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March 14, 2014

AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" covered by . . .

. . . two guys with cellos

(Don't knock it until you've heard it.)

March 11, 2014

"Layers and Layers of Fact Checkers and Editors"

The title refers to a famous comment about how professional journalists are so much better than mere bloggers. But there was a teensy, tiny problem with a recent Washington Post article on Stratocasters: it depicts Jeff Beck playing . . . a Gibson hollow body guitar.

Even if you're not interested in Stratocaster or the mistakes of the Washington Post, this piece is interesting for its brief discussion of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect".


March 07, 2014

"Otis Redding & Friends Stax Volt Revue '67"

Almost an hour live from Norway. Booker T & the MGs, the MarKeys, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, and, of course, Otis.

(Updated link courtesy of Gabriel.)

Bonus: Shots of Norwegian hipsters groovin' to the music. 

(Via Metafilter.)

March 01, 2014

"Forgotify: The Tool for Discovering Spotify's 4 Million Unheard Tracks"

"For fans of truly obscure music".

Emphasis on "obscure".

February 28, 2014

"18 Record Stores Every Music Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once"

"Record stores"? What are they?

February 21, 2014

So 80's . . .

. . . so New Wave: Heaven 17, "Temptation".

More than 30 years old but better than most of today's stuff. 

"Gene Clark: A Byrd Like No Other"

A nice tribute to a guy who was important to rock and roll

February 16, 2014

"Seven Questions for Bob Dylan"

And none of them were answered: an introduction to the mysteries of Dylan

February 15, 2014

"10 iconic mixes from the dancefloors of New York"

With the actual audio of the mixes, if you're so inclined. 

February 08, 2014

"Rosanne Cash: The Ten Best Road Trip Songs for U.S. Route 61"

She selected songs by Dylan, Robert Johnson, Bobbie Gentry, her dad, and six others

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