Music for the Masses

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These are examples of why an alternative 'market' for such goods exists.
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yeah, i mean, it's not 1996 anymore. we don't need japanese imports for that extra track and slightly different tinting on the artwork.
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usually the term "fan made video" is a terrifying proposition but this is a remarkably effective (if a bit overly zeitgeisty) interpretation of an adele song:



the wife is using it in one of her comp classes to try and get them to understand authorial intent v. audience interpretation. (that she has to spend more than a few minutes on it with college students is another sad issue entirely)
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dhex wrote:the wife is using it in one of her comp classes to try and get them to understand authorial intent v. audience interpretation. (that she has to spend more than a few minutes on it with college students is another sad issue entirely)
clever idea on your wife's part
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the innominate one wrote:
dhex wrote:the wife is using it in one of her comp classes to try and get them to understand authorial intent v. audience interpretation. (that she has to spend more than a few minutes on it with college students is another sad issue entirely)
clever idea on your wife's part
+1 That's snazzy teachifying.
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it was actually my idea but the implementation was hers.

apparently it's a sticky subject with a lot of the students, having internalized some version of the death of the author but unable to explain the whys or hows.
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A gloomy valentine's day mix for you.



“Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.” (Georges Bataille)

Thirteen more chants and sing-alongs for those, who are no-ones valentine either by choice, by luck or by the atrocity of faith.

Part I: Thirteen Songs for the Lonely, Sullen and Ill-tempered
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Valentine's Day
Despair Music
Suicide Songs

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In Dreams
By Roy Orbison
1
Pictures Of You
By The Cure
2
Glory Box
By Portishead
3
I Know It's Over
By The Smiths
4
In A Manner Of Speaking
By Tuxedomoon
5
Pagan Poetry
By Bjork
6
Song To The Siren
By This Mortal Coil
7
Mysteries Of Love
By Julee Cruise
8
Love You To Death
By Type O Negative
9
Heart Skipped A Beat
By The Xx
10
Gloomy Sunday
By Diamanda Galas
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When I Am Laid In Earth
By Edin Karamazov.
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Tristan Und Isolde - Akt 3: "Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt" / Isoldes Liebestod
By Waltraud Meier
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dbcooper wrote:A gloomy valentine's day mix for you.



“Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.” (Georges Bataille)

Thirteen more chants and sing-alongs for those, who are no-ones valentine either by choice, by luck or by the atrocity of faith.

Pictures Of You
By The Cure
Did anybody but me find it hilarious when HP was using that song to shill for their photo printing? I almost cried from laughing the first time I saw one of those commercials.
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My artist for the week, nothing super exemplary, but this song is right on the limit between what I'd consider power pop and metal and I really like the drive:

Tommy Heavenly6 - Door Mat


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I just bought two front section tickets to a Crosby, Stills and Nash concert here in August. In honor of which:



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Hmm, now you've got me thinking about going. Seeing "Helplessly Hoping" and "Southern Cross" live might be worth it.
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I just found The Bad Plus, who do piano-fusion covers of rock tunes. First heard "Tom Sawyer" which is interesting in places, but sounds a bit too much like the piano arrangement I played once in a recital when I was 13ish.

These are more successfully re-imagined:



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Local boys climbing the ladder.

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Tenacious D rises again.
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Edgar Winter is coming.





(I just like saying that.)
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I finally came across Hellsongs.

Dead serious folky cover of "We're Not Gonna Take It"? Sure.

The most absurdly cheery acoustic cover of Megadeth?



Oh, yeah.
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Speaking of how the masses consume music, my six year old iPod Classic finally gave up the ghost. (My fault. I dropped it.) I'm pretty sure there's an iPhone 4s in my near future, but I needed something ASAP so I could continue to listen to music on my almost daily walks of between 2 and 4 miles.

So I trundled off the Sam's Club and bought an 8G iPod Nano, took it home and set it up, charged it, loaded it with music, etc. And here's the bad news and the good news. Had I known I could have gotten a 16G model for $20 more I definitely would have gone for it. OTOH, I had no idea it doubled as a pedometer, too! Perfect! (Plus it has an FM radio, a fact I did know about but frankly don't care all that much about.)

I'm reasonably confident someone is going to respond, "Dude, the iPhone has a pedometer app, too!" and blah, blah, blah. Well, don't bother. I already knew it was a somewhat foolish and impulsive purchase, but at least it's a little less foolish, albeit serendipitously, than I thought before I set it up and I've removed a rationale for not going walking until the iPhone is acquired.
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Dude there's a pedometer app for Android.

Or so I assume.
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my tracks for android is supposedly pretty boss i.e. you can share routes with people due to gmaps integration etc.

assuming mr. ridgely is ripping aac files with normal setttings, you're still talking 75 albums or so in 8gb of space. that's at least 70 ish hours of music, which is a fair amount of strolls. even if it supported flac files, you'd still be talking 25 albums.
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totally regular singing and everything. eden's a swell lady. (i am not super happy with the way the recording was engineered and think she deserves better, but that's neither here nor there)
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Kolohe and I are hammering out the set list for a 90's rock opera.

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I had this playing for something like five hours last night, and thought I should admit this so that dhex can both judge me and lose whatever scraps remain of his faith in humanity.

(In my defense, it was first playing because it made me laugh, and then I got engrossed in the website I'm trying to work on and just didn't quite get around to making it stop, 'cause I sort of tuned it out and thus forgot that it was playing.)



Also, does anyone else get something of an Erasure vibe from the music, right around 0:00:38 or so?
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Via AOR Disco, an all Fleetwood Mac mix for your summer parties:

http://aordisco.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/ ... olume.html

Fleetmac Wood Mix For AOR Disco (Volume One)

Many thanks to Lisa Jelliffe aka Roxanne Roll for this mix of Fleetwood Mac edits and interviews, which features exclusives from Psychemagik, Fear of Theydon, Mojo Filter, MarshMellow Mike, Bobby Lee, Smooth Sailing, Flying White Dots and Serotony.

"Fleetmac Wood is a a re-edit project and a party dedicated to Fleetwood Mac," says Jelliffe. "Almost all of these re-edits were commissioned for our first sweaty basement love-in on June 8th. We'll be back soon with more re-edits and more parties. Keep in touch on our Facebook page."

Albatross (Serotony's Bleeding Wound Edit)
Christine Perfect - And That's Saying A Lot (Bobby Lee's Not Saying Much Edit)
Peter Green - One Woman Love (Fear of Theydon Late For The Party Edit)
The Green Manalishi (Mojo Filter Two-Pronger Edit)
Love in Store (MarshMellow Mike Re-Dig)
Seven Wonders (Roxanne Roll's Shadow of the Pyramid Re-edit)
Rhiannon (Flying White Dots Diskomiks)
Family Man '87 Remix (Smooth Sailing Edit)
The Chain (Mojo Filtered Edit)
Oh Well! (Mojo Filter Fleetmac Wood Edit)
Dreams (Psychemagik Remix)
Sara [Bobby Lost & Fear of Theydon's Lost Bhagwan Mix]
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The commercial Compact Disc is thirty years old Monday. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadge ... on-6167906
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