Lasch—Of Valor, Chivalry, and Brains

Christopher Lasch The Revolt of the Elites (1995) The upper middle class, the heart of the new professional and managerial elites, is defined, apart from its rapidly rising income, not so much by its ideology as by a way of life that distinguishes it, more and more unmistakably, from the rest of the population. Even its feminism—that is, its commitment to the two-career family—is a matter more of practical necessity than of political conviction. Efforts to define a "new class" composed of pub...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Southeast Asia, Jazz, Brussels, Reich, Robert Reich, Madison Avenue, Sontag, Minimalism, Stefan Kac, Interpretation, Lasch, Postmodernism And Postmodernists, Christopher Lasch

Tech Talk :: Noise gate in DAW on Reactive Load direct signal pre-IR??

Author: adiaz7531 Subject: Noise gate in DAW on Reactive Load direct signal pre-IR?? Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:52 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 Has anyone tried using a noise gate plugin on the input channel in your DAW for recording the “direct” signal from the Suhr Reactive Load? This would be prior to inserting an impulse response. Wonder if this would eliminate all noise issues when recording either gain or clean amp channels?
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Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Cover The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” to Celebrate Hannukah: Hey! Oy! Let’s Goy!

As mentioned earlier this week, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have launched The Hanukkah Sessions, a festive music series where they cover a song–one for each night of Hanukkah–originally created by a Jewish musician. Above, watch them pay tribute to two nice Jewish boys from Queens named Jeffery Hyman and Thomas Erdelyi, aka the great Joey and Tommy Ramone. Hey! Oy! Let’s Goy! Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a d...
Tags: Facebook, Music, London, College, Queens, Dave Grohl, Cbgb, Joey, Ramones, David Lee Roth, Greg Kurstin, Tommy Ramone, Dave Grohl Greg Kurstin, Goy, Dave Grohl Greg Kurstin Cover Van Halen, Jeffery Hyman

How to check your AirPods battery level

There are several convenient ways to check the battery level of your AirPods, even if you're not near your case. Here's a guide that outlines a few methods.
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Music, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Earbuds, Battery, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, Apple AirPods

Bread, wine, mind control: supermarkets could be using music to change our shopping habits

Want people to spend more? Put on some classical music. Want to sell more French wine? Play Edith Piaf. Australian-based expert Prof Adrian North says it’s ‘so weird’ retail stores aren’t exploiting the science For the conspiracy-minded who thought supermarkets were playing particular music to influence us to buy certain products – that is, more expensive ones – I can reveal that’s not the case in Australia. Yet.But the big stores could easily use tunes to change our purchasing habits, according...
Tags: Music, Australia, Australia news, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Edith Piaf, Woolworths, Coles, Adrian North, Curtin University in Perth Continue

Billie Eilish: ‘I’ve gotten a lot more proud of who I am’

The pop superstar on her extraordinary year – the Bond theme, that Vogue cover, the success of her second album – and hosting Saturday Night LiveIt’s a measure of what Billie Eilish’s life has been like in 2021 that she woke up one morning last month, rolled over to check her phone and found out she’d got seven Grammy award nominations. She’d overslept the actual announcement. “I was up late, watching Fleabag. Again!”We’re speaking over Zoom from her home in Los Angeles. “This is my third time w...
Tags: Music, Film, Los Angeles, Culture, Pop and rock, Vogue, Bond, Phoebe, Andrew Scott, Waller Bridge, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Finneas

Flashback – JLS: ‘X Factor was a crash course in this industry. Zero to hero in 10 weeks’

Aston, Marvin, JB and Oritsé recreate their audition photo and reflect on backflips, friendships, reuniting and turkey farmingFinalists on 2008’s X Factor, JLS – short for Jack the Lad Swing – are one of the show’s most successful acts. Celebrated for their R&B-infused pop and slick dance routines, the band reached No 1 with their first single, Beat Again, while their debut album won multiple Brit and Mobo awards, and went quadruple platinum. They released three more albums and a condom range, b...
Tags: Family, Photography, Music, London, Television, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Marvin, The X Factor, R&B, Jack, JLS, Jingle Bell Ball, JB Gill, Marvin Humes

LowEffort Saimin HMV Basks in the Erotic Hypnotism

Ero-anime fanatics who adored the sexiness and hypnotism of Ijirare ~Fukushuu Saimin~ might be enthused by this lewd HMV as it contains all the sex scenes from the series set to perverse music, possibly enhancing the overall allure of the action and sure to have some wondering why better music isn’t used for ero-anime. The […]
Tags: Music, Parody, HMV, Artists, Anime, Fetish, Schoolgirls, Oppai, Oshiri, H, Image Gallery, Ero-anime, Ijirare ~Fukushuu Saimin

6 Unique Ways to Surprise Your Kids for Their Birthday

Your kid’s birthday is a special occasion that comes once every year. Children and family wait for a whole year to celebrate that special day with friends, family, and relatives. As the birthday approaches, the excitement of receiving gifts becomes unbearable for the young one. However, in addition to gifts, you can try to make their big day even more special with a few fun surprises. You can try out these six unique ways to make your kid’s birthday a more awe-inspiring one. 1) Hire A Party B...
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