Posts Tagged "music"

Old Grey Bonnet: Elderly Couple’s Piano Duet

Fran and Marlo Cowan have been married for 62 years. They played an impromptu song on a piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium in 2008, and YouTube fame arrived soon after. I like to think I’m someone who keeps pretty current on the latest online memes, but I had no idea about this video until just today. Really glad I…

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Glenn Gould: Bach, Goldberg Variations, 26-30

I first heard of Glenn Gould after seeing a movie entitled Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould – a series of vignettes highlighting certain moments and aspects of his brillian career (and eccentric lifestyle). I don’t know a ton of Gould’s work, but I’m most familiar with his Goldberg Variations album. It’s strange, but whenever I hear this I’m…

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Andrea Bocelli: Con te Partiro

In going over my iTunes library… I happened across an album I haven’t listened to in a long while: Romanza, by Andrea Bocelli. Immediately, I clicked on the one song that made me buy this album in the first place: Con te Partiro. I’ve mentioned this before, but it was a long time ago… so I’ll recap. When I was…

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JVO on WGN

Yesterday, James was featured on WGN TV on a segment about music. Lots of us were gathered around various monitors, watching the midday show online, and got to see him being interviewed by Steve Sanders. Well, things didn’t start off very well. During an earlier sports segment, when they were showing clips from the previous Blackhawks game… this lovely screen…

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Who Knew Charo Was a Kick Ass Guitarist?

This is Charo, performing Malagueña on the guitar. From her Wikipedia entry comes this interesting tidbit: “One of Charo’s regrets is that because of her flamboyant stage presence, she has been overlooked as a serious guitar player.” I had no idea – color me impressed. More guitar videeos over at the original MetaFilter thread.

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SolarBeat: Music of the Spheres

SolarBeat is a Flash-based musicbox that uses the orbital frequencies of our solar system. Made by Whitevinyl, the produces a series of ambient tones that are really quite pleasing, and you can adjust the tempo to whatever you like. A very clean and lovely experiment, mixing science and sound. [via Justin] Related:pi10k

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Incredibox: A Capella Beat Box Fun

Incredibox is a great little Flash project that lets you mix your own little a capella beat box. The interface is super slick, and the sheer act of adding in loops is pleasurable. I also love how the bonus interstitials have little “unlock” requirements, before you can view them. Really well executed, and quite a lot of fun. I love…

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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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