Tag Archives: Piano

Tadpole Audio Presents…Love Letters To LA: Pianos Live

By Amanda DK

Have you noticed anything different about Los Angeles lately?  Something unusual, out of place?  An infestation, if you will, but one…that is musical in nature?

For the past couple weeks the city has become home for the latest installation of Play Me, I’m Yours, a sprawling, free public art installation, where 30 pianos painted by local artists will be placed in high-traffic public spaces around the city – and anyone can play them! The project was conceived by a London artist, then went to NYC, and is now in Los Angeles.  You can view all the piano locations here – most of them can be found Downtown, but there are a few mid-city, a couple in Santa Monica, even ones in Torrance and Burbank.  The piano I would especially like to point out to you is outside of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
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Neat Tracks / Jukebox The Ghost “Summer Sun”

By Amanda DK

I both can’t believe that Jukebox The Ghost aren’t blowing up as much as some bands are, and understand why they’re not.  On one hand, their songs are melodic, sweet and catchy…on the other, they might also dance the line of being too juvenile and “poppy.”
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Film / Soundtrack Review / The Social Network

First, apologies for how belated this is.  Second, I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I don’t usually enjoy listening to film and TV scores.

Its not that I don’t find them interesting, or that I groan every time I have to review a composer reel for work (though I will if I have to listen to 12 composer reels in a day) – I just don’t think to put on a score for pleasure listening.  With the Golden Globe nominations announced yesterday, I just had to give it up to Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor – their music for The Social Network might be the first film score I’ve actually had on repeat outside of the office.

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