Nope. No music videos. Nope. No praise of musical style or of musicians. This essay is about musical preference and growth and maturation. Thinking about musical preferences in my case led me to consider how these preferences arose. I cannot talk in particulars because each of us has own preferences in music--and in friends, food, politics, and most everything else. If this essay turns to first person, as it frequently will, does not mean to imply about any one else's preferences.
We're not here for a long time. We're here for a good time.
- Guy Martin -
I remember my parents getting this vinyl single when I was a teenager. I wish the family still had it; it would be a valuable collector's item now. By some random process of free association, my thoughts drifted back to this old barbershop quartet number:
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A little something to lighten up your day...
Oh yeah I was nattering on about art, street and otherwise, mostly alternative and counterculture. I checked my 'essays' and found I gave up the ghost sometime during the surreal election. So now I'm back to do the Sunday OT. I'm finding during this madness that I'm once again turning to art. Old and new.
I can hear the cries of disbelief now.
"Gaming Music? Really? You're talking about those blips and bleeps and heavy metal loops that don't mean anything?"
Nope, not at all. What I'm talking about is the cream of the crop. The music that like opera and and the greatest of film soundtracks, manages to create an environment and an emotion. In many ways audio is more responsible for the immersion of some of the greatest pieces of interactive fiction ever made.
April 3 is the 93rd day of the year. There are 272 days left.
Today's number is 3
Nothing too spectacular this week, just noticing the changing trends and acceptance of female musical artists in the last 60 years.
The Top 10, 60 years ago, Feb. 23, 1957
Some Albums really stood out for one reason or another, but never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. There are others that I just like to play every once in a while. This is one.