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BENDOCKERY.COM: The Anatomy of Swing
A series of articles with examples. The bit about "laying back" was new to me.
swing  music  jazz 
april 2017 by pw201
Starships - a multifandom space vid by bironic - YouTube
Nicki Minaj's Starships with a supercut of a bunch of sci-fi ships and whatnot. Good fun.
scifi  music  star-trek  starwars  science-fiction 
december 2016 by pw201
Harry Connick Jr & French Rhythm Accents - YouTube
Harry Connick Jr sorts out the audience's clapping (from 1&3 to 2&4). Can you spot how? Genius.
music  clapping  afterbeat 
november 2014 by pw201
The Last Chance Ragtime Band by Harry & Edna on the Wireless | Mixcloud
Last Chance Ragtime Band on the radio, talking about playing for dancers. I knew them before they were famous.
music  ragtime  dancing  lindyhop  new-orleans 
november 2014 by pw201
Take The A Train
The AABA structure of "Take the A Train" illustrated in a neat little presentation which tracks the music.
jazz  music 
october 2014 by pw201
Pop Sonnets
"Young Thomas is a longshoreman by trade" Pop song lyrics turned into Shakespearian sonnets. Via Mefi.
funny  shakespeare  sonnets  pop  music  lyrics 
august 2014 by pw201
DanceSport DJ Ice
This chap has made ballroom remixes of various popular tunes. Epic (or something).
music  dancing  remix  ballroom 
october 2013 by pw201
Twelve Tones - YouTube
30 minutes of video (hand drawn pictures in time to the narration) and music on finding patterns and 12 tone music. Worth a watch/listen. Via AB on Google+.
music  pattern  stravinsky  chromatic  art  vi-hart  video 
july 2013 by pw201
I Went Down to St. James Infirmary
An entire blog full of different versions of the song. Super.
music  jazz  blues 
may 2013 by pw201
John Stump, composer of Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz « Lost in the Cloud
An article about the composer of that spoof piece (with directions like "release the penguins" and "add bicycle").
music  composer  funny 
february 2013 by pw201
hot as fuck: bands | dogpossum.org
Top tips for bands playing for dancers (and dancers dancing to bands).
music  dancing  lindy  jazz  lindyhop 
february 2013 by pw201
Carsie Blanton's Baby Can Dance - OFFICIAL VIDEO - YouTube
Nice song, cool lindy in the video (almost all lead and followed apparently, there's no choreography apart from one tiny bit) illustrating that it's not all about the aerials.
music  lindy  lindyhop  dance 
february 2013 by pw201
Home cooked blues
"Basic Blues Piano Lesson 1-10 is for beginners and is absolutley free. These ten lessons were designed to give a piano player a good foundation for beginning blues piano."
video  lesson  blues  music  piano 
june 2012 by pw201
24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed
"there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up 6 times the space." Includes good stuff about how ears work. Via andrewducker.
Nyquist  sound  sampling  mp3  science  music  audio 
march 2012 by pw201
YouTube - Roll a D6
Just in case there's anyone who hasn't seen this yet...
video  youtube  music  dungeons-and-dragons  roleplaying 
may 2011 by pw201
YouTube - Hot in herre (Herr Kaschke Hal64 Remix)
"It's getting hot in here" mixed with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
music  funny  2001  sci-fi  science-fiction 
august 2010 by pw201
The Swinger « Music Machinery
Turn anything into a jive (well, anything in 4/4 anyway): "The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. It has quite a magical effect."
music  python  audio  programming  software  swing  jive 
may 2010 by pw201
YouTube - The Daily Mail Song
Shooting fish in a barrel,but still funny.
video  music  youtube  funny  satire  humour  mail  news  newspapers  daily-mail  dan 
march 2010 by pw201
YouTube - Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)
Maths filk is funny: this one is oddly sweet, although I also groaned at various points.
music  video  youtube  humour  mathematics  funny  maths  acapella 
march 2010 by pw201
Chris Wood - atheist spiritual - Come Down Jehovah
Chris Wood's atheist spiritual/folk song, which I quite liked. HT to Andrew Rilstone.
youtube  video  music  atheism  folk  religion  jehovah 
january 2010 by pw201
Killing In The Climb - rathergood.com
Why have them vying for the Christmas number one when you can combine them?
music  video  rathergood  funny  mashup 
december 2009 by pw201
August and Everything After (San Francisco, 2004)
Adam Duritz singing the Counting Crows song whose lyrics are on the album cover of August and Everything After (but which doesn't appear on the album itself). There are a couple of live versions of this: this one's better because the crowd aren't yelling through it.
counting-crows  adam-duritz  music 
november 2009 by pw201
Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version
So there's this thing where you take a pop video and then change the lyrics to describe what's going on in the video. Turns out it's pretty funny.
music  video  youtube  funny  humour  facebook  literal 
may 2009 by pw201
She Left Me for Jesus! « Unreasonable Faith
Hayes Caril singing about a common experience. Yee-haw.
funny  religion  video  jesus  relationships  love  music 
february 2009 by pw201
YouTube - The Loudness War
Interesting demonstration of the effect of the trend towards increasing loudness on recent CDs.
music  video  audio  compression  loudness 
june 2007 by pw201
Index of /Themes
Lots of kids TV themes. Yay!
tv  themes  music 
february 2007 by pw201

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