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How The Damned wrote and recorded New Rose

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

The Damned are responsible for a number of ear worms that routinely refuse to leave me alone. Formed the same year as I was born, they...

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Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Music | 0 comments

(Scott Johnson) In the interest of anger management therapy on a day that calls for it, I’m taking the liberty of reposting this...

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SF Bay Area on Thursday: Meet Frank Drake, the father of SETI, at Institute for the Future’s “Voyager Record” celebration!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Music, Science | 0 comments

A reminder that this Thursday (3/22), Institute for the Future, the nonprofit thinktank where I’m a researcher, is hosting an event...

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In Spain, two rappers heading to prison for “insulting the King�

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Music | 0 comments

Lately, whenever we’ve wound up covering stories out of Spain, they’ve been related to the Catalan independence movement....

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The ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ closing theme lyrics are all gibberish

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

Remember that rock song at the end of WKRP in Cincinnati? The one that ends with a kitten meowing? Well, today I learned that its lyrics...

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Saudi Arabia Lightens Up, Building Entertainment Industry From Scratch

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Music | 0 comments

The kingdom hopes that building an entertainment industry for its 29 million people will help its struggling, oil-based economy and make...

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There’s a “Weird Al” Yankovic remix of Portugal. The Man’s “Feel it Still”

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

If I had a hit pop song that was fresh off a Grammy win, I would follow Portugal. The Man‘s lead and do all the things. First,...

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Ireland lost a musical giant this week

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

Irish music lost one of its legends this week, with the passing of Liam O’Flynn. A player of the Uilleann pipes, O’Flynn, or...

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Report: Anti-Communist Cuban Rapper in Isolation Cell Starves Himself for a Week

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Music | 0 comments

A dissident reggaetón artist imprisoned after a Cuban government agent attacked him while using the internet has been placed in solitary...

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The next frontier for robotics? Jazz marimba

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Music, Technology | 0 comments

Watch out all you well-paid, fat-and-sassy jazz marimba players: Shimon, the marimba playing robot, is after your jobs. Shimon is the...

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Do the “Funky Robot” (1973)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

The wonderful Rufus Thomas and friends do the “Funky Robot” on Black Omnibus, a short-lived 1973 TV interview/performance show...

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Check out this fun song performed on instruments made of LEGO

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

LEGO invited YouTuber Andrew Huang to make a song using only instruments he constructed from the colorful plastic bricks. Some very...

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Arcade Fire’s new short film stars Toni Collette as a creepy music industry mogul

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Entertainment, Music | 0 comments

Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette lends her acting firepower to this new short film from Arcade Fire. Set to perform on...

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This “American Idol” contestant’s first kiss was with judge Katy Perry

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Entertainment, Music, TV | 0 comments

It was an extra special night for “American Idol” contestant Benjamin Glaze on Sunday night. The 19-year-old shared a special...

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You should listen to more Shakey Graves

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

My wife and I love Shakey Graves. Love. Him. His music is in constant rotation in our motorhome, no matter whether we’re parked or...

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‘Wave’ ring is the latest to turn your hands into MIDI controllers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Music, Technology, Video | 0 comments

Ring-shaped music controllers aren't anything new. IK Multimedia released the iRing back in 2014, and the Enhancia made its debut at...

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Hear “Weird Al” Yankovic’s unreleased parody of The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Music, Video | 0 comments

In June 1980, “Weird Al” Yankovic first performed “Won’t Eat Prunes Again” on The Dr. Demento Show. Shortly...

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Mark Mothersbaugh from DEVO has a line of rad eyeglasses

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Music | 0 comments

DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh has a line of fantastic spectacles for booji boys and girls. Guaranteed to help you stay focused on the...

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Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Entertainment, Music, Technology | 0 comments

 Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into...

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Belgium Drops Rapper from World Cup Song After Sexism Outcry

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Music, Soccer | 0 comments

A collaboration between the musician Damso and the country’s soccer association was ended after feminist groups and politicians said his...

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