About David Bridgeland

Entrepreneur, modeler, etc.

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  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    “Frank had his fill of singing crap at Columbia—chasing the hit parade,” May remembered. “He went to Capitol [in 1953] and started making LPs, and he had no intention of filling those albums with shit. So he started singing old songs, because they were terrific songs and he loved them, and he could never have gotten away with it before the LP came along. The LP opened everything up. You didn’t have to chase the goddamn hit parade anymore.”
    Note: Sinatra created the Great American Songbook, by filling his LPs with old songs that he liked
  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    Cole Porter, like both Oscar Hammerstein II and Yip Harburg, had a youthful infatuation with Gilbert and Sullivan. “I was Gilbert and Sullivan crazy,” Porter said. Harburg,
    Note: cole porter loved gilbert & sullivan
  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    One of the artists working under Gordy, the multitalented songwriter, singer, bandleader, and producer Smokey Robinson, bridled at first at a technique he saw as diminishing his music. “I had big dreams,” Robinson said in an interview I did with him in 1989, when he published his memoir, Smokey: Inside My Life. “I had symphonies in my head. We were making ‘My Girl,’ and I told Berry that I wanted a string orchestra on the track. He really knew the market. The kids were listening in their cars [and] on their little radios on the street corner.” After the session, Gordy gave Robinson...
    Note: smokey robinson and barry gordy jr
  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    Pop always fed jazz and continues to do so today, with venturesome jazz artists such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Frisell, and the Bad Plus playing repertoires that mingle original works, compositions from the jazz canon, and rock tunes by the likes of Oasis, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and Rush. For
    Note: Note to self: investigate these artists
  • David shared from Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
    Models are opinions embedded in mathematics.
(Sterling, VA USA)
David Bridgeland
Web Page: hangingsteel.com