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by MF
Fri May 02, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Ten Year Suck Rule
Replies: 49
Views: 3833

Can we dip a toe in other genres? I'd say Thelonious Monk had a pretty stellar run from '51 to '68, and was especially proficient from about 1955 to '67 (the Orin Keepnews recordings through to Straight No Chaser). Glenn Gould cuts it close, he peaked in '55, was done performing by '64, but put out ...
by MF
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The What Are You Reading? Thread, v. 2.0
Replies: 189
Views: 31532

I'm almost done In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan and Persuasion by Jane Austen. How strange, you and my wife K have the exact same reading list. I quite liked In Defence of Food (you can read the condensed version here ). I also really enjoyed Pollan's Botany of Desire - an indepth look four cr...
by MF
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The What Are You Reading? Thread, v. 2.0
Replies: 189
Views: 31532

The other music industry book that I put in an order for with my local library is Rock On: An Office Power Ballad ...it sounds like a fun read: When New York writer Dan Kennedy is hired by a major record label in 2002, he thinks he's chanced upon a dream job in the world of full-blown gonzo rock and...
by MF
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The What Are You Reading? Thread, v. 2.0
Replies: 189
Views: 31532

Wasn't sure if I should drop this in the Spector thread or over here with the book lovers, but I just finished the Phil Spector bio Tearing Down the Wall of Sound . Has anyone else checked this book out? It's not the best written stuff - the author got an interview with Spector just weeks before the...
by MF
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Ain't no Sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 561

I'm a big fan of Bill Withers and that NPR interview was fantastic (makes me want to learn Lean On Me on piano - according to Bill, you don't even need to change fingers.).

Thanks for posting the link.
by MF
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: They all laughed when Martinville recorded sound?
Replies: 4
Views: 980

They all laughed when Martinville recorded sound?

I thought this story was pretty cool... A group of scientists have figured out how to play a 148 year old "phonautograph" - an imprint that recorded sounds visually. The "recording' was never intended for playback. The recording, a woman singing Clair de la Lune, was made on April 9, ...
by MF
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sports and song
Replies: 17
Views: 6984

Keeping with hockey, I've always been a big fan of the Chixdiggit song (I Feel Like) Gerry Cheevers (Stitch Marks On My Heart). Donovan Woods' My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring is somewhat timely with the super bowl approaching...CBC has a sample of it here (4th track down) - http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/...
by MF
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: cd sound quality
Replies: 24
Views: 8427

..ad Rolling Stone is back with another article on compression, sound quality and the supposed demand for "loudness"

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/ ... h_fidelity
by MF
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When dying mediums converge
Replies: 21
Views: 4399

On a related note, the NY Times will make its paid-only content free. From the Globe and Mail Murdoch says he'll do the same thing with the Wall Street Journal - I love the Friday WSJ and it would be sweet to be able to read it online for free (instead of raiding clients' waiting rooms or hoping my...
by MF
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When dying mediums converge
Replies: 21
Views: 4399

miss carol wrote:MF, if I find something about the Horny thing, I'll post it. I'm curious too. It would work in Canada, but I'm not sure about the US; depends on the book.


stickman45 wrote:GREATEST TYPO EVER.


Miss Carol: My wife says if that wasn't a typo, we can't go to the baseball game together...

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