We are using the current post to add links to the playlist.
We’ll begin with:
A July 3, 2015 Wired article is entitled: “Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers.”
A July 9, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Joni Mitchell’s friend remains in charge of singer’s medical care, judge decides.”
A July 12, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Bob Dylan’s plug-in 50 years ago is still electrifying: Playing Maggie’s Farm on a Fender Stratocaster shocked the folkies but opened many musical doors.”
A July 23, 2015 New York Times article is entitled: “Review: ‘Dylan Goes Electric!’ Considers Folk, Rock and a ’60s Divide.”
A blog post regarding the Beatles:
The Wrecking Crew – This is a preview for a documentary about a group of studio musicians called The Wrecking Crew.
Posts that mention Marty Butler (MCHS ’62) can be accessed here.
Hip-Hop becomes the Oldies
A July 17, 2015 New York Times article is entitled: “How Hip-Hop Is Becoming the Oldies.” The article notes: “Ever since the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll, time has corroded yesterday’s musical radicalism into today’s pabulum.”
The article adds: “What I gleaned through later conversations is that Michaels has broken hip-hop down by region and into subgenres, and the Beat uses these metadata tags to keep its playlist diverse.”
As well, it notes: “In a sense, classic hip-hop is following a radio trend that began in the early 1970s, when the first dedicated FM oldies stations started up in Phoenix, playing records by old crooners and doo-wop quartets. The format was a hit, and it quickly spread to Los Angeles and New York, and everywhere else. Oldies reached its zenith in the 1980s, just as classic rock — a new iteration of the same concept — was born. Same story: The format grew as programmers looked for new ways to keep grown-up baby boomers tuned in.”
The 100 most popular Canadian songs of the millennium
A July 30, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “The 100 most popular Canadian songs of the millennium.” The opening paragraphs read:
“Nostalgia is one main reason every city still has a classic rock station, which regularly plays bands like Rush, the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles and so on. But what is the new classic rock? As rock from the ’70s, ’80s and even ’90s slowly changes from classic to, for lack of a better word, oldies, what music will rise to stake a claim on nostalgia?
“It will be the music of the new millennium, and to find out what that will sound like, we asked Neilsen Soundscan, which tracks the amount of radio plays each and every song gets across the country. Nielsen compiled the Canadian songs that have received the most radio rotations in the new millennium, which began on Jan. 1, 2001. The result: this list of the 100 most popular songs, from 2001 to present.”
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Additional Links from Ken MacLeod
Earlier links from Ken MacLeod can be accessed here.
MCHS School Song
Among the sound files that we have available are the files, in two formats, of the MCHS School Song.
You can access the mp3 version of the song here:
You can also access the WAV version of the song. This is a larger file. The quality of the WAV file is higher than the mp3:
The School Song is featured in a recent online video that we have put together: