Ransom Note at www.ransomnote.com is an online music, arts and culture magazine I discovered on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 when I was trying to find a Discogs image on Google to use for my Discogs list. The list below links to some of my favorite articles on the site, or just ones I thought you the viewer may want to check out. This list was started on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 and is maintained for the love of music. Dates at the end of each listing are timestamps for when I added the listings to this list (because I’m a sucker for timestamps). This list will be updated frequently with new article links including dj mixes I discovered are on the site. I haven’t had much time to fully explore Ranson Note so I need more time to dig into it’s content to make this a great list.
Musings > View From The Side:
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- View From The Side: Is New Vinyl Marketplace Reverb The End Of Discogs? – [link] (2020-01-JAN-11-TH @ 6:47 PM CST)
- View From The Side: URL vs. IRL: Do DJs Today Need Social Media to Be Heard? – [link] (2020-01-JAN-11-TH @ 6:56 PM CST)
Discogs is a music database listing discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and is also a marketplace for music collectors. As a music collector myself, I’ve discovered the site to be useful for not only keeping track of new and old favorite artists, but also discovering other artists. The list below links to some of my favorite artists, or some that have been added for discovery. This list was started on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 and is maintained for the love of music. Dates at the end of each listing are timestamps for when I added the listings to this list (because I’m a sucker for timestamps). This list will be updated frequently with artists from many genres of music.
- Gemini Syndrome [link] (2020-01-JAN-11-TH @ 4:50 PM CST)
Synth Pop Bands (These will be from the 80’s & 90’s):
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- Real Life [link] (2020-01-JAN-11-TH @ 4:50 PM CST)
It’s Saturday, January 11th, 2020 @ 9:38 AM CST as I’m beginning to write this song roundup. Today in Alabama we’re having grey covered skys with rain just starting about an hour ago and with weather progressing into thunderstorms and possibly tornados throughout the day.
This morning I found inspiration to begin MUDPIX MAGAZINE Song Roundup because yesterday I plugged up my external hard drive to work on organizing my mp3 music collection and make some new digital mix tapes (inspired by tape recording from the radio I used to love doing when I was a teenager). I thought it would be fun to research some of the music I have in my collection and provide some links to information and articles about the songs.
So here we go with the first song roundup: Eddie Grant – Electric Avenue (See Video On YouTube)
“Electric Avenue” is a song written, recorded and produced by Eddy Grant, who released it from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. In the United States, with the help of the MTV video he shot for it, it was one of the biggest hits of 1983. The song’s title refers to Electric Avenue in the south London district of Brixton which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. According to Grant, he first became aware of the street’s existence during a stint acting at the Black Theatre of Brixton. The area is now known for its high population of Caribbean immigrants. At the beginning of the 1980s, tensions over unemployment, racism and poverty culminated in the street events now known as the 1981 Brixton riot. Grant, horrified and enraged, wrote and composed the song in response; a year afterwards, the song was playing over the airwaves. Grant had left the UK shortly after the riots to live in Barbados: his most recent batch of songs had been lost in baggage transit, and “Electric Avenue” was one of the songs he wrote immediately afterwards to make up for the lost material.
Grant initially released it as a single in 1983, and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1983, CBS decided to launch the single in the U.S., where it spent five weeks at No. 2 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 charts and hit No. 1 in Cash Box Magazine. (It was kept out of the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 by a combination of two songs, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara and that year’s song of the summer, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.) “Electric Avenue” was a hit on two other US charts: On the soul chart it went to No. 18, and on the dance charts, it peaked at No. 6. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best R&B Song of 1983, but lost to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”.
Other Sources Referencing This Song And Artist:
See Google Search – eddy grant electric avenue – for more information.
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2019-11-13-WE @ 9:05 PM CST – A new Lists page has been added to this website. It’s an automatically updated page which will provide you a list of lists I have created on the blog. These lists were already available through the Lists category link on site, however this page will make it easy for you to read the lists without having to scroll so much on the blog to find them.
2019-11-13-WE @ 8:51 PM CST – A new Credits page has been added to this website. It is where credits and thank yous will be given to people that help make MUDPIX MAGAZINE possible.
2019-11-13-WE @ 6:59 PM CST – I’ve been adding some more pages to make featured article lists on for some of my favorite websites. Those pages are Longreads, and Open Culture. These are both websites that I’ve known about for quite some time but haven’t really had a lot of time to dive into and explore. Hopefully putting these pages up on my website here will get me motivated to explore them and link to some great content for you the viewers to explore. There is a new POTD (Photo Of The Day) page which will automatically index and link to each Photo Of The Day post. So you can use that page to catch up on those posts if you miss any. I’ve added a new Weather page, and a new Listening page. These are pages I’ve set up where I can keep a weather journal about my local weather, and list what music I’m listening to daily. Those two pages were mainly put up for my interest because I thought they would be fun to update when I’m on the go since they are easily updated from my phone and the info may be fun or useful to look back on in the future, but if you like viewing them then I’m glad if you like the content. I have more pages coming.
Catch up on all of the latest updates at www.mudpix.com by clicking the “Updates” link in the top menu.
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Kicking off a new category on the blog with this post: Jams On Soundcloud.
Periodically I will share some cool music I’ve found for those of you following to check out.
Listen to DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (Fabricio SAN Remix) by Fabricio SAN [3rd] on #SoundCloud
Link in case the Soundcloud player doesn’t appear above.
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