PopWaves: Making of the Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music Reebee Garofalo: From the beginning I used the year-end pop charts of leading trade magazines like Billboard that Larry and I researched to compile the basic data, and consulted music encyclopedias, the rock press, and, more recently, any number of online databases, as well as a team of experts in the field (academics, radio personalities, music journalists, etc) to help me craft genres names and categorize hard-to-place artists. Still, the results are quite subjective, much more an art than a science. It is worth noting that the various inputs that determine the chart position of a given recording have changed over time. What was once a straightforward, if notoriously corrupt, tabulation of record sales and radio play, has become an unruly assemblage of new formats and platforms, and new ways of accessing and sharing music. As a result, it is unclear whether chart position in 2014 is measuring quite the same thing as chart position in 1967. Reebee Garofalo: More History of the Chart
Popular Music: The Classic Graphic by Reebee Garofalo Popular Music: The Classic Graphic by Reebee Garofalo The wonderful visual history of pop/rock music by Reebee Garofalo, featured in my Visual Explanations (pp. 90-91), is now available as a big poster at HistoryShots, the distinguished publisher of many excellent graphic prints. For Reebee Garofalo's life and work, as well as an electronic version of the pop/rock music chart, look here.
Backstory #1 by Donal Dineen This mix is comprised of tunes I've been digging out for a night I'm starting in Dubin's Sugar Club called Backstory. It's an attempt to join all the dots between all the music's of the world that more... This mix is comprised of tunes I've been digging out for a night I'm starting in Dubin's Sugar Club called Backstory. It's an attempt to join all the dots between all the music's of the world that have rocked my soul over the past two decades. /// Backstory is a night of dancing tunes and original visuals hosted by Donal Dineen. Each installment will feature a guest DJ and Cork’s finest Stevie G will be the inaugural incumbent. The idea is to tell a story using tunes from all decades of dance music from 1930’s West Africa to the present day.
Hear The 60 Songs That Saved Bono's Life Today marks Bono’s 60th birthday. To celebrate, the U2 frontman compiled a four-hour playlist that spans his life – from the songs that influenced him during his teenage years, to memorable collaborations with his musical heroes, to the music that continues to inspire him from a new generation of artists today. To accompany every song on the playlist, Bono is also writing a fan note – several of which he shared today. Selections from the “60 Songs That Saved My Life” playlist include David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ (of his 1971 LP, Hunky Dory), R.E.M.’s ‘Nightswiming’ (off 1992’s Automatic For The People), The Beatles’ 1963 single, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, The Fugees’ rendition of ‘Killing Me Softly’ (off 1996’s The Score) and Billie Eilish’s 2019 single, ‘everything i wanted’. In a note on U2’s website, Bono offered a few poetic words of introduction. He shared six of those letters today and will continue to post them over the coming weeks.
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Sound Advice Sound Advice 199: Serena Mitnik-Miller We are pleased to present our 199th installment of Sound Advice featuring Serena Mitnik-Miller. Serena is an artist and shop owner living and working in San Francisco, California. Where were you in 1996? – lyriquediscorde Listen on Spotify and YouTube “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand” by Primitive Radio Gods “Lovefool” by The Cardigans “Electrolite” by R.E.M. Where were you in 1996? – Throwback Thursday Like this: Like Loading...