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Friday Video: Jamming Code

August 24, 2012
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I often play music really loud while I work on web stuff. Here’s what’s cooking now:

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  1. August 24, 2012 3:37 pm

    For whatever it’s worth… Being probably one of the older people in this class, I grew up listening to this stuff, but I was also into classical music at the same time. This song is usually remembered for Robert Fripp’s Eno-treated guitar contribution, here filled-in by Belew who later joined King Crimson. I used to see KC whenever they toured, can’t say I ever saw Bowie. This year Fripp released a new CD, Wine of Silence, transcriptions of Frippertronics pieces as performed by three or four orchestras at the same time. I like it. It sounds maybe a little like Arvo Part, by a stretch. This song, in the German version, was well-used in the excellent Wenders-like film Radio On, directed by Chris Petit. – Jordon

    • derek permalink*
      August 24, 2012 3:51 pm

      Yes, I know the Fripp linkage. Saw KC in 1982 with Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford as sidemen. That same year saw Talking Heads with Adrian Belew.

      edit: might have been 83 or 84? And I have always been a huge classical music fan. Since the first time I heard ‘Switched On Bach’ as a young child –techno and retro are unified field theory for me.

  2. August 24, 2012 4:12 pm

    There’s a great clip of Talking Heads/Belew performing the song Drugs on YT. Belew and Tony Levin performed in NYC this summer, two different KC offshoots minus Fripp, a friend saw them. Bowie’s latest release, of a few years ago, was a straight to internet free download album called Toy, consisting of a few new songs and some reworked very old ones (google: Bowie Toy download), it was never released as a CD. It’s fairly good, if you like him. I think Dave Grohl plays on it. – Jordon

  3. August 25, 2012 10:22 am

    I like David Bowie, but most of the time when I am doing work I listen to:

    • derek permalink*
      August 25, 2012 10:40 am

      Very nice. What music I listen to is determined by the activity. For simple HTML tasks it’s rock, for databases/SQL statements it’s Mozart, for JavaScript it’s some form of Jazz.

  4. choshil permalink
    August 26, 2012 8:14 am

    I’m a big music fan so I’m liking the inclusion of music in this class! Kraftwerk, Bowie, Serge… it’s all great!

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