October 4, 2012
Here is a link to the Open Culture web site where they have a post with jazz piano great Bill Evans talking about improvisation. The accompanying video, “The Universal Mind of Bill Evans”, is about 45 minutes long. Worth the time and attention.
September 14, 2010
Joshua Wolf Shenk has a new series on Slate.com on creative pairs, Two is the Magic Number. Accompanying a long essay is a 3+ minute video on John Lennon and Paul McCartney's creative relationship. Related to the previous post here on creative relationship evidenced by remixing, this article explores in depth the "myth of the lone creator". This is Part 1, here is Part 2, Part 3. Enjoy.
September 14, 2010
Everything is a Remix
Everything is a Remixis part one of what promises to be a very interesting and well done web series video by “Kirby”. Lasting about 7 minutes, this first installment covers the relationship of elements from some music sources to another in hip hop and rock. The creative journey has many avenues. Cool. I’ll be waiting for the next parts. Watch it here. (Thanks John Gruber)
September 16, 2010
Here is a link to a response to the above written by
November 3, 2008
This video brought tears to my eyes. Stand By Me, performed by Ben E. King and written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, is a great song to begin with, but this takes it to a new, universal level. I wonder what the story of the making of this is- who made it, how, and why. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one become very popular, at least for a time.
Enjoy- and imagine!
August 25, 2008
Two titans of imaginative music have recorded together again after 30 years. David Byrne and Brian Eno have released a new album, "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today". At this time, the album is only available from their web site, Everythingthathappens.com, and is available in many formats. Generously, they have provided a way to embed the album on web sites so here it is! See if you like it- it's all here! What do you think about the music, the business model, etc.?