Tag Archives: Music

Cloud confusion

I have more than 40GB of music I’ve ripped from my own CDs, purchased from a variety of locations (eMusic, Amazon, iTunes, some musicians’ own websites) and in a few cases, yes, pirated. I listen to music at work, at home, in my car, and while running, and it’d be really nice to be able [...]

Quick ACL reviews

Here are some quick reviews of shows I saw at Austin City Limits. Shows that were really great: John Legend – He’s quite a showman. He made a comment about ACL not usually having much R&B, but I think he probably convinced them it was a smart move. Kings of Leon – I only caught [...]

Music coming to Boston

Ever since we took a trip to see OK Go in Providence earlier this month, I’ve realized how much I miss going to shows. They really put on a great concert. They did an acoustic couple of songs in the center of the crowd, and a couple of excellent covers, too. (And Providence is really [...]

What music have you listened to lately?

In response to something Chris said last night, I’d like to try an experiment. I’d like everyone to tell me what the last three albums you’ve purchased or downloaded have been. I’ll do the same. I don’t know what the goal of this is, but I intend to listen to some of the stuff mentioned, [...]

Musical Notation

My mind tends to wander. The other day it wandered to the following question: “What is the oldest surviving piece of written music?” I knew that modern musical notation was a relatively recent creation (probably less than a thousand years old), but I was certain that there must have been earlier techniques for writing down [...]