Musician and journalist James Jackson Toth launched an experiment in dedicated listening; sitting and listening attentively to just one album a week. He failed. He tells us why, and how we may have too much music to listen to.
You stop hearing music at a certain point and you start hearing decisions.
This week’s guest:
- Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening
- Episode #85 – How Much Music Is Too Much?
- Brian Eno: Nerve Net (Expanded Edition)
- The Cure: Pornography
- Jeffrey Lewis
- Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock
- Episode #79 – 1977
- Episode #76 – Mirror Balls and Polyester: Looking Back at Disco Music
- New York Times review of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Be Bop Deluxe concert at the Palladium, October, 1976.
- Episode #48 – Musician Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE and the Dave Harrington Group on Music Between Genres
- Other People (Nicolas Jaar’s label)
- Liz Pelly: The Problem with Muzak
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