Does NME Even Know What a Music Blog Is?:The Rhetoric and Social Meaning of MP3 Blogs Wodtke Larissa
How to Write About Music:Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers. 1. Auflage
Adam Gopnik has written frequently — too frequently, he laments — about the gun rampages that convulse America. Following the recent attack at a Colorado movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises, Gopnik wrote in The New Yorker, ´´The killings will go on; the cell phones in the pockets of dead children will continue to ring; and now parents can be a little frightened every time their kids go to a midnight screening of a movie designed to show them what stylized fun violence can be.” Next, earlier this summer, one second was added to the earth´s official atomic clock. Turns out the earth is slowing by a few milliseconds a year. If we didn´t add these ´´leap seconds´´ to the official world clock every few years, experts say the time could stack up and ultimately mess up the calendar. Then, Planet Tad, a new kids’ book by Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell, is about a 12-year-old who starts a blog in hopes of attracting the attention of Natalie Portman. He struggles with middle school, his little sister, standard preteen fare. But Henry Alford wanted to find out how well it stacked up to reality. After that, a couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen talked with the music critic Tim Page about great music that’s been overplayed to the point of inanity. Call it death by heavy rotation — and not even the Beatles are immune. ´´I’m a guy in his late 50s,” Page said, ´´and I’ve been listening to, say, Sgt. Pepper since I was 13 or 14. I don’t need to hear it again.”And finally, Hilary Hahn is a heavy hitter in classical music, a violinist who debuted at 12 and recorded the Bach partitas at 18. She’s powered through the repertoire, mastering Paganini, the Mozart sonatas, the Brahms concerto, Schoenberg, Ives. In her ripe old 20s, she began stretching beyond classical music, playing alongside singer-songwriters like Josh Ritter. Her new project goes even further outside the box. [Broadcas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120728/rt_stud_120728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Esther is getting old. No, she is old. Aging with every blink, with every breath. After a life full of power and purpose, she is met with the harsh reality that she is now obsolete, and her fragile moments are short. On the eve of the last night in the city she has called home for years, Esther and her lover Jacob share their fears and their romance for this world over one last meal, as they wait in fearful unrest for what is coming. Follow Young Adult/Adult Thriller writer Estevan Vega on Twitter @EstevanVega or on Facebook. His blog is http://www.estevanvega.com Estevan released his first book at fifteen. Arson his third and most popular novel, is the beginning of a series, followed by its sequel, Ashes. More in the series will come. Just released is The Forsaken, a supernatural thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002268/bk_acx0_002268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For everyone interested in starting a record label-to market new talent or to release and promote their own music-there has never been a better time to do it! Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started and ran her own label) has rewritten and expanded her classic, Start & Run Your Own Record Label, to reflect industry changes and new opportunities for marketing music in today´s climate. Start & Run Your Own Record Label is a comprehensive guidebook to building a record label, packed with how-to information about market trends and revenue streams for music releases. In addition to updated information on physical distribution, generating publicity, marketing, and promotion, it also has new information about key issues including: ?Balancing on and offline promotion and marketing ?Making the most of online resources (social-networking sites, blogs, ringtones, videos, radio, and more) ?Using digital distribution profitably ?Licensing your recordings for use in the media ?Marketing music overseas Ms. Schwartz has compiled new interviews with top industry professionals and independent labels-including recording artist CJ Baran (Push Play), Jed Carlson (founder, ReverbNation), Daniel Glass (founder, Glassnote Entertainment), blogger Perez Hilton, Scott Lapatine (founder, Stereogum), recording artist Ingrid Michaelson, Jeff Price (founder, Tunecore), MP3 bloggers, music-magazine editors, publicists, and others-for the most up-to-date, authoritative, and practical compendium available.
Beside Me Always is comprised of 10 stories that share my grief experience and how I embraced music again. I have been a commercial illustrator since 1981 and my illustrations can be seen on many well-known food labels. For 30 years, I focused on my art career and family. I gave up songwriting and playing guitar, which was something I had loved as a young girl. My book begins with the story of Jason, my first-born child who died due to a severe congenital heart defect. I wanted to be buried with him and grief swallowed up my life for almost two decades. When I opened my heart in 2010 to write the deeply painful experience of losing Jason, my journey toward healing began. Sharing the story of his brief life transformed me, and the grief I carried was lifted. Finding joy after 18 years of sorrow was a gift I never imagined. Music was a magic carpet that lifted me over all of my stress. I was very close to both my parents and it was hard to watch them suffer. My songs eased my pain. I am especially grateful that both my parents witnessed my joy before they died. I am a passionate songwriter; my songs comprise a musical of my life. Many of my songs are dedicated to Jason. I rediscovered the songs I composed in my youth and wrote new songs that helped me cope with current challenges. My music is featured on Insight Timer, a popular meditation app, and my blogs have reached people all over the world. I perform regularly where I live in Southern California. I want to convey my optimism and belief that if I could heal, perhaps others could find hope with my story. If my words and music can bring any level of comfort to another person, then I have achieved more in my lifetime than I ever dreamed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield, Punch Audio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115723/bk_acx0_115723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are five articles in part two of the August 7 and 14, 2006 double issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Unsafe at Any Price´´ by James Surowiecki: Why runaway defense spending needs to be more closely scrutinized. TALK OF THE TOWN´´13D´´ by Ben McGrath: One man´s eloquent challenge of complacent upper management. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Atomic Emporium´´ by Steve Coll: Abdul Qadeer Kahn and Iran´s race to build the atomic bomb. THE WAYWARD PRESS´´Amateur Hour´´ by Nicholas Lehman: The doubtful rise of Internet journalism.POP MUSIC´´Full Bore´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: The Japanese noise band The Boredoms plays NYC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/060809/pe_nyer_060809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Pink Lady Gets a Wake up Call:A Diary, Journal, Blog, Book by a Wife, Sister, Pet Parent, Music Enthusiast About Her Invisible Disease & Daily Life Nicki Ells
What if Eve, the mother of all humankind, had blogged? What if she had shared her discoveries of the newly formed world, her experiments as the first scientist, and her travels as the first explorer? What if she shared the secrets of assisting the first man without damaging the first fragile male ego? What if we could enjoy with her the first falling in love? Perhaps she did. Perhaps we can. Perhaps somehow Mark Twain plucked that first ´´blog´´ out of the cosmic ether.... Music: ´´Scheming Weasel´´ composed and performed by Kevin McLeod. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Anne English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001706/bk_mike_001706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.