Ethan Hein

Music, technology, evolution, pop ephemera.

Posts tagged eighties

Sep 14

My music education

I’m writing a chapter of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education. Here’s a section of what I wrote, about my own music learning experiences.

Most of my music education has happened outside of the classroom. It has come about intentionally, through lessons and disciplined practice, and it has come about unintentionally, through osmosis or accidental discovery. There has…

View On WordPress


Sep 5

Sucker MCs

Sasha Frere-Jones was recently asked by The Guardian to make a list of perfect songs. I don’t agree with all of his choices — Taylor Swift? — but I can definitely get behind his nomination of “Sucker MCs” by Run-DMC.

This track was the B-side to Run-DMC’s first single in 1983, and was produced by Larry Smith of and Davy DMXof Orange…

View On WordPress


Mar 27

Recording Peter Gabriel’s Security

Recording Peter Gabriel’s Security

This post was originally written for the Play With Your Music blog.

Peter Gabriel's Security

The South Bank Show’s long 1983 documentary on the making of Peter Gabriel’s fourth solo album Security follows the production of the album from its earliest conception to its release and critical reception, giving fascinating insight into the creative process along the way.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmYG1Pv1_Q&w=6…

View On WordPress


Nov 13
Analyzing the musical structure of “Sledgehammer” by Peter GabrielWe’re asking participants in Play With Your Musicto create musical structure graphs of their…View Post

Analyzing the musical structure of “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel

We’re asking participants in Play With Your Musicto create musical structure graphs of their…

View Post


Oct 20

Oct 5
Sad Mac on Flickr.

Sad Mac on Flickr.


Inside the Mac on Flickr.

Inside the Mac on Flickr.


System 6 desktop on Flickr.

System 6 desktop on Flickr.


Happy Mac on Flickr.

Happy Mac on Flickr.