Author of 11 books including Music: A Subversive History, The History of Jazz, and Delta Blues. Sign up for my Substack at tedgioia.substack.com

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In a new free-wheeling video interview, I speak frankly about the current music scene and critique leading trends and institutions. tedgioia.substack.com/p/musi… This is pretty much what a private conversation with me, over drinks and dinner, sounds like.
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More font chaos from festivals feels like typographic desperation to me
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Saw these upside down on the shelf and thought to myself; "Oh cool! Beatles Christmas cards."
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Virginia Woolf (Knitting/crocheting), 1912 by her painter sister, Vanessa Bell #WomensArt
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An Irish plan to break the record for the number of nationalities in a choir. irishtimes.com/culture/music… So far, 77 countries have signed up—but they need 109 to set the record.
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In 2016, I did a Q&A with Greg Tate about his just-published Flyboy2: The Greg Tate Reader for Publishers Weekly. I really liked how turned it out, especially when he shouted out his Howard University roots. Ashe, Ion. publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t…
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A musician makes more profit selling 100 vinyl albums than from a quarter of a million streams on Spotify? That’s hard to believe—but it’s what the numbers say. thehustle.co/the-insane-resu…
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Old Volks home.
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Tom Waits, Home Office.
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Happy Birthday to Tom Waits (born on this day, in Pomona, California, in 1949) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and actor. #blues #bluesmusic 🎶'Make It Rain'
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Bill Evans Trio - How my heart sings BBC studio, London, March 19th, 1965 Bill Evans (piano), Chuck Israels (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
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Bertolt Brecht in Santa Monica? A wonderful piece focused on Czeslaw Milosz in California. Milosz's work I turn to again and again. I'm very much looking forward to @chaven's new book on him in California. Also noted: read more @tedgioia.
Six Remarkable Facts About Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz (my latest article). tedgioia.substack.com/p/six-…
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How many books do you sell if you have 100 million Instagram followers? Consider the case of Billie Eilish.... dnyuz.com/2021/12/07/million…
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This is how someone who worked at Spotify views music—I suspect this fairly typical of the insider perspective at dominant web platforms.
A few things I’ve come to believe in my <mumble mumble> years in music tech: 1. Music is not “inherently social” - it is just as often anti-social 2. The number of people that care about what you listen to is very small - and very short lived 3. Discovery is not a viable product
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rip greg tate... impossible to mimic, though we all tried... a giant, a good and big-hearted person, the realest one... wrote this in 2016 and could have easily written 100,000 more words about his influence on us newyorker.com/culture/cultur…
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Spotify Celebrates 100th Dollar Given To Artists bit.ly/3DEdpVu
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