Pat Metheny on Kenny G

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Pat Metheny. Wow. Worth a read. But when Kenny G decided that it was appropriate for him to defile the music of the man who is probably the greatest jazz musician that has ever lived by spewing his lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, fucked up playing all over one of the great Louis's tracks (even one of …

Two fabulous mass settings

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Having been listening to renaissance masses for the last couple of weeks, here are a pair of modern ones that were new to me today. I love them both. Thanks to Patrick and Chris for the links (Spotify). Frank Weir And His Concert Orchestra – 20th Century Folk Mass (Broadway does God) Will Todd, Vasari Singers – Mass In Blue (Jazz / …

Getting playlists into and out of Spotify

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Much as I love Spotify, I worry that my playlists and starred items (I use the star to note that I like a tune and want it downloaded to my mobile devices) are only in Spotify, and that a) new services will come along and b) Spotify doesn’t pay artists much if anything. There is no obvious way to get playlists out …

Complaints choir

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Complaints Choir: The World’s Mundane Grievances Set to Song | Brain Pickings. Every town needs one. Time for Fi ‘n’ me to set one up in Hong Kong. I love the idea. Crowdsource your grievances, set them to music and then perform at a few choice locations. There are lots of both of these in HK, of course. I wonder …

The Bond Responses

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Finally got round to listening to these: fabulous. Thanks to all who have shared the link over the last few weeks. via YouTube – The Bond Responses.