Posts tagged ‘Music’

July 23, 2011

Summer, Heat, and Lethargy

by Vince Giordano

I haven’t felt the desire to blog in a few weeks. Why? Politics as usual has bored me (especially with the debt ceiling debate). The heat has zapped some of my energy, good books have abounded, and music has been all around me.

Only a few times this week have I checked my blogroll. Here is a nice summer video you can sit back and enjoy:

PURE BRONTE from Marcus O’Brien on Vimeo.

May 28, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Video: “What song are you listening to?”

by Vince Giordano


Ty Cullen stops random New Yorkers with headphones to ask them what song they’re listening to.

March 28, 2011

Timbaland Neko

by Vince Giordano

For the music heads out there, this is something neat created by Timbaland.

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March 17, 2011

Imagination, Music, and Albums

by Vince Giordano

“Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.

“God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.” –Jon Bon Jovi, in an interview with The Sunday Times (subscription required, sorry — freebie here).

Those experiences Bon Jovi describe are still possible today but its much more tempting to download the whole album for free or buy singles instead of hopping over to a CD store with $13.

H/T: The Pajama Pundit

January 2, 2011

2010 – Year in Review: Music and Albums

by Vince Giordano

XPN‘s listeners voted for the best albums and songs of 2010. The song countdown was amazing to listen to. MJ and I caught the top 25 or so songs yesterday on our way home. Here is a video to one of the great songs, in my opinion, from the past year:

September 28, 2010

Song of the Day

by Vince Giordano

Sorry for lacking in this category the last few days. Enjoy this joint!

September 13, 2010

Song of the Day

by Vince Giordano

Brett Dennen is great!

August 9, 2010

My Morning Download 8/9/10 – Cults

by Vince Giordano

Brought to you by XPN:

Who are Cults and why is there so much buzz around this new band? Well, for starters, we’ll begin with the music: the song “Go Outside” is getting lots of music blog love with it’s sinewy grooves and chillwave vibes. Right now, only a three song 7-inch single exists and the band put out a limited edition two sided single on Forest Family Records. The band include Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion – who met less than a year ago in San Diego – started making music together after they moved to NYC to attend film school.

Download/live streem their cool song here.

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July 26, 2010

Cliché Knows No Genre

by Vince Giordano

Thanks to BuzzFeed.

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July 8, 2010

XPN Reviews the new Roots Album

by Vince Giordano

I am looking forward to buying it sometime soon:

The Roots’ experimental adventurousness has earned them love from rock critics, they are a hip-hop band at the core, and the most effective collaborations on How I Got Over are with the rap and R&B names that might be new to some listeners. The sieze-the-moment groover “Now Or Never” has a tremendous showing from Phonte, an MC from Durham, NC crew Little Brother, and “Web 20/20” spotlights Peddi Peddi from Philly underground group State Property.

How I Got Over could be how The Roots themselves got over the brooding lyrical frustration of Rising Down and Game Theory, how they got over the disappointments of a rap game that rewards instant celebrity rather than artistic longevity. It’s about how they got their groove back and proved they remain catchy, inspiring and sonically relevant, two decades and some into their career.

May 27, 2010

Emotional Internet Radio

by Vince Giordano

Stereomood has a really neat website that is cool to use. Check it out.