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Music

August 15, 2014

"5 Legendary Performances From Woodstock That Everyone Needs To See"

If you don't find at least one of these to your liking, you're on your own--I can't help you.

More old school music: "James Brown in Eighteen Minutes".

And when it comes to James Brown, the real thing, in its most thrilling, compressed, erotic, explosive form, just eighteen minutes long, is also arguably the most electrifying performance in the history of postwar American music. 

(See also "Watch a Supercut of James Brown’s Legacy in Dance".)

"How Much Does It Cost to Book Your Favorite Band?"

The rankings seem about right, but the absolute amounts are hard for me to believe.

August 09, 2014

"The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records"

If you have inherited some old vinyl that you'd like to sell, this guy seems like the guy to contact.

August 01, 2014

"I got a line on you"

Spirit, 30 years ago.

Charles C. writes, "This is one of those songs that simply MUST be played at full volume!"

July 27, 2014

"Ten most valuable albums of all time"

If you have a low-numbered copy of the White Album, it's supposedly worth about $10,000.

July 18, 2014

"The Q Ultimate Music Collection"

As many "top" music lists as you'll ever need

"Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be"

Interesting discussion of the intertemporal and cross-sectional differences in how "classic rock" is defined. (For example, in LA it's more Pearl Jam while in Boston it's more Allman Brothers. Boston wins.)

July 16, 2014

"11 Badass Alternatives To Bro Country That You Need In Your Life"

Presented as a public service to the country music fans among my readers.

July 15, 2014

"Taylor Swift doesn't understand supply and demand"

That's O.K., Ms. Swift: not enough people do.

The Wall Street Journal just published an amazing essay from Taylor Swift, in which she argues that the music industry is not dying, but in fact "just coming alive."

Based on this piece, there are many reasons to believe that Taylor Swift has not been paying very much attention to the music industry.

June 27, 2014

What do Chrissie Hynde, John McEnroe, and Neil Young have in common?

They all play on Chrissie's new solo album.

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