For May Day, a nifty primer from the AV Club (who are great at nifty primers) on Phil Ochs, as compared to his contemporary, Pete Seeger. (At 92, Pete has been the contemporary of about 5 generations of singers.) The last line below nails it. I loved Phil because of his indignation. Folk music though […]
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For three years of my university life, I worked at Toronto’s best record store. To this day, it’s the worst-paying but most fun job I’ve ever had. Everyone gets excited when they talk about the music they love.
I’m late for St Paddy’s, but stumbled upon this video of the Pogues and the Dubliners bashing out a classic. It reminded me of another happy stumble I took, into a pub in Galway, where a table full of young men were similarly bashing out classics with all the verve and intensity of the gang […]
Stunning photography from inside symphonic instruments. This (I presume?) violin looks like an avant-garde concert hall. ART DIRECTION: INSTRUMENTS FROM INSIDE on the Behance Network.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats makes a list of reasons R Kelly’s Ignition (Remix) is a fantastic song. No, really: 2. Writing a good “weekend” song is hard to pull off. I fear that the guy who prompted me to begin this thread will say “Nonsense! Anybody can write a good ‘weekend’ song!” When […]
Rainer Hersch should do the surtitles for any opera too boring to sit through. The Ring Cycle would’ve been a lot more tolerable with his assistance.
These remixed album covers fail more often than they win, but the wins are pretty spectacular.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYuMND4SoM I swear, I thought this really came from the 1920s for the first few listens. (I’m not very bright)
http://www.youtube.com/v/PSpoMWQRCiU Stick this in your Tea Party and smoke it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCfSiMB_2E The talent on display is too spectacular for words, so I’ll comment on my second reaction: This would make the best goth merry-go-round music ever. **EDIT** Frannyy couldn’t grasp it, so I was forced to re-conjure my mental image for him: “100 goths all sitting astride monochrome carousel horses, looking moody and trying to […]