Words, no melody = poem Words sung with melody and instruments = song Words sung, no instruments = a cappella Melody played with instruments, no words = instrumental Why am I asking this? I’m playing this 2004 Dr John album for the first time, and he refers to the first track “Quatre Parishe” as a […]
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Yogi: I can’t, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If […]
I just started reading Neil Young’s autobiography – it’s a real page-turner, and in the first few pages he talks about his collections – cars, amplifiers, model trains. Then about sound quality of replayed recorded music. It occurred to me that he might be an audiophile. http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2014/03/neil-youngs-home-stereo-system.html?m=1 He says a lot about how as a […]
How many times have I flicked past one of their albums in a box of Kamahl, Clayderman, or Doonican? Well, if I had a Dollar etc. Today I stumbled across their biog on Wikipedia and was startled to see that their music is nothing of what I have thought it is. So I resorted to […]
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Some hardware and software options for simple copying to digital files. I will be doing this soon with Audacity and the new Schiit ADC just announced. I’ll report on my experience.
I enjoyed the group listening at Paul Quilter’s monthly music evening at PQ Imports HQ in Tamahere, last night. Highlights for me were: The Blind Boys of Alabama – Spirit of the Century Loggins & Messina – Mother Lode (on original vinyl) Jim Suhler Sacred Spirit – Vol. 2: Culture Clash Brian Eno – Nerve […]