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How Grimes Rose From Tumblr Icon to Pop Music’s Thanos - The Ringer
The combination was volatile by design, and irresistible by pure force of will. Lana Del Rey also rose to power in 2012 (albeit on a much more commercial scale), and like Grimes clashed immensely with a catty and outlandishly sexist music blogosphere typified by the worst impulses of Hipster Runoff or the BrooklynVegan comment section. Suddenly, both women were, to varying degrees, stars, and therefore targets, and therefore in constant danger of the stardom eclipsing the art itself.
music  grimes  review 
6 days ago by dirtystylus
Olivia Colman & Phoebe Waller-Bridge Cover Portishead: Watch - Stereogum
As if you needed another reason to love Olivia Coleman, she’s a Portishead fan. The British actress chose to sing “Glory Box” for Got It Covered, a new celebrity covers charity album to raise money for BBC Children In Need — and she brought her Fleabag co-star and fellow national treasure Phoebe Waller-Bridge along for the ride.
music  portishead  songcover  oliviacolman  phoebewallerbridge  tv:fleabag  tv  video 
12 weeks ago by dirtystylus
The troubling age of algorithmic entertainment
The point is that streaming is affecting content and we don't quite know how that will play out over time. Still, if there's one thing we know about algorithms, it's that they tend toward an odd mix of the flashy, the outrageous, and the comforting. And art that perhaps doesn't fit, or won't appeal to the way the algorithm works, may get pushed to the side. That isn't new exactly — that has almost always been the case with media that pushes against the status quo — but it's hardly the democratic utopia that digital's most prominent supporters promised us, either. Instead it represents a dumbing down, a dull sameness — and unlike a setting on a TV, the size and influence of the tech giants means it won't be something you can simply switch off.
culture  media  algorithm  film  tv  music 
november 2019 by dirtystylus
Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown” is going to make the “Let It Go” plague seem pleasant.
If there’s one thing small children love, it’s cathartic release! They live for that shit.
music  film  film:frozen2  by:ruthgraham 
november 2019 by dirtystylus
Remembering Jennifer Lopez's N-Word Controversy, 15 Years Later | Genius
Still, although J. Lo wasn’t responsible for wedging “nigga” into the lyrics, she proceeded to sing them without caution—it’d be the last time she’d do so on a record. In fact, Lopez’s 2014 single—which was written by Tinashe—was originally titled “I Luh Ya Nigga.” When J. Lo recorded it, it was renamed “I Luh Ya Papi”—she wasn’t making the same mistake twice.
culturalappropriation  culture  jenniferlopez  blackness  music 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
Pop-Up Magazine
Pop-Up Magazine presents a night of live storytelling, music, art, and performance devoted to escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental.
art  music  performance  magazine  via:jendary 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
Paula Cole : Songwriter Interviews
Oh, yeah. Misunderstood. Flop. My manager said, "Time to sell the house" - basically, give up. My heart hurt so much and I hated the fashion statement element of pop. That's not who I am, that's not who I was. I'd never even watched the Grammys before I was on it and then I had hairy armpits and they made such a big fuss about it. I was touring in Europe where they don't even give a fuck about that. I came back and it was just weird, and I said, "Fuck this!"

I didn't want it. I wanted to live my own life, privately, and make meaningful music. And if it sells, it sells, and if it doesn't, it doesn't, but I didn't want to be part of that anymore.
interview  music  paulacole  sexism  misogyny  radio  grammys  via:rachelsyme 
february 2019 by dirtystylus
How is JavaScript used within the Spotify desktop application? Is it packaged up and run locally only retrieving the assets as and when needed? What JavaScript VM is used? - Quora
This organization structure, combined with the global-ish nature of JavaScript in the browser, has made us build the desktop client UI out of many small, self-contained web apps called Spotlets. They all run inside Chromium Embedded Framework, each app living within their own little iframe, which gives squads the ability to work with whatever frameworks they need, without the need to coordinate tooling and dependencies with other squads. While this approach has the disadvantage that we have many duplicate instances of different versions of libraries, increasing the size of the app, but it offers the massive advantage that introducing a library is a discussion between a few people instead of decision that involves ~100 people and their various needs. Not only would such a big discussion extremely time-consuming and hard, it would also force us to use a least-common-denominator approach to picking libraries, instead of picking the ones specifically tailored to the problem domain of each squad. Considering the size of a single song compared to the size of a JavaScript library, this trade-off is a no-brainer for us.
programming  javascript  music  spotify  codearchitecture  npm  via:peter_chappy 
july 2018 by dirtystylus
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