Teenage Engineering Record Factory

Compact and portable record cutter that allows you to create your own 5” vinyl records and playback in lo-fi sound. WHOA + NEATO! / via Tom

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A record cutting machine brightly colored with orange and white plastic

Record grooves

Had I never seen these before? I have no idea, but they're neato.

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Microscopic view of a record player needle in the grooves of a vinyl record. The grooves look a bit like a canyon.

Mndsgn “Truth Interlude”

A bit more of Ardhira Putra's illustration paired with some smooth sounds to close out the week.

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Animated blue muscle car in a midcentury modern location with palm trees and a hotel sign

Fire from Elements lll movement

Composed by Katerina Gimon. Performed by the 2022 TMEA Texas All-State Treble Choir under the direction of Dr Lynda Hasseler. This is powerful. / thanks Henry

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A female choir

Perfect Stranger

Mellow, quiet, yearning duet by John Mark Nelson and Sofia Mills (Thanks TikTok)

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A woman sings into a microphone with a man with a beard waits to join the chorus

Joan Shelley’s New Songs Soothe Old Wounds

“These actions are small, she said, like writing new songs to process old wounds. But maybe they prove more meaningful than submitting to darkness.” Listening now. Thanks Zan

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A woman in a blue dress stands in the middle of a barn interior

‘Otomo’ at the Royal Albert Hall

Bonobo close their 5 night residency at the Royal Albert Hall with Anna Lapwood on pipe organ. Her expression of joy is beyond doubt. I can only image how those 9,999 pipes sound irl.

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A close up of a woman playing the pipe organ the the Royal Albert Hall

New Commute

Always looking for new music and super enjoying the singles and playlists of New Commute thanks to posts by Wolf Bomb

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A colorful drawing of Mediterranean folks dancing for an album by Ko Shin Moon

Hiroshima EP

Simon Collison created something that's hard to encapsulate. In one breath, it's an EP of atmospheric music, but as you dig deeper you find it's a diary, a love letter and a reflection, a different way to experience a place.

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An audio cassette with a photo of a Japanese train titled "Hiroshima"

Free

Another _excellent_ music video by Autumn de Wilde for Florence + The Machine. Bill Nighy stars as Florence’s anxiety.

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A man and a woman seated in front of painted flowers that form a heart

Fall On Me

Thanks to the podcast I just listened to, I'm reminded of what was certainly my introduction to R.E.M. with their of their first music videos for this song.

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A grab from a music video. It is a black and white photo with the word FALL written in orange capital letters

A conversation between Rick Rubin and Michael Stipe

This episode of the Broken Record podcast digs into the formative years of R.E.M. and potential future projects / via @davidpurcell505

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A man with glasses tilts his head off to the side. He is wearing a blue t-shirt and navy blazer.

Orange Blood

Woke up reflecting on something that was related to the color orange, did a music search and this song came up and I dig it. Lovely randomness.

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An illustration of a sunrise

Born to Love

Just played this Ray LaMontagne song to fill the rest of the afternoon with some warm feelings. Nice addition of Sierra Ferrell's vocals to the track.

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What appears to be a warm toned fabric pattern with flowers and leaves.

Gyorgy Ligeti’s Artikulation visualized by Rainer Wehinger

Donald Craig scanned the pages of visualization from the 70's and synchronized them with the music. / via @pixlpa

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A graphical visualization of music

A Journey…

Waking up and listening to this album by Hinako Omori thanks to Simon Collison. Having coffee. Easing into Saturday.

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An abstract album cover with black and white images set in rectangles on a light gray background. A few lines are drawn randomly

I Am Stretched On Your Grave

Chuck's post goes down so many lovely rabbit holes. A low res performance by Sinéad O’Connor that draws you in. A newsletter by Neko Case. The underlying beats. Another cover of the cover.

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A woman on stage, grips a microphone, her other hand reaches upward. Bathed in white and red light

Florence + The Machine – King

A music video where you stay for the credits. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, choreographed by Ryan Heffington with costumes by Kate Mulleavy & Laure Mulleavy. 🔥

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A woman in a magenta robe floats up the steps of an industrial building of concrete, followed by a group of women in flowing dresses contorting themselves behind

Documentary about how The Traveling Wilburys formed

Even all low-res it was lovely to see how this album came to be and friendships preserved.

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The Traveling Wilbur's band logo

Goodnight, Metal Friend Mix #21

Seth Werkheiser's mix of spooky doom, ambient, gloomy tunes to help you fall asleep. I think these tracks are great for focus while working or thinking, or thinking at work! It's like being in some sci-fi movie.

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Graphic design cover for a mix of spooky doom, ambient, gloomy tunes

Simon Collison’s favorite music of 2021

Colly curates music he finds interesting each week and then makes a huge list with meaningful descriptions and links to streaming services at the end of each year.

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A list of favorite albums of 2021

Hans Zimmer career timeline

Dig this series from Vanity Fair where creative folks describe highlights (and low points) of their career. This one from Hans Zimmer makes me appreciate his soundtracks even more.

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A profile of a man and a timeline of movie stills

Browsing music another way

Jon Hicks wanted to "Restore some kind of physicality to my digital music collection" and I think he succeeded. (Scroll down to the link for Leigh's video demonstration)

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Small record covers printed out on square Moo cards

ABBA Voyage

There were murmurs that new ABBA music would be coming for some time, but now that it's just days away? Yeah, I'm giddy.

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A teaser for a new album for the Swedish band ABBA

Opera + a rock quarry

I've kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn't want it to go away, so I'm saving it here.

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A woman in a red dress sings surrounded by a rock quarry

Dancing to Sirens

I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here's a story about his new song - "a tribute to a time that is hopefully over."

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A bearded man with glasse holds a bundle of sheets and towels and fabric items

The Smile, live

Metafilter collects links to videos and downloads for this performance at the virtual Glastonbury festival. Featuring Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead) with drummer Tom Skinner.

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A fox rides a bike at night

The Linda Lindas “Racist Sexist Boy”

Poser. Blockhead. Riffraff. Jerkface.

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A rock band comprised of four young women performing a song in a library

Hide and Seek, harmony build

I love falling into rabbit holes of harmony. I also realize this is likely lip sync'd, but that's okay. The premise is solid.

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Multiple TikTok screenshots of a bearded man in a beanie singing into a microphone

Homemade modular synthesizer

It certainly looks neato. / via Tom

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A synthesizer with wood paneling

Mohabbat

A wonderful way to ease into the day with this track from the album Vulture Prince by Arooj Aftab. Thanks Simon!

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An album cover in deep purples with a portrai of a woman lit quietly from the side

Your Power

Billie and Finneas Eilish perform the single out in some sandy place (Simi Valley?). Dig all the tones in every way.

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Two musicians dressed in beige on a small black stage in a sandy environ

Escape your geographic music bubble

Shake music monoculture with this data essay by The Pudding / via Creative Mornings (excellent) email newsletter

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A tan map with text about music in Cincinnati

Voyager

Trent Walton started a project making music, collaborating with his sons and packing it all up with not just album artwork, but mini videos (that loop on Spotify) for each track. I dig everything about this.

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Album cover with an astronaut Helmut

girl in red “Seratonin”

"This is terrific." - @hotdogsladies / Agreed 1000%

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Woman holding red balloons

Scratchcard Lanyard

An excellent video by the band Dry Cleaning, directed by Rottingdean Bazaar / via Frank Chimero

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A woman with curtains for hair

J.S. Ondara “Lebanon”

I linked this song back in 2019. Got lost in the tracks today and went down a rabbit hole. Bringing it back to the top cos it holds up.

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Silhouette of a man with a hat done in charcoal

Noga Erez “VIEWS”

Featuring Reo Cragun & ROUSSO. Currently watching this video from the beginning to the end whenever I need a transition.

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People on stairs choreographed for a music video

Yo-Yo Ma, and a bit of his impromptu vaccination site concert

Easing into the day listening to this and nodding my head in agreement with Jason. Let's invest in the arts.

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After getting his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Berkshire Community College, Yo-Yo Ma got out his cello and performed a 15-minute impromptu concert for the others folks at the clinic.

Radio Garden

Spin the globe and jam out. / via Coudal Partners

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Nickleback is on TikTok

They're off to a good start. / via Links I Would Chat You if We Were Friends

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Miley Cyrus: Tiny Desk Concert

Happening now. Kicking off with Fade into You... This is going to be good. (It was indeed good, but it was also TOO SHORT! I know, that's the format. But still.)

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Tiktok: The Sea shanty ‘Wellerman’ has gone viral

This stuff gives me goosebumps. Imagine if TikTok started to make high quality audio and video stems a part of their platform...

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Lubalin Closing Out 2020 on a High Note

Saw the attorney general one and was pleased to see a larger span of music.

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Gordi – Heaven I Know

Live on KEXP. I've heard of Gordi before, but hadn't heard this. It's a sublime, building performance / via SeanSharp

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evermore

Taylor Swift’s new album drops at midnight.

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For The Longest Time (Quarantine Edition)

Whoa, oh ohhh oh

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Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Did I ever link this up? My WORD it is GOOD. (Hold on, it benefits from a wee bit of scrubbing)

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Air Conditioned Dork

This music video definitely captures a vibe, feelings and beauty / via yewknee

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Andy Shauf – “Clove Cigarette”

This music video was shot with LiDAR. Dig it. / via Yewknee

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Ohio music playlist w/ Kim Deal

Listen to Kim and Kyle spin some Ohio tunes. Also? Register to vote.

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A message from Tyler

Tyler Childers is a country musician in Kentucky with an excellent new album and a message about justice for all.

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NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far)

Trying to expand my listening habits. Picking albums from the list to accomplish said goal.

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Folklore (Taylor Swift album)

This makes me happy. Looking forward to listening today? Well, maybe not tonight, midnight is far away.

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Bohemian Rhapsody | A Synchronized Roller Coaster

Mesmerizing / via waxy

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Choir! Epic! Nights with Colin Hay

Adding Choir! Choir! Choir! to my post Covid bucket list / video via Merlin Mann

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Avenuebeat “F 2020”

(I now only experience TikTok through a browser)

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JazzKeys, by Plan8

Type a message, make a jazz song, share with others! Kind of amazing. (It even "plays" your typos and corrections) /via waxy

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The Countermelodies That Changed Us: A Lifetime Of Loving Indigo Girls

Filing away to read. I love the Indigo Girls

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