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For maximum effect, you should watch these two videos in sequence. It’s the same aria in the same 2009 Metropolitan Opera production of “Tales Of Hoffman” being sung two very different ways. Today, opera has pretentious undertones that scare people away. Okay, yes, it’s probably the undertones and all of the foreign speakey-talk.
The Redpoint Model A turntable (Credit: Redpoint) The iPhone and iPad are truly elegant designs, but they are the rare exceptions in the rather drab world of consumer electronics. Most cameras, printers, computers, home theater receivers, and speakers are pretty sedate, but there is one product category that stands out: turntables.
Somewhat late comes my list of the best albums of the last decade, but I was occupied alot the last couple of months and was rarely even online, plus I wanted to carefully check out all the albums released in 2009 to determine if something is suitable for the list (haven't unfortunately found anything exceptionally good), so better late than never I guess. I just want to say that in my opinion this last decade was amazing when it comes to electronic music. Technology really created a space for further experimentation and innovation and a lot of talented producers appeared who had an ability to fill up that space.
Terri Lyne Carrington - The Mosiac Project This is the weekly US/Canada radio airplay list from JazzWeek.com Want to see stats regarding how many radio stations played your favorite album or how much it moved up or down the chart from last week? Click here to get that information. The releases this week include the highly anticipated album from Terri Lyne Carrington - The Mosaic Project . Remember me telling you about it? It's a project that consists of a "who's who" of almost all of the top tier female jazz musicians and singers in the game right now.
If you didn't already get in on the US launch of Spotify, the dominant freemium music streaming service in Europe, head over here and get an account. Once you're done with that, come back, because you're gonna need these tools to get the most out of Spotify. Spotify's pretty decent out of the box. It has 15 million songs—which I think is the most of any streaming service right now—and a wide userbase, so you have a higher chance of finding friends who are on it. But it's also missing a lot of things.