60 ’65 45s [Rerun Sunday]

A fella only turns 45 once (time travel and reincarnation notwithstanding). And, being the pop music geek that I am, I decided to honor the occasion by making a couple of suitably themed mix CDs to give away as door prizes (first 45 celebrants only!) at today’s birthday bashes. And, …

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None of us are free

I made this mix CD almost a decade ago. The two most recent tracks on it (the first and the last, as it turns out) are from 2002. None of the others are more recent than 1989. The oldest track turned 75 earlier this year. These days, however, the whole …

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Last week’s links

Call off the dogs! We’re back up to a half dozen this week. What goes around comes around? What goes around doesn’t quite come around What goes around could be made to come around What goes around makes pretty pictures Digital music distribution… …and other copyright conundrums

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I am what I play…

As I mentioned last week, I had the honor of being a guest programmer for about 20 minutes worth of “FutureMixtape“. (Thanks again to Matt May and Jess Havens for the invitation and the long-distance hospitality). Technical difficulties got in the way of the plan for me to say a …

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So you had better do as you are told…

My friends Matt May and Jess Havens (no website of her own, so no link…sorry!) have recently started a weekly radio show called “FutureMixtape” on KEOS in College Station, TX. They’ve asked some of their friends to curate 15-20 minute sets of tunes each week … and they were bold …

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Last week’s links

A half dozen of the most interesting things to pass through my browser in the past seven days. Reworked pop songs Reworked Virginia Woolf Violent future? Violent media? Pianos that play themselves Papers that write themselves

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