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Every Song Ever


Every Song Ever


$4.99


What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera?or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music?to be an? educated? listener. In Every Song Ever, the veteran New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. As familiar subdivisions like? rock? and? jazz? matter less and less and music?s accessible past becomes longer and broader, listeners can put aside the intentions of composers and musicians and engage music afresh, on their own terms. Ratliff isolates signal musical traits?such as repetition, speed, and virtuosity?and traces them across wildly diverse recordings to reveal unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, for instance, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, Sarah Vaughan singing? Lover Man,? and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane?s quartet. Ratliff also goes in search of? the perfect moment?; considers what it means to hear emotion by sampling the complex sadness that powers the music of Nick Drake and Slayer; and examines the meaning of certain common behaviors, such as the impulse to document and possess the entire performance history of the Grateful Dead. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff?s book is an artful work of criticism and a lesson in open-mindedness. It is a definitive field guide to our radically altered musical habitat.

Grateful Dead - Montego Bay Long Sleeve T-Shirt - M


Grateful Dead – Montego Bay Long Sleeve T-Shirt – M


$28.95


From the Grateful Dead’s classic 1982 show in Montego Bay, Jamaica comes this green, 100% cotton long sleeve, featuring lightly distressed print for an awesome, authentic vintage look. The perfect thing for Dead Heads who know that sometimes a little Fire on the Mountain just means it’s time to burn.

Grateful Dead - Montego Bay Long Sleeve T-Shirt - S


Grateful Dead – Montego Bay Long Sleeve T-Shirt – S


$26.95


From the Grateful Dead’s classic 1982 show in Montego Bay, Jamaica comes this green, 100% cotton long sleeve, featuring lightly distressed print for an awesome, authentic vintage look. The perfect thing for Dead Heads who know that sometimes a little Fire on the Mountain just means it’s time to burn.

Sometimes Brilliant


Sometimes Brilliant


$23.69


The unforgettable, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of the activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader that illuminates some of the most revolutionary events of a generation, many of the legendary people who defined it, and a towering figure at the center of it. Larry Brilliant?s life journey has led him on a purposeful path across continents and countercultural movements, marching arm-in-arm with the men and women who defined a generation. A man who has always been in the right place at the right time, Brilliant has engaged with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world, including Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji), Martin Luther King, Jr, Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Wavy Gravy, the Grateful Dead, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. But this self-proclaimed? typical Jewish kid from Detroit? was no accidental witness to history. Brilliant is a force of nature in his own right, responsible for some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century?from the eradication of smallpox and treatment of blindness to introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, to launching Google?s philanthropic enterprises. Now for the first time, Brilliant reflects on his remarkable life and his extraordinary experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary. As he recalls the past fifty years and all that he has seen and done, this masterful storyteller offers transformative messages of wisdom and compassion that will inspire everyone to work towards a better, more brilliant existence. His is a truly cinematic and fun journey?and a profound search for meaning that provides a new perspective on what it means to be engaged with life?s most important questions.

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