Archive for November, 2011

Now this is just silly.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Feel like brushing up on your Beatles, but don’t have all day to listen to all 226 recorded tracks? Ramjac has helpfully put together all the tracks playing simultaneously, sequenced in order of lengths, with the longest starting first and all 226 tunes ending together.

And then there were three.

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Goooooood-byeeeeeee. Universal gets EMI’s recordings, Sony gets its publishing. Three dinosaurs left. “More such earth-shaking unions of doomed giants seem inevitable.”

Remember when records had covers?

Friday, November 11th, 2011

For your delectation: The Kitten Covers.

The world’s ugliest 88 notes.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

An earnest attempt to construct the world’s mathematically ugliest music. (Several minutes intro, then the tune.) Personally I think this fails to correctly ascertain what constitutes “ugly”: it fails to precisely jar against all human thinking. Though past attempts along those lines have resulted in works that have been hugely influential despite their superpowers of making people hate them. I was playing Metal Machine Music at work today, ‘cos it’s perfect for keeping the workplace jibber-jabber at bay.

And good riddance.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Looks like no more major CDs by the end of 2012 — they’ll become boutique items for fans, like vinyl. About time too.