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  1. Clarinetist Jože Kotar

    Today's Once Upon the Inernet showcases Slovenian clarinetist Jože Kotar in works I believe were downloaded from the original MP3.COM, though my notes aren't quite as clear on that as I wold have liked. I fact, the date of the release of some of these tracks indicate either late 2003 or early 2004, which is awfully close to when the site stopped operating.

    According to the artists' official website, ...
  2. on asserting your superiority through musical taste

    Using music to distinguish ourselves or prove ourselves members of a special group is one of the uglier aspects of human nature, but we all do it, so I figure, why not try to be honest about it?

    In the not-so-recent past, one could demonstrate one's cultural superiority very simply by listening to classical music, scorning jazz, rock and other "popular" music. A lot of people here still try that, but their pretensions are sadly out of date.

    More recently ...

    Updated Dec-08-2014 at 15:24 by science

  3. La Chronique du Disque (Summer 2014)

    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    Since we have a "bonus Tuesday" this month, I thought I would catch up with the "collector" portion of my blog, and suggest some titles I acquired over the Summer.

  4. Vinyl's Revenge - L'Orchestre des Jeunes du Québec

    Today is the first of a new monthly feature (along with the Podcast Vault, Once Upon the Internet and La Chronique du Disque) which I will program on the Tuesday Blog.

    The premise is fairly straight forward: there are several YouTube Channels that feature music from old vinyl records, and I figured “why not do that too”. The idea is that once a month, I will share an album from my vinyl collection that I am featuring on my YouTube channel – my own YouTube clips or those of others ...
  5. Empty Nest

    After taking the summer off, the Tuesday Blog returns to its weekly format, and we begin with our monthly selection from the Podcast Vault, as we revisit a montage from March of 2012.

    One of the many things that was on our plate for the past few weeks was packing up two of our kids: one for University, the other (who finished in the spring) finally moving out. With these last two departures, ...

    Updated Sep-02-2014 at 12:24 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music