The Next Track, Episode #233 – The End of the Sixties

No album better marks the transition from the sixties from the seventies than the Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed.

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The Next Track, Episode #232 – How People Listen to Music Today

Doug and Kirk take a look at how people listen to music today, with lots of statistics.

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The Next Track, Episode #231 – 60 Years

A rock band is embarking an a tour to celebrate 60 years of music making. That’s a long time.

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The Next Track, Episode #230 – I was born a ramblin’ man…

Doug and Kirk don’t know what to talk about for this episode, so they ramble about the smart home, audio gear, TVs, music, and more.

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The Next Track, Episode #229 – London Calling

Some say the Clash’s London Calling is the best rock album of all time.

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The Next Track, Episode #228 – [bleep] Spotify

Spotify is getting some flack for hosting an exclusive audio program with someone who spreads covid misinformation, and a number of musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, have pulled their music from the service. And streaming still doesn’t pay well; music streaming services should raise their prices to be able to pay more.

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The Next Track, Episode #227 – The Crutch Interregnum

One of Doug’s favorite words is “interregnum,” and he uses it here to describe the transitional period when record companies lost control of their product.

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The Next Track, Episode #226 – Annik Lafarge on Chasing Chopin

Annik Lafarge has written a fascinating book about Chopin’s well-known 2nd piano sonata (the one with the funeral march), discussing not just the music, but also the social and cultural context of the time.

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The Next Track, Episode #225 – Our Christmas Gift Guide

We don’t do a Christmas gift guide every year, but we decided we’d select some trinkets and tchotchkes that we’d recommend as gifts this year. Our only constraint was that we don’t choose music.

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The Next Track, Episode #223 – Culling Cruft

Doug and Kirk both have large music libraries. They discuss some of the problems of having too much music, and how to wrangle a large library of music files.

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