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Ted Gioia
Ted Gioia writes on music, literature & pop culture. Author of 10 books including The History of Jazz, Delta Blues and (forthcoming) Music: A Subversive History
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Atlas Obscura 46m
The ruins of Beatles producer George Martin’s recording studio crumble right in the shadow of an active volcano that’s wreaked havoc on the island of Montserrat since the 1990s. The equipment of the famous “fifth Beatle" is still rotting in the studio.
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Kamasi Washington 13h
We made "Heaven and Earth" to inspire us all to take this world into our own hands and make it a beautiful place of love, compassion, and understanding. The world that we all want it to be. I'm so excited to share it with you all today!!!
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Sonny Rollins Bridge Jun 21
“This was my karmic journey, this was me. I was born Sonny Rollins to go through my karma and live the life that I’ve lived. I understand that now, and I accept everything, because I believe in karma, and I’m sure you do, too.” Sonny Rollins, 2018 📷David Sinclair
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Nikki Kreuzer 13h
And now for something completely different... James Brown, Little Richard & Weird Al Yankovic competing on the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune,” 1994.
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The hat and hair game of Mozart's sister was strong.
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No1 Accordion Ladies 16h
A subset of the No1LAO and friends are en-route home from a fabulous accordion-focused holiday in Castelfidardo. We even played the biggest playable accordion in the world. Magic!
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Today's New Music Recommendation: Dead Magic, a new album of ritualistic organ-driven trance rock from Anna von Hausswolff. Here's a recent video. I'd love to see pop culture embrace the organ. After all, it was the Pro Tools workstation of the 1600s.
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New York Times Arts 16h
Our list of the greatest American plays from the past 25 years prompted this response from Britain
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Classical Piano Rarities is a fascinating YouTube channel featuring performances from concert hall stars of the past.
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Jeffrey Lazarus Jun 18
So my daughter sent home the best camp letter ever.
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Edward Snowden 16h
The Supreme Court just ruled the government's decades-old practice of warrantlessly tracking your historical movements via cellphone records (CSLI) has in many cases violated the constitutional right to privacy. Major victory for ― and America.
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Ted Gioia 17h
How do jazz big bands survive when clubs won't hire them? (from ).
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Just what you've been waiting for: an interactive web-based African polyrhythm generator.
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Study indicates that audiobooks elicit stronger emotional responses than movies and TV.
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Exposé of corrupt judges at major music competitions.
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The Alfred Hitchcock film that was too shocking to make.
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Ted Gioia Jun 21
“Jazz is Dead” meme (medieval version).
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Ted Gioia Jun 21
My talented nephew Mike Gioia has parted ways with Hollywood and launched a new YouTube channel featuring poets in live performance. He tells me he will be featuring a new video every week. You can watch them (or subscribe) at this link.
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CJ Fogler Jun 21
Maradona facepalm
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Neil Shah Jun 21
"Afro-Cuban vamps, seraphic choir interludes, catchy pop melodies, funky old-school grooves, soundtrack-style mood music, high-octane saxophony, tinkly ambient sounds, military march beats, spoken-word exhortations, prog-rock riffs.." on
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