Category Archives: Music

The Original Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Whether you love or despise it, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun will always be a key part of 80s pop music. What I didn’t know is that Lauper was performing a cover of Robert Hazard’s song of … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose the Comcast-TimeWarner Merger

When it comes to the entertainment industry, it’s always worth listening to former TimeWarner executive Howie Klein. Here’s what he has to say (boldface mine): As Ken pointed out, he’s an East Coast victim of TimeWarner Cable; I’m a West … Continue reading

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The Birth of U.S. Music Recording

David Byrne gives us a history lesson: It goes way back to World War II where this soldier, Jack Mullin, who was a bit of an engineer heard some broadcast from Germany in the wee hours of the morning. It … Continue reading

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Not a Bad Way to Spend a Saturday Evening

Observed on the Boston Common:

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Accentuate the Positive

Some Ella Fitzgerald brought to you by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, at Outside the Box on the Boston Common. By the way, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are playing on the Common tonight at 8pm. Might want to attend that. … Continue reading

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Outside the Box, But Trapped Behind a Fence?

No, I’m not mixing metaphors. Starting July 13th, Outside The Box, a nine-day arts and concert series on the Boston Common (and other parts of Boston) will take place. However, things are still under construction for now: By the way, … Continue reading

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Internet Killed the Video (and Radio) Star

In a very interesting interview, Jaron Lanier describes something that annoys me to no end (boldface mine): I’m quite concerned that in the future someone might not know what author they’re reading. You see that with music. You would think … Continue reading

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Oh Boy

So this is a thing that is happening: “The Package.” No, really. “The Package.” Discuss.

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Skatalite Lloyd Brevett Dies

Well, this is sad: Jamaican double bassist Lloyd Brevett, whose band The Skatalites pioneered ska music and paved the way for reggae, has died at the age of 80… Former Jamaican Prime Minister and one-time Skatalites tour manager PJ Patterson … Continue reading

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Some Music for You

I sound like this.
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