listening to joni: #12: dog eat dog

Dog Eat Dog, 1985 Front Cover We've reached a milestone: a Joni Mitchell album I don't like.No, that's a cop out. It's not merely that I don't like Dog Eat Dog. It's that Dog Eat Dog is not good. It's a really bad album.All musicians, all artists, create clunkers sometimes -- especially if they're experimenting and expanding. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, David Byrne -- musical giants all, and all have released albums that aren't very good.And although it ...
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PJ Morton Shares New Acoustic Album, ‘The Piano Album’

An acoustic take on some of his catalog's best.
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Cam Bells – “Ride Or Die Freestyle”

Another freestyle from the Prince of PVD.
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer's prog rock epic, "Karn Evil 9," to be made into a film with Daniel Wilson penning the screenplay

According to a piece on Deadline, 70s prog rock behemoths, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, are having a movie made from their 30-minute sci-fi song suite, "Karn Evil 9", from 1973's Brain Salad Surgery. Centered on a society that has drained all its blood with a dependence on technology, the film will explore the world controlled by a pervasive and dictatorial technocracy. The annual “Karn Evil” — a macabre rite of passage — is a young person’s once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience unbridled freedom, ...
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Todos los artistas pueden subir su música en FLAC GRATUITAMENTE a las mejores tiendas y servicios de streaming a través de RouteNote

Rompe barreras y distribuye tu música en todo el mundo en el mejor formato disponible. Ahora puedes subir tu música en FLAC gratuitamente a las mejores tiendas y servicios de streaming como Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes y muchos más. Hemos quitado las restricciones que existían anteriormente por lo que ahora puedes subir tu músicas a los mejores y más grandes servicios de streaming en formato FLAC completamente gratis. Subir música en formato FLAC era anteriormente reservado sólo para los usu...
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Recording Academy President says Grammys Aren’t Rigged

Interim Recording Academy president Harvey Mason Jr. sent a memo to voting members addressing concerns that were made by former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan. General counsel, Greenberg Traurig’s Joel Katz, is “being independently investigated by a law firm with no previous ties to the Academy,”. The Recording Academy was also criticized for paying more than $15 million in legal fees, including a one-time $5 million bonus paid to Greenberg Traurig for negotiating a  $500 million deal. “P...
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Anyone can buy tubes of paint and a canvas at the art supplies store; anyone can buy a blank journal at the bookstore.  But there’s so much work, contemplation and self-contemplation that must take place before one can become even … Continue reading →
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Caleborate – “Untitled (Hit Record)”

A hit record literally made for his lady.
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Huey, Judy and Jimmy

This week in The Wall Street Journal, my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the arts section was on Huey Lewis and the News's The Power of Love (go here). The 1985 hit nearly didn't happen when Huey ruled out writing a song called Back to the Future and was a little uncertain about writing for a movie, something he had never done before. As for the song for which he wrote the lyrics, Huey came up with them while on a run and thoughts about his new wife and two kids were top of mind. Here's Huey'...
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Childish Major – “Shallow Dimes”

Childish Major keeps it coming with the new releases.
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9″ Is Being Turned Into A Sci-Fi Movie

"Karn Evil 9," the multi-part centerpiece of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 1973 prog-rock album Brain Salad Surgery, is being turned into a sci-fi movie. Deadline reports that Radar Pictures has secured the rights to develop "Karn Evil 9" as a feature film from a screenplay adapted by New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse novelist … More »
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Black Sabbath’s Debut Album Turned 50 This Week And We Finally Know Who The Lady On The Cover Is

Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album turned 50 years old this week. And in honor of that anniversary, Keith Macmillan, aka Keef, the artist who designed and photographed the mysterious album cover and the sleeves for Sabbath's next three albums, agreed to be interviewed for the first time, discussing his early work for the band at … More »
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Man hacks his prosthetic arm to control music synthesizer with his thoughts

Bertolt Meyer wears a myoelectric prosthetic arm and hand controlled by electrodes attached to his residual limb that pick up impulses generated when he consciously contracts that muscle. Those impulses are then translated into control signals for the prosthetic hand. An electronic musician, Meyer had the idea to swap out the prosthetic hand for a DIY controller for his modular synthesizers so he can play music just by thinking about it. This is the SynLimb. Meyer writes: Together wit...
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Smoking video for Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and The Kin's Isaac Koren's sexy, simmering, and brilliant Nat King Cole cover

For the last couple years, my dear friend Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco, Quindar) and Isaac Koren (The Kin, Bråves) have been exploring their shared passion for the great American songbook and electronic music. They call their act Expandards and have been making the SoCal scene to great acclaim. These two are the real deal. Above, Expandards' new video for the tune "Nature Boy," written by Eden Ahbez in 1947 and originally made famous by Nat King Cole. This burns. It burns so good. Shot on lo...
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Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Appears On Blink-182 Podcast

Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum appeared as a guest on yesterday's Valentine's Day episode of the Blink-182 fan podcast Blink-155, self-described by its hosts as "an unnecessary podcast that reviews every Blink-182 song." As Pitchfork reports, Elverum called into the show to talk about “I Miss You,” the ballad from the pop-punk trio’s 2003 … More »
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #15 'The Black Godfather'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
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