Description : A complete guide to the growing phenomenon of internet-based music distribution and the art of downloading, with details of the programs, products and websites and what they can do for you. Using clear terms and concise language, Steve Levine's book is a one-stop resource for everybody interested in this new and exciting technology. Developing from the file-sharing culture of the internet, downloading music has become one of the biggest methods of distribution of the modern music industry, but what is it, and how does it all work? Written by an expert in the field, this comprehensive guide explains the basics, walks you through the essentials like iPOD and iTUNES, and will help you make informed choices when purchasing new music online. How does downloading work? What does iTUNES offer that other services don't? What kind of sound quality should I expect? How do I record my downloads onto CD? How much music can I fit on my iPOD? How can downloading enhance my own music productions?
Description : Once again Axel Crochet, bearded musicologist-at-large, stumbles into murderous intrigue amid church politics and academic amphigory, where tempers run so high because the stakes are so low. In “Cat’s Paw,” Axel is convinced by a colleague at Pittsburgh’s Monongahela University to investigate the sudden death of the university organist, putting both his academic position and his life in jeopardy. In “The Carcassonne Codex,” Axel attends a professional meeting in Minneapolis. He soon finds himself thrust in the middle of a murderous plot after he is handed a pill bottle by a hotel housemaid and becomes suspicious about the death of a noted medievalist. In “If Thine Eye Offend Thee,” Axel begins a new position as music director at a wealthy church where abuses by the rector have alienated the congregation and evoked calls for his removal. Axel encounters a warm welcome from the choir, but hostility from the sinister senior warden. In this trilogy of murder mysteries, a curious musicologist with a propensity for attracting mayhem must overcome professional jealousies, evil plots and bizarre chains of events.
Description : For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let's Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and lampooned pop stars of the past few decades, Céline Dion's critics call her mawkish and overblown while millions of fans around the world adore her “huge pipes” and even bigger feelings. How can anyone say which side is right? This new, expanded edition goes even further, calling on thirteen prominent writers and musicians to respond to themes ranging from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. The original text is followed by lively arguments and stories from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others. In a new afterword, Carl Wilson examines recent cultural changes in love and hate, including the impact of technology and social media on how taste works (or doesn't) in the 21st century.