August 2012 AUDS & ENDS


ADDed to sidebar: If you’re looking for a rock/pop calendar with many more events listed for every date – plus interviews, charts, weblinks & much more – don’t miss This Week in Rock and Roll history. Very reliable.

VID Full documentary at YT about Flying Burrito and Byrd singer-songwriter, guitarist Gram Parsons.

VID ADDed to sidebar: 2003 film Maestro directed by Josell Ramos. (86m) [via Sounddesigners blog]

Over at DM, Marc Campbell shares some personal reflections on the passing of Scott McKenzie (singer of “San Francisco”)

* Slate: Prog Spring is a well-done multi-chapter-length history of progressive rock. Includes a gallery of covers.

POD Musical parody star Weird Al Yankovic tells all (about his career, that is) in this Big Fun podcast.
– Another in the Nerdist podcast stable is The Legacy Music Hour, in which two guys focus on video game music. (I’m sampling that today.) Thorough? Take a look at #88, the music of Konami (77m).
– If you’re thirsting for more music ‘casts, you might have a look at Podfeed’s music genres. (They list, for example, 242 ‘electronica’ podcasts. Whatever that means.)

VID KEXP reveals Canadian electronic artist Grimes. Her ‘dream pop’ 3rd album, released in January, was recorded entirely on Apple’s Garageband software.

POD Sound Opinions is doing two ‘casts on 1977 punk. Here’s the first (#350) on Britpunk. Part 2 on US punk on Aug. 17.

* MeFi post Orbital, 23 years after Chime is a welcome extravaganza for fans of that band’s EDM. (Their new, April, album is gathering some raves too. Stream.)

* 6 Sales Tactics To Avoid When Buying Electronics

POD Neil deGrasse Tyson’s podcast StarTalk tackles the history of video games (includes 8-bit classics).(39m) Tyson fans might like the Nerdist podcast. (Oct. 2011, 63m )

* As of August 7, the Internet Archive begins offering

over 1,000,000 torrents including our live music concerts, the Prelinger movie collection, the librivox audio book collection, feature films, old time radio, lots and lots of books, and all new uploads from our patrons into Community collections (with more to follow).

No need to drive to get to Brewster’s Library … you don’t even need a card. If you haven’t yet, check out the Internet Archive site. They even have a copy of that website you made back in 1998!

VID US punk-to-pop band Blondie is the subject of BBC docu One Way or Another. Lots of peer comments. [via Dangerous Minds]

* Top 10 incredible sound illusions! (now how much would you pay?)

* Science ponders: How do we pick out a voice in a crowd? (ensemble musicians need to be good at it!) More about “cocktail party effect”.

ADDed Garage Hangover to sidebar history sites. Found whilst seeking more on Baby Huey & Babysitters. (GH has gathered over 147 pages of goods in 8 years! Happy birthday!!)

VID 1946 Disney animated feature (67m) Make Mine Music is online (includes the famous Peter and the Wolf).

VID 15 classic summer jams (at music video blog Digitized Graffiti)

VID DEVO‘s Gerry Casales did this hour-long interview – never aired – back in the early 90s. The band’s origins are explained. [via Dangerous Minds] What We Do (2011)

………………… June-July 2012 AUDs & ENDs