Posts Tagged "music"

Johnny Rottentail, by Amy Ray

Thinking about songs to suggest for Ben’s 20 Songs in 20 Days project, I thought of Johnny Rottentail, by Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls fame). This is another one of those songs that I ended up looping over and over. In fact, I recall driving from Chicago to Columbus, OH, listening to this song on repeat. I can still sing…

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Ben’s Music Project: 20 Songs in 20 Days

Ben has a Tumblr blog! Hoping he doesn’t mind me posting a link on here, but for those interested… here’s a quick overview: Ben Husmann is a nice man who you would enjoy having a drink with or just chatting a while over tea. He loves cooking and painting and bacon and music and he takes a lot of photographs…

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Music from Bloomington, Indiana, Circa 1997: Java and Chive

Recently, I happened across a link to some music that I haven’t heard in a long, long while. While I was an undergraduate at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana… my friend Kevin Seal played a lot of music. Two bands he was involved with were Java and Chive. I’m not 100% clear on when I first heard these songs, or…

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Lucky Dragons: Music via Electronics and Skin Contact

Luke Fishbeck (also known as Lucky Dragons) does some amazing stuff with electronics, music and the variable of skin contact. Make sure to stick with the video for about a minute, as the really magical moment happens at 2:14. ‘Make A Baby’ is the generic term for an ongoing series of experiments into the possibilities of using skin contact between…

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Spoolwork Presents: High Pressure Days – A Spring 2010 DJ Mix

My friend Dave, aka Spoolwork (MySpace | Facebook), just completed a new mix. Entitled “High Pressure Days,” it’s full of hip hop, new wave, disco, electro and soul. Not only that, it’s available for streaming online, and also as a free download to boot! Go give it a spin… 1. Roof (DJ Ayres Remix) – Wale 2. Slippery People (Cosmic…

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The Tunnel Musicians of Chicago

My friend and coworker Brian Leli wrote (and photographed and reecorded) a great piece for Gapers Block, entitled The Tunnel Musicians of Chicago. Brian takes some really great photographs. And from his site, I know he’s a strong writer based on the reflections and thoughts he shares about his many travels. But this article was the first piece I’ve read…

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Turn That TENORI-ON!

Yamaha’s TENORI-ON musical interface. I’m not sure I fully grok exactly what’s going on with this thing, but it’s absolutely mesmerizing to look at. I would love to get my hands on one, just to play around with it for a few hours. [via]

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