Prince & The Revolution - Under The Cherry Moon

Because (as Anil pointed out) we didn’t just get snow in the northeast US this week, we also had a cherry moon. Basically all the odd weather here was predicted by a single Prince album in 1986. I’m making it my weather report for the rest of this week.

I now present to you: Suite for Three Instances of Google Translate.

Based on this post on the Japanese “dots” Google Translate trick:


Also building off of inputs from mememolly pelleteuse and ursonate.



Google just released an interactive music timeline. It’s pretty fascinating, and all the albums link directly to Google Play (here’s my store).

But The Verge uncovered a haunting fact: “Not included on the chart is classical music, something Google says it’s excluded given that it’s typically cataloged by composition date, and not when it’s recorded.”

That would make sense but Classical Music is more than just dead composers from the 1400’s. Today there are plenty of orchestra musicians and composers, but since Classical Music isn’t included here then you completely, once again, beat the genre down and wonder why it can’t get up.

Google, you could’ve helped out a lot of classical/orchestra composers whose music is on Google Play and would benefit from the discovery. Now it’s just another depressing article about how Google, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, and more continue to exclude the orchestra filed under my genre tag.

Update: The Verge author from my linked post above, good guy Josh Lowensohn: image

Because everybody is going away for the holidays, John, Molly, Kyle, and I have been playing this song every time that someone says goodbye to us.

Not everybody does the Fist Pump of Symbolic Victory but when they do it, it is very appreciated.


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