This was done by friend of mine based on lyrics written by his 9-year old niece when she was asked to pen a song about a goat. I think it's wicked awesome.
It’s true!!! Because they were programmed to! Okay, I know that I normally blog about heavier subjects, but please indulge me in a moment of whimsy. Recently on my personal blog I did an entry featuring a bit of computer animation I had discovered that offers a fascinating presentation of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in […]
Interesting visualization. Gives you a different perspective of what’s going on in the piece–without the pain of sheet music! Love the build over the course of the piece, and it’s neat to see my favorite passages laid out graphically.
EDIT: Comments below revised. SDG here with another Christmas song from Straight No Chaser, this time a straight rendition of Silent Night. And also, I can’t resist posting a non-Christmas acapella song pointed out to me by JA.o reader Matheus on another subject beloved of JA.o fans. I have a few comments on this one […]
CD sales are down, but online sales haven’t picked up the slack. But here’s a piece of good news: Sales of rap, which had provided the industry with a lifeboat in recent years, fell far more than the overall market last year with a drop of almost 21 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Maybe the […]
Good news, everybody! EMI–one of the world’s largest music labels–has decided to give DRM-free online music a try. The deal is they’ll start selling their entire catalogue (except The Beatles) via iTunes in DRM-free form for $1.29 a song (up from 99 cents a song for the DRM-hobbled version of the music). Personally, I’d pay […]
If true, then GOOD. HERE’S STEVE JOBS’ ORIGINAL ESSAY. EXCERPT: Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best […]
A piece back I decided I wanted to listen to some songs by the Beatles, so I went to the iTunes music store and typed in their name. Know how many songs were available for download? Absolutely none. The Beatles, y’see, (technically, Apple Corps, which is responsible for looking after their copyrights) has not allowed […]
There have been a lot of sightings lately of the recently-deceased Johnny Cash. No, he hasn’t been backing-up Elvis at Memphis honky-tonks. His music has been selling like hotcakes. "In life, Johnny Cash was merely a legend. In death, he is proving immortal. "Almost three years after he died at the age of 71 after […]
Down yonder, a reader writes: I would like to see someone write a long article on the strange combination of traditional values like patriotism, family and a faith that plays right alongside praising infidelity, praising being drunk and Tim McGraw’s ambivalent song about abortion. There seems to be a strange disconnect among Country singers and […]