A Sound Education
Teaching great music, one song at a time
A Sound Education - Episode 4 - New Oldies
February 11, 2012 11:07 PM PST
In the immortal words of Carl Carlson, beloved nuclear power plant employee and resident of Springfield, "How come oldies stations are always playing the same songs? How about some NEW oldies, geniuses!"
Now, I have decided to address Carl's concern with this exciting show that celebrates "modern" music that captures the sound of the classics. All of the songs are original compositions, no covers, recorded and released recently (as in, within the last 15 or so years, most of it from the last 10 years).
While some of the songs you will hear could easily be mistaken for chart toppers from the 60s and 70s, others aren't quite as blatant. However, I feel all of them tried to capture some sort of old school sound in one way or another, or at the very least, paid homage to it.
With that out of the way, find yourself a bean bag chair, light up some incense, kick up those bell bottoms, and enjoy!A Sound Education - Episode 3 - Videogames
September 17, 2011 11:19 AM PDT
Videogames have evolved a lot over the years, and so has the music accompanying them. This episode clocks in at just over 50 minutes, and contains some of my favourite soundtracks from various videogames over the years. Every song on this podcast was composed exclusively for a videogame, or was inspired by video games. Contains healthy doses of pop, rock, hip-hop, dance, funk and instrumental music. Enjoy!A Sound Education - Episode 2 - The Guitar
August 16, 2011 02:40 PM PDT
Sorry friends for the very long delay. A couple shows are in the queue currently, and I'll try not to let it fall by the wayside again.
I am pleased to post the super-sized audio show number 2, The Guitar. Featuring a variety of influential artists in (mostly) chronological order, this episode explores the guitar's role in modern music and covers every decade from the 30s up to the present day. It clocks in at a meaty hour and 45 minutes so bring a snack. Before anybody comments, trying to condense the modern history of the guitar into a single show was, in hindsight, impossible. But I tried. As a result, many of the greats are missing, and I even had to trim out some GENRES. But I still think this is a terrific overview of how the guitar has evolved and settled in popular music.A Sound Education - Episode 1
June 25, 2011 12:35 PM PDT
I love music. All kinds. You name it, I have it. And for many years I've been looking for an outlet to share it with others.
Over the coming months you will see many shows with many different themes. This first one is just me experimenting with the format. I chose music that flowed together and that was about it. Hear inspiring words of wisdom from great artists and a rocking mix to boot. I am very proud of the mixes I have created, and I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them.
Up next is a super-sized audio show that showcases the guitar, from its roots, right up to the present day.
Experience music from all genres, music that knows no boundaries, unified by interesting and intriguing themes. Each episode is a unique experience!
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