- Composition for sk8ter boi via sweet Max/MSP patch—can be scored for stoked solo rider or ensemble.
- Some call it global warming, others a plot of the left-wing scientific establishment. Either way, you might want to prepare yourself and your record collection for the great flood.
- Speaking of Armageddon, no word yet on how the major staff change-ups at the Village Voice will affect new music vet Kyle Gann’s word count at the paper, but music editor Chuck Eddy was reportedly fired for running a section that was “too academic.” This, Carl Wilson helpfully points out, “somehow seems to be a way of saying he covered too much country and heavy metal too thoughtfully.” I went to j-school with Eddy’s incoming replacement, Rob Harvilla, so maybe I can exercise my new music evangelist skills on the guy.
- Meanwhile, regarding a publication that proudly covers academic music (ahem)—Alex sums up the blogosphere commentary in response to the Steve Metcalf piece we published last week, and a few Sequenza21 readers weigh in, as well.
- The future may or may not be all about the much-hyped little silver device. But if you want a piece of the poison, NPR’s Stacy Bond will be hosting a podcast crash course this weekend in San Francisco. [via BoingBoing]
- Industry scapegoat or no, the trends do say something about what technology is doing to thoughtful human concertgoers. Apparently, however, even Bach would have been into it. [via The Overgrown Path]