Archive for the 'Music' Category

Music find of the day

Monday, February 19th, 2018

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Gaelynn Lea. (YouTube, 22:59min)

Try to listen to this without watching first. Her music is really unique, reminiscent of traditional fiddle music and with haunting melodies.

Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner. Her website is, and she has a YouTube channel, of course.

Return of the Floppies

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Paweł Zadrożniak: Cover of Imperial March by computer hardware orchestra. (YouTube, 1:50min) The sober title doesn’t do the music justice.

Here’s how Paweł Zadrożniak built his “orchestra”: Return of the Floppies. He has videos of dozens and dozens of songs, the most recent is Africa by Toto.

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“I realise now that life isn’t about money, fame. Actually, all that crap. It’s simply love that’s important.”

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The Telegraph: Dolores O’Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46.

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: The Cranberries. “After a long hiatus, the best-selling Irish pop-rock band is about to return with a new album called Roses. But if this performance at the NPR Music offices is any indication, the group isn’t afraid to dip into its arsenal of early hits.” (March 2, 2012)

Belfast Telegraph: Dolores O’Riordan: The demons that linger in her life. “Barry Egan tells the turbulent and tragic story of rock star Dolores O’Riordan. It involves four years of rape as a child, suicidal thoughts, depression and her arrest for an alleged assault on a plane.” (November 22, 2014)

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Deutsche Welle: Cranberries-Sängerin Dolores O’Riordan ist tot. “Die Frontfrau der irischen Rockband The Cranberries ist überraschend im Alter von 46 Jahren gestorben. Sie hielt sich für Studioaufnahmen in London auf. Ihre charismatische Stimme ließ niemanden kalt.”

“Davis has made it his business to meet people who hate him.” (The Washington Post)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Love + Radio: The Silver Dollar – Daryl Davis : Musician, Hate Group Connoisseur. (podcast, 40min) and How to Argue – Daryl Davis, part 2 (podcast, 40min).

Daryl Davis is a musician and the author of the book Klan-destine Relationships.

Friday Fun Music Video

Friday, November 24th, 2017

OK Go: Obsession. (Music video on YouTube, 3:43min)

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