Taxi Taxi

What happens when musicians and music lovers all share the same cab ride? Well, a great band is formed. Taxi Taxi was born after sharing a cab ride in 2005, the band began meeting to develop, rehearse, and record songs in New York City. After three years, they released their first album: Maps and Legends.



Ever wonder how empowered the person feels that discovered the acting talent of Johnny Depp, or the comedy of Will Ferrel? What about the vocals of Dave Matthews?

Well, no, I didn’t do anything like that. But back in 2003 I think it was, my neighbor at the time introduced me to a project he was working on. He had gotten his hands on fruity loops software and was using it to create techno music and upload it to the internet. Anyway, he suggested an artist for me to check out. A rather unknown artist to the world, but none the less, the guy was producing music to the online community. Who wasn’t back then, who isn’t now?

Land of Talk

Alright, quick little review before I head off for the night. I’m trying to attempt at making a post as often as possible.

I discovered Land of Talk after listening to a radio interview with some prominant band. They cited this Canadian band as an influence and played a track from their album “Applause Cheer Hiss Boo”  released in 2006. the song immediately perked up my ears and I decided to check out their full selection.

The Kooks

The first review of this blog centers around one of the most predominate artists on the original 85 track edu[music]ation soundtrack: The Kooks. With an impressive 29 songs on the playlist, I don’t think I held back any song, cover, mashup, or remix from my library onto the playlist. One of my favorite bands I came across in 2008, they get the honor of the first review.


What is edu[music]ation?
It’s pretty obvious. Edu[music]ation exists to educate readers on the musical selection of this blog. Many genres of music will be reviewed, transmitted, and introduced through this site. Some of which you may have heard, some of it you may not have. Edu[music]ation derrives its life from the blogsphere and buzz of the musical internet, and redirects that traffic straight to your ears. So sit back, put on some headphones and enjoy.

How did edu[music]ation come about?
Edu[music]ation was developed originally as a simple playlist, consisting of 85 tracks that had to be heard. As I blasted my dispersed music collection in public, many people began to ask questions: “What band is that?” “I’ve never heard that song by that artists!” “Where did you find that!?” I couldn’t believe the ignorance of the general public on what I believed to be sounds that everyone ought to have heard. Thus, the 85 track playlist ‘edu[music]ation” was born to bring the musical knowledge to those that asked. Covering indie, pop, rap, techno, alternative, rock, and yes, even a little country, the playlist was distributed to those willing to listen and learn.
Since then, edu[music]ation has expanded, with “edu[music]ation 2: reaction” released to a select few, featuring remixes, mashups, covers, and rough cuts selected to inspire adventurism within music. Reaction was comprised of 55 tracks from artists at the forefront of pop, techno, and rock.
After finalizing the second installment, I realized that edu[music]ation would continue to grow, and needed a larger space to incorporate the ever evolving musical sounds that peak my interest. Thus, edu[music]ation: the blog was born.