The performance collective This Is It
has created a video singing the praises of creativity: Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.
"So, that’s my long and winding history of a little postcard from the Upper West Side of Manhattan!" Suzanne Vega writes about
writing the hit song Tom's Diner
, coping with its numerous remixes, and its part in the birth of the MP3 music compression format.
David Byrne writes three thoughtful essays on robots, song, and the uncanny valley on the occasion of the creation of a robot which sings in his voice
at a Madrid museum: Visiting the robot factory in Texas
, regarding the uncanny valley
, on machines and souls
of Enrico Caruso
. Approximately seven hours of vintage, public domain recordings of Il Maestro, courtesy of the Internet Archive's 78 rpm collections
. Amongst my favourites: Del Tempio Al Limita
, a duet with Mario Ancona from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, and Cantique de Noel
is a site where users compose songs based weekly titles. Then the public votes and a winner is decided. While necessarily indie, there is a wide variety of styles present and many great songs
(mp3 links) have come out of this site. (Check the archives