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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Science Proves That Pop Music Has Actually Got Worse.

Janis Ian drew attention to this article via F/B.
We've known this for years!
Lance.

3 comments :

Ann Alexander said...

I'm surprised no others have commented. It depends on what you mean by 'Pop music'. If you refer to 'light' pop in the charts, it appears worse because the rubbish hasn't had a chance to be filtered out and forgotten, which happens over time. If you mean any rock etc. it can't be true, think of wonderful stuff such as Dylan, progressive rock, punk, Joni Mitchell etc, some of which jazzers are singing now. Anyway I don't think science can prove this sort of thing. It's the sons and daughters of jazz musicians who are composing some of the popular music now.

Lance said...

I think artists such as Dylan, Mitchell hardly qualify as examples. In their most creative days they were still quite near the top of the downward road to musical perdition. As regards Punk it horrifies me that time has given it an aura of respectability and acceptance just as I'm sure it horrifies the original punks themselves.
I'll go along with science on this one.

Ann Alex said...

Lance, I was hoping to start others commenting when I put my oar in about science and pop music, but it hasn't happened yet. I still don't think science can prove anything as it's about subjective taste and social conditions surrounding music as well. No doubt the scientists wouldn't like minimilist music either, as they wouldn't understand what the composer was trying to do.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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