Sesame Street: How a saxophone is made (1983)

Wonderful 1980 video of Sesame Street's visit to a saxophone factory, complete with a free jazz sax soundtrack. (via Laughing Squid)
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The Posh Way London Girls Get Ready For Bed

There are certain beauty rules that have been drilled into us: Always take your makeup off before bed, get a good eight hours of sleep, drink lots of water. While undisturbed sleep and adequate hydration may evade us on busy days working, playing, and everything in between, one thing we can control is our evening beauty routine.Whether you're a wipe-and-it's-off type or you have a meticulous 10-step regimen, we're fascinated by others' evening beauty practices.Click through to see how Refinery2...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, London, US, Social Media, Harper, Danny Zuko, Kiehl, Eisenberg, Garnier, Elemis, Clinique, Isla, La Roche Posay, Mario Badescu

Cardi B Gets Kicked Out Of Hotel, Says Albany Is Racist

Cardi B was kicked out of a hotel in Albany early Sunday morning after performing at the nearby Times Union Center on Saturday night. TMZ reports that around 1AM, the Hilton Albany received several noise complaints coming the second floor, where Cardi and her team were staying. The manager called the cops to … More »
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How A Major Haircut Got Me Through The Biggest Breakup Of My Life

Trin Miller is an actress living in California who decided to drastically cut her hair after calling off her engagement three months before the wedding. This story was told to Kelsey Castañon and edited for length and clarity.It’s a really cute story, how I met my ex-fiancé. During my freshman year of college, my roommate and I were hanging out with friends in my dorm room. I dont know why, but we started singing a song from The Little Mermaid. "Look at this stuff… Isn't it neat? Wouldn’t you t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Tilda Swinton, Seattle, Miller, Don, Kelsey Castanon, Trin Miller, Courtesy of Trin Miller

Jessica Alba Spilled Her Favorite Skin-Care Secrets With Us — & They're SO Good

Beauty with Mi explores the craziest trends, most unique treatments, newest products, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world. Hosted by Refinery29's very own beauty writer, Mi-Anne Chan, we dare to find and try the latest and greatest in beauty — for better or worse.Jessica Alba has great skin. That's something I can personally attest to, having sat inches away from her face for two full hours. It's soft and supple, her pores are tight, and makeup seems to glide over it. This is in par...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Justin Bieber, Alba, Jessica Alba, Standard Hotel, Lili Reinhart, Mi Anne Chan, Shani Darden

King Krule: The OOZ (Review)

Archy Marshall's second album as King Krule takes his unique musical style to new, darker extremes in an immersive, brilliant new album. [Author: Kevin Korber]
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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - 'Canzoniere' (album stream) (premiere) (Mixed Media)

Pop Goes the Pizzica -- Italy's leading traditional band makes a "songbook" for the world [Author: George de Stefano]
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DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete software, have got a bunch more money to play with. In a new round of funding the company received a whopping $58 million / €50 million which they say they will use for “rapid international growth”. The successful funding round saw the large investment come fr...
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Comparing Streaming Music Services

First, there was radio. Then people bought records and singles. That evolved into cd’s, with their superior audio quality. In the last decade, we started buying and playing music digitally. Now, we’ve solidly entered the era of streaming music services. However, the various streaming music options can be confusing. Since I did a little research before making my own choice, I figured I’d share my findings with you. This way, you, too, can make the best choice for a streaming music option that fit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, US, Adele, Creative, Seo, Web, Neil Young, Netherlands, Taylor, Amazon Music

Watch The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Jonny Greenwood-Scored Movie Phantom Thread

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and the great auteur Paul Thomas Anderson are about to give us another one. Greenwood has scored Paul Thomas Anderson's movies There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice, and Anderson directed a short documentary about Greenwood's Junun project and directed Radiohead's videos for "Daydreaming," " ," and … More »
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Kenny Burrell: Freedom

In March 1963, guitarist Kenny Burrell was at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey to record singles for Blue Note or songs for an album. For whatever reason, the musicians on the date only could manage to get through three songs, with each one requiring a high number of takes. Burrell returned to Van Gelder's studio in October 1964 to record five songs with a completely different group. Here again, a sizable number of takes were needed on most tracks. Long story short, the material wasn't di...
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Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Costume

No matter how many times we seem to go over this, celebrities can't stop, won't stop with the tone-deaf Halloween costumes. (Who can forget Julianne Hough's notorious Crazy Eyes get-up? Or when Hilary Duff decided a pilgrim and a Native American chief would make for a good couple's costume?) And it seems like the first of the 2017 Halloween missteps is here. The center of controversy this time? Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty on Riverdale.Yesterday, Reinhart tweeted an image of a person covered ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Justin Bieber, Kate Middleton, Cw, Julianne Hough, Reinhart, Hilary Duff, Riverdale, Betty, Jessica Alba, Lili Reinhart, Halloween Instagram

From Recession to Progression: An Interview with Process of Guilt (Feature)

Process of Guilt’s dogged DIY survival during harsh economic times in a country not particularly well-known on a global level for its metal is proof that if you continue to stubbornly follow your passion good things can happen. [Author: Dean Brown]
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: Electronics issues (Vol pot, and Switch)

Author: ezvictor Subject: Electronics issues (Vol pot, and Switch) Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 The volume pot on my '15 custom Classic is very scratchy and even intermittently cuts out at times. The switch on my '13 custom Modern cuts out sometimes, especially when I go to the neck position. I've used contact cleaner before and it helps for about one sitting worth of playing and then they start acting up again. Any ideas on what I should try? Should I contac...
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Goon – “She”

Following their debut EP, Dusk Of Punk, LA-based grunge band Goon approaches their latest EP release, Happy Omen, experimenting within the parameters of their genre. Where Goon has shown strength in their lo-fi fuzz, they have also wandered into more acoustic territory, first with their cover of R.E.M.’s “Let Me In,” and … More »
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Move Over, Red Stiletto – A New Shoe Emoji Is On Its Way

Flat shoes may be at the height of women's fashion, but the pressure on us to wear high heels is still all around: from workplace dress codes to the idea that straight women must wear them to attract the opposite sex. Simply put, heels remain an influential, but problematic, symbol of femininity.However, a campaign is underway to challenge the dominance of the stiletto — by way of our emoji keyboard. Have you ever noticed that aside from the white trainer and brown shoe (which is, in fact, form...
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Lo Carmen - "Sometimes It's Hard" (video) (premiere) (Mixed Media)

The Australian Americana songwriter joins forces with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy for an atmospheric tune based in equal parts light and dark. [Author: Jonathan Frahm]
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How Saxophones Are Made: Two Short Films (Including One by Sesame Street) Take You Inside Saxophone Factories

Many of us, handed a saxophone, wouldn't have the first clue about how to play it properly, and almost none of us would have any idea at all about how to make one. Then again, those of us of a certain generation might feel an old memory coming back to the surface: hadn't we once witnessed the inner workings of a saxophone factory? We did if we ever happened to catch the classic 1980 Sesame Street short above which shows the saxophone-making process in its entirety, beginning with flat sh...
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"He Didn't Rape Me": One Woman On The Complicated Dynamics Of Saying "No"

The Heart Podcast There has been a lot of talk about sexual assault since Harvey Weinstein’s 30-year history of harassment and abuse burst into public view earlier this month. Social media feeds sag heavy with a chorus of #MeToo. Our passion for dialogue is fresh, but these are not new issues.In November 2016, I began documenting the making of podcast The Heart ’s new mini season called “No.” It’s an exploration of personal boundaries, consent, and sexual coercion as told through host and...
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Improving The Press Section Of Your Website

Remarkably, many bands and artists don't have a press section on their website, or may simply have a list of press releases in its stead. Here we look at how to create and/or improve the press section of your website, and why it needs to be done. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It’s amazing that so many brands (which includes artists and bands as well as companies) don’t have a proper “Press” section on their website that contains all the info...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Suhr Guthrie Govan

Author: Nuclear Shredder Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:05 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 8 Awesome! I want a Suhr modern and the GG Charvel, as well. I'm going to order the Suhr first, however. Please let us know what you think after spending some time with it
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Ivy is an epic 240-step hardware sequencer as sound installation

16 steps? 32? Phfft. How about 240 steps, with 240 sliders, over a space of 5 meters? That’s the latest vtol installation – and it’s breathtaking. Don’t even think of trying this at home, kids. It looks like a nightmare build – that’s just 240 sliders alone. But in action, you can watch dazzling parades of red LED lights as they make their way across its expanse. The project is called “Ivy,” and it’s the creation of Moscow’s Dmitry Morozov, aka vtol (an artist moniker named after the vertical-...
Tags: Art, Music, Germany, Russia, Tech, Stories, Moscow, Installation, Karlsruhe, Step-sequencers, Music Tech, Vtol, Don, Kunst, Karlsruhe Germany, Ivy

Here Are The Nominees For The 2017 British Fashion Awards

Taking place on Monday 4th December and returning to iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall, the Fashion Awards are an annual celebration of fashion excellence, recognizing the exceptional individuals and brands that have made remarkable contributions to the global industry. This morning at an intimate press event, Natalie Massenet, chairwoman of the British Fashion Council and Nadja Swarovski, the event's partner, revealed the names shortlisted for the upcoming ceremony.Jonathan Anderson le...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Wales, Rihanna, Harvey Weinstein, Holland, Gucci, Anderson, Gigi Hadid, Loewe, Royal Albert Hall, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Bella Hadid, Raf Simons, Natalie Massenet

Apple Music "Up Next" Trademark Filings Reveal Plans For Emerging Artists Program

Spotify's launched RISE and Apple Music's UP NEXT both promote emerging artists. As the race to predict streaming stardom accelerates, two trademarks filings offer hints of Apple's plans.  _________________________________ Apple filed two trademark applications recently "Apple Music UP NEXT."  Earlier this year, Apple Music introduced the feature to promote select up and coming artists. Daniel Caeser, Billie Ellish, Sigrid and 6LACK are among the artists who have benefited from "U...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Marilyn Manson, Apple Music, Troy Carter, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Russell Dickerson, D.I.Y, LAUV, Trippie Redd, Kim Petras, Startups & Funding, Daniel Caeser Billie Ellish Sigrid, Spotify AAPL Microsoft

Watch Billy Corgan Cover Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” In Toronto

I don't give a fuck what you say: "Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus' #1 hit from 2013, is one of the finest power ballads that anyone has released this decade. And at a recent show, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, a man who has written more than his share of great power ballads, … More »
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Spotify Launches New Playlist Pitching System, Artists Mobile App [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

This week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert discuss Spotify news that every artist and music marketer should pay attention to on the Music Biz Weekly podcast.  There's a new free mobile app for Spotify For Artists to access all your Spotify data. The music streamer also announced a new playlist pitching system for major and independent labels, but not for independent artists.  __________________________   LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC BIZ WEEKLY PODCASTS HERE Related article...
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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2' Tops Weekend Box Office

Tyler Perry proved that his shopworn 'Madea' character is still a box office draw as "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" debuted in North America to an estimated $21.6M, according to figures compiled by comScore.  The Lionsgate-released film features Perry portraying the titular character Madea, an elderly black woman who first appeared on screen in 2005 in "Diary of a mad black woman" and has since appeared in 11 other Perry movies in the intervening years.  "Boo 2" a direct sequ...
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Lady Gaga Made A Surprise Appearance At One America Appeal, Helped Raise $31M For Hurricane Relief

Lady Gaga came alongside the five living, former U.S. presidents for an important cause last night: hurricane relief. As a surprise performer and speaker at the One America Appeal relief concert held at Texas A&M University, Gaga shared a message of unity and resilience which she echoed in an Instagram post.She wrote in her one of many posts supporting the concert, "It was an honor to be invited by these five living Presidents to perform and speak at this historic event where we put our differe...
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A Look Back At 10 Of Janet Jackson’s Most Iconic Looks

When we first met Janet Damita Jo Jackson, she was the cute little sister of the Jackson Five. Afterwards we got to see another side of Janet when she played the role of Penny on Good Times but it was when she began her solo singing career that we really got a look into her sartorial psyche. From the fierce shoulders of Control, to the key earring of Rhythm Nation, and the red hair and chill vibes from The Velvet Rope, Janet has never been one short on iconic looks. Her style transcended decade...
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New Brown University Conductor Fired Because He Was Intimidating?

According to The Brown Daily Herald, orchestral students had complained about Brown’s leadership. Orchestra member Katerina Rademacher told the paper that Brown acted “in an intimidating manner that made students fearful and anxious to approach him.”
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