One Voice Community Choir perform on a closed M6 Motorway

So yesterday I was returning from Scotland – more of that later – and traffic alerts and GPS guided me around a major motorway closure; the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent was closed due to a fatal motorcycle crash, traffic was stopped in the road for several hours whilst investigations were carried out – I believe the crash was towards 9am and the motorway was still closed well after lunch – and there were many, many motorists stuck in 27C+ temperatures on a hot road.

Another friend of mine was not so lucky – her choir was stuck in the midst of it – so they organised an impromptu concert on the motorway verge:

Evolution of Music – Pentatonix – YouTube

Lambchop – This Corrosion – YouTube

Normality is being gradually restored.

Via BB

GoPro: David Finlayson’s Trombone Silliness – YouTube #MUSTWATCH

Craig: “Are you a libertarian or something, because I’m not sensing any clear political philosophy behind your position?”

Alec: “No, I’m not a libertarian. I’m from the Internet. I’m here to help.


How Aaron Kramer helped get me into Opera…



…attached to a CD-set of the Pavarotti/Sutherland La Traviata.

That was one of the nice things about Sun – most of the people were generous as well as nice…

The more I use them, the more I think the B&W MM-1 Speakers were a really good purchase

MM-1 – Best PC & Laptop Speaker – Bowers & Wilkins | B&W Speakers.

Excellent sound, discreet, and enough punch to fill a sizeable room.

Each about the size of a coffee can.

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” on Vimeo # epic, weird, wrong

This is so wrong. What’s worse is that I can sing it perfectly after the first verse because I know what’s coming, which means my brain understands the major key transposition in a way that I cannot consciously explain.

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo.

BeetBox | Scott Made This #fun #music #raspberrypi

BeetBox is a simple instrument that allows users to play drum beats by touching actual beets. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure.

via BeetBox | Scott Made This.

LPs are killing MP3s are killing CDs killed DAT is killing Cassettes are killing LPs killed 78s killed scores; yet somehow “Music” survives

If this is not an ourobouros, I don’t know what is:

3D Printed Record from Amanda Ghassaei on Vimeo.

Via HOWTO convert an MP3 to a playable, 3D printed record – Boing Boing.