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Episode #108 - Buying Records

6/15/2018
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James Jackson Toth joins us to discuss why we shouldn't give up on the CD. This week's guest: James Jackson Toth, Wooden Wand (http://www.woodenwand.org) Show notes: Episode #89 – Too Much Music; James Jackson Toth’s Failed Experiment (http://www.thenexttrack.com/92) Perfect Sound For A Little Longer: In Defence Of The CD (http://thequietus.com/articles/24710-cd-revival-vinyl-revival-cheap-cds-compact-discs) Episode #108 - Buying Records (http://www.thenexttrack.com/111) Episode #105 - The...

Duration:00:32:52

Episode #108 - Buying Records

6/8/2018
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Doug and Kirk wax nostalgic about buying records: what was so nice about browsing record stores, and what are we missing. Show notes: Andy Doe shows how to open any kind of CD (https://www.kirkville.com/how-to-unwrap-a-cd/). Episode #89 – Too Much Music; James Jackson Toth’s Failed Experiment (http://www.thenexttrack.com/92) Delete Tracks Never Played AppleScript (https://dougscripts.com/301) MusicWeb International (http://www.musicweb-international.com) E. J. Korvette (Wikipedia)...

Duration:00:37:13

Episode #107 - Earworms and Mondegreens

6/1/2018
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Do you get annoying earworms? And do you occasionally encounter mondegreens? We look at these two interesting phenomena. Show notes: Earworm (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm) Würm (third part of the Yes song Starship Trooper) (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-yes-album/1049017157) To be or not to be - Shakespeare Live (https://vimeo.com/174434551) Mondegreen (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen) The Caterpillar - Night Gallery...

Duration:00:35:45

Episode #106 - Music in Your Head: Listening to Music on Headphones

5/25/2018
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Doug and Kirk discuss headphones: the pros and cons of listening to music on headphones, and the different types of headphones you can use to listen to music. Show notes: RadioShack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RadioShack) Grado (https://www.gradolabs.com) The Headphones I Use (Updated) (https://www.kirkville.com/the-headphones-i-use-2/) Grado Prestige Series SR325e Headphones (https://amzn.to/2GQRYTs) Binaural recording (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording)...

Duration:00:34:30

Episode #105 - The Future of Vinyl

5/18/2018
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Andy Doe joins us to discuss the present and future of vinyl records. The tea ceremony of listening to an LP... This week's guest: Andy Doe (https://andydoe.com/) Proper Discord (https://properdiscord.com/) Show notes: Episode #51 – Ask Andy: Is Vinyl Better than CD? (http://www.thenexttrack.com/53) Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) (https://themindreels.com/2015/01/26/kings-of-the-road-1976-wim-wenders/), note the records in the second photo; the record player is to their right. Vinyl...

Duration:00:34:43

Episode #104 - The Future of iTunes

5/11/2018
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Doug and Kirk discuss the future of iTunes. What effect will streaming and Apple's forthcoming video service have on iTunes? Will it split into several apps? Will it still be called iTunes? Show notes: The Great Disappointment (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment) Less or fewer (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/less-or-fewer) One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong....

Duration:00:32:04

Episode #103 - The Eurovision Song Contest

5/3/2018
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We welcome Dean Asker, a Eurovision Song Contest fan and expert, to discuss the past and present of this unique annual event. Curious how the voting works? We find out. This week's guest: Dean Asker (https://twitter.com/deanasker) Show notes: The Eurovision Song Contest (https://eurovision.tv) Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest) Lordi: Hard Rock Hallelujah (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh9NRGNhUU) European Broadcasting...

Duration:00:39:21

Episode #102 - Silence

4/27/2018
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Doug and Kirk discuss silence: how it is important in music, between pieces of music, around music, and on its own. Show notes: Listen Different: Add Silence to your iTunes and iPod Playlists (https://www.kirkville.com/listen-different-adding-silence-to-your-itunes-and-ipod-playlists/) High-Resolution Silence (https://www.kirkville.com/high-resolution-silence/) A Space Between AppleScript (https://dougscripts.com/491) Robert J. Lertsema (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._Lurtsema)...

Duration:00:33:54

Episode #101 - Radio Paradise

4/20/2018
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Bill Goldsmith of Radio Paradise joins us to talk about programming a free-form, internet radio station, listener support, and the future of radio. This week's guest: Bill Goldsmith (http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#name=About) Show notes: Radio Paradise (http://www.radioparadise.com) Radio Paradise's playlist (updated live) (http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#name=Playlist) Performance Royalty Rates Increase for Online Radio (2015)...

Duration:00:33:44

Episode #100 - How We Listen to Music Today

4/13/2018
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For the 100th episode, Doug and Kirk discuss how they listen to music today, and how their music listening has changed in the two years they've been producing this podcast. Show notes: Episode #90 – Liz Pelly on Streaming Muzak and Playlists (http://www.thenexttrack.com/93) Episode #85 – How Much Music Is Too Much? (http://www.thenexttrack.com/88) Episode #89 – Too Much Music; James Jackson Toth’s Failed Experiment (http://www.thenexttrack.com/92) Record Labels Splitting Long Tracks into...

Duration:00:32:59

Episode #99 - Radio, Radio

4/6/2018
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Radio has long been the first way that people have discovered and listened to music. It is still very powerful, in spite of the ubiquity of music streaming services. We discuss how radio works, how it's changed over the years, and where it may be going. Show notes: Radio 3 Concert Sound (broadcasts in FLAC) (https://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/pilots/radio-3-concert-sound) QuickTime Broadcaster (https://support.apple.com/kb/dl764?locale=en_US) iHeart Prepares for Bankruptcy as Soon as This...

Duration:00:39:45

Episode #98 - 1981

3/30/2018
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1981 was a pivotal year for popular music. We take a deep dive into the tunes of that year and discuss the most memorable music of the year. Show notes: We're not going to link to all the records we mention, but we will post an Apple Music playlist (https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/episode-98-the-next-track/pl.u-z1NdYie29V1) with most of the songs we discuss. (If you listen to this podcast early on Friday, the playlist won't contain much music. We'll update it later in the day, so...

Duration:00:35:16

Episode #97 - Jerry Ewing on Progressive Rock

3/24/2018
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Jerry Ewing, editor of the UK's Prog magazine, discusses the history of progressive rock, and presents his new book Wondrous Stories. This week's guest: Jerry Ewing (https://www.thefloodgallery.com/collections/vendors?q=Jerry%20Ewing) Sponsor: Audible.com. Get a free audiobook and a 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/NextTrack (http://www.audibletrial.com/NextTrack) Show notes: Wondrous Stories: A Journey through the Landscape of Progressive Rock...

Duration:00:38:23

Episode #96 - Kiku Day Explains the Shakuhachi (Japanese Flute)

3/16/2018
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We welcome Kiku Day, ethnomusicologist and shakuhachi player, to discuss this Japanese Flute. This week's guest: Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com) Show notes: Shakuhachi (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakuhachi) Okuda Atsuya (https://www.komuso.com/people/people.pl?person=725) Okuda Atsuya's CDs (https://www.shakuhachi.com/R-Shaku-Okuda.html) Gagaku (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gagaku) Honkyoku (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honkyoku) Fuke Zen...

Duration:00:38:01

Episode #95 - Movies about Music, Part 3: Concert Movies

3/9/2018
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We finish our look at movies about music by discussing concert movies. What makes a good concert movie? Why are concert movies no longer interesting? Show notes: Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (http://amzn.to/2Fvx0de) Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music (http://amzn.to/2FmSxsf) The Last Waltz (http://amzn.to/2oWL7SB) The Complete Monterey Pop Festival The Criterion Collection (http://amzn.to/2G9xiau) The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (http://amzn.to/2oV0jQ2) Concert for...

Duration:00:33:32

Episode #94 – Do Classical Record Labels Make Money?

3/2/2018
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People often wonder if classical record labels make money. We asked Andy Doe, who has a lot of experience in the classical record business, and he explains how the business works.

Duration:00:41:52

Episode #93 – Simon Vance on Narrating Audiobooks

2/23/2018
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If you’re an audiobook listener, you will probably recognize this voice.

Duration:00:44:39

Episode #92 – How They Listen to Music: Chuck Joiner, Podcaster

2/16/2018
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Podcaster Chuck Joiner talks to us about how he listens to music: which sources he uses, how he chooses what to listen to, and what equipment he uses.

Duration:00:33:02

Episode #91 – The Apple HomePod Sounds Great, Except When it Doesn’t

2/9/2018
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Kirk got his HomePod. He spent a couple of hours listening to music to judge the sound quality. In short, it sounds great at times, but at others it doesn't.

Duration:00:32:46

Episode #90 – Liz Pelly on Streaming Muzak and Playlists

2/2/2018
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Journalist Liz Pelly talks about streaming muzak, Spotify, playlists, and the future of streaming.

Duration:00:43:44