Category Archives: Music Theory

About music, in theory. And lawyers, too.

Downloading Is Good For You

New Scientist reports on a large-scale study of mp3 downloading versus CD sales: The most heavily downloaded songs showed no decrease in CD sales as a result of increasing downloads. In fact, albums that sold more than 600,000 copies during … Continue reading

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On a Wing and a Pepper

We’re back from beautiful balmy Austin, safe and sound and chilly and missing it already. You know you’re on a really small plane when this is what you hear from the pilot over the intercom when they reach the head … Continue reading

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ECHO ON

While Pierre has been keeping you abreast of the doings and goings-on down here, I’ve been scribbling some bits and pieces in my secret identity as a mild-mannered correspondent for Music Dish Magazine. The first two instalments are up; for … Continue reading

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Austin Powers That Be

Once a year, the legends say, when the girls are prettiest and the beef is so tender it peels off the bone and onto the barbecue, leaving little unwrapped baby cows and leather jackets and cowboy boots already made behind … Continue reading

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Three Little Willies

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Keeping Up With the Jones

Chomp, chomp, chomp. That <– is the sound of me eating my words, and I might as well do it in public. Back up just a couple of years and Norah Jones was a regular performer at The Living Room, … Continue reading

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Pitchin’ Some “Woooo”

Dear Rock Music Person: I like your music. I do. That is why I am at your show. Even if I came to see the band playing before you/ after you/ yesterday (oops), I am here for your set as … Continue reading

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Just Walk Away, L.A.

While we sit here gnashing in the cold, and Nancy from Leaving Los Angeles posts commiserating comments about how those 70-degree days in California get boring after a while (sigh), and as our Ethan Lipton business spins up to a … Continue reading

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Like a Record, Baby

We’re at the soft world-is-our-oyster all-the-possibilities stage of our next Home Office Records release, a heaping helping of a live EP by Ethan Lipton. I haven’t talked much about Ethan here, since Pepper of the Earth is about blogging, not … Continue reading

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Music For The Masses

Out of the Gene Pool philosophizes on the subject of “music quality, lack thereof”.

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