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All the Buddha Boxes: 70 Songs for 70 Years of China

A song for each year of the People’s Republic of China. An attempt to distill the many diverse, fascinating currents of music in mainland China over the last 70 years into a primer, an invitation to dig deeper. From revolutionary operas and western classical to rock’n’roll, disco, punk and hip-hop — a musical history of the PRC with an eye for the regional, underground and (nefarious) foreign influences. [more inside]
posted by beijingbrown on Oct 8, 2019 - 3 comments

The Wildest West

A podcast and blog looking at the good, the bad, and the WTF of western movies, country songs, and that sort of thing. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Jul 5, 2017 - 0 comments

The 100 Most Influential Singles of the 1960s

I liked Pitchfork's list of the 100 best songs of the 1960s for creating a canon of great 1960s songs instead of keeping the focus solely on albums, but I wanted to create my own revisionist take on such a list with the constraint that I limit myself to songs that were actually released on 45rpm singles. In addition, to make the list more interesting, I decided to focus on records that I thought were the most influential rather than songs that I considered the coolest or the best or the most pleasurable.
posted by jonp72 on Mar 9, 2013 - 5 comments

The Ultramod Guide to Hollywood

A look at the strange history of the Los Angeles neighborhood known as Hollywood, written from inside a building on Cherokee where the Go-Go's formed. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Jan 10, 2012 - 4 comments

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