Farewell Transmission: My first memory of vinyl
This post is part of my Farewell Transmission series, in which I attempt to explain and trace the reasons why I gave up my life to music and broadcasting. My first memory of a vinyl record is seeing it sailing across our living room. It shattered upon impact. This record was in the air thanks to my own ingenuity. At the age of three, I realized that these discs were light enough to toss and a...
Thank you, headphones.
I’m listening to Ladies and Gentleman we are Floating in Space by Spiritualized. I have a pair of closed ear headphones along for the ride. The kinked black cord reaches ten feet across the room from my stereo to where I’m sitting at the desk. “I Think I’m in Love” has just kicked in as I type this. It feels as though I am hearing the album again for the first...
Some Velvet Blog.2: RIP Gil Scott-Heron →
somevelvet: The Revolution Will Not Be Televisied You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, Skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution…
Arrah & the Ferns - All the Bad in One Place One of my favorite Indiana bands is back….in Philadelphia? I saw their last performance in 2008 before the breakup and I’m glad this oh-so-cute band is back.
My recent facebook status: Would the “progress” of music be faster or slower if recording technology were never invented? If the only way we could experience musical ideas was through live performance and sheet music, would the new ideas simply spread more slowly due to that cumbersome nature of transmission or would people be more willing and able to innovate without blueprints and...
Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) doing a medley of Leon Russell’s “A Song for You” and Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Nick of Time.”
nowah-deactivated20130420 asked: Haven't you heard? Tyler The Creator was the new king of rock 'n' roll.
Perception (via Jeff Bridges)
Original Source: http://www.jeffbridges.com/perception.html PERCEPTION … Something To Think About… Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there...
new bon iver: "calgary" →
katrinablair: it is pretty, of course.
tegan and sara: A call for change →
barefeetdirtyfeet: theteganandsara: When will misogynistic and homophobic ranting and raving result in meaningful repercussions in the entertainment industry? When will they be treated with the same seriousness as racist and anti-Semitic offenses? While an artist who can barely get a sentence fragment out without using homophobic slurs is celebrated on the cover of every magazine,...