- Crushed. The Brian Jonestown Massacre. This is the one band I like that I've only heard via streaming. Presumably, if I didn't already have a legacy collection of LPs, cassette tapes, CDs, and MP3 files, I would mostly collect on-line like this.
- It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding). A Bob Dylan cover by the crisp jazz group Jewels and Binoculars. Via HurdAudio (and the Amazon MP3 Store. And the fine original from Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home:
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked.
- LilyPond: In short, this model is obvious, simple and neat. It's the format used by a lot software. Unfortunately, it's also wrong. The hierarchical representation works for a lot of simpler music, but it falls apart for advanced use.
- Just outside: Listened to my two Pierre Droge LPs this morning. I think I came to him in the mid 80s hoping for something along the lines of Bengt Berger, that is, a Northern European making imaginative use of African melodies and structures. Dorge's approach, I think, is more aligning early jazz (20s Ellington, for example) with its African roots. Also, good photos and description of the train ride from NYC to Poughkeepsie.