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Monday, 16 April 2018

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

quote [ Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor. The Pulitzer board announced the selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African American life." ]

I did not see this coming.

A lot of this guy's material is over my head/beyond my experience, but I sure like the way he delivers it.

[SFW] [music] [+7]
[by HoZay@11:38pmGMT] [5 comments]

Mad Man in Waco: The haunting rock ballads of cult leader David Koresh

quote [ Charles Manson wasn?t the only rock & roll cult leader. As you may have learned from watching the Paramount Network?s new miniseries Waco, David Koresh of the Branch Davidians was also known to pick up the axe from time to time? ]

Blowin' the spot like David Koresh
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 8 April 2018

What's Up Tiger Lily?: The wild story of the tax scam record label run by the notorious Morris Levy

quote [ Morris Levy was born in New York City on August 27th, 1927. As a teenager, Levy started working in nightclubs which were controlled by the mob. In 1949, he opened Birdland, a venue that would go on to become one of the most beloved jazz clubs in the world. ]

Oh yeah, oh my goodness
[SFW] [music] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 2 April 2018

Organ Grinding: When the Audience Revolted at Carnegie Hall

quote [ At one point, an older woman approached the stage, took off a shoe, and banged it on the stage, imploring the ensemble to stop. Someone else sprinted down an aisle, yelling, ?All right! I confess!? ]

Bend over, I'll grind your organ.
[SFW] [music] [+6]
[by arrowhen@11:26pmGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 30 March 2018

Martha Wash: The Most Famous Unknown Singer of the 90s Speaks Out

quote [ Martha Wash was sitting in a Los Angeles hotel room, furious and confused. It was late 1990 and the singer, relaxing before a show that night, had decided to unwind with some channel surfing. She stumbled upon a new music video by Italian house group Black Box, whose synth lines, horn stabs and pulsating, club-tailored drum patterns had already made them dance music stars. When the song's vocals kicked in, she was shocked to see French model Katrin Quinol, the ex-girlfriend of founding member Daniele Davoli, bending over and crouching in a unitard, lip-syncing Wash's vocals to the eventual hit "Everybody Everybody." ]

A rare moment where going down a YouTube rabbit hole led me to this interesting article on an iconic voice you've probably heard 1000 times but never knew her name.

[SFW] [music] [+7 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@1:25amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 16 March 2018

Rick and Morty x Run The Jewels: Oh Mama

quote [ Directed by Juan Meza-Len. From the album Run The Jewels 3. Adult Swim Festival featuring Run The Jewels is coming to Downtown LA on October 6-7. ]

Hashtag: Notice me, Senpai!
[NSFW] [music] [+6 Good]
[by steele@11:35pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 5 March 2018

Cup of Brown Joy (Tea Bag Remix) - Professor Elemental

quote [ Keep your sodding coffee in a proper copper coffee pot
And spot me lobbing teapots at your poncy rotten coffee shop ]

Steampunk ? grime? Most definitely has this been on old SE. More in extended.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@8:04pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither?

quote [ But more to the point it feels from some perspective curiously peculiar that a certain very short, concentrated musical figure (that might not be directly in opposition to the way actual Chinese music sounds, but which in any case I wouldn't think is especially typical of traditional Chinese music) can become representative of something to such a degree that everybody will think or feel "Chinese" as soon as it's played. ]

On the origins of the oriental riff. Feat. Carl Douglas.

[SFW] [music] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Gibson, Iconic Guitar Company, Said to be Nearing Bankruptcy

quote [ The company has been synonymous with rock and roll since the 1950's with it's models - the most popular include the Les Paul, the SG, Firebird and several semi-acoustic lines - being used by virtually every iconic guitar hero from Chuck Berry and BB King to Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Slash... ]

I've owned several Gibsons over the years and were all beautiful in their own way. The company's been poorly managed for a long time, but i hope Gibson doesn't go away.
[SFW] [music] [+5 WTF]
[by dave@8:54pmGMT] [13 comments]

Friday, 16 February 2018

When a loud-mouthed DJ tried to kill disco, the homophobic and racist implications were impossible to ignore

quote [ It was black music. It was gay music. And the ?disco sucks? movement said, ?burn, baby, burn? ]

Baby says all she wants is disco potential
[SFW] [music] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:09amGMT] [11 comments]

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