Live Aid is a tremendous window on the limits of the technology and the way music was presented and consumed. It’s also an interesting look at just how important – on a massive scale – popular music was in 1985.
The difference between musicians who genuinely care about their craft and those who phone in it became evident – the world of hi-fi audio is one of awareness, not forgiveness.
Armed with Spotify Premium, a pair of KEF M500s, and a Dragonfly USB headphone amplifier, I sat at my desk and began listening to Visions’ 24-minute closer. After ten years, critical listening had begun to seep into my everyday listening.
The lullaby is universal across all cultures, but why? What was the original purpose of the lullaby and why did cultures across the globe adopt it as a way to soothe infant children?
This Memorial Day, as we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of those who died in the line of duty to their country, we can take a journey through the history of the soldier’s story as told with music. The selected songs embody the story of the soldier through the eyes of the contemporaneous culture and hopefully it’s an interesting look at how music has told the soldier’s story from the present back to the American Civil War.