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Britain's first female rock band you never heard about.

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The story of the Liverbirds, Liverpool's first female rock band that came up behind the beatles and had quite a run. Amazing and moving story. (via Kottke)

Added on the 6th of November, 2021 Details

Genre Is Disappearing. What Comes Next?

Genre was once a practical tool for organizing record shops and programming radio stations, but it seems unlikely to remain one in an era in which all music feels like a hybrid, and listeners are no longer encouraged (or incentivized) to choose a single area of interest.

An interesting take on the historical categorisation and the continuous flux of musical genres as well as the disappearance of group identification.

Linked on the 13th of March, 2021 Details

I like to listen to random tracks on streaming services for serendipity. I also have a visceral hate of autotuned vocals which creep up on me regularly while doing this. I will throw money at the first service to implement a filter so I don't have to reach for the skip button in terror every time this happens. It'll probably save me money on therapy bills down the line too.

Noted on the 11th of October, 2020 Details

A pigeon with the moves.

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Emmit Fenn's "Who Dat" video shows a pigeon with pretty impressive moves. Nice use of CGI by Patrick Jean.

Added on the 10th of October, 2020 Details

Spotify's search-optimised spammers.

This article explains the glut of generic mood-based music that infects every corner of Spotify.

Linked on the 24th of September, 2020 Details

Watering a flower by Haruomi Hosono

The comments on the video for Haruomi Hosono's 1984 cassette track Watering a flower are lovely. It's a pleasant change from the usual youtube toxicity. They've even been compiled into a book. (via Joe Veix)

Linked on the 28th of June, 2019 Details