The Sounds Of Silence.. - And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence ...... From Supreeth
To Everything there is a season.... - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;................ From Supreeth
The Strange Custom of Setting Pianos on Fire | Mental Floss - When an old piano is out of tune and completely out of commission, some say thereâ€™s only one thing left to do: Burn it. Burning an old piano has become something of a tradition for musicians and Air Force members alikeâ€”although no one's exactly sure how it got started. From Nony
Check out the best high-tech music gadgets at SXSW 2016 | PCWorld - Even though the Interactive portion of South By Southwest now draws more attendees than the Music portion, the festivalâ€™s musical roots still resonate throughout its entire duration. For tech companies debuting their newest music gadgets, it makes sense that they come to SXSW to try to make a scene. Watch the video above to see the three coolest, never-before-seen music gadgets we got to play with while in Austin. From X Isle
Jam out with The ARC, an interactive musical experience like no other | PCWorld - Luckily for me, none of that mattered as I stepped up to the ARC, a next-level musical soundboard on show during South by Southwest Interactive. As soon as I put my hands on one of the Arcâ€™s five instruments, I was transformed into a digital DJ, performing a concert for my fellow showgoers hanging out at Deloitte Digitalâ€™s Interplay Lab on 6th Street. From X Isle
SXSW 2016: 5 things to know | www.mystatesman.com - South by Southwest gets going in earnest today, with the start of SXSW Interactive and Film. Here are five things to know:1. A POTUS visit: President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at SXSW, holding court at a 2:30 p.m. Interactive keynote. If you donâ€™t already have a ticket, youâ€™re out of luck. From X Isle
Bob Dylan%u2019s Secret Archive - The New York Times - There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive. It is now revealed that he did keep a private trove of his work, dating back to his earliest days as an artist, including lyrics, correspondence, recordings, films and photographs. That archive of 6,000 pieces has recently been acquired by a group of institutions in Oklahoma for an estimated $15 million to $20 million, and is set to become a resource for academic study. From X Isle
HOLY GRAIL FOOTAGE OF THE SHAGGS FROM 1972 FOUND! - Of all outsider music, none is further outside than The Shaggs. Three young sisters from Fremont, New Hampshire whose harrowing story is like no other pop music story in history, is known at this point far and wide. Their father took them out of school, harassed and abused them to force them to â€śmake music,â€ť hoping to hit it rich off that new rock and roll fad. Since they didnâ€™t have one iota of knowledge about music, the girls invented their own music. An amazing otherworldly music like nothing anyoneâ€™s ears have ever experienced! And being that they were young girls, this music had a great innocence to it, coming through guitar bass and drums. Now I donâ€™t just mean they wrote songs, but that they reinvented music almost in an autistic way. Not knowing their back story early on, itâ€™s amazing that this was created under duress. Everyone that heard it thought it was just the bizarre childish ramblings of the weirdest teens on earth! And they were, but stillâ€¦ From Nony
Sextapes: A Selection of Vintage Erotic & Porn Movie Soundtracks - Flashbak - We only read Playboy for the articles (which since Hugh ‘Housecoat’ Hefner’s throbbing organ swore off naked women is truer than ever), and we only watch vintage skin flicks for the music. French music producer Drixxxe has made compilation tapes of ‘70s softcore pornographic films. Called Sextape (natch.), cultural voyagers and nostalgia hunters can chill out or even get aroused to the sounds of Le Sex Shop, Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, Sex O’Clock USA, Sessomatto, Black Lolita, Aunt Peg, Madame Claude, Emanuelle and the Girls of Madame Claude, Vampyros Lesbos, Skin Flicks, Russ Meyer’s score and much more… From Nony
Cassette Generator - Keep trading the tapes! Just enter some text and click the 'Go' button. A picture of a cassette will be generated for you. Collect 'em, trade 'em, put 'em on your website, or e-mail 'em to your friends. From Nony
The Last Audio Cassette Factory - Bloomberg Business - Springfield, MO-based National Audio Company opened in 1969 and when other major manufacturers abandoned tape manufacturing for CD production in the late 1990s, the company held on tight. Now, the cassette maker is pumping out more cassettes than ever before. (Video By: Jeniece Pettitt, Ryo Ikegami) (Source: Bloomberg) From Nony
The Gerogerigegege | The Weirdest Band in the World - We’ve known about this week’s weird band for a long time, but honestly, we’ve put off writing about them because they’re disgusting. But it’s been a slow week, so I’m finally gonna bite the bullet and tell you about the perverse world of The Gerogerigegege. If you’re not ready for the gay avant-garde Japanese version of GG Allin, stop reading now. From Nony
Vintage drum kits (1920s - 1930s) - Polarity Records Samm Bennett - Hello friends, Samm Bennett here. I am fascinated by the early drum kits: they were very creative assemblages that generally included Chinese tack head tom toms, wood blocks, China-type cymbals, the "low boys" or "sock cymbals" that preceded the modern hi-hat. And of course the big bass drums and snare drums on their spindly little stands. To me these first American forays into multi-percussion setups are things of sculptural beauty. I've collected some photos from here and there around ye olde internets... From Nony
Dinosaur Gardens » Don%u2019t Miss The Great Snatch - For those that arenâ€™t familiar with my band, The Evolution Control Committee has been doing sample-heavy, cut-n-paste music for a long, long time (in our 20th year!). Itâ€™s somewhere between pop and experimental; funkier than Negativland, but smarter than Coldcut. So in collecting sample material for The ECC (and a little similar to Coldcutâ€™s label name, Ninja Tune) I am a black belt crate digger. From Nony
%u25B6 The music behind the worst album covers ever. - YouTube - You've probably seen one of those lists of Worst Album Covers Ever knocking around the internet, and if you're anything like me you'll have wondered what kind of music belongs to such travesties.
It sounds like this, ya drangus. Some is satisfyingly bad, some surprisingly good, and plenty is head-scratchingly odd or incomprehensibly misguided. There's also Junior Parker for some reason, who's just awesome.
Back to the Future Sounds - YouTube - On January 19, 2015 Moog Music Inc. announced their plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of their most sought after 5U large format modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. From Nony
Rapper Faces Life in Prison for Album Cover - Like countless artists before him, San Diego-based rapper Brandon Duncan's new album features a picture of a gun and bullets on its front cover. However Duncan, who raps under the name Tiny Doo, could be the first artist to go to jail for his choice of album art.Duncan faces 25-years-to-life on gang conspiracy charges brought against him this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang." From Nony
30 Painfully Awkward Album Covers - Don't judge an album by its cover. If the music is good, then the cover is irrelevant. This is not the first time we talk about weird album covers. And today we are going to show you 30 more album covers that will make you stop and say "what?" If you enjoyed them as much as we did, tell us your favorite in the comments. From Nony
RUSH – 40th Anniversary Collectors Boxset to be released November 11 - 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013. From Popper
10 Things Tom Petty Hates - Although he recently told Rolling Stone that he’s “not nearly as angry as people think,” Tom Petty sure has expressed strong dislike for a great number of things during recent interviews in support of his new album ‘Hypnotic Eye.’ From hotel room views to popular music and television and even the Catholic church, here are 10 Things Tom Petty Hates:
American Top 40 with Casey Kasem old radio shows from the 1970s and 1980s - free download:
Listen to the very first words of the very first AT40-show from July 4, 1970 (MP3-file, 128 kBit/s - 674 KB / 43 s)!
“Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. This is Casey Kasem in Hollywood, and in the next three hours we'll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending July 11th, 1970. In this hour at number 32 in the countdown, a song that's been a hit four different times in 19 years! And we're just one tune away from the singer with the 10,000 Dollar gold hubcaps on his car! Now, on with the countdown!”
(rem.: The airing was one week before the official date! One station even aired it on July 3.)
listen to the whole show from July 4, 1970 (MP3-file, 128 kBit/s - 134,849 KB / 2 h 24 min) without commercials (original time with commercials was about 3 hours)
Playlist as PDF-file From Popper
Don't close your eyes... - Keith performing his classic on what was to be his final appearance on "Nashville Now" in late March 1989.
His last performance , he would be found dead less than two months later. Take a look back and realize that you are listening to Country Greatness. While his career was tragically cut short, there is little room for debate as to his talent.
Eerie Music Created Using Hacked Record Players and Modified Vinyl Records - Danish musicians Camilla Sřrensen and Greta Christensen of Vinyl Terror & Horror create eerie musical soundscapes using an array of cut and modified vinyl records and hacked record players. This fascinating 7-minute performance provides a glimpse of the group’s sound and technique. Thump has more on the duo. From Nony
Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music - On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. From Nony
7 royalty cheques - How little does the music industry pay artists? Shockingly little. Spotify, the dominant streaming music source in the U.S., is leaking money. They reportedly dole out 70 per cent of their revenue to royalties, and while that number seems high, consider this: each song stream pays an artist between one-sixth and one-eight of a cent. One source claimed that, on streaming music services, an artist requires nearly 50,000 plays to receive the revenue earned from one album sale. Ouch.Indeed, things are getting dire. And here are seven examples of how bad things can get. From Nony
Pictures of 40 Outrageous Banned Album Sleeves - Photos - NME.COM - This week's NME magazine is all about the most interesting stuff that's been banned in the music world. Album covers get banned for all sorts of grisly reasons, and in Beady Eye's case in 2013 the reason it was pulled from supermarkets was a simple nipple. Liam said: "It's not porn, is it? It's classic, man. Classic nipple." From Nony
The Spotnicks - The Rocket Man (1962) - YouTube - Swedish guitar-group The Spotnicks with The Rocket Man (1962). This song with its inspiring melody, which is restlessly driving on was adapted by Bo Winberg from Russian folksong "Polyushka Polye" or "Polyushko-Pole" (Cossack Patrol/Meadowland/Song Of The Plains/Oh My Fields/Cavalry of the Steppes).
Thumbrella: Vinyl Records: Why They (Don%u2019t) Sound Better than Compact Discs - As this is being written, there is (as many of you know) an upward trend in buying new music recordings on vinyl. Record labels are having more vinyl recordings pressed now than they likely have since 1990 because of the demand, which has been on the increase since circa 2007.This is happening because there are audiophiles today who have decided that vinyl LPs â€śsound superior toâ€ť CDs. This is ironic because CDs were developed, mainly, for one reason: to have higher fidelity recordings than even the best vinyl spinning on the best turntable played through the best stereo system could deliver. From Nony
RIP Winamp, 1997-2013: - "Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release."
"Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years."
Read more at http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/5800475/rip-winamp-1997-2013-marking-the-end-of-the-beginning#76e31c5k4Ru61cj5.99 From Popper