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    Got a blog update? Post it here.
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    Where odd audio errata, ephemeralities, and nonsense occasionally collide with actual music for serious contemplation. Trouble is - I'm not saying what is which.

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    I'll start: We just completed the 12 Days of Blogmass vinyl extravaganza over at http://audioarchives.blogspot.com
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    Where odd audio errata, ephemeralities, and nonsense occasionally collide with actual music for serious contemplation. Trouble is - I'm not saying what is which.

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    "Sometimes a stick in the eye is a tool for enlightenment, but mostly not." Manfred Minsk

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    5 disc set of Warner Brothers hits in the latest blog post: http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/20...ight-time.html

    http://audioarchives.blogspot.com

    Where odd audio errata, ephemeralities, and nonsense occasionally collide with actual music for serious contemplation. Trouble is - I'm not saying what is which.

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    If you're off of work today and need some music for relaxing, or if you're working and need something to while away the hours here's a 3+ hour set of some well-known jazz pieces: http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/20...goes-jazz.html
    http://audioarchives.blogspot.com

    Where odd audio errata, ephemeralities, and nonsense occasionally collide with actual music for serious contemplation. Trouble is - I'm not saying what is which.

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    I decided to take the leap and start blogging about the Big Ear Festival and related matters. There's so much to share about the 2015 festival that it seemed like a good way to talk about it. I'm pretty pumped that several of the artists performing have also contacted me about making some blog posts contributions, with the first one from Jim Jarmusch coming fairly soon. I hope some of your enjoy this and would love any comments, critiques, support or other advice as I'm new to the blogging world and could use undoubtedly benefit from it.

    http://bigearsfestival.tumblr.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC View Post
    I decided to take the leap and start blogging about the Big Ear Festival and related matters. There's so much to share about the 2015 festival that it seemed like a good way to talk about it. I'm pretty pumped that several of the artists performing have also contacted me about making some blog posts contributions, with the first one from Jim Jarmusch coming fairly soon. I hope some of your enjoy this and would love any comments, critiques, support or other advice as I'm new to the blogging world and could use undoubtedly benefit from it.

    http://bigearsfestival.tumblr.com
    First off thank you for getting Omar Souleyyman into the group. I was on the fence about attending this year but when I his name pop up on your blog my attendance was concreted.

    Second I like your personal touches to the mini musical essays. I just read over your January 13th blog and so far it's my favorite due to it's personal nature. The soundtrack to a past that never really was the soundtrack, a deft description of The Pavilion of Dreams, and the contacting of Harold bud. Also I love the fact you but a audio something or another in that post and that leads to third base here.

    Third what could be needed is a little help for those of us that are overwhelmed. I'm not going to do exact percentages because that involves counting and I avoid counting when I'm supposed to be sleeping but it's safe to say that I don't know a majority of these artists. And that's natural I guess, I mean this is covering a whole lot of ground; theirs minimal songs, atmospheric songs, and songs for the sake of being songs. It can get kind of confusing. And while I'm happy to Spotify on my own other people might want ....hmm....a lot of storytelling and example I guess. And why some of this music strikes musical specialists the way it does.

    Home base. Post as often as you can or get someone to do it for you when you're busy being busy. Very important that home base.

    Anyway thanks for putting this out there and double thanks for posting "As Long as I can Hold My Breath"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial Dung View Post
    First off thank you for getting Omar Souleyyman into the group. I was on the fence about attending this year but when I his name pop up on your blog my attendance was concreted.

    Second I like your personal touches to the mini musical essays. I just read over your January 13th blog and so far it's my favorite due to it's personal nature. The soundtrack to a past that never really was the soundtrack, a deft description of The Pavilion of Dreams, and the contacting of Harold bud. Also I love the fact you but a audio something or another in that post and that leads to third base here.

    Third what could be needed is a little help for those of us that are overwhelmed. I'm not going to do exact percentages because that involves counting and I avoid counting when I'm supposed to be sleeping but it's safe to say that I don't know a majority of these artists. And that's natural I guess, I mean this is covering a whole lot of ground; theirs minimal songs, atmospheric songs, and songs for the sake of being songs. It can get kind of confusing. And while I'm happy to Spotify on my own other people might want ....hmm....a lot of storytelling and example I guess. And why some of this music strikes musical specialists the way it does.

    Home base. Post as often as you can or get someone to do it for you when you're busy being busy. Very important that home base.

    Anyway thanks for putting this out there and double thanks for posting "As Long as I can Hold My Breath"
    Thanks for the encouragement, CD. I felt compelled to start "explaining" last year, when I have to confess to having been a little surprised by the overwhelmed/confused reaction I got from many people, even some who I thought would be quite tuned in to it. Last year I did via email and some postings here, which was a bit tedious...hence the blog. It may sound naive, but I dislike the notion that the festival is somehow exclusive or only for "specialists" or whatever. Don't get me wrong, I know it's not exactly mainstream but its intended to be curated in a way that is open and inviting and fun, not exclusive. But when a devout music fan such as yourself - who actually knows who Omar Souleyman is and is excited that he is coming - struggles with it, I know there's some work to do.

    But when I look at the line up, I still scratch my head. Kronos Quartet just celebrated their 40th Anniversary. They're probably the most famous string quartet in the world. They sell out everywhere. I first saw them perform two sold out nights in a row at the UT Music Hall in 1983. Laurie Anderson has been a major international artist for at least 35 years. Several of the artists on the line up - Swans, Steve Gunn, Grouper, Perfume Genius - have records that were among the most acclaimed in 2014, on "Best of the Year" lists from Pitchfork to the New York Times to Rolling Stone to the Wire to Mojo. Bill Frisell may be the most well known and respected jazz guitarist in the world. The Bad Plus are one of the most acclaimed jazz groups of the past decade. Rhiannon Giddens (from the Carolina Chocolate Drops) is remarkable by any standards and releasing what is sure to be one of the great records of the year in a couple of weeks. She'll be on Letterman. Great story in the Sunday New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/ar....html?ref=arts

    oops...this is what my blog is for, isn't it??? The good news is that last year was a great success and this year, we've doubled our weekend pass sales thus far. It looks like we'll sell out of weekend passes this year. We're going to sell some single day passes once we announce the full line up...which is coming soon. Still some amazing shit...including one that I can't wait to share that involves two artists with Knoxville roots. Fun stuff.

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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    Many of you were expecting a lot of snow this week and were disappointed when it didn't happen. So, here's a big helping of the white stuff for you.

    http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/20...-and-vale.html

    http://audioarchives.blogspot.com

    Where odd audio errata, ephemeralities, and nonsense occasionally collide with actual music for serious contemplation. Trouble is - I'm not saying what is which.

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