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Björk / Song Exploder

I’m as sensitive as the next person to the arguments of New Criticism, a movement in literary criticism that argues that any piece of literature should be regarded as an isolated aesthetic object, detached from the author, his or her intentions, the historical context, etc. 271 more words

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François Rauber

I’m a huge admirer of François Rauber. He’s one of the most prolific arrangers in the classic chanson française, working with Jacques Brel from the 3rd album until the end, and collaborating with just about any French singer in the 1960s and ’70s. 50 more words

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Music and Mac in the 80's

This one is for the geeks: a 30 minute Apple infomercial from 1988 about making music on the Mac, featuring Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Tony Williams, and many others, as well as some unbelievable haircuts. 26 more words

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Bowie's back

After years of rumors about his health, and the beautiful, but rather predictable “The Next Day” album from 2013, his Highness David is back with a brilliant 10 minute track and video that’s just so original and strange that it’s impossible to predict where it will go, and has you on the edge of your seat the whole time. 27 more words

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Karen Carpenter, drummer

Just realised what an incredible drummer this girl was, on top of being a world class singer.

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Notion Handwriting

Amazing new feature just added to one of my favorite iPad apps. Seriously time-saving!

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