Knowing how FZ was constantly sampling audio snippets of life on the road into his music, and knowing what he thought about sampling snippets of other people’s music to create “new music”; what would FZ have had to say about Grey Tuesday?
Estelle Axton, co-founder of the famed Stax Records Co., which generated hits from acts including Sam and Dave, Otis Redding Jr. and The Staple Singers, died yesterday, aged 85. (hat tip: Hairfarmer)
It’s like Big Brother, only, Big Brother’s offering you a beer: “The last time you bought a six-pack of Bud Light at the Piggly Wiggly, Anheuser servers most likely recorded what you paid, when that beer was brewed, whether you purchased it warm or chilled, and whether you could have gotten a better deal down the street. Drilling down to the level of the individual store, they can pinpoint if customers are gay, Latino, 30-year-old, college-educated conservatives.”
Look on the dark side of life: it’s good for you!
‘silence is not acoustic, it is a change of mind, it is a turning around’, so said john cage in reference to his infamous silent symphony. So put some good music on your stereo, and give it a listen. Then, when your feeling stressed, you can always bring it to mind, hum along, and let your troubles dissolve away.
“There we were, a normal American family going to church: Mom, Dad, and our two-year-old. Except unbeknownst to those around us, Dad was hopped up on Viagra.”