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(Repost) MP3 Blog #33: Music as Entropy

(…continuing with the reposts, here is one that merges both Xenakis and Joanna Newsom.  BTW, I tend to far prefer Yuji Takahashi’s more visceral version of “Herma” over Aki Takahashi’s version these days.) Music as Entropy: Iannis Xenakis: ”Herma” (1961) … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #98: “The Space Between”

Jacob David Sudol: ”The Space Between” (2008) For soprano, flute, clarinet, cello, and live electronics Performed by Stephanie Aston (voice), Christine Tavolacci (flutes), Przemyslaw Bosak (clarinets), Ashley Walters (cello), Jacob David Sudol (electronics/mixing), Robert Zellickman (conductor) * * * * … Continue reading

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Guest Mp3 Blog #1: “From the land of pity / To that without pity!”

A very dramatic person told me that folk music is dead. I don’t really know if these songs have anything to do with that or with each other, but I thought I would put them all together anyway and see … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #86: Southwest Songs

Warren Zevon: ”Carmelita” Available on Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings ”Charlie’s Medicine” Available on The Envoy ”Accidentally Like a Martyr” Available on Excitable Boy Calexico: ”Black Heart” ”Across the Wire” Available on the excellent album “Feast of Wire” at emusic … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #84: “Sgt. Pepper’s” turns 40

The Beatles:”For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!””A Day in A Life” If you don’t already have “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” buy it now. * * * * * Forty years ago the Beatles’ seminal album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #81: Cries and Trains

The Carter Family:”Engine 143”Available with The Carter Family’s Complete Recordings 1927-1934 R.E.M.”Driver 8”Available on Fables of the Reconstruction * * * * * When the Carter Family sings, their achingly beautiful songs seem to contain endless human cries from endless … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #63: Nancy, In Dreams

Destroyer:”In Dreams”From the album “Thief” available with other Destroyer deals at Merge records Leonard Cohen:”Nancy”Available on the album “Live Songs” * * * * * Socrates said that “No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #52: Belated Best Albums of ’06

Disclaimers:* It may seem probably a little strange to a best of 2006 almost one month into 2007. I began writing this in November and had a draft ready in late December. I wanted to post it the first draft … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #51: Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton:”A Spoonful Blues””Shake It & Break It””Mississippi Boweavil Blues””Devil Sent the Rain” Charlie Patton & Bertha Lee:”Oh Death” All available on the fantastic Charlie Patton Complete Recordings: 1929-1934 and John Fahey’s excellent compilation Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #44: Short Songs and Ballads Wait

Tom Waits:”Bend Down the Branches””You Can Never Hold Back Spring””Shiny Things””If I Have to Go”Available on ”Orphans” ”Lullaby””Woe”Available on ”Blood Money” ”Johnsburg, IllinoisAvailable on ”Swordfishtrombones” ”I’m Still Here””Fawn”Available on ”Alice” * * * * * I honestly think that Tom … Continue reading

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