Okay, so let me explain this. In my free time, I enjoy searching for music reviews…from anywhere. It used to be Pitchfork, ObscureSound, or Stereogum, but recently, I came to the realization, embarrassingly late, that NPR does not just cover classical music, but is often the first to premier more indie rock/pop albums and songs. I always knew NPR was handy for getting in touch with the latest news…but music?!
In the podcast series, these two men basically review and assess songs from multiple up and coming new albums, all compacted into a single audio file that the listener can easily download and play back. They play a clip of a song, and then provide feedback on it, giving their opinion, which is informal and improvised. In the meantime, they may fake a British accent to the listener’s delight. They speak their minds and do some more thoughtful work as they compare songs across different albums. Basically, they are creating their own radio show that blends different genres and compares them to each other. And I have to admit, and I am extremely serious when I say this, I kinda want to be a DJ as a “side” job, so this radio host vibe is really appealing to me. Anyway, the purpose of the series is to provide multiple perspectives on music, while prompting the listener to see the music world as a whole, encouraging them to compare different genres.
As my project, I would like to reflect the NPR quirky style music podcast, but instead of using just audio, I would like to incorporate video, HENCE I would like to create a “music review” style video blog. The podcasts, in particular, use audio recording of voices, mixed with recordings of the actual songs, all from different sources. This sound mixing, which would allow me to provide commentary intermittently, would definitely be important to learn for this for this project.