Here in the plague, I’m bored enough to write about music again, for my beloved audience of about a hundred. How are you all?
I know this time of self isolation is hard and scary for people but however bad you are feeling- please, please don’t consider starting your own podcast
Straight men under the age of 35 are particularly vulnerable to this and we all need to be vigilant of the dangers x
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 16, 2020
- Virtual Reality is still useless for consumers. “Meanwhile, it’s instructive that now that we’re all locked up at home, video calls have become a huge consumer phenomenon, but VR has been not. This should have been a VR moment, and it isn’t.” Did I tell you so? Why, I believe I did.
- Vinyl records were shit. This post goes through every detail of why they were a disaster to anything resembling sound quality. There must be digital audio workstation plugins that will mangle recordings so as to simulate that warm vinyl sound.
- I wondered a bit at Steve Albini’s 2014 solution to The Problem With Music. But, he turned out to be 100% correct — play live, you can make a living like that, treat your records as advertising for your shows! Unfortunately, that’s just been stopped dead (archive). You should hit Bandcamp with your spare dollars.
- Here’s an interview with Nile Rodgers about his production work, with how he rewrote David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” — “he wrote a folk song!”
- Riveting News: Coronavirus Outbreak at Cyber Goth Rave Kills Zero
gen x doesn’t really exist it’s a psyop by younger boomers
— mr cant spell good (@KrangTNelson) March 15, 2020