Jason Friedrich

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Fort Nowhere finally released their version of Bob Dylan's iconic song “The Times They are A-Changing” that was used in the season three trailer of “The Crown”. I immediately fell in love with the song and now I can finally listen to it all-day on repeat 😁.

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Ich habe meine Liebe für französische Musik wiederentdeckt 😍. Spotify hat sogar eine “This is Zaz” Playlist!”

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Ich habe meine iTunes Gutscheine genutzt um mir ein neue Musik zu beschaffen. Nach einigen Stunden Probehören und etlichen Klickorgien ist bei mir folgendes auf der Festplatte aufgeschlagen.

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A co-worker of mine made me aware of this awesome band, called ‘Red Fang‘. I got immediately hooked and went to ‘Bandcamp‘.

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While looking out for independent games, I found “Dear Esther” a couple of weeks ago. I watched some reviews of the game and was fascinated and thrilled by its soundtrack. It is composed and performed by Jessica Curry, a highly awarded and independent composer from England.

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I cannot understand the hype Spotify caused. I think it is a great tool — like last.fm — to find new music genres and artists, but why the hell should I download a tool and pay for it? Last.fm is offering me more, and is free, with optional subscriber support.

I found a nice excerpt of an interview that sums up what I think about music subscription services:

Nobody wants to subscribe to music. They’ve bought it for 50 years. They bought 45s, they bought LPs, they bought 8-tracks, they bought cassettes, they bought CDs. Why now do they want to start renting their music? People like to buy it and they like to do what they damn well please with it when they buy it. The rental model is a money-driven thing. Some finance person looked at AOL getting paid every month and said, ‘I’d sure like to get some of that recurring subscription revenue. Wouldn’t that be nice?’ It’s certainly not a user-driven thing. Nobody ever went out and asked users, ‘Would you like to keep paying us every month for music that you thought you already bought?’–Steve Jobs (April 2003)

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Wer eine sehr zynische und vor allem satirische Songkritik lesen möchte, dem sei das Buch “I Hate Myself And Want To Die – Die 52 deprimierendsten Songs aller Zeiten” ans Herz gelegt.

Tom Reynolds analysiert auf unterhaltsame Weise 52 Songs und lässt selten ein gutes Haar an den Interpreten und Songwritern. Nichts desto trotz hat er die Meisten – wenn nicht sogar alle – dieser Songs gehört und weiss wovon er spricht. Wer allerdings jedes Wort auf die Goldwaage legt, sollte dieses Buch nicht kaufen. An manchen Stellen findet sich schon recht derber schwarzer Humor, mit einer ordentlichen Portion Zynismus. Das Buch ist sehr gut ins Deutsche übersetzt, wer aber trotzdem das englische Original lesen möchte, wird hier fündig.

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