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One continuous line movie

This is the video to “In Context” by Field Music. It’s just a hand drawing a really long line on a white background, but it’s worth watching until the end. (via infosthetics.com)

The godfather of disco

I got an email from Gene Graham, who has just finished his first full-length documentary on the early days of Disco. Me being a fan of house and disco music, that is one movie I’d like to see! The Godfather… Continue Reading →

Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen Legacy edition

This week in my newspaper: there’s a re-issue of the fabulous “Steve McQueen” album (1985) by Prefab Sprout. Prefab Sprout is: songwriter Paddy McAloon on vocals, guitars, keyboards, Martin McAloon on bass, Wendy Smith on backing vocals, guitars, Neil Conti… Continue Reading →

Nokia Nsights on Music

Nsights I got invited by Nokia to talk a bit about podcasting and music discovery. The results of that interview, combined with opinions of Clo Willaerts, Alex Koprivnicanec, Steven Lemmens and Dieter Sermeus, can be found on the Nokia Nsights… Continue Reading →

Humo’s Pop Poll 2007

I don’t know if I was expecting too much, but the content of the Humo’s Pop Poll De Luxe was a bit of a disappointment. Thanks to my good connections I was the “+1” for a VIP-ticket yesterday at the… Continue Reading →

Radio.Blog.Club is Youtube for music

Did you ever wonder if there was something as easy as Youtube for audio? That you could use a simple copy/paste procedure to put a music player in your web pages? Well, there is. I’ve started using the Radio.Blog.Club player… Continue Reading →

O holy fright

Wishing you all a merry Christmas, and what better way than with this musical jewel of pure Christmas joy: (or download an mp3.) What I love about it is just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse, it… Continue Reading →

Mark King plays a mean bass

OK, this post will give away my age: I went to a Level 42 concert. For those of you born after 1980: Level 42 was quite popular between ’81 and ’88. They make music that can be described as funky… Continue Reading →

Moldover: Live mashup DJ

I wrote a post last year “REQ: Live mashup performance tool” on how much fun it would be to be able to do live mashups: mix basslines, drums, guiter riffs and vocals from different songs in real-time. I just found… Continue Reading →

Pukkelpop 2006

Pukkelpop festival Pukkelpop is the last of the big summer festivals, and for me, the best. It might be the Limburg influence, something in the water, or the relaxed guidance of its founder, Chokri Mahassine, but everyone working at the… Continue Reading →

Owner of the “Amen Break”

I have a blog called Sample Spotters that talks about whose songs have been sampled by whom. With the help of sites like the-breaks.com and datraxer.com, I make a list of an artist’s songs and where they were used: e.g…. Continue Reading →

Invent, don’t inhibit

1982 25 years ago, the last real proof of innovation coming from the recording industry: In 1979 Philips and Sony decided to join forces, setting up a joint task force of engineers whose mission was to design the new digital… Continue Reading →

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