I had the good fortune of hearing Erin McKeown at the Dear New Orleans Benefit Concert last week. Bonerama was the house band for the evening, and Erin joined them to play "Blackbirds" from her debut album Distillation. The concert also functioned as a Brown University reunion of sorts, with alums Erin, Damian [...]
"Would you consider the possibility that I wasn't saying something stupid?" On Tuesday, Hypebot posted the T Bone Burnett videos I shot at the FMC Policy Summit, which drew some spirited comments from their readers. Yesterday, T Bone was in flight, and spent about an hour replying to many of those comments. T Bone showed [...]
After appearing at the Dear New Orleans Benefit Concert Tuesday night, DC native and OK Go front-man Damian Kulash was interviewed by NPR's Neda Ulaby to close out the summit on Wednesday. In an amiable conversation, Damian covered the history of OK Go videos, the embedding controversy, and the split with EMI. An Economic History [...]
T Bone Burnett addresses the "Great Challenge of our Time" -- greater than terrorism, possibly greater than climate change. From a conversation with Greg Kot at the Future of Music Coalition 2010 Policy Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
T Bone Burnett stuns the audience at the 2010 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit by suggesting that musicians "stay completely away from the internet."
The Future of Music Coalition is holding their Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington DC, October 3-5, 2010. This series of articles is dedicated to my son Max, and all the other 10-year-olds of the world. MMT is officially declaring October as the Future of Music Month. There was a full house at the [...]
Cover versions that achieved greater sales and airplay than the original songs. In some cases, the covers became so popular that many fans believe they are the originals.
In Cover My World #1, we looked at artists who reshaped, reformed, and re-recorded songs originally made famous by others. Here, we will examine artists who re-visit their own works, covering themselves in new old-fashioned ways. Suzanne Vega is taking the stripped-down approach with a series of new, mostly acoustic studio recordings of songs selected [...]
Cathedral Speakers are custom built by a DC area startup using a mix of vintage components that have been restored and tested, modern electronics, and hand-made cabinets.
The Long Playing Microgroove Record (LP) turns 62, with a look at the best and worst album covers of all time.