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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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Listen: The Best Runners’ Playlists on TIME’s Spotify | Healthland | TIME.com

Listen: The Best Runners’ Playlists on TIME’s Spotify | Healthland | TIME.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
Your iPod can help you run faster and longer. So we've created four playlists geared specifically for runners.
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On the origin of music by means of natural selection

On the origin of music by means of natural selection | this curious life | Scoop.it
Do away with the DJ and scrap the composer. A computer program powered by Darwinian natural selection and the musical tastes of 7,000 website users may be on the way to creating a perfect pop tune, according to new research.

 

'The scientists set out to test a theory that cultural changes in language, art and music evolve through Darwinian natural selection, in a similar way to how living things evolve......................'

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A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music : NPR

A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
Don't be caught empty-headed when talk turns to the music of the London Games.

 

Nothwithstanding the classical pieces...........

 

'Filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), the artistic director of the opening ceremony, and the DJ duo known as Underworld designed and compiled a "soundtrack" for the opening ceremony. The Telegraph reports that Boyle's 86-song playlist has been leaked.

 

Never mind that it reads like retro Britpop night at your local dance club, with songs like Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax," New Order's "Blue Monday" and Soul II Soul's "Back to Life." There are a number of surprising juxtapositions among the other British selections, including the Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" (yes, she will be there), Elgar's "Nimrod" and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" (also known as the theme to The Exorcist).'

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