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Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time
 1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930 2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930 3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917 4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916 5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915 6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916 7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938 8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003 9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903 10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time


    1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930
    2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930
    3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917
    4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916
    5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915
    6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916
    7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938
    8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003
    9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903
    10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

    Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    — 4 days ago
    #Popularity  #Charts  #Data 
    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    — 4 days ago
    #Cassettes 

    procrastinaut:

    MIDI-Controlled Necktie Lights Up As You Play, with Internet-Enabled LEDs - Create Digital Music:

    We want – no, need – neckwear that lights up in sync to music as we play. Clearly. Well, anyway, that’s what Hector Urtubia – aka Mr Book – is doing in his latest hack. It’s a proof of concept, but it’s good, nerdy fun. And it uses mesh networking and conductive thread.

    — 2 months ago with 9 notes
    #Hackery 
    
Project Thirty-Three is our shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers.

(via Project Thirty-Three)

    Project Thirty-Three is our shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers.

    (via Project Thirty-Three)

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Album Art 
    "Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing,” reports swissmiss | Noisli.

    "Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing,” reports swissmiss | Noisli.

    — 2 months ago
    #Noise  #Background 
    Branford Marsalis caps his New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 with a grand family reunion | NOLA.com →

    Saxophone colossus Branford Marsalis knows how to close out a Saturday (April 26) at the New Orleans Jazz Fest: Bring brother Jason and father Ellis onto the Jazz Tent stage for a chilling account of “St. James Infirmary.” Their whiplash rendition opened with a doom-laden bass solo by Eric Revis, and unscrolled with all the darkness that three natives of New Orleans can bring to a dirge that is in their blood.

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #sji 
    
Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Philips) / Dorothy Morrison – Rain (Elektra) / Paul Jones – Not Before Time (Bell) / Titanic – Sultana (Epic) / Candido – Jingo (Salsoul) / Doc Severinson – Footprints of the Giant (edit) (Command) / Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way (ABC) / Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase (Polydor) / Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien (Decca) / Booker T and the MGs – Melting Pot (Stax) / The Peddlers – Impressions Pt1 (Philips) / Sly Stone – Rock Dirge (Woodcock) / Fatback – Going To See My Baby (Perception) / Brother Jack McDuff – Hunk of Funk (Blue Note) / Manu Dibango – New Bell (Atlantic) Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum

(via Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum)

    Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Philips) / Dorothy Morrison – Rain (Elektra) / Paul Jones – Not Before Time (Bell) / Titanic – Sultana (Epic) / Candido – Jingo (Salsoul) / Doc Severinson – Footprints of the Giant (edit) (Command) / Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way (ABC) / Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase (Polydor) / Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien (Decca) / Booker T and the MGs – Melting Pot (Stax) / The Peddlers – Impressions Pt1 (Philips) / Sly Stone – Rock Dirge (Woodcock) / Fatback – Going To See My Baby (Perception) / Brother Jack McDuff – Hunk of Funk (Blue Note) / Manu Dibango – New Bell (Atlantic) Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum

    (via Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum)

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Good Set 

    Packaging by Belgian design firm, ESSO for Soulfinger’s Life, Love & Passion release, will include this limited-edition leather cuboctahedron.

    Not the first shape you might think of to contain a flat CD, it opens up like a hi-fi turntable to reveal a more conventional CD sleeve, attached to its lid.

    (via Soulfinger’s CD Packaging: a leather cuboctahedron | Box Vox)

    — 2 months ago with 13 notes
    #Packaging 
    procrastinaut:


The next plot shows the average skipping behavior within in the first 60 seconds of a song. It shows that most of the song skips happen within the first 20 seconds or so of the song, and after that there’s a relatively small but steady skipping rate.

(via The Skip | Music Machinery)
Next.

    procrastinaut:

    The next plot shows the average skipping behavior within in the first 60 seconds of a song. It shows that most of the song skips happen within the first 20 seconds or so of the song, and after that there’s a relatively small but steady skipping rate.

    (via The Skip | Music Machinery)

    Next.

    — 2 months ago with 4 notes
    #Listening  #Skips 
    
RockViz is an exploration of 2000 rock album covers that have been classified as the ‘most significant’ by editors of the platform AllMusic

(via RockViz : visualizing the 2k. most significant rock albums covers)

    RockViz is an exploration of 2000 rock album covers that have been classified as the ‘most significant’ by editors of the platform AllMusic

    (via RockViz : visualizing the 2k. most significant rock albums covers)

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Album Art 

    What is silence?

    A sound rich exploration into our relationship with the space between silence and noise

    Headphones recommended.

    Produced for an AHRC funded project.

    Image: Ilya (flickr)

    — 2 months ago
    #Silence  #Noise 

    copeland - Smitten (by copeland)

    Enjoyable song, but also noted here because the video just consists of the record, playing. There’s a whole category of “just the record, playing” videos on YouTube, but generally they are very old records. I like the idea of applying it to a new release.

    — 2 months ago
    #Videos 

    The Art Assignment is a new PBS webseries created by curator Sarah Urist Green and hosted by her and author/YouTube superstar John Green, in which they ask artists around the country to devise an ‘art assignment’ related to their work that viewers can carry out, sharing the results online. Here’s the video for mine.

    It involves walking to find the quietest place near where you live. Fascinating responses to my #theartassignment have come in already — songs, videos, a delightful array of photos, even diary-style written logs of soundwalks, from all over the globe. It’s been wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which people are searching for their ‘Quietest Place’.

    (via Jace Clayton’s Art Assignment: The Quietest Place)

    — 2 months ago
    #quiet  #noise  #silence