- The latest for the audiophile hipster and the sort of person who thinks a 24-bit rip of vinyl is superior to the 16-bit source material: High-Definition Vinyl! It’s not as snake oil as audiophile stuff usually is — it’s a mastering process that purports to put more into a groove, at better definition, so you can have half an hour on an LP side without loss of fidelity. Considering how much work went into the stupendously difficult task of getting good sound onto and off an LP back in the days when it was actually popular, I remain somewhat sceptical. But there are apparently pressing plants that will be using the process maybe next year, so I guess we’ll see.
- Brian Hooper, of oh God so many bands, has died of lung cancer, aged 55. Here’s his video message about his last gig with the Beasts of Bourbon.
- If you run your event through Eventbrite — they reserve the right to attend your event, film it and then claim the copyright. Same rule in the UK (10.2). Don’t worry, they’ve tweeted that you can ask they not do that! You may wish to read that list closely before using them.
No more money spent on sporting facilities. Give it to artists and musicians. Have you ever seen a musician rub sticky paper on a ball in hope of backward bounces? No, these people are shameless bludgers and perverts.
— Tom Ellard (@t0m3llArd) March 27, 2018
kind of impressive how thoroughly Morrissey erased his whole legacy of making music that people LOVED and is now just “topless granddad who ruined yet another barbecue by being racist”
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) April 17, 2018
personally I’ve thought he was a dick since the 1980s, but anyway
Paul McCartney (1964): Ahh, I love making good normal rock music that everyone can enjoy *uses marijuana once* but what if instead we made unlistenable circus music
— popular comedy account “the pixelated boat” (@pixelatedboat) April 20, 2018
I'm the person responding to this with a defense of the Beatles because I feel they might be an underappreciated band in need of defense
— Joseph Fink (@PlanetofFinks) April 20, 2018