Monday, October 22, 2012

Music Movie Posters

Music and movies...
c'est classique, oui?

 Let's sing! Let's rock!
 Let's make the scene!

oh, let's do!

Dig this action Daddy-o!

but wait a minute...
wasn't Les Brown the guy
who did the music for Bob Hope?

Best. Rock. Video. Ever.

Nice axe. Man.

David McCallum...?
as in Chief Medical Examiner Donald "Ducky" Mallard?
as in Illya Nickovetch Kuryakin ?


(with a little help from our friends)

biggest line-up of stars ever,
and they put the audience on the poster.

coincidence or ...?

The music that thrilled the world...
and the killing that stunned it.

the audience has left the building.

The historic farewell performance
of the king of glitter rock.

This ain't just rock and roll.

This is overdue.

Music is the weapon.



Waking Up to Music

it's older than you think...
In fact, it's older than you!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Original Music Humour


Talkin' Bob Dylan

5. Dylan’s first professional recording
    was as a harmonica player at a Harry Belafonte session.

12. During his days in Greenwich Village in the 1960s,
      Dylan became a chess fiend.

14. Bob Dylan appeared with Joni Mitchell
      on the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show.

24. Dylan’s first draft of “Like a Rolling Stone” was six pages long.

41. After Elvis died, Dylan didn’t speak to anyone for a week.

50. Since 1988, as part of his “Never-Ending Tour,”
      Bob Dylan has played at least 100 concerts per year.

53. “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35? was recorded in one take.

66. Dylan has nine grandchildren and sports a bumper
      sticker on his car that reads “World’s Greatest Grandpa.”

for 61 more things you (probably) don't know about Bob...

69 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Dylan


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Something's Lost...

... when something's gained.

there's a lot to like about digital music,
especially when you combine it with
the possibilities of the internet...

but it's not all good.

when it's just a sonic experience,
it's a less intensive
than it used to be...

ironically, perhaps, given the hype of the digerati,
it becomes a less interactive experience.

as a digital file, it's pretty anonymous-
just another line of text on a screen.

there is no "it", in the way there once was.
there s no "thing", no "object", no "commodity"
and so where there was once a tactile experience,
now there's just one more "click" in a day
where clicking is hardly a novel experience.

and there's not much to look at,
not compared to gate-fold album covers,
24 inches across..

or even compared to the labels
of the 7 inch, 45rpm singles
that were once the engine of popular music.