So there was this study which determined that there is a small fraction of the populace that derives no emotion from listening to music. The condition is called “anhedonia” and about five percent of the population is affected. For these people, music does not make them happy, they have no urge to tap their toe or sway to the music.Read More
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So I was poking my way through an odd discussion about classic rock on one of those Internet-type forum things. It started out with the question of whether Bruce Springsteen’s popularity — ticket and album sales-wise — had been hurt because he isn’t considered to be “classic rock.”
When I’ve gone back to revisit Devo‘s first appearance on Saturday Night Live (October 14, 1978), it still seems kind of shocking. I hadn’t yet heard them on the radio
Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band go on sale this morning at 10AM.
So I’m lazing around the other morning, trying hard (and failing) to put down the reading material and at least pretend like I’d like to get to work before noon. It’s just that I was surprised to learn of Jimmy Webb’s interest in Concorde memorabilia.
I’ve got no new thoughts to add to this week’s mass of Pete Seeger tributes. His long and inspirational life has been covered extensively from many angles.
I used to have this ridiculous habit of obsessing about what music should be playing when a person comes to the house for a visit. Hours might be spent standing in front of the giant rack of CDs (and before that, LPs) in the search for the “perfect” recording.
So now we have the latest news in the long saga of the Allman Brothers. It has been announced that Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the band.
What have I learned in the short space between the day after Christmas 2013 and the first two days of 2014? Oh, tons of stuff.
There are have been some strange coincidences lately. I’m not the kind of person to attach any significance to such things but still, it does make you shake your head.