Listened mikedawesofficial from YouTube
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Mike Dawes takes the acoustic guitar to a whole new level with his finger picking style. This is personified by his cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know

In an interview for Andertons, Dawes shares his setup

He discusses his choice of guitar, pedal setup and use of a ToneWoodAmp.

via Katexic

Listened Beninese musician/activist/genius Angélique Kidjo has released a tribute to Talking Heads' Remain in Light and IT. IS. FUCKING. AMAZING. from Boing Boing
Beninese musician/activist/genius Angélique Kidjo has released a tribute to Talking Heads' Remain in Light and IT. IS. FUCKING. AMAZING.,Angélique Kidjo is a Beninese musician of enormous talent and repute (and three Grammys!); with 10 brilliant albums to her credit; album number ten is special, though: a tribute to Talking Heads…
It is always interesting to hear this reimagining of the Talking Heads. Kidjo both brings a new sound to the songs, as well as placing the music in a whole new context.
Listened Cheat Sheet: J Dilla, a playlist by Okayplayer on Spotify from Spotify
Dig deep into J Dilla's sample archive with this 28-hour-long playlist.
For more on J Dilla and his legacy read Tim Carmody’s celebration of what would be his 45th birthday, also Vox produced a documentary looking at J Dilla’s influnce on music through the use of the MPC.

via Austin Kleon

Listened BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1's Essential Mix, The Avalanches from BBC

The Avalanches take control of the Essential Mix decks.

This is a fantastic mix. I got lost in the range of genres. I found myself tapping away without realising. There is something unique about The Avalanches.

Tracklist:
Emahoy Tsegué & Maryam Guèbrou – The Jordan River Song
Unknown – Hello
Dion McGregor – Snowflakes
Dion McGregor – Midget City
Ratatat – Black Heroes
Wild Man Fischer – The Leaves Are Falling
Sun Ra – Enlightenment
Nancy Dupree – James Brown
The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word
Cindy & The Playmates – Now That School Is Through
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life (Live)
Betty Everett – 1900 Yesterday
Moondog – Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street)
Wild Man Fischer – Wild Man On The Strip Again
The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Stayin’ Alive
Krak Attack CX Kidtronik & Tchaka Diallo – Fame Rapp
Moondog – Up Broadway
The Parliaments – What You Been Growing
Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney – Monkberry Moon Delight
Africa – Light My Fire
Clarence Reid – Miss Hot Stuff
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Funky Voltron (feat. Insight)
Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop – Dreams
Madlib – Rock Konducta Vol 1
Unknown – The Snake
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble – Psych City
Blair – Life
Nancy Dupree – What Do I Have
Donald Byrd And The Blackbirds – Jazz Alphabet (Live)
Play Along At Home Rhythm Band – Pease Porridge Hot
Dick Rosmini & Hello People – Experiments (Teac Home Recording)
The Broads – Sing Sing Sing
Shooby Taylor – The Human Horn
Don Armando’s 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band – I’m An Indian Too
The John Cacavas Golden Space Orchestra – Hydrogen and Helium
Bruce Haack – Lie Back
Bruce Haack – Sing
Frank Zappa – Oh No
Hermeto Pascoal – Som da Barba (Music From the Beard) (Live)
Blair – Virgo Princess
William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind
Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo – The Year Punk Broke
Thurston Moore – Thurston @ 13
Jack Fascinato – Music From A Surplus Store
Clara Mondshine – Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers)
Frank Zappa – Excentrifugal Forz
Bruce Haack – Rubberbands
The Stooges – L.A. Blues
Bad Brains – Big Take Over
J-Jems – Dance
Bruce Haack – Motorcycle Ride
Chandra – Kate
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa
Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
William Onyeabor – Let’s Fall In Love
Black Dice – Glazin’
Univ. of Ghana Postal Works – Cancelling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office
Joe Moks – Boys And Girls
The Pointer Sisters – Don’t It Drive You Crazy
David Essex – Rock On
Paul McCartney – Check My Machine
Jimmy Van M & Richard Hieronymous – I Weigh With Kilos
Hanny Nahmias – Hanna’s Sabbath Dress
Sinkane – How We Be
Mort Garson – The Wozard of Iz
Uriah Heep – Wake Up
Black Milk – Wake Up
Mort Garson – Prologue
Frank Zappa – Mom and Dad
The Zombies – Hung Up On A Dream
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets

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Playing at the iconic Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Missy will be joined on stage by some very special musical friends – Kasey Chambers, Dan Sultan, Gretta Ray, Ben Abraham and Peter Garrett.

0:55 All For Believing 4:08 Ten Days 9:08 Where I Stood 13:49 Going North (ft. Kasey Chambers) 20:16 Peachy 22:53 Arrows 28:11 Run So Fast (ft. Ben Abraham) 34:34 Oh Canada 39:03 Everyone’s Waiting 44:27 Futon Couch 48:50 Biggest Disappointment (ft. Dan Sultan) 54:34 The Special Two 59:20 Back To The Wall (ft. Peter Garrett) 1:04:43 49 Candles 1:08:27 Unashamed Desire 1:12:07 Warm Whispers 1:18:06 Steer (ft. Gretta Ray) 1:22:16 Scar

When I saw that Missy Higgins had a ‘greatest hits’ album I was a bit unsure. I was unsure how many songs she had. Yet I was shocked at how many of the tracks I knew, but had fogotten about. The concert is a great celebration of her time fifteen plus years.

Watched Sydney's New Year's Eve 2018
The Night is Yours concert included performances from Tim Minchin, Christine Anu, Ross Wilson, Ben Folds, Daryl Braithwaite, Casey Donovan, Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures, Client Liaison, Baker Boy, Kaiit, G Flip and Kimbra. What was really interesting was to hear artists cover the classics.

This is one of the reasons why the funding of the ABC is so important, with the only ad of mention being the spoof around Hottest One Hundred voting:

https://youtu.be/WCA87UHqd1c

Bookmarked Why is Paul Dempsey so good at playing covers? (Double J)

But what makes Dempsey's way with a cover so good?

Firstly, his understanding of what makes a song tick; he's the brains behind one of the most underrated songbooks in Australia, after all. Both as a solo artist and fronting Something For Kate, he's written music that's affecting, anthemic, and deceptively complex yet affably accessible. It's given him the toolset required to efficiently analyse and reproduce the ins-and-outs of songwriting.

Secondly, and more simply: that voice. Coming up with SFK during the late ‘90s landscape of post-grunge and emo, his singing ploughed with the emotional intensity and urgency of both scenes. His pipes have also proven to age like a fine wine, the gruffer edge of his grain now benefiting from a more refined and flexible falsetto. Just compare the larynx-busting yearning of ‘Captain' to the quiet resolve and dynamics of ‘Idiot Oracle'.

This post from Double J discusses Paul Dempsey’s perchance for covers.
Bookmarked The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century by an author (WIRED)
Live-music tapers, data archivists, and media technologists are creating an authentic musical underground in a freemium world, a hideout where listening habits go unmonitored and unmonetized.
Jesse Jarnow explores the world of live recordings. He touches on the technology, habits and the role of the Grateful Dead. I remember growing up with Nirvana bootlegs bought at market stalls. It is interesting what this means in the digital age.

Marginalia

Tonight, Pier-Hocking is running a pair of MBHO KA100DK omnidirectional microphone capsules (via a 603A capsule attachment) into “a home-brewed” PFA phantom power adapter by way of a set of newfangled “active” cables, wired up by a colleague on a web forum for live-performance recording aficionados. (Most still refer to them as tapers.) Along with a feed from the venue’s soundboard, the microphone signal runs into Sound Devices MixPre-6, a digital multi-track recorder.

Sanctioning an official section in the audience for tapers in 1984, the Grateful Dead became known as the most taper-friendly band in the world. By then, Deadheads were already modding microphones, building their own preamps, experimenting with DATs, publishing phone book-length tape catalogs, and exploring internet-based distribution networks. More than anybody else, it was Deadheads who built the infrastructure on which the modern taping world operates. And, perhaps, it was the Grateful Dead’s enormous and resolutely nontraditional success—and critical rediscovery in the early 21st century—that provided one tipping point for taping’s new acceptance.

Others see the future of taping as going legit. Frank Zappa infamously re-bootlegged the bootleggers, and Pearl Jam has been releasing every show on CD since 2000. More recently, sites like Bandcamp have also allowed artists the flexibility to post live sets for sale as they see fit, as electronic artist Four Tet did this fall. For the past several years, Cafe Oto, the renowned London venue for jazz and experimental music, has sold selected live sets as part of its Otoroku series. Others have used live-streaming as a promotional tool, from bar bands with selfie-stick-mounted iPhones to global stars.