|—||Ludwig Van Beethoven (via apoplecticskeptic)|
It doesn’t matter if you start a room with some nearby cubicle mates or with friends scattered across the globe: what you begin to realize — almost instantly — is that taking turns playing music with friends is a kind of communication. One song leads to another. Music, enjoyable in and of itself, becomes a sort of shorthand when played among people who have shared memories attached to it. Someone plays a song that was popular when you were college, then another friend plays another song from that same period and — just like that — you’ve traveled back in time. It’s like you’re all sharing in the same inside joke.
What Sam Grobart at the Times is getting at is entirely true. It’s a shame the two music listening services launched around the same time, because while Spotify had the benefit of international hype, Turntable.fm is a revolutionary tool.
Ladies & Gentleman, the hardest working man in show business…Jammmmeeees Brown…get up…ahhhhhhhhhh
Why isn’t there a whole Tumblr of James Brown gifs?
James Brown > The Human Race
Gary Moore with Albert King - Stormy Monday (Live At Hammersmith London)
It does not get much better than this folks…RIP, both…