Music is timeless — bands on the other hand are a fragile collaboration of human beings sacrificed to the random choices of life. Fate can indeed be cruel; bands that should have never made it have become main-stream, even though they deserved nothing more than a demo CD forgotten in a box on the back […]
I’ve spent 10 years telling people what to listen too. Different countries. Different genres. My particular music of choice has always been punk, but the genre became stale when the sound became universal and no longer the true spirit of the music. Historical fact: Punk was a choice where bands took their musical queue from […]
Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Featuring indie rock legends ZAZEN BOYS, hip-hop/urban music two-piece group_inou, folk/gypsy duo CHARAN PO RANTAN and psychedelic post-punk band Praha Depart — The tour will kick off on May 18th at The Rivoli in Toronto, which […]
CDs are DEAD! Long live CDs! A paradox. A puzzle for consumers, for distributors, and especially artists. Music use to be strictly a live social gathering. But, since the invention of the radio and to some degree printed music — music is also private. We take it with us in our cars, on our phones […]
What is MusicBrainz? It is a user-maintained open community that collects and makes available to the public, music metadata in the form of a relational database. If you don’t know what all that means, you should read the first tutorial; here. With that introduction, I’ve lost half of my readers to the first article. On […]
This a two part MusicBrainz tutorial in two posts. The why first. What is MusicBrainz? It is a user-maintained open community that collects and makes available to the public, music metadata in the form of a relational database. A relational database matches data by using common characteristics found within the data set. The resulting groups […]
One of the oldest websites on the internet catering to Japanese music fans is closing down. Paul Wheeler, webmaster and writer of Rock of Japan posted this on February 6, 2010. I’m planning on closing down Rock of Japan in May.
We live in an interesting and fast paced musical time. I find it reminiscent of the ’60s and it’s real life musical legacy. Which wasn’t limited to The Beatles and the British Invasion but encompassed the shaping of songs through arrangements, the birth of a genre, and the songwriters of the times. Remember, I said […]