Hello ARSC,

David Byrne recently wrote a brief essay
for The Talkhouse. In it, he thinks about human reproduction, sound
recording, and Barry Manilow's new album "My Dream Duets"; it's an
interesting read.

The review
<> of the album isn't
favorable and, halfway through listening to Manilow's album, I'm inclined
to agree with the review.

What do you think of this album/concept? Is it simply recorded duet
karaoke? A touched-up 21st century mashup of sorts? Some new old crooner
sampling genre?

In sound,

Eric Cartier
Digital Librarian
University of Maryland Libraries