Release Day — September 3, 2013

Just back from a holiday weekend here in the States, and it’s Release Day again — good deal, in my book! I’m going to get right down to the main pick this time out, because I just can’t say no to Neko Case, whose latest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The […]

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Artist of the Week: Woody Guthrie

Artist of the Day: Woody Guthrie Since it’s Labor Day here in the U.S., I thought it would be both fitting and fun to feature a prominent figure in labor / union / folk music from days gone by, Woody Guthrie. The father of folk and blues legend Arlo Guthrie, Woody was a prominent figure […]

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Music Trivia–8/30

What music competition did Of Monsters and Men win in 2010? A:Músíktilraunir What is the Boards of Canada alias? A: Hell Interface What was Triggerfinger’s first Dutch chart hit? A: Lykke Li’s pop hit “I Follow Rivers” When Crosby, Stills and Nash started out, they were initially known as? A:The Frozen Noses Who was the […]

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The Top 5: Back to School (Freshman Year, College Edition)

For a lot of students in the U.S., the coming Monday — Labor Day, here — marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. Some colleges are already in session, and a few are still a few weeks off, but most tend to think of the Labor Day weekend as the […]

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Forum Updates – Making the move from MySQL to MongoDB

Before I started working at Discogs, the team asked if there was anything I’d like to work on in particular. My response was the Forum. Finally my dream became a reality. I spent the last two months rewriting the Forum from the ground up. Most of you may have only noticed some minor interface changes, […]

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Wildcard Wednesday: Record Industry – Where records are born

Yesterday was a brilliant day; Liz and I had a chance to see where records are made. Anouk, of Record Industry in Haarlem, The Netherlands, had invited us for a tour around this plant, where records have been pressed for over 50 years. It was amazing to get to see this process and we proudly […]

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Release Day — August 27, 2013

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s release day — the next best day to Friday! Or even better, perhaps! It’s a big day for re-releases, compilations, and even new stuff from “old-timers.” Scottish indie rock group Belle & Sebastian are releasing The Third Eye Centre, a compilation of non-LP tracks from the late 00s. Former Red […]

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Artist of the Week: John Adams

The orchestral music world is one that I have found myself hovering on the fringes of, thanks to my wife, who is a classical musician. For many years, I floated around in the genre, listening to the standard fare — Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and so on — but never really thought of orchestral or […]

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Top 5 1987

The Top 5: 1987 So taking a hint from last weeks Top 5, I’m going to keep with that theme and go with the wonderful year of 1987. I was 6 years old at the time and all I remember about music was driving around with any family member and listening intently to the radio. […]

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Music Trivia– 8/23

Who invented The LP? A: Paul Goldmark When Phil Collins retired from music what did he collect? A: Alamo Artifacts The band Keane has been known by what other two names? A: The Lotus Eaters and Cherry Keane Whose debut EP was Again and Again and Again and Again? A: The Bird and the Bee […]

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