One of my favorite aspects of reading online is the easy sharing capabilities. But with all the noise on social media, the best content is easy to miss.
So, as a big fan of What We’re Reading posts, here’s my take. (The topics will be the same as the blog.)
For this post, the “we” is me. But for future posts, I welcome your contribution. Don’t hesitate to let me know if I missed anything!
Links we love
Don’t have a Twitter account? No worries. You can still access the articles by clicking on the link in the tweets below.
Everything you wanted to know about the bass players for a band that famously didn’t have a bass player. “In the end, it’s true that the Doors didn’t have a bass player. They had about 20 of them.”
UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) April 20, 2015
An interesting interview with photographer Robert Landau, who documented the rock’n’roll billboards—often hand painted!—on the Sunset Strip during the 60s and 70s. Landau credits Jac Holzman as starting the trend with The Doors’ debut album in 1967.
Collectors Weekly (@collectorswkly) March 10, 2015
Record Store Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Troublesome developments include smaller record stores getting locked out by pressing plants, plus too many releases with poor quality, to name a few. Read it and weep.
Broken Record: Why Record Store Day Is Not Working (originally posted a year ago) savingcountrymusic.com/broken-record-…—
Saving Country Music (@The_Triggerman) April 19, 2015
I’ve been following the Tidal music streaming news closely since I’m a fan of the majority artists that joined. The verdict is still out, but from what I’ve been reading so far: fans, they’re just not into it. This article exposes the negative effects for musicians following Tidal’s inception. Jay Z’s a cappella version of the Black Album was intended specifically for remixes, but now he’s enforcing copyright infringement.
(@hypebot) May 05, 2015
This recent blog post on Télérama’s 180 gr blog—dedicated to vinyl recordings—explores the mono version of Strange Days. To mono, or not to mono? That is the question. (In French)
Télérama (@Telerama) April 25, 2015
An introspective article which points out that great artists’ funerals are not always up to par with the greatness of the artist, while others can be quite creative.
The Funerals of Artists - bit.ly/1G59nFE—
(@hyperallergic) April 02, 2015
It’s no secret that Jim Morrison’s grave is subject to ongoing vandalism. Also not a secret, cemetery vandalism is widespread. Perhaps one of the most egregious acts to date, vandals broke into Ronnie Van Zant’s tomb and took the casket for a ride around the cemetery. Sheesh.
Music Times (@TheMusicTimes) March 17, 2015