Awesome!

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Turn it up. It’s the Beach Boys. ♬

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Apparently, I never listen to music at 11 AM. I had no idea.

Spotify.me is a really fun complement to last.fm, which of course is a must if you are interested in your listening history.

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Glen Campbell, hit singer and guitarist, dead at 81

I very rarely listen to country music but when I do it is often to hear this guy play guitar.

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Hee-Haw

I watched… No. That is not right. I skipped, like a flat stone on the surface of a calm water, through this YouTube video. Twenty-four years on US television (first on CBS, then syndicated). Amazing.

We have come a long way.

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Today, GoT premieres again. As I intend to wait and binge watch the latest season, this effectively makes YouTube unusable for two months. All things considered, that is probably a good thing.

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Why Remix ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains
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Now Pink Floyd’s instantly recognisable artwork, spectacular stagecraft and pioneering advances in sound design will be showcased in “Their Mortal Remains”, opening today at London’s Victoria and Albert museum. The exhibition is a heavenly ride through all they touched, all they saw, all their life was. For fans uncomfortably numbed by museums, on Friday Mr Waters will release his first rock album in 25 years, ahead of a North American tour. The time is gone, but the song isn’t over—and they’ve something more to say.

From The Economist Espresso: Not the final cut: Pink Floyd

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