Mixed by Cash
01. Tranquility Bass – Cantamilla
02. John Abercrombie – Parable
03. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – From The Beginning
04. Nemo – Darkest Day
05. The Mighty Bop – Feeling Good
06. Air – Modular Mix
07. Smoke City – Underwater Love
08. Uptight – Love From The Sun
09. Eberhard Wever – Moana 1
10. E-Z Roller – Tough At The Top
Mixed by Sean Bee (Downtown)
01. Ghost Town Edit – Love (Arrangement By The Citizen
02. Lowrell – Mellow mellow (Right On)
03. Ghost Town Edit – Hyperbolic
04. Bob James – Nautilus
05. Le Pamplemousse – Gimme What You Got
06. Earth Wind & Fire – Fantasy
07. Messengers Edit – Creative Love
08. Tangoterje Edit – Give Me Your Love
09. Barrabas – Wild Safari
10. The Great Disco Bouzouki Band – Ouzo & Retsina
By Jon Pareles – NY Times
MY 21st century started in 1998, when I got a new toy. It was the Diamond Rio PMP300, a flimsy plastic gadget the size of a cigarette pack. PMP stood for Portable Music Player. It had a headphone jack, and it played a recently invented digital file format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer Three, or MP3.
The Rio’s 32 megabytes of storage held a dozen songs at passable fidelity. Its sound was clearly inferior to a portable CD player; its capacity was comparable to a cassette or two. But the beauty of it was that it didn’t need any CD or cassette inserted, just digital files — copies of songs — loaded from a computer, to be changed at whim. They might come from albums people owned or borrowed; they might come, even back then, from strangers online. The Recording Industry Association of America sued to have the PMP300 taken off the market and failed — the prelude to a decade of lawsuits trying to corral online music. [Read More]
Happy New Year!!
Photo by C. Bay Milin
Soon You Can Hail an Artist as You Hail a Cab – NY Times
With Ads, Music Downloads Sing a New Tune – NY Times
Changing the Face (and Sound) of Rap – NY Times
The Decade in Music Genre Hype – The Village Voice
Yoko Ono (The Perennial One) – NY Press
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By Carol Vogel – NY Times
Those moving advertisements atop taxis generally deliver not-so-subtle messages, like which airlines to fly or movies to see, who makes the sexiest blue jeans or the coolest sunglasses.
High art they most certainly are not.
But for the month of January, Show Media, a Las Vegas company that owns about half the cones adorning New York City’s taxis, has decided to give commerce a rest. Instead, roughly 500 cabs will display a different kind of message: artworks by Shirin Neshat, Alex Katz and Yoko Ono. [Read More]
By Andrew Adam Newman – NY Times
ON Hulu, the popular Web site that streams free television shows and other video, users have proved to be perfectly willing to watch short commercials, and a new site is betting that the same willingness will apply to downloading music.
FreeAllMusic.com, which began a test version for invited users on Dec. 22 and plans to open to the public in January, will allow users to download songs, which may be copied and shared — unencumbered, in other words, by digital rights management restrictions.
In return, instead of paying 99 cents a song as on iTunes, users must first watch a 15- to 30-second advertisement. [Read More]
01. Pismo – Fitting in
02. Mos Def – Another World ft. Talib Kweli (Ambivalence Remix)
03. Aota With Skyscraper – Rythmysticism
04. Q-Tip – Higher
05. Jurassic 5 – One Two
06. Lyrics Born – Hello (remix)
07. Gorillaz – 19-2000
08. Speech – Yeah Yeah
09. Q-Ill – Tokion Jazz
10. Jamiroquai – Alright
By Jon Caramanica – NY Times
“TIK TOK,” a zippy and salacious celebration of late nights and mornings-after by a new artist named Ke$ha, has spent the last few weeks zooming toward the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Along with “Rapture,” the 1981 hit by Blondie, it’s one of the most successful white-girl rap songs of all time.
Actually, that depends on who you ask.
“TiK ToK” is sung in the chorus and rapped in the verses, enhanced by Auto-Tune in a few places, in keeping with its electro-pop production. There are even a couple of ad-libs by Diddy, and a line that appears to be borrowed from Jermaine Dupri. [Read More]
By Christopher R. Weingarten – The Village Voice
If Spin was right to name “Your Hard Drive” the best album of 2000, we’d like to formally nominate “The Internet” as Most Unforgiving Asshole of the 2000s. As of ’09, bands have an official life span of about nine months dating from the launch of their MySpace pages, thanks to the comically accelerated, DSL-enhanced hype cycle. Faster than you can tweet “Serena Maneesh,” entire genres of music are “discovered” by attention-starved writers; bloggers engage in hilarious slap-fights about who was there first; magazines feel pressured into writing clueless, hackazoid, late-pass trend pieces; bands get elevated to a critical mass of attention they can’t possibly handle; and the phenomenon is promptly abandoned once we find a newer, shinier toy to play with. [Read More]
By Alex Littlefield – Newyork Press
This fall, the 76-year-old artist released Between My Head and the Sky, her first album since 1973, with the Plastic Ono Band, and a release that marked her first time sharing the studio with her son, Sean Lennon. Additionally, 2009 saw Ono drag a pile of awards back to The Dakota, including a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Biennale, and the release of the Don’t Stop Me EP. If that wasn’t enough, in recent years, Ono has racked up five number-one dance singles. What were you doing all decade?
Alex Littlefield recently got Ono on the phone to see how she managed to make it through 2009 intact. [Read More]