A location-aware music app? Yes, thanks to @bluebrainmusic

What if you could hear different kinds of music, created for the different corners of a park, as you rambled through it? Ryan and his brother Hays Holladay did just that for Central Park in New York, with their free location-aware iPhone & iPad app Central Park (Listen to the Light). The New York Times… More A location-aware music app? Yes, thanks to @bluebrainmusic

Chelsea inspiration

Currently listening to Chelsea Morning by Joni Mitchell. It was rumoured that Bill Clinton was inspired to give Chelsea Clinton her name when he heard this song, but I dug out a bit of information from the New York Observer where Chelsea herself says that the real inspiration was Leonard Cohen’s ‘Chelsea Hotel’. Also below,… More Chelsea inspiration

Video: ‘The Shrine/An Argument’ by @gograndchildren

One of my favourite indie bands, the Fleet Foxes, have recently released the animated video accompanying ‘The Shrine/An Argument’, a song in their latest album Helplessness Blues. Director Sean Pecknold started a collaboration with the band on the song ‘White Water Hymnal’ in their debut album, and they’ve continued the relationship. Eight and a half… More Video: ‘The Shrine/An Argument’ by @gograndchildren

.@williamhermes shows how books and music can go hand in hand

Will Hermes writes for Rolling Stone magazine and is a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, amongst other things. His latest book is titled Love Goes to Buildings on Fire, and is about four decades in New York City’s music scene. To accompany the release of the book, he’s created some playlists via Soundcloud which… More .@williamhermes shows how books and music can go hand in hand