Music while we waited for our train

One of the things I like about Israeli train stations is that most of them have pianos that commuters can play while waiting for their trains. We had a short wait for our train home after our visit to the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History today, and we were treated to a mini-performance.

By the time this creative commuter finished playing, he’d attracted a small audience of fellow travelers who sat around him to listen to him play.

95 Rokah Blvd, תל אביב יפו, Israel

Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight never gets old

I love Hans Zimmer’s music for the Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises trilogy. This music never gets old:

On a related note, and while not quite in Hans Zimmer’s League, Blake Neely’s work for the CW shows like The Flash is also terrific. Here’s one of my favourites from the first season of The Flash:

Beautiful music from Planet Earth 2

I’ve been listening to a Hans Zimmer radio station on Spotify, and this gem from the Planet Earth 2 soundtrack popped up, wow:

The Great Unknown by Mighty Oaks To Kickstart My Week

I started earlyish today and this track “The Great Unknown” by Mighty Oaks is setting the tone for my morning:

It’s on this “Relax & Rewind” playlist that’s become one of my go-to work playlists.

Love The Strings In Tall Heights’ “Horse To Water”

I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:

I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is:

A Great Spotify Playlist to Relax With

I’m a recent convert to Spotify and I’m really enjoying it. I discovered this playlist that has some great, new (to me) music that’s perfect to relax with:

One of my new favourites from this playlist is this one from Little May:

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The War on Drugs and the beauty of Pain

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It’s one of my new favourite tracks:

I follow a couple bands that just create beautiful, meaningful music. I think I’ve found another to add to my little list.

Digitized 78rpm records now on Internet Archive

Record playing on a turntable

This is another reason why the Internet Archive is just incredible. The Great 78 Project is a collection of old recordings that pre-date LPs and it’s amazing:

The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides (~3 minute recordings) have been made on 78rpm discs. While the commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings. Already, over 20 collections have been selected by the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access. Started by many volunteer collectors, these new collections have been selected, digitized and preserved by the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music.

Here is one example that I noticed on the front page of the collection. It’s “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf; Louiguy; Edith Piaf Chansons Parisiennes; Guy Luypaerts:

If you love old music then you will enjoy this collection. You can follow the project on Twitter if you are interested in new additions:

Source: 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Image credit: Mink Mingle