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McGST Podcast Episode 57 (What is music? Part 3. With Tom Munch)
Over the past year Tom Munch has been entertaining his fans through Facebook and while doing so he has had to learn upwards of 40 new songs a week to fulfil requests. In a troubling time for all of us we start off by answering a few music-related questions, but the discussion goes much deeper into what music means to all of us, and in particular in times of crisis. The result surprised me and it ended up likely being the best McGST episode to date (don't tell Joanne I said that...).
What difference does recording or playback quality make? Why is modern music louder?
What instantly turns you off of new music?
How do you find new music?
Do you know people with near identical tastes in music?
Why do music and smells bring back such vivid memories?
How important is music in times of crisis or illness?
The music in this episode is of course by Tom.