This Youtube track of 10 hours of ambient noise from an icebreaker in the frozen arctic is a perfect soundtrack for me to work to during the day (or to sleep to). It’s right up there with 12 hours of Deckard’s apartment sound. Interesting I find this clip on the same day The New York […]
The Economist’s Prospero blog explains it’s millenials, not baby boomers, who are driving the boom in vinyl sales: Many consider nostalgia the driving force behind this uptick. Turntables are cheap and easy to get hold of (a Crosley costs less than $100 on Amazon) and so furnish baby boomers with a good excuse to dust […]
Apple AirPods review: wireless that wows, earbuds that don’t: If you’ve had trouble with EarPods staying in your ears, there’s a good chance you’ll also struggle with AirPods. There are slight differences in the shapes, which you can see when you put them side by side — EarPods are a bit more round and AirPods […]
(sing the title like Neil Young’s Old Man) Jim Dalrymple is happy to report Neil Young has put his albums back in Apple Music. So nobody bought your shitty, Toblerone-shaped PonoPlayer, did they, Neil? I think a lot of us knew this wasn’t going to work when he first launched his Kickstarter project for it […]
One of my good friends from childhood just shared this video with me of Weezer playing on The David Letterman Show in 1995: First off, look at what Rivers Cuomo is wearing. He looks like he just got off the school bus. Nice khakis. Secondly, how great do they sound? It sounds almost the same […]
This is great. The theme song to my favorite NES game, Metroid, played by a Mariachi band: They have a Kickstarter project for a second album they’re making, which I’m backing right now.
Pitchfork: Radiohead Erase Internet Presence: Radiohead’s internet presence is disappearing. As Reddit users noted, their website slowly decreased in opacity until it went entirely blank. It appears that tweets and Facebook posts from their accounts have been steadily disappearing. Update (5/1, 2:00 p.m. ET): There are no longer any tweets or Facebook posts on the […]
Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’ already pirated 500,000 times: Kanye West’s new album ‘The Life of Pablo’ may have been released as exclusive to Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal, but it didn’t stay that way for long. The BBC reports today that West’s new album has over 500,000 pirated copies in circulation and is at […]
I just saw Ty Segall and the Muggers Monday night at The Filmore here in San Francisco. Great show. And Ty’s new album, Emotional Mugger is also great. Here’s a piece from Pitchfork’s review: When Segall rolled out the album by mailing VHS copies to writers, he shared a clinical definition of “emotional mugging,” explaining, […]
If you dig Nina Simone, jazz and/or documentaries, I highly recommend What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix. Like most extremely talented people, she was a complex person, battling her own, personal demons.
RZA is tempted to steal back the $2 million Wu-Tang album: Pretty much everyone was sad to learn this week that the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s new album was sold to Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old pharmaceutical executive who made millions by raising the price of a life-saving anti-parasitic drug by 4,000 percent. Bloomberg […]
Jack White’s Nashville-based label Third Man Records will release the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s blizzard-shrouded western The Hateful Eight on vinyl. The four-side, 28-song soundtrack includes new work from Italian composer Ennio Morricone, despite a spat in 2013 during which Morricone said he never wanted to work with Tarantino again. Tarantino has used Morricone’s music […]