October 29, 2007

Words and La la la -- One persistent challenge of doing this daily podcast is a shortage of ideas. Every new day brings with it the need for another new piece, and many times the only idea I have is so-so at best. Today is one of those days.

I've recently reread parts of Paul Morleys' Words and Music, which tells a history of pop music by looking for the connection between Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head and Alvin Lucier's I am Sitting in a Room. I wondered if putting the sounds of their voices together would help illuminate that connection, it doesn't. But I've already made it, so here it is.

Do have an idea for a piece I should do? Let me hear it. I'm looking for listener suggestions for November. Read more about it.

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