Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Could Wait A Thousand Hours / Just To Be Quiet

Today is No Music Day?


Would it even be possible? Even if I were to barricade myself in my room, I'd still hear the bass from undergraduate-filled jeeps at the stoplight down the block. And does reading about music count?

Intriguing, but I think I'll go watch an opera now.

(via largeheartedboy)

That Funky Musicology

Well, I wouldn't want to keep this from you...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shadow Journal

And today I stumbled across this one:

"King Tubby Meets the Upsetter at the Grass Roots of Dub: Some Thoughts on the Early History and Influence of Dub Reggae"

By: Partridge, Christopher. Source: Popular music history, 2(3) p309. Published in: United Kingdom. Publication Date: Dec, 2007.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You're Wondering Now

Could someone please tell me why when I type "Eggebrecht AMS" into the youtube search box, it returns nothing but Amy Winehouse videos?

Really. Why?

Monday, November 15, 2010

[It's Got] 99 Problems

I don't know how many of you have been following the Anthology of Rap kerfuffle, but NPR's Jacob Ganz lays it all out.

In brief: the 900+ page anthology of lyrics came out last week - and already people are counting up errors. What does it say when a book about rap put out by Yale University Press and meant for scholars and scholarship seems to be based on online sources without proper fact checks?
Just something (a lot of things) to think about on this Monday afternoon.

Seriously, check out the NPR article.
Then there's the Slate review that started it all.
And an NPR interview with Anthology of Rap editor Adam Bradley, plus an excerpt from the book.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sit Down / Stand Up

I'm sending you to a ten-minute interview with Matmos that is worth every precious second. I mean, how many times have you heard someone say: "So I went out and recorded a chin implant, three nose jobs, liposuction..."? Or how about: "We chained a piano to a truck and dragged it around the desert until it was destroyed"?

These guys are my heroes.

Check out more music projects at Snapshots Music and Arts Foundation.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It Can Happen To You / If You're Young At Heart

Justin Bieber (age 16) released a memoir on October 12, 2010. (It's called First Step 2 Forever. Really.)

Gordon Pinset (age 80) enacts a dramatic reading from Justin Bieber's memoir. (It's better than the real thing. Truly.)

(via neatorama)

*update: the link is fixed!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm A Sinner / I'm A Saint / I Do Not Feel Ashamed

Suggestion of the week: If you've got an extra 50 euros to spend on a spa treatment in Austria (so there's that bit of fine print...), why not get the "Hildegard von Bingen steam bath (with fine amethyst crystals)" at the Kitzb├╝hel Royal Spa or Schlosshotel Fiss?

Part II: at first I thought this was a joke, but it's a REAL MOVIE that's actually making the theater rounds right now. Plus the trailer will fill your intensity quota for the day.

(Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen)
(NYTimes review)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Preview Of A Screening / Flashback Of A Feeling

While I realize most of my readers will not be attending the AMS conference (hey Dad and Maureen! KIDDING.), I think everyone* will appreciate this Special Bonus Twice-In-One-Day Just-Can't-Wait-Till-Tomorrow post.

presents: Sarah Palin's Guide to AMS!

*And by "everyone," I mean: those of you who will be attending the AMS conference.

I Always Wanted A Schtick / This Is My Accordion

Oh, there are approximately a thousand things you could say about this video/concept. A small sampling of topics: the perceived high/low divide in art, "updating" classical music, virtuosity, the presentation of women as soloists, accordions are awesome, oops those leather pants, etc.