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  1. 500 Songs Ep 150: All You Need is Love by the Beatles

    This week’s episode looks at “All You Need is Love”, the Our World TV special, and the career of the Beatles from April 1966 through August 1967. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a thirteen-minute bonus episode available, on “Rain” by the Beatles.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at and

    NB for the first few hours this was up, there was a slight editing glitch. If you downloaded the old version and don’t want to redownload the whole thing, just look in the transcript for “Other than fixing John’s two flubbed” for the text of the two missing paragraphs.


    I say “Come Together” was a B-side, but the single was actually a double A-side. Also, I say the Lennon interview by Maureen Cleave appeared in Detroit magazine. That’s what my source (Steve Turner’s book) says, but someone on Twitter says that rather than Detroit magazine it was the Detroit Free Press.


    No Mixcloud this week due to the number of songs by the Beatles.

    I have read literally dozens of books on the Beatles, and used bits of information from many of them. All my Beatles episodes refer to: The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn, All The Songs: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Release by Jean-Michel Guesdon, And The Band Begins To Play: The Definitive Guide To The Songs of The Beatles by Steve Lambley, The Beatles By Ear by Kevin Moore, Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald, and The Beatles Anthology.

    For this episode, I also referred to Last Interview by David Sheff, a longform interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from shortly before Lennon’s death; Many Years From Now by Barry Miles, an authorised biography of Paul McCartney; and Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles by Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey.

    Particularly useful this time was Steve Turner’s book Beatles ’66. I also used Turner’s The Beatles: The Stories Behind the Songs 1967-1970.

    Johnny Rogan’s Starmakers and Svengalis had some information on Epstein I hadn’t seen anywhere else.

    Some information about the “Bigger than Jesus” scandal comes from Ward, B. (2012). “The ‘C’ is for Christ”: Arthur Unger, Datebook Magazine and the Beatles. Popular Music and Society, 35(4), 541-560.

    Information on Robert Stigwood comes from Mr Showbiz by Stephen Dando-Collins.

    And the quote at the end from Simon Napier-Bell is from You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, which is more entertaining than it is accurate, but is very entertaining.

    Sadly the only way to get the single mix of “All You Need is Love” is on this ludicrously-expensive out-of-print box set, but the stereo mix is easily available on Magical Mystery Tour.

    —Huffduffed by jeirich

  2. Eavesdropping On The Insurrection

    Micah Loewinger produced this story for On the Media (OTM) about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th of this year. Micah logged into a public channel on Zello, a walkie-talkie type app, and listened to conversations on “Stop the Steal J6,” a channel set up by far-right extremists. As he monitored the channel, the app saved a file to Micah’s computer and he immediately had access to an audio recording of everything that was said. Micah describes the whole process and the value of the recordings on this episode of HowSound.

    —Huffduffed by jeirich

  3. FROM THE VAULTS: Flying Lotus — Dilla’s Still Here Mix (02.10.06)

    In early 2006, producer James Yancey aka J Dilla passed away unexpectedly. For hip-hop producers the world came to a standstill. No one saw it coming. That week, Dilla had celebrated his 32nd birthday and released his magnum opus, Donuts, to universal acclaim. Just as his life inspired so much great hip-hop, rap and neo-soul music, Dilla’s death inspired artists everywhere to honor his impact with an outpouring of dedications, imitations, and everything in between. For fans, the mourning period seemed to go on without pause, a processional wake that would last an era. Today, the ripples are still being felt, from the worlds of hip-hop to jazz to electronic music.

    The day Dilla passed, Steve Ellison aka Flying Lotus spun a special live mix for dublab including hip-hop, rare grooves (some sampled by Dilla), exotic international records, and a few of Dilla’s own tracks. A fitting tribute to a producer who was able to include, in the words of Flying Lotus, so many voices on one record.

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    Tagged with music

    —Huffduffed by jeirich

  4. Neuromancer (Review by The Worthy House)

    When I first read Neuromancer, a science fiction classic of the modern age, twenty-some years ago, serious people believed that our certain technological future was one of accelerating, boundless plenty. The Singularity was near. Aging and death would soon be conquered; the removal of all limitation would be, within a decade or two, the lot of mankind. Few asked if this would be good. But no matter, since none of this arrived, and it is long since clear none of it will ever arrive, at least in our world as it is now constituted and ruled. Yet, this book, published in 1983, is a fun ride and shows us visions of many things. So let us talk about what is now our present, and what that says about our actual future.

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  5. b4s Summer Mix 2014

    "My friend and fellow artist Raphy Griswold and I have had an ongoing mail art / cassette exchange going for the past few years. This month I put together my latest contribution, and decided to digitize it before mailing the original copy. I treated my broke self to a $20 cassette deck at the local thrift spot for my birthday, and this came together pretty quickly after that."


    Tagged with mixtape

    —Huffduffed by jeirich

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