Category Archives: Muziek

blogposts on blog.futtta.be about music (jazz, electronica, pop, rock, folk, …), mostly from our Tubes

Gelezen: Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief van Johan Harstad

Wat een boek …

Coming of age, de buitenwijken, New York, Noorwegen. Muziek, toneel, schilderkunst. De oorlog in Vietnam de oorlog die Coppola’s film over de oorlog in Vietnam was. Communisme, kapitalisme. Eenzaamheid, vervreemding, maar ook liefde.

1230 pagina’s en ik zou direct opnieuw beginnen (en ik ben stukken aan het herlezen), ondanks de soms zwaar op de hand liggende beschouwingen over toneel of schilderkunst (maar vooral de stukken over toneel zijn nu zoveel relevanter).

Wat een boek!

Voor de muziekfreaks; een YouTube playlist :

Playlist: Max, Micha & het Tet-Offensief Soundtrack
Watch this playlist on YouTube

The song of 2020: I know the end – Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers was everywhere this year; Better Oblivion Community Center with Conor Oberst, her cover of The Goo Goo Doll’s “Iris” with Maggie Rogers to celebrate Trump’s defeat, but most importantly her solo album with this impressive multi-faceted and deeply touching “I know the end”.

Phoebe Bridgers - I Know the End (Official Video)
Watch this video on YouTube.

Music from our Tube: Black Country, New Road – ‘Science Fair’

A song I Shazammed twice in the last couple of days when hearing it on PBB and which I’ve just now listened to 5 times already as it really is that intense, angry, chaotic, poetic and … well, good? The video is pretty great as well! Black Country, New Road – ‘Science Fair’

Black Country, New Road - 'Science Fair' (Official Video)
Watch this video on YouTube.

Scratching my own itches; my online radio player

I’ve never been into iTunes or Spotify, tuning into online radio-stations instead to satisfy my constant need for musical discovery, excitement and/ or entertainment. For a long time I was an avid KCRW listener, but times change and their eclecticism does not necessarily match mine the way it used to, so over the last couple of years many online streams (Worldwide FM, Nova, TSF Jazz, KCSN, Laurent Garnier’s PBB, …) were added to my favorites which I stored in a draft mail in Gmail of all places, accessing that file on my different devices and -where available- using VLC to play them.

But VLC isn’t available everywhere (hello “smart” TV), it is not great to manage a collections of streams and copy/pasting URL’s from that draft mail is clumsy, so after creating a simple webpage with an HTML5 audio element for my wife to listen to the local “Radio 1 classics” stream on our TV, I decided to extend that to display a list of streams to choose from with a minimum of vanilla JavaScript to do the actual switching and just a dash of CSS (still struggling with vertically aligning multiline titles in those inline-blocks, but I don’t mind that too much. No really, I’m not nervous about that whenever I see it, not at all!).

The result (at https://futtta.be/r/) is an unattractive but pretty usable mp3 stream player that I use on 4 different locations and which I can update easily to accommodate my wife’s knack for doo-wap and xmas-music. Maybe I should add falling snow-flakes to surprise her when we put up the Christmas tree? :-)