Do composers living in warm climates write faster music than those in the Arctic? I don’t know how you all feel about cantometrics, but New York has finally succumbed to actual winter temperatures, and it seems to have us all moving a little more slowly. Icy walkways, bulky layers, and our fiendish attachments to our iPods do pose some risks, but our civic leaders are working tirelessly to protect us from our music. Now if only they’d return the favor and protect us from their music. Microtones do not become the Senator. [via Slate]
Now, I’m not a girl who apologizes for her pop music passions, but I didn’t think that the much-praised halftime strutting that Prince served at the Super Bowl was nearly as fantastic as the post-game press tried to make us believe. Apparently, however, I can be talked into it. I did see some applause-worthy musical action this week, but I’ve been asked to keep my enthusiasm to myself. If I may not clap during the performance, however, I hope they will still permit the musicians to do so. [via Sequenza21]
Steve Jobs is considering dropping the much-discussed DRM from iTunes tracks, and the people have responded. And no, we’re not the only ones.
And confession time: Who’s already started writing Anna Nicole Smith—The Opera?