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Robert Gleadow

I got to see Cosi fan Tutte last night, and was immediately impressed by the singer performing Guglielmo.  His charisma and long hair seemed familiar, and when I researched my suspicions today I was correct in remembering him from the COC’s La Boheme 10 years ago, where he stole the show as Colline.  Nice surprise […]

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You Are Listening To

The Internet is a weird and wonderful place. I don’t care for police scanners or ambient music, but without You Are Listening To, I would never have realised how well they went together.  This is a dreamlike experience worth trying. You are listening to San Francisco.

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Major Scaled #2 : “Recovering My Religion”

Losing My Religion, “redone” in a major scale. Wow. Michael Stipe sounds delighted with his newfound atheism. via Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” on Vimeo.

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The Kitten Covers

Classic album covers redone with kittens. I have no words. But I have lots of laughs. The Kitten Covers.

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So Long, Sam

Guitarist Randy Bachman said that he was always eager to visit the Yonge Street store. “Sam Sniderman was truly everyone’s friend,” he said in statement to CBC News.” As kids from Winnipeg all of us in The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive couldnt wait till our next Toronto visit and go to his store. It […]

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TED Talk: Music and emotion through time

This is a bit more rambling than I would’ve liked, but some of the points he makes are wonderful. Such as the minute change in hertz that makes a sad minor chord become a happy major one. Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time | Video on TED.com.

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Classically Cool Flash Mob

The only musical interventions on my trains are the kids whose iPods are so loud you can make out lyrics through their headphones. This would be a welcome relief. Classically Cool Flash Mob in Copenhagen.

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Beastie Boys – Wikipedia

I noticed this upon Adam Yauch’s death. Worth sharing. The band recorded Licensed to Ill in 1986 and released the album at the end of the year. The album was well-received, and was favorably reviewed by Rolling Stone magazine with the now-famous headline, “Three Idiots Create a Masterpiece.” via Beastie Boys – Wikipedia, the free […]

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Kindergarten Rock

I love this song unabashedly. Judging by the reactions of the Roots, they do too. Dude with the xylophone is enjoying it as much as I did. via Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots Sing “Call Me Maybe” (w/ Classroom Instruments) – YouTube.

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RIP Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has died. Grieving commentators on the AV Club’s news report pointed to this amazing video for Shadrack as a memorial. The fact that a screechy white-boy rap band could conceive of a video so unusual and artistic should’ve been a good indication than there was a lot […]

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