Tag Archives: music

Four Notes

28 Mar

If you know four notes, teach someone who knows three.
Gustavo Dudamel

Ice Cube celebrates Eames

9 Dec

This is going green 1949-style, sale bitch. Believe that.“


Hip Hop History in Four Minutes

10 Apr

[via @marissa]


A True Legend

28 Feb

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
Miles Davis

Shaquille O’Neal Conducts The Boston Pops

21 Dec

It’s a wonder the musicians were able to get through the songs without busting out laughing.

[via TBJ]


Isle of Tune

20 Dec

Isle of Tune is a music sequencer that you use by building a neighbor hood. Each element (ie. house, tree, street lamp, etc.) has a different sound, which is played as a car or cars drive around your neighborhood. Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ is an obviously popular island.

[via Kottke]


PVC medley

1 Dec

Watching this kid kill it on the PVC organ reminds me how long it’s been since I’ve seen a Blue Man Group show. Gotta change that.

[via Cameron Moll]


That’s how you want Bob Dylan

2 Oct

President Obama tells Rolling Stone what his experience with Bob Dylan was like.

Here’s what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you’d expect he would be. He wouldn’t come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practicing before the set in the evening. He didn’t want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn’t show up to that. He came in and played “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” A beautiful rendition. The guy is so steeped in this stuff that he can just come up with some new arrangement, and the song sounds completely different. Finishes the song, steps off the stage — I’m sitting right in the front row — comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin, and then leaves. And that was it — then he left. That was our only interaction with him. And I thought: That’s how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don’t want him to be all cheesin’ and grinnin’ with you. You want him to be a little skeptical about the whole enterprise.

[via clusterflock]


More F**k You

24 Aug

As predicted, Cee-Lo Green’s new song “F**k You” is sweeping the land. It’s garnered millions of views and is now spurring remixes and mash-ups of all sorts.

There was the addition of a 50 Cent verse:

And now The Dallas Observer has collected some famous movie scenes that have been set to Cee-Lo’s masterpiece. The best one is easily the “Shawshank Redemption” version.

[via Kottke and clusterflock]


The Rap Map

23 Aug

Any fan of rap music knows how prevalent geographic references are in lyrics. Now, there’s a map for that.

[via Kottke]