In honour of this charming story, I have hidden a clue in the title of this post. Those who find the answer shall be rewarded sevenfold
According to a study conducted by Swiss cheesemaker Beat Wampfler and a team of researchers from the Bern University of Arts, while hip-hop made it ‘funky’, cheese made whilst rocking out to Led Zeppelin or relaxed with Mozart had milder zests. Gouda thought it!
Mood music App, Endel, has been signed to produce 20 albums this year and has already released 5.
“I’m certain listeners enjoying these new albums will benefit from reduced anxiety and improved mood,” said Kevin Gore, president of Warner Music.
An exciting new dawn for music, or the beginning of the end?
Are you a Spotify Premium Family subscriber? Or, are you toying with becoming one? Spotify are trying to entice new subscribers to it’s family plan by offering a free mini google speaker worth £50 to customers. Unusually, this offer is also open to existing subscribers. I know this works because I’ve just done it and my speaker is on it’s way to me. Click on the link below to go to the relevant page.
[If you are already a family subscriber, scroll down to the link in the blue band hallway down the page]
A ‘Breaking News’ banner just popped up on the BBC News website saying that Prodigy member Keith Flint has died, aged 49. No other information available just now.
No, not a prediction – I’m no hunchback – just something I’m loving right now and think you might too. “The Comet Is Coming are a London-based band who incorporate elements of Jazz, Electronica, Funk and Psychedelic Rock”, and, for once, the blurb is actually spot on.
https://youtu.be/9yEM-IgR69YVideo can’t be loaded: The Comet Is Coming – Summon The Fire (Audio) (https://youtu.be/9yEM-IgR69Y)
I know it’s just a made up day by ‘Big Card’ to get us all acting out of character, but surely being loved up, however it occurs is better than Hatin’ – no?
Anyway, lets have your favourite Loved-Up vibes. I’ve started a collaborative playlist, so feel free to add your choons if you so wish, and if you would like to, please add a dedication to the one you love 🙂
An unfortunately slight, but nevertheless interesting video interview with the Sproutmeister can be found on the BBC website. But you don’t need to look for it, just click the link.
The extract in the first comment is from the newest [unpublished] book by a famous author.
I was excite when I saw that [she/he] has a new book on the way and thought that it’s one to watch out for.
But then I read the ‘sneak peek’
I was disappoint. But am I being too critical? After all, taking lines out of context and judging them is harsh, no?
I welcome your thoughts
[and should you know who wrote the lines, please don’t give it away]
Amazingly the world continues to exist today, and these are some of the stories I found interesting whilst perusing the internet. Your thoughts are encouraged [links to articles in comments]
If you have a song that’s exciting you as we hurtle into 2019, please share it here. I’ll start with this. I wasn’t taken with his breakthrough hit ‘Take Me To Church ‘ although I appreciated his vocal on the track, but this song has hit me hard. I think it’s exceptional.
A bit of fun to brighten up a dull and dreary Friday. Although it’s been around for a while, I hadn’t seen this, so maybe you haven’t either. It made me cry tears of joy – and I love Apple
Sad news today that Richard Swift has died aged just 41. Lots of tributes from musicians he worked with over the years. I have a couple of his albums from many years back, (the song in the video ‘Songs of National Freedom‘ is a family favourite at Lemon Hope House) and his recent collaborations with Damien Jurado on his Maraqopa trilogy and with Dan Auerbach in The Arcs were excellent.
If you would be so kind, I’m compiling a playlist of songs for a friend and it’s turned into ‘Songs About Fishing’ I currently have two 1. Van Morrison – ‘And It Stoned Me’ & 2. Chas & Dave – ‘Wonder Where He Is Now’. If you could help me out with further suggestions that would be just super!
Or, if you prefer, come up with a clever pun on pop star names, for example, Johnny Marmite [gedditt?] Think you can do better? Go on then
Ryan Adams sounds, for the most part, like Ryan Adams. Ok, he has gone ‘off piste’ many times with his unofficial output, but on record you pretty much know what you’re gonna get and the same is true of most artists. But back in 2001 his band Whiskeytown released their album ‘Pneumonia’. Track nine was a song called ‘Paper Moon’. which is notable for sounding like nothing else in his catalogue, so much so that I would argue that you would be hard pressed to identify the artist if you heard it ‘blind’. Can you think of any other examples like this? Remember that Richard Thompson techno track that closed his last album, or the Manic’s foray into skiffle? Any more?
We’ve all got lots of artists in our collections of whom we have multiple albums. Unfortunately, the ‘Government’ are introducing a law to limit the number of albums one can own by any one artist to just two. Multiple artist detector vans will patrol the country on a 24/7 basis, seeking out lawbreakers who will be rounded up and held at a secret location near Hull. Here they will be subjected to a cruel and unusual punishment of a playlist, on rotation, consisting of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovich, Kevin Keegan and Nickleback, which will be blasted at them, Abu Ghraib style. Light relief will be provided by a local ginger ‘Funster’ who will ‘DJ’ the choons and provide ‘amusing’ quips [of a mostly sexual nature] until such time that the prisoner can take no more [average resistance of 11 minutes expected] No-one wants to have to suffer this punishment, so it’s time to decide – which two albums will you keep? Some artists are easy, having made only one or two albums – The La’s, for example. Others are easy because they only made two albums worth keeping, The Beatles, or Van Morrison, etc. But some are very difficult indeed, having » Continue Reading.
From the SDE website – The deal you’ve been waiting for has arrived!
Amazing price for last year’s Roxy Music super deluxe edition right now in the UK!
Yes, here’s the deal that many of you are waiting for and even predicted. The 3CD+DVD set, which includes the album, demos, outtakes, BBC sessions, Steven Wilson 5.1 mix and a superb 136-page hardcover book which has constantly stayed around the £130 mark, is now just £55 via Amazon UK, which is at least £50 cheaper than it has been anywhere in Britain. I don’t know how long this is going to last, so get in while you can!
Some of it is for dancing, some of it makes me laugh. Sometimes I’m awed by the beauty or the mind that created it. And some of it can crack me up emotionally, film and TV scenes, a story or just a passage in a book, but mostly it’s music what does it. ‘Stay’ by The Blue Nile is one such track. Whenever I try to sing along to it I can’t get through the line, ‘Stay, I will understand you’ without a massive lump in my throat choking up the words. It’s such an unusual line, and so desperate. I think it’s probably their best song.*
So if you care to, why not take an emotional journey and share the art that does you in, cracks you up & hits you in the feels – that is so good you can’t get the words out. [or, just enjoy the video]
This is what happens when artists at the top of their game collaborate. One of the best ‘videos’* you’ll see all year
*not really a video
From Friday the NME will no longer be available as a weekly magazine. The final edition will bring to an end 66 years as one of the UK’s most iconic music publications.
I didn’t even know it had been free for over two years, so it won’t make a whole lot of difference to the current me, but the 17 year old me will miss it – sort of.
David Byrne has issued an apology for not having any women play on his new album – ‘American Utopia’ Does anyone else feel uneasy about that? I see myself as someone who believes in equality for all [that’s a simplified version what I believe, in order to keep this post short] But I wonder can I actually say that when I read about this issue and don’t fully support the ‘solution’? I welcome your views, partly as I am interested in what a mainly white & male blog has to say about a problem that we seem to be right in the middle of [albeit not as much as David Byrne is right now] and also, of course, because it’s not just white males who post here, but also because I believe that this place isn’t just an echo chamber and that I might learn something by asking the question.
Listening as I write, very Afterword friendly I must say.
Might appeal to – anyone who contributed to the HJH top ten post
Maybe it’s just the telly I happen to be watching, but it has come to my attention that a lot of the actors are crying out of just one eye. How can this be? I don’t know. Any other ‘Strange’ things you’ve noticed recently?