Category Archives: Music

Every kind of sound imaginable.

Another blue-hued music video – this one animated by artist Daniel Zvereff and composed of shifting images on unbound note paper – for Norwegian singer-songwriter Okay Kaya’s song ‘Emulate’.

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UK director Edgar Wright’s perfectly synched video for the title track of Beck’s album ‘Colors’ – originally available to Apple Music subscribers only, now free to all.

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Acclaimed 94 year old Kiwi jazz musician Julian ‘Golden Ears’ Lee who has been blind since birth, plays piano for the first time since suffering a stroke several years ago, accompanied by fellow jazzman James Morrisson in a rendition of  Ella Fitzgerald’s “After You’ve Gone.”

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Trombonist Christopher Bill (that’s him three down on the left) and 27 friends perform an impressively layered cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at the 2018 International Trombone Festival.

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Evan ‘The Nerdwriter’ Puschak explores how Michael Jackson bridged 70s funk and disco to 80s pop with his first breakthrough hit – 1979’s ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ from the Off The Wall album.

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The original demo of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon discovered in 2016 during a trawl of the Lennon archives by engineer Rob Stevens, who sez:

“There’s a one-inch eight-track that says nothing more on the ‘Ascot Sound’ label than John Lennon, the date, and the engineer (Phil McDonald), with DEMO on the spine. No indication of what material was on the tape. One delicate transfer to digital later, the “Imagine” demo, subsequently enhanced superbly by Paul Hicks, appears within this comprehensive set. It was true serendipity.”

Compare with the (remastered) studio version.

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