Tag Archives: music

Genius of Aretha: Share your love edition

I’m in the middle of translation hell and not posting much because of that, but I’ve just seen that Aretha Franklin has died. I have to admit she was never my personal subjective favorite singer (always high but never quite … Continue reading

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The Sudden Unbearable Darkness of Hanson

I think if I had to choose a single favorite internet page it would be youtube, certainly no content provider has brought me so much fun and entertainment. I especially like how youtube allows people to take apart music and … Continue reading

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Cheikha and the Groove

I’ve always loved listening to music from different places and cannot for the life of me understand people who think that the best thing to listen to is what 80 milion or more other people like… Youtube has become my … Continue reading

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Internet Getting Worse Dept, File #34 Finding Songs Through Their Melodies

This is just more proof of the internet getting worse with each new update and every iphone sold. A few years ago I wanted to know the name of a piece of classical music. I googled something like ‘find song … Continue reading

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This is MY Grist for the Consumerist Mill

One of the ways that Polish people dealt more effectively with the collective trauma of communism during the communist era than they have afterward was the extreme political nature of much popular art and the cat and mouse game that … Continue reading

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On Blogging and Not Blogging

I didn’t post anything for over a month for a… very me reason. Basically, towards the end of the academic year all the evaluations and bureaucratic tasks pile up. The system is very, very slowly changing into a semester system … Continue reading

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Watching Scotty Regress

One of the foundations behind manipulation is manipulated regression. That is, the manipulator regresses the target into a state of childlike helplessness at which point the target relinquishes control. Some of how this is accomplished is laid out in Douglas … Continue reading

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Forbidden Bird

I was delighted to see this on youtube. Back in the late 1970’s I had started to develop a taste in non-anglophone music starting with some Latin American pop and then some Arabic Levantine music and Indian movie songs. Then … Continue reading

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Grammys and Appropriation and the Like

Looking at this I’m wondering how much longer it will be before “progressives” start demanding that there be quotas for non-white artist nominations and awards or just all out call for separate awards for non-white artists. The grammys have always … Continue reading

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