sE Electronics, a maker of some often nice audio products, recently put an ad in Sound On Sound magazine for their new low-end condenser mic, the “Magneto.” Nothing too unusual about that. What was unusual was that the ad featured the torso of a nude woman, with the text of SOS’s previous review supposedly tattooed […]
There aren’t just “band guys” and “everyone else”, there are a lot of us who fall into both categories. We’re a musical “middle class”, and we’re under-represented in discussions on the future of the industry.
Crowdsourcing for artists is steadily gaining traction. The infamous Ms. Palmer (of whom I have Opinions) had her big TED talk about it, that seemed to wow all the silicon valley types that attend those (and come as zero surprise to most artists, who’ve been couchsurfing, borrowing, and fan-funding stuff for eons). I admit, it’s […]
Internet Geek-rocker Jonathan Coulton (hereafter often referred to as “JoCo” because apparently neither he, his die-hard fans, nor I really enjoy repeatedly typing “Jonathan Coulton”) was recently interviewed by NPR’s “Planet Money” podcast/radio show, and he blogged about it. First, he kinda seemed a little hurt that they comapred him to a “snuggie” – you […]
Ever wonder how reviewers come up with things to say about an electronic album? Or how those blurbs on the sticker are written? Here’s a handy guide. Now you can write your own reviews! “ironic retro sound” == sounds like Human League circa 1982 “minimal arrangements” == boring “tongue-in-cheek humour” == the lyrics are embarassingly […]