Turn On the Web, Tune In to Your Favorite Station, Drop Down Menus

English composer Edward Elgar was a man ahead of his time, and his belief in the ethereal quality of music — “the world is full of it,” he wrote, “and you simply take as much as you require” — could easily be applied to some theories regarding the governance of it on the Internet these… Continue reading Turn On the Web, Tune In to Your Favorite Station, Drop Down Menus

Did You Hear What I've Heard, So Far This Year?

Musically speaking, 2009 has gotten off to a quiet start. Unlike the first six weeks of last year, which produced much-lauded roll-outs from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Magnetic Fields, MGMT, The Helio Sequence, The Mars Volta, Adele, and Nada Surf, among others, there have been few notable releases so far in… Continue reading Did You Hear What I've Heard, So Far This Year?

Songs to Play to Start the Day

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that, as soon as I get up in the morning, I like to put on music. It’s not always doable, with a house full of family, everyone scrambling to get dressed, eat, and get out the door in time for school, work, athletic events, etc. At these moments, music only… Continue reading Songs to Play to Start the Day