Author Archive for d.w.

Danzig, in a Danzig shirt, buying pet supplies. Why Records Are 12 Inches Wide First track from Brian Eno’s forthcoming album on Warp Rex Broome covers a randomly selected song every day for a year, between his 39th and 40th birthdays.

A few days after this disaster and things look a lot better. All these artists were recommended for me (along with Jay Sean, Avril Lavigne, and Christina Aguilera, sigh…) the last time I checked. It may just be a function of more artists joining up: even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and […]

…or just mothball it for a few months until you get it right — it’s embarassing. These are your tone-deaf recommendations: Here are the most recent few artists I’ve followed myself. You have access to my entire iTunes library, play counts, star ratings, etc. I know you can handle this — iTunes Genius does reasonably […]

There’s an AC radio station here in Detroit that, sometime around Halloween it seems, switches over to an all-Christmas format. If you tune in to it even occasionally, you realized they pretty much just play a few songs over and over again. (and how is that unusual for commercial radio anywhere? but, I digress…) In […]

2009 has been a very good year for music (at least as far as this particular editor is concerned.) Cutting things down to a final top 10 is certainly going to be tough this year. With all the great records I’ve already heard, it’s great that there are still releases before the end of the […]

Woke up with this in my head today, and I don’t know why. Everybody do The Freddie!

Effective Jul 6, 2009, your plan will change to the new eMusic Plus plan which gives you 37 downloads for $14.99 every 30 days. We’re sorry that we’ve had to retire your current plan, but we’re confident that you’ll find even more music to love among the many new additions to the music catalog. And […]