https://youtu.be/aIr_IXXLZ8Q This song changed my life when I was a young kid. When people ask me what type of music I prefer, I just need to tell them Nirvana B Sides from now on.
"We are in very early days of the Voice First revolution and Intelligent Voice First interactive advertisements along with true Voice Commerce will form the new backbone to Voice First AI just as pay-per-click and shopping carts formed the last revolution. In the next 10 years “Dumb Pipes” of audio and video channels that do … Continue reading Intelligent Voice First Interactive Advertising
I still remember the first time I heard Cher's "Believe" while in college ... I didn't like the song, but it felt like something important was happening musically at a time that innovation was needed on the radio as we recovered from mid 90's pop-rock in the post-grunge / machine-rock / neo-reggae era... Rihanna is … Continue reading History of Auto-Tune
"There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year." Great associated podcast here.
I'd be ok with this diagnosis. English melo- (“prefix meaning ‘music’”) (from Ancient Greek μέλος (mélos, “song; melody, tune”)) + -maniac (from French maniaque, from Late Latin maniacus, from Ancient Greek μανιακός (maniakós), an adjectival form of μανία (manía, “madness; mad desire, compulsion”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”)). Source: melomaniac - Wiktionary
I'm a big David Bowie fan so, of course, this is amazing to me... but even if you're not into superb music you can still appreciate the technology and work that makes this sort of experience possible. No, we don't have flying cars and jetpacks but this feels a lot like the future... You can … Continue reading Augmented Reality Bowie via The New York Times
[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.106" background_layout="light"] I bought a lot of CD's when I was a teenager. I frequently made use of the Columbia House style deals where you could order 10 CD's for free while paying for just 1 and then canceling after a few obligatory months. The 90's were a beautiful time for music-on-media … Continue reading Spotify in 2018
I'll freely admit that I didn't make it through this without some tears... I don’t think it’s saying too much to suggest that Bowie helped Benj discover his humanity. Like all of us, the parents, the therapists, and teachers, he was drawing the child’s spirit out into the light of relations that could sustain it. … Continue reading Link: How David Bowie helped my autistic son become himself.
We're all suffering from something and we should all be able to admit that without feeling the need to keep on performing for people. It's a serious deficiency of our American culture that we elevate fake stoicism. But gosh, I do love some Tom Petty music. Sad read but maybe it'll help at least one … Continue reading The Day the Music Died
Almost everything else about the song is baffling in a way that may alienate some fans, but potentially exciting to those of us who think the old shtick is a little tired. Most importantly, after his occasionally torpid second solo album Lazaretto, on “Respect Commander,” White sounds like he’s having fun again. Source: Review: Jack White – "Connected … Continue reading Jack White going electronic
The media is built for clicks now, and we were trying to see firsthand how it all works. I feel like I now understand on a much deeper level why Trump got elected. Negativity is what travels. So we learned more about how the internet functions, and how it’s an insane feedback loop. It’s like, … Continue reading The Age of OutrAGE
Why does creativity generally tend to decline as we age? One reason may be that as we grow older, we know more. That’s mostly an advantage, of course. But it also may lead us to ignore evidence that contradicts what we already think. We become too set in our ways to change.What Happens to Creativity … Continue reading Being Creative
Spotify declined to comment; Apple hasn’t responded to request for comment. For the past year, Spotify has argued publicly, and to various regulators in the U.S. and Europe, that Apple’s subscription policies effectively punish third-party music services that use Apple’s platform, while boosting Apple Music, the home-grown service it launched in June 2015. Source: Spotify … Continue reading Spotify and Apple at odds
"Music is the binding agent of our mundane lives. It cements the moments in which we wash the dishes, type the resumes, go to the funerals, have the babies. The stronger the agent, the tougher the memory, and Bowie was NASA-grade epoxy to a sprawling span of freaked-out kids over three generations. He bonded us … Continue reading “I’m a blackstar, not a rock star.”
"'Mic number one was a valve U47, and with the other two on gates I made sure that number two, an 87 placed about 15 feet away from him, would go on at a certain level, while the third mic, another 87 that was all the way at the other end of the room, didn't … Continue reading “Heroes”
I agree with the post linked here... Spotify: Spotify Is the Best Streaming Music Service: "As countless Rdio fans sit back helplessly as their accounts go dark, it’s time to be blunt. Spotify continues to outpace its growing army of competitors, and if you’re going to spend money on a streaming music service, you should … Continue reading My Favorite Music Steaming Service(s)
The ability to change our minds is one of the greatest human blessings. To see an issue or a situation, take into account the data presented, be reminded of our past history of decisions, and ultimately come to a conclusion is a wonderful adaptation our mammalian brains have come up with to help us deal … Continue reading Hey Bullfrog