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Category Archives: music
Way back in 2008, I listened to a podcast from Contrabass Conversations featuring Steve Rodby talking about gear issues faced by double bassists playing with amplification. One of the things he discussed at length was the problems with impedance faced … Continue reading
I’m working on some research regarding copyright laws in the music industry, with a focus on genres when they are emerging (i.e., considered underground). Copyright laws are all about providing incentives for creative development and productive research. One of the … Continue reading
Yesterday, three prominent musicians died: Teddy Pendergrass (soul, R&B), Ed Thigpen (jazz) and Jay Reatard (punk, garage). Rough day across all genres of American music.
According to a recent report by the Martin Prosperity Institute: On a per capita basis, Canada’s music industry dramatically outperforms the US when it comes to the presence of music business establishments (this category includes record labels, distributors, recording studios, … Continue reading
In this truly amazing video, we see how a frequency analysis of an individual’s voice can be turned into “music”. The result: A Talking Piano.
So today (October 8th) is the birthday of both Johnny and C-Jay Ramone. If there was ever an occasion of a holiday in the name of the Ramones, this might be it.
I’m currently reading Elijah Wald‘s book How the Beatles Destroyed Rock and Roll. In it he discusses the views of John Philip Sousa towards recording and the dissemination of “machine-made music.” The quote below is from Sousa’s essay “The Menace … Continue reading