Category Archives: Music

Yodeling the Classics

I heard a cut from this 1997 CD, featuring Mary Schneider, Australia’s Queen of Yodeling, on PBS the other morning and realized that my admittedly puny CD collection had a GAPING hole that had to be filled pronto. I mean, … Continue reading

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Music is good for the brain

A kid’s brain, anyway. Researchers have found the first evidence that young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year compared to children who do not receive musical training. The … Continue reading

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Talkin’ bout my-yyy piano

One of the most fabulous gifts my parents ever gave me was piano lessons. I started them in second grade. Once a week, after school, I’d walk across town from the Oxford elementary school, where my mom was a fourth … Continue reading

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Muzak. Not just for elevators any more.

A lot of interesting stuff in this New Yorker article by David Owen. Muzak, if you haven’t heard already, no longer sells “elevator music.” It’s now in the business of packaging real music for replaying in retail stores. When you’re … Continue reading

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Speaking of hits . . .

Blogs are hitting their stride in the media game. Pop music has been around longer. So we should have a pretty good handle on what would make a song a winner, right? Nope. This short New Scientist piece describes the … Continue reading

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The fastest selling debut album of all time

In the U.K. Check them out here. [tags] Arctic Monkeys [/tags]

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