Watched The Orchestra in My Mouth by Tom Thumb from TEDxSydney

In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSydney, an independent event. TED's editors chose to feature it for you.

Pretty cool to see a internal view of a beatboxer with a laryngoscope through the nose.
Read Bill Withers, Who Sang ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ Dies at 81 (nytimes.com)
A three-time Grammy Award winner, he had a string of much-covered hits in the 1970s but had not released an album since 1985.
This is depressing news. Withers is one of my favorite all time artists. It definitely isn’t a Lovely Day. There also Ain’t No Sunshine today.

I’ll pour one out for you today Bill. Thanks for leaving your music behind.

Read Can This Even Be Called Music? by Kicks Condor (Kicks Condor)
When I first discovered this link, it seemed that the music became more and more unlistenable as I scrolled down the page. Now that I’ve had time to listen to CTEBCM further, there is actually quite a bit of tame music here that is just strangely genred. Such as ‘the loser’, a solo opera based on the wonderful Thomas Bernhard novel of the same name which feels reminiscent of the meandering ‘Shia LeBeouf’ storysong. Or the sometimes-metal, sometimes-harpsichord of Spine Reader’s ‘Recorded Instruments’.
Shia!
Replied to a tweet by Tim PrebbleTim Prebble (Twitter)
I had posted about watching Tim’s experiment and a fellow academic replied to me via Mastodon that about a reverse experiment from 1715 that may be of interest:

@chrisaldrich Everything old ( from 1715) is new again The Bird Fancyer’s Delight (Walsh, John) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download

Although strictly speaking, the goal here was to get birds to imitate the written recorder tunes rather than vice versa.

Jason Green, January 24, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Watched One Thousand Ropes - Score Recording from YouTube

Score recording for the film One Thousand Ropes, directed by Tusi Tamasese, produced by Catherine Fitgzerald.
Composed by Tim Prebble, Orchestrated by Ewan Clark and featuring Tudor Consort choir, Aroha String Quartet, with Joan Perarnau Double bass and Jeremy Fitzsimons Percussion.

Watched Bird Song Preludes - Proof of Concept by Tim PrebbleTim Prebble from YouTube

This is a proof of concept for a project I am doing later in the year, as part of the Auckland City Council Artists Residency, where I will be based in Little Huia for two months...

A fascinating experiment of taking birdsong and translating it into music. This is pretty cool!
Bookmarked The Upper Valley Ukulele Club (uvukeclub.com)
The Upper Valley Ukulele Club, aka: uvUkeClub, is a free club for anyone that wants to play the ukulele in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Perhaps this is a reminder that I need to finally commit to learning the ukulele?

hat tip: Joe Jenett

Replied to #oext374 #oextend Send Someone a Message from the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Collection | The Daily Extend (extend-daily.ecampusontario.ca)

Not only is it digitized analog, it’s an amazing open resource of music history. The Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project has over 150,000 digitized 78rpm discs

Browse the collection, and look for a title the represents how you feel about Ontario Extend, or a colleague’s work. Tweet it out so we can all listen to the digital record spin.

Yes, Extend, You Are My Sunshine.