Category Archives: Music

Hey, it’s random segue time!

I was struck by the following music-player serendipity: Bruce Cockburn, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” Cry Cry Cry, “Northern Cross” Poi Dog Pondering, “Catacombs” Aztec Camera, “Sun” Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under the Bridge” Dream Academy, “Life in a … Continue reading

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Random segue time (post-Olympics edition)

So I just watched the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics (on my TiVo, so the delay didn’t bother me — but taking a commercial break during the pre-recorded lowering of the Olympic flag is inexcusable), which always pushes my … Continue reading

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Radio playlist algorithmics

If you’re building a music log for a radio station, you generally have certain rules determined by your format — for example: All of the top 10 songs get played once every jock shift All of the next 20 songs … Continue reading

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Random segue of the week

Patty Larkin, “Me and That Train” (the live version from A Gogo) Indigo Girls’ cover of the Stones’ “Wild Horses” (a live-only track, from Staring Down the Brilliant Dream) see below Cry Cry Cry’s a capella cover of Leslie Smith’s … Continue reading

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Summer entertainment: time to make a choice

Today I got my annual envelope from the BSO inviting me to pre-order tickets for the upcoming Tanglewood season. I’ve never had any interest in classical music, but every year since 2007 I’ve gone for the “Prairie Home Companion” live … Continue reading

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Literature and emotion and Deep Wizardry

Early this morning (or actually, all too late) I finished reading the “New Millennium Edition” of Diane Duane’s Deep Wizardry. I have the first edition (in multiple copies, even), and in fact read the first edition as a library book … Continue reading

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Playlist serendipity

On Twitter just now, I noted “Sometimes it feels like an inspired segue, but I know it’s really only the output of a pseudorandom number generator.” Here’s what I was hearing: Patty Larkin, “Hotel Monte Vista” (Regrooving the Dream) Bruce … Continue reading

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