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Off Notes: From the Depths of the Arctic Tundra

Happy Friday!

Welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. This week’s been a cold one here in New York, which means we’ve spent EVEN MORE of our time than normal indoors, perusing the web! Today’s Off Notes is heavy on the nerd stuff and nostalgia—exploring music technology and the birthing of the Phish-Dead hybrid monster. Read on!

Our favorite stuff this week

  • This music video was filmed in five seconds and is a visual feast. Bonus points if you can spot the flying cat! [Guillaume Panariello on Vimeo]
  • We’re partial to the beatboxing stylings of our friend, Chesney Snow, but I must admit, this guy is totally mesmerizing… [Youtube]
  • It is VERY cold in New York (and in most of North America). Here’s something stupid to warm you up. [Cincinnati Zoo on YouTube]

What we’ve been listening to

Here are some of our favorite tunes for your weekend:

  • Marty Fowler, whose musical stylings you can hear in many of our Soundfly Course soundtracks, has a new modern jazz album out!
  • Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld got together to make a beautiful horn and violin album.
  • Here’s a weird playlist for your afternoon: today’s birthdays include Rihanna, Kurt Cobain, Brian Lattrell of Backstreet Boys, Julia Volkova of t.A.T.u., k-os, and Walter Becker of Steely Dan. [Spotify]

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Zoë Young
Zoë Young

Zoë is an internet enthusiast and writer who wants to empower everyone to find the knowledge they need to pursue their dreams through the magic of the internet. When not working on web tools and articles to support the Soundfly community, Zoë cooks up a storm and plots ways to recapture her former glory as a third grade recorder soloist. Follow her @parsnipsbk.