Tag: music

  • I bought an accordion!

    Fiore accordion Originally uploaded by mendel. A week or two ago, Candice and I swung by the Ottawa Folklore Centre, the local folk-oriented music store. In the window they had these little toy accordions, and today I went back and picked one up! These little things have a bit of a following online. I’ve never […]

  • Digital music at home

    I think it’s time for me to address my home music situation the right way. I bought a couple of new CDs last night (Panic at the Disco’s A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, which was disappointingly radio-pop-ish — I think I listened to the wrong tracks in the store — and the new Belle […]

  • aftermarket audio blues

    Out of boredom I just spent some time learning about the audio system on my car (a ’99 Saab 9-3), with an eye towards seeing what I can do in terms of aftermarket kit. MP3s and satellite radio might be nice, or just a newer non-OEM head unit, etc. But Saab seems to have tried […]

  • post an album cover

    meme caught from Substitute It was a tough call between that, Bill Evans, and Charlie Mingus. Hundreds more Blue Note covers here.

  • awesomest comic strip

    [thanks to Citizenx. don’t forget to click through to see it]

  • Weird gulf coast benefit concert

    This is weird. Right now we’re watching Shelter from the Storm, “A Concert for the Gulf Coast”. It’s the strangest benefit “concert” I’ve ever seen. First, it’s on every TV network. There’s a list of them at that URL above. Eight broadcast networks, a couple dozen cable channels including CNBC, The Tennis Channel, and “TV […]

  • 12-tone

    What I propose is that we take 12-tone out of the “Great Monuments of Western Music” bag, and put it in the “Curious Dead-ends of Music History” bag. via Citizenx

  • Catching up

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so here’s a quick overview of what you’ve missed! Candice and I found a place to have our wedding and set a date, only to find that there was a good chance that the Ontario massage therapy regulatory organization would be moving her professional exam to a conflicting […]