Bob Boilen http://kplu.org en Neil Young Wants You To Truly Hear Music http://kplu.org/post/neil-young-wants-you-truly-hear-music <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15050998/neil-young">Neil Young</a> wants you to truly hear the music you listen to. Over the years, the trend in audio has prioritized convenience over quality. Last week at <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/sxsw/">SXSW</a>, I had a conversation with Neil Young about an idea he has to change that trend. In this interview, he talks about <a href="http://www.ponomusic.com/" target="_blank">Pono</a>, the new audio player he's been helping develop. Just before the interview, I spent time listening to Pono. It's impressive. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Bob Boilen 15027 at http://kplu.org Neil Young Wants You To Truly Hear Music Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW http://kplu.org/post/hear-neil-young-explain-his-pono-music-player-sxsw <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15050998/neil-young" target="_blank">Neil Young</a> wants to start a revolution against the MP3, against the CD, poorly made vinyl and poor audio quality in general. He wants people to hear the music the way it was made.<p>So at SXSW yesterday (and on Kickstarter, which I'll get to in a moment), Young introduced Pono. In Hawaiian, the word means righteous or goodness. For the world of sound it's an audio player that Young says he's been working on for 2 1/2 years, one that's capable of playing music at the same quality at which it was recorded. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:58:01 +0000 Bob Boilen 14746 at http://kplu.org Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW Win Or Lose: Your Election Night Theme Song http://kplu.org/post/win-or-lose-your-election-night-theme-song <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klh4Ms67AzM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vW867TrVHA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAoqVtK7Msg</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 16:05:05 +0000 Bob Boilen 6951 at http://kplu.org Win Or Lose: Your Election Night Theme Song