When you wanna rock out but Mom makes you learn a traditional instrument.
What if there was a song so obscure?
I had one of these for years and years as an mp3 I got from a friend who in turn got it from another friend. It took nearly a decade until it started showing up in (English-language) search results, but even now it’s hard to track down the specific mix of the song I’m used to…
Hey you remember that time U2 gave away an album for free to people with iPhones? And everyone?
(Incidentally, I listened once to one Songs of Innocence song, by accident on random shuffle, and… I actually kinda liked it? I mean, I still immediately deleted the album from every device I own because people are weird and I’m not exception. But, y’know. That one song was pretty okay.)
The neoliberal origins of “world music”.
Because I am Old, I remember the whole Deep Forest/”world music” craze and… ye-ee-eah. About that…
(Minor content warning that the video uses a particular word to describe central African peoples, which is in some contexts considered a slur or, at minimum, outdated/inappropriate.)