Posts Tagged ‘music’

Music artists’ (e.g. Taylor Swift) power moves over streaming services leaves consumers in uncomfortable three-way

// November 3rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

I can’t think of a more uncomfortable three-way than the contradictory relationship between music artists, streaming services, and the music listeners who pay everyone’s bills. Between streaming services trying in vain to keep costs down, listeners trembling at the thought of increasing prices, and the music industry’s million-dollar music artists dreaming that the value their […]

Top 50 by Nirvana – Kurt Cobain lists his all-time favorite albums

// January 30th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, hand-scrawled a list of his all-time favorite albums. Published in Kurt Cobain’s Journals (a collection of writings and drawings by Cobain), it was titled “Top 50 by Nirvana” and included a few fascinating surprises.

AOL’s kiss of death touches another – Winamp to shut down after 15 years

// November 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Started in 1997 by two college students, Winamp gained popularity as the MP3 player of choice for many geeks. Today, thanks to online competition and AOL’s inherent ability to ruin anything it touches, Winamp will be closing down on December 20, 2013. At that time, Winamp web services and website (including Winamp downloads) will cease […]

Mind = Blown. Watch 14-year-old female guitar prodigy nail Holy Grail of guitar solos – Van Halen’s Eruption

// May 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

There’s a reason why Van Halen cover bands have always been few and far between – nobody can touch Eddie Van Halen’s guitar work. As we see in this video however, 14-year-old guitar prodigy “Tina S.” is no ordinary guitarist. Watch Tina nail one of the most difficult guitar solo’s of all time – Van […]

Meet Compressorhead – all-robotic band is the heaviest heavy metal band on the planet

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Robotics

Meet Compressorhead, the heaviest heavy metal band on the planet. At a combined weight of nearly six tons and hailing all they way from Germany, members Stickboy, Fingers, and Bones crank out some the gnarliest hard rock music on Earth – and their unique anatomy is key to their phenomenal musical abilities. Stickboy, the band’s […]

Chilling: Legend Paul McCartney and remaining members of Nirvana jam together at 12-12-12 charity concert

// December 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

The rumors proved to be true – to the audience’s surprise, former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney was joined on the stage at the 12-12-12 charity concert by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear of Nirvana to play a new song titled “Cut Me Some Slack”. Hold on tight while you watch these legends come […]

New Skrillex video features alien baby, robot sharks, futuristic grenades, and other cool Skrillex-isque type stuff

// November 8th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

The Skrillex video, Breakin’ a Sweat, features robot sharks, guys on Jet Skis tossing futuristic grenades at the sharks, a lady birthing some sort of alien planet thingy (and then eating it), a psychedelic trip, an escape from the Matrix, a cop helicopter chase scene, a bouncing low-rider car jacking (which doesn’t seem to make […]

Microsoft Xbox Music, streaming music service, launching to compete against Pandora, Spotify and iTunes

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Microsoft is launching a new music service, to coincide with the Windows 8 launch, that will include streaming music, paid subscription models, and a music store. It will appear on Xbox 360 and Windows 8 PCs, laptops, and phones. The service will be rolled out to other platforms (iOS, Android, and a web-based version) at […]

Is the new Pono Music service the future of digital music?

// October 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Neil Young introduced his new high-fidelity Pono music service on The Late Show with David Letterman on September 28, 2012. Little details on the technology utilized are available but Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea got a first-hand demonstration of the service and said “it’s a draastic difference”.

Gangnam Style video – the most “liked” video on YouTube

// September 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

With over 264 million views as of September 2012 and closing in on 3 million likes, the quirky Gangnam Style video became the most “liked” video in YouTube history. Gangnam Style is a Korean pop music video by Korean musician PSY that hit the Internet by storm in 2012. The video is well liked for […]

Car covered in speakers makes music out of noise

// September 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

The Sound Taxi toured London last week collecting music samples from random street noise in a project named Make the City Sound Better. The samples are then mixed into a groove – real time. Production software on board the taxi gathers street noise via microphones mounted on top of the car, mixes it real time, […]

Geek builds 4-arm robotic drummer with mohawk haircut

// September 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

A Geek with a sense of humor built a four-arm robotic drummer, complete with mohawk haircut, that they named “Stickboy”. He was built in 2007 in Berlin, Germany and can play everything from The Bananna Splits theme song to Black Sabbath’s Iron Man.