Music small talk, music big talk

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sun Apr 13, 2014 22:57

Reports of the demise of indiepop have apparently been greatly exaggerated. This comes from a review of The Woodentops comeback album on The Quietus:
...we've seen myriad revivals from those who were seemingly forgotten, and those who are extant: twee proprietors Talulah Gosh resurfaced with the all-inclusive Was It Just A Dream? compilation, even 1986's iconic C86 cassette is getting an extensive reworking in June. There's also a heightened appreciation of the associated fashions and its aesthetics: Sam Knee's A Scene In Between excavated the sartorial treasures of the era, centring the book on the various styles of bands affiliated with labels like Postcard, Creation and Sarah Records. It's this kind of retrospection that has induced a wider appreciation of the 1980s music scene in general, and a notion that denotes to a time other than the Bananarama – esque visions most people have of the decade. Rather it's the shambling, anorak clad revolution of the 80s – when the term indie embodied principle and meaning - that people are increasingly citing.


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Fri May 02, 2014 15:30

Is that really real? It's not an onion page or something? I'm flabbergasted!

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by leon » Fri May 02, 2014 15:47

I just sicked in my mouth.
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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by RITH » Mon Jun 09, 2014 14:40

Ever wondered what Whigfield thought of the British national anthem? Or what Billy Bragg has to say about Brazil's? Probably, right?

http://www.theguardian.com/football/201 ... w-pop-star

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Tue Jun 17, 2014 22:40

Corporate behemoth 'acts like a cunt' shocker:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... bscription

Is it just me, or is this really grim?

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by carney » Tue Jun 17, 2014 23:37

Don't know about grim, just seems like poor judgement. Folks who don't like the YouTube T&Cs will just switch to other platforms, such as Vimeo.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Tue Jun 17, 2014 23:46

I kind of thought that, but there's probably a lot of casual viewers who'll not end up being directed in the way of good stuff now because of this and artists / labels will miss out. Poor judgement, as you say, but there's a nasty corporate muscle flexing here that I really dislike.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Wed Jun 18, 2014 07:46

I'm not sure what to think about it. It's definitely a horrible move by Google but I wonder whether all the complaining is just the music industry trying to use the media as part of its business negotiations and using the word 'independent' to make people more sympathetic. I'm not sure a Google controlled music streaming service would be a benefit for the consumer anyway. And as Carney says there are other video hosting services available or they could host themselves. The fact that YouTube has become so big is the problem and allowing Google to do the same for music streaming only makes the position worse.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:41

The BBC has a slightly different slant: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27891883

They're not saying that YouTube will block people who don't sign up to the new site but that it's as part of the launch they are changing the contracts for YouTube and paying less. The labels are unhappy about this and so are refusing which means that YouTube will no longer have a license to show the videos.

Google are still not great in this but that it's not that they're blocking them out of spite. They're just refusing to pay as much money for showing the videos as they used to do.

Both the BBC and Guardian link to the same FT article as a source but I can't read it cos it's subscription only.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Jul 13, 2014 16:38

Seriously, Mr Actor Vanity Project, could you not have used Google or something? http://www.guilfest.co.uk/2014/bands/th ... g-buds.php

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Gordon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 16:57

Go on, ruin their day: https://twitter.com/thedarlingbuds
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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Gordon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 17:03

Just checked the page. They know, they just don't care.
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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Mon Jul 14, 2014 07:16

The Darling Buds for indietracks 2015?

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by RITH » Wed Jul 16, 2014 21:36

Last night I dreamt The Housemartins were playing the church at Indietracks. The opened with 'Joy joy joy'. It was quite fantastic.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Tue Jul 29, 2014 23:05

Are we having this?
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/j ... extinction
The entirety of music ending up cut up into Spotify playlists? Just kill me now.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by sweepingthenation » Tue Jul 29, 2014 23:14

Albums are dead, except they probably aren't. Well argued, Guardian.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by kieran kawaii » Tue Jul 29, 2014 23:39

people keep saying 'the internet killed the album' but the album actually died in like 1980 or something with the rise in djing, right?

sometimes albums are good, some ideas don't need an album though. there's nothing intrinsic to soundwaves and words than means they are optimum with 10 different permutations of sine waves spread over about 40 minutes. i think there's far too much focus on the idea of albums, even in DIY music it just becomes something like: you release an EP or two when you start, and then after that release an album every few years. seems really unpunk and stops people trying new things out

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Sep 20, 2014 14:57

For reasons you don't need to know I had a look at the Wiki entry for Claire Usher/Claire & Friends, of It's 'Orrible Being in Love (When You're 8½) novelty hit fame. The last line of said bio at the moment reads...
She later wrote hit's for indiepop band Shrag.
What? I mean, clearly she didn't, but it seems a very odd point of reference to choose for knowingly wrong information,

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