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"In some sense, man must forgo his purely personal preference and submit to the machine before he can achieve good results in the limited province of choice that remains to him. This curtailment of freedom is not unknown even in the pure arts...material and process play this part everywhere." (81) Indeed, not "unknown" but frequently denied or willfully ignored. The "fundamental vanity" of the infant and the "irrationality" of the savage are archetypes to which Mumford has already appealed, psyc...
Tags: Education, Jazz, Philosophy, Jesus, Harmony, Steve, Technics, Mumford, Stefan Kac, Blog Month 2019, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis, Generative Strategies, Specialization And Specialists, Bordogni

Mom Pushed Her Kids Off Parking Garage Roof Before Jumping to Her Own Death in Double Murder-Suicide on Christmas Day

The woman who police say pushed her two young children from the roof of a parking garage in Boston before jumping to her own death on Christmas Day has been identified as 40-year-old Erin Pascal. The bodies of Pascal and her two children, 4-year-old Allison and 16-month-old Andrew, were found near each other on the sidewalk Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 25) at the Renaissance Park Garage near the corner of Columbus Ave. and Melnea Cass Blvd, police said. Authorities believe the double murder-suicide...
Tags: South Korea, Crime, News, Boston, Massachusetts, Jazz, Murder-suicide, Pascal, Andrew, Boston College, Northeastern University, Rollins, WCVB, Allison, Columbus Ave, Renaissance Park

Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Shoutout to Customer Service

Author: Organic Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:11 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 I have had similar experiences with Suhr CS. They have been very good.
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This handheld Granular Synthesizer builds complex audioscapes… using grains of sound

There are a few ways to look at music. You could look at it as an aggregate of instruments, so each instrument is a unit contributing to the end result, or you could look at it as an aggregate of frequency sources, where each instrument is responsible for contributing a certain frequency to the track. The bass guitar supplies the lower-end, the hi-hat gives the rich treble, and the vocalist’s voice covers a portion of the in-between mids. Yet another way to look at audio, and break it down, is b...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Product Design, Dylan Wiener, Granular Synthesizer

Baltimore Salon Owner Shot to Death at Her Shop Told Police She Feared For Her “Life & Business”

While the rest of us are celebrating during this holiday season, a Maryland family is mourning the loss of a loved one. Destiny Harrison, a 21-year-old Baltimore business owner, was shot to death this past weekend on December 21st. Harrison was a young hair salon owner and had big dreams. Here are some things to know about Destiny Harrison and her tragic death: Destiny Harrison’s salon, Madam D Beauty Bar, was broken into 12 days before her death. According to news reports, Destiny feared for...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Guns, Jazz, Jesus, Baltimore, Destiny, Gun Violence, Harrison, Justin Fenton, Milton Ave, Things You Need To Know, Destiny Harrison, North Milton Avenue, Dewine McQueen

Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Rose Bowl Predictions

We have the Granddaddy of them all. The Oregon Ducks will take on the Wisconsin Badgers. The Ducks defeated Utah in the Pac-12 Championship. With the win, Oregon knocked the Utes out of playoff consideration. Wisconsin fell to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. With Ohio State headed to the playoffs that meant Wisconsin got the Rose Bowl berth. The Ducks opened the season with a loss to Auburn. Afterwards, they dominated the rest of the season until they were upset by Arizona State. Wiscons...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Oregon, Football, NFL, Iowa, Wisconsin, Jazz, College Football, Illinois, Ohio State, Oregon Ducks, Wisconsin Badgers, Ducks, Rose Bowl, Badgers

'His Girl Friday' (1940)

The film's script must have run 200 pages—twice the standard length. The overlapping dialogue moves at breakneck speed and parts were ad-libbed. Directed by Howard Hawks, the screenplay was written by Charles Lederer based on the 1928 play, The Front Page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Of course, I'm talking about His Girl Friday, and if you haven't seen it in a while, you may want to give it a fresh look. The print below is gorgeous and crystal clear. [Photo above, from left, of Rosalind...
Tags: Cary Grant, Jazz, Grant, Ben Hecht, Russell, Rosalind Russell, Howard Hawks, Marc Myers, Charles MacArthur, Jean Arthur, His Girl Friday, Charles Lederer, Rosalind Russell Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell Hawks, James Bawden Russell, Irene Dunne Ginger Rogers

ESPN Reporter Edward Aschoff Dies on Birthday & Christmas Eve After Brief Battle with Pneumonia

Rising ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff unexpectedly died on Christmas Eve which also happened to be his 34th birthday. “We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff,” ESPN shared in a statement on Tuesday. “He died earlier today, his 34th birthday. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his fiancée, Katy.” Aschoff’s exact cause of death was not released, but the young reporter had been suffering from pneumonia ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Sports, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Espn, Ed, Edward, Katy, Aschoff, Ryan McGee, Football Writers Association of America, R.I.P, Chris Low, Rob King

Girl Who Threw A Chair From A Balcony Is No Longer In Drake’s “War” Video

Throwing chairs from condo balconies is not wavy, and Drake is willing to have his music videos reedited to make sure you know that. Two days ago, Drake released his new single, the UK drill-influenced "War." In the murkily shot video, Drake attempted to look tough while skiing. The version of the video … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Drake

It’s made from Santa’s Fire Trucks, but this free Ableton Live pack makes chilled-out sounds

Brian Funk aka AfroDJMac continues his epic run of sound packs for Ableton Live, with a Christmas freebie made from sampled fire trucks. Ranking up there with “how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” has to be “how does Brian actually make this many Live sound packs?” Seriously, the guy might actually have produced more sound content for Ableton Live than most of the makers of the internal packs at this point – I’ve lost count. But while the mention of fire trucks evokes b...
Tags: Music, Christmas, Tech, Software, Brian, Santa, Hannukah, Music Tech, Free-as-in-beer, Modular-Analog, Live-packs, Brian Funk, Live goodies, Brian Funk aka AfroDJMac

Tonight in L.A.: Horse the Band, Project Blowed 25th Anniversary, Daniel Lanois, the Stanford Prison Experiment, Face to Face, the Great Sadness, the Only Ocean, Lowly Spects, the Untouchables

L.A. concerts for Thursday: ► Long-running L.A. rockers Horse the Band headline the Regent Theater, with Seizures and Melted Bodies supporting. ► Project Blowed celebrates 25 years with a night at Los Globos, featuring performances by Haiku D’Etat (Aceyalone, Myka 9 and Abstract Rude), Medusa, 2Mex, Ellay Khule and more. ► A cozy (and free) night at Zebulon features Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca, Johnny Shepperd, Jim Wilson and more. ► And the Stanford Prison Experiment reunite for a show at the B...
Tags: Music, Spain, Preview, Robbie Basho, Los Globos, William Tyler, Moxi, Pappy Harriet, Zebulon, Chavez Ravine, Daniel Lanois, Face to Face, Austin Lucas, Aceyalone, The Untouchables, The Great Sadness

New Year’s Eve: A Procrastinator’s Guide to Music and Comedy Shows

You can still grab tickets for the Strokes at Barclays Center, jazz in the Village or comedy in Brooklyn. Here’s where to groove, laugh and ring in 2020.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jazz, New Year, Barclays Center, Pop and Rock Music, Comedy and Humor

Second Half of 2019 Throwback Thursday

It’s hard to believe that 2019 will be history in a few short days. What’s even crazier is that we’re entering another decade. I’m hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones. With this being the final Throwback Thursday, we like to do a playlist. At the end of June, we put out the First Half of 2019 playlist. We can’t do one without the other, so we’ve put the second half on a playlist also. I’m pretty sure you’ll find something to your liking with this one. We’ve touched s...
Tags: Jazz, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Nas Doo Rags Keith Washington, Mary J Blige Petey Pablo, Jadakiss Styles P Kanye West Good Life

Kristin Chenoweth will ring in the New Year celebrating women in music with two big shows in Los Angeles

Fresh off her eight-evening stint on Broadway with music from her new album “For the Girls,” Emmy and Tony award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth is preparing for a big New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. The 51-year-old bi-coastal resident has been back on the West Coast promoting her new Hallmark Channel movie, “A Christmas Love Story,” which debuted on Dec. 7. She said she has been enjoying the sunshine and working feverishly on curating the perfect New Year’s Eve show that will includ...
Tags: Music, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Broadway, Girls, West Coast, Bear Grylls, Shakespeare, New Year's Eve, Kristin Chenoweth, Hudson, Southern California

A 19th-Century Opera That Flipped The Script On The Passive-Princess-Versus-Wicked-Queen Narrative

And that opera, Le Dernier Sorcier (The Last Sorcerer), was composed by a woman — Pauline Viardot, remembered mostly for being one of the century’s great mezzos. Amy Lorette Damron Kyle, a musicologist at the Sorbonne and a singer herself, compares Viardot’s Sorcier to one of opera’s classic passive princess/wicked queen stories, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Music, Mozart, Sorbonne, Pauline Viardot, Viardot, 12.05.19, Amy Lorette Damron Kyle

Peace in Harmony

My sisters and I offer you our annual gift. The post Peace in Harmony appeared first on Lavender Luz.
Tags: Music, Holiday, Peace, Adoption, Sisters, Harmony, Wish, Vlog, Joy

The Best Music We Worked to in 2019

Half of the Lifehacker staff can’t work with music on. The other half needs it. Here’s what we listened to this year while working on Lifehacker.Read more...
Tags: Music, Lifehacks, Background Music, Lifehacker Staff, Work Music

Drake Discusses Whether Pusha T Went Too Far In Their Rap Battle

Drake did not take Christmas off. On Christmas Eve, Aubrey Graham came out with his fake-British-accent UK drill track "War." And yesterday, Drake took up way too much time on people's holiday with a two-and-a-half-hour longform interview. Drake sat down with Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson and Brian Miller for a "podcast" that's really … More »
Tags: Video, Music, UK, Drake, Pusha T, Aubrey Graham, Brian Miller, Elliott Wilson

Hear Every Sample on the Beastie Boys’ Acclaimed Album, Paul’s Boutique–and Discover Where They Came From

How would the Beastie Boys follow their debut, Licensed to Ill, wondered critics when the album rose to number one after its 1986 release. The cross-over appeal of their hip hop/frat rock solidified a fan base whose devotion often mirrored their parents’ revulsion. Like many of their later imitators, the Beastie Boys could have played overgrown delinquents till their fans aged out of the act. Few critics expected more from them. “Rolling Stone entitled their review ‘Three Idiots Create a...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Sugarhill Gang, Miles Davis, Public Enemy, Rolling Stone, De La Soul, Eagles, PAUL, Murphy, Facebook Twitter, Rick Rubin, Boutique, Josh Jones, Kottke

Exploring the seven principles of Kwanzaa: a playlist

Beginning the 26th of December, a globe-spanning group of millions of people of African descent will celebrate Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival of communitarian values created by scholar Maulana Karenga in 1966. The name of the festival is adapted from a Swahili phrase that refers to “the first fruits,” and is meant to recall ancient African harvest celebrations. Karenga drew upon traditional African philosophy to select the seven organizing principles (the Nguzo Saba) that structure the observan...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, New York City, Africa, History, Nas, James Brown, Gmo, Kwanzaa, Tim Allen, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Black, Murray, Tupac Shakur

Action Taimanin Accused of Using Music Without Permission

Action Taimanin‘s status as a lazily developed smartphone game designed solely as a cashgrab has gone up slightly as accusations of the game pilfering music from a Western musician has surfaced, specifically stealing a song of the criticized dubstep genre. One observant player recognized that Au5’s song “Snowblind” was being used in the game, it […]
Tags: Games, Music, Theft, Smartphones, Copyright, Anime, Comparison, Snowblind, Taimanin Asagi, Casuals, Taimanin

From Avatar to Joker: how much has culture changed since the start of the decade?

To see how far we have come in the past 10 years, we venture to the first week of 2010, a strange time when blue aliens and beige X Factor stars roamed the EarthAt the beginning of the decade, Avatar was at the top of the box office in the UK, the US and numerous other territories. It looked like the shape of things to come; now it’s as much the shape of things that went. And not just in terms of Sam Worthington’s career. James Cameron’s futuristic epic literally changed the landscape – to that ...
Tags: Music, UK, Television, Film, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, James Cameron, Sam Worthington

Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: 2 Standards need help

Author: Misho Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:03 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 Thanks. You are right, I don't have much experience with setup, but I want to learn. Any serious work I will leave to qualified person. Unfortunately, shipping to Suhr is not an option. What I would be really happy to get from You is opinions and advices. Something like "wiring on Guthrie Govan's model is ok but I would suggest XY because of XY" I don't know what options I have, I'm not experienced in that field...
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