time we add something new, you'll see a linked guide to it here,
the Stereo Society, you will receive
a monthly newsletter with direct links to everything new and announcements
about fresh downloads etc.
Jane Morris concluded her North American tour with local
release of her new CD Love
And Pain, received with huge enthusiasm by the (Manchester,
UK) Guardian reviewer. And Carol
Street CD also receives great ink.
be taping a Comedy Central special, Out On The Edge,
with Alan Cumming at the Hudson Theater in New York September
23. The first screening will be some two weeks later. They will
be writing the musical material and performing as the house band.
production essay, about The
Drum Is Everything, lays bare the difficult process
of an artist finding the voice and the feet, finding an area
that hasn’t yet been suburbanized to live in and make a
loud personal noise in the face of massive business forces that
insist that you fit a pre-established mould and style. Such iconoclastic
attitude may now be impossible to propagate in the manner of
Carmel’s in the eighties. We may have lost a cultural safety
valve for good. The production ranged through an unusual number
of sociomusical situations. Even though the CD is not available
right now, it’s worth hearing the streaming audio and reading
(in the equivalent of six pages) about a situation which doesn’t
exist any more. An artist following her instinct and a producer
trying to catch the fallout with a real budget to deliver. In
an intense way, it covered so many issues of recording and music
making. Not that we recognized, let alone articulated, it at
Now, Kazaa et al have software to disguise who’s doing what. Bootleggers suck, as BETTY said on their first CD (Hello BETTY, 1991). Regular people don’t steal music from the musicians and the honest agents that get it to them. But if it’s wildly overpriced and you’re often treated like a criminal when you try to buy it (from excessive download copy protection to the farcical plastic seals on which you break your elegant fingernails as you try to open your latest $20 CD purchase) what are you going to do? Do the technologically empowered Joe/Jill Sixpacks have any choice?
Note that our shopping prices for CDs and song downloads are still the lowest, for the highest quality....
Please take a creative ramble around the site. We’re past 650 pages now, and there is an awful lot of what they call ‘content’. It comes in often unexpected places, although as you have seen we have been implementing large panels of links as standard, together with the Links and Index pages. We continue to expand the streaming audio to illustrate the words. Listen as you read.
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