Some newsletters for Music and Tech

I have been browsing around this morning, and found some interesting writing about the intersection of music and technology.  It is a vastly interesting field.  Given that many musicians are audiophiles, but most consumers are content with Mp3 on a mobile, there is a very wide spectrum of consumers to be catered for.  The money bit […]

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Music Discovery of the Week: World Sprituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

My friend Kirana Stover over at Integral Yoga Barcelona put me on to this amazing new collection of Alice Coltrane’s devotional chant. She shared this article from the venerable New Yorker Magazine. (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/alice-coltranes-devotional-music?mbid=rss).  So, me being me, I immediately decided to buy the disc. And, of course, being a fan of Bandcamp, I was doubly happy […]

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Straighten Up

This is a nice clip:  https://shapesofrhythm.bandcamp.com/album/cari-o. It certainly gives me some sonic ideas.  In my other incarnation, I teach yoga.  I keep on imagining a crossover electronic-yoga music project.  It is taking form, but slowly.  I am gathering my knowledge and dedicating more time than ever before to producing and singing. Today, I walked up […]

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Music Discovery of the Week: Dossey

An email from Noisetrade alerted me to the music of Dossey.  Feeling like supporting an indie artist, I popped over to Bandcamp and pre-ordered her upcoming EP.  Have a listen: I would put her alongside artists like Bat For Lashes or maybe London Grammar, which she cites as in influence. I found it interesting that her […]

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The hidden dangers of dj’ing

Oops:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/03/tunisian-nightclub-shut-over-muslim-call-to-prayer-remix-orbit-festival I must admit that it hadn’t crossed my mind that using such a sample could cause offence.  And what of all the yoga-dance remixes that use hindu mantras? The irony is that “the Man” found out because of the clips shared on YouTube, the platform where a 1,000 streams earns you a mere […]

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New music discovery of the week

Hey loves.  I thought I would start a new music feature on this blog.  I am always poking around to find new music, especially stuff that I can listen to while doing my bodywork.  I love some of the new age stuff, but Deva Premal on repeat gets a little tiresome. I discovered the work […]

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Musings: The unsung note

I had the great pleasure of returning to the stage this Thursday past.  Yes, dear yogis, in my spare time I am a singer-songwriter. I began this odyssey years ago. In fact, I could say that I have always been a musician.  As  child I played the oboe, and the recorder.  I used to sit […]

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