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Matt Berry's cover of the Rainbow theme tune

I forgot about Matt Berry's Television Themes album and am here to report, three years late, that you may now get it (along with the others he has since released). The selection is a 1970s dinner party of memories, diced and served in aspic, from naff gameshow Blankety Blank to apocalyptic current affairs show World In Action, popular classics such as Doctor Who and Top of the Pops, but also liminal bullseyes such as The Open University and various TV station idents. — Read the r...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Nostalgia, Matt Berry


Angel Olsen brings the mood for a cover of Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance"

Earlier this month, indie chanteuse Angel Olsen teased her forthcoming EP of 1980s covers with her slow and dreamy take on Laura Branigan's "Gloria." Today, she brings the mood to Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" (1980). The EP, titled Aisles, will be released August 20 and also includes covers of Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face," OMD's "If You Leave," and Alphaville's "Forever Young." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Covers, Omd, Angel Olsen, Laura Branigan, You Can Dance If You Want To, Gloria Today


PJ Harvey and Björk cover the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

In 1994 at the British Phonographic Industry's BRIT Awards, PJ Harvey and Björk covered the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." It's kinda bad until it becomes pretty fantastic. The recording was never officially released for sale, only as a promotional VHS tape that includes an introduction by the BRIT Awards hosts Elton John and RuPaul. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Covers, Elton John, Bjork, PJ Harvey, 1990s, British Phonographic Industry


Listen to all the Foo Fighters' Bee Gees covers right here!

Dave Grohl recently confessed that his Nirvana drumbeats were swiped from disco songs. He's keeping the boogie alive with HAIL SATIN!, a new album released on Saturday with one side filled with the Foo Fighters (aka the Dee Gees) covering the Bee Gees (and one Andy Gibb solo track). — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Disco, Dancing, Covers, Dave Grohl, Andy Gibb, We Should Be Dancing


Cuban link chains are a symbol of luxury and wealth. Here's why they're so expensive.

Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Taryn Varricchio)]
Tags: Jewelry, Video, Trends, Gold, Hip-hop, Luxury, Rappers, Retail, Link, Handmade, Necklace, Chain, Cuban, Video Format So Expensive, Taryn Varricchio


Thom Yorke just released a new slowwwwww remix of "Creep"

Thom Yorke has released a new remix of Radiohead's 1992 breakthrough hit "Creep." This slooowwwww version is based on an acoustic arrangement of the song. Yorke originally created the remix for fashion designer Jun Takahashi's UNDERCOVER runway show at Tokyo Fashion Week in March. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Radiohead, Tokyo, Thom Yorke, Undercover, Yorke, Jun Takahashi


One of the Johns from They Might Be Giants has a new EP of songs in Latin

John Linnell — one half of the founding Johns of They Might Be Giants — just released a new solo album consisting entirely of songs sung in Latin. As he explains: I can hear some of you screaming, "why songs in Latin?" — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Rome, Giants, They Might Be Giants, Latin, Songwriting, Romans, Roman Empire, John Linnell, Latin Puns, Roman Songs


Listen: Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) covers psych pioneer Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators)

May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson will materialize at indie record stores the next Record Store Day, July 17. The compilation, produced by my friends at Light in the Attic records, features the likes of Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Mark Lanegan, Lynn Castle, Gary Clark Jr. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Covers, Roky Erickson, Cover Songs, Psych, Jeff Tweedy Wilco


The last artisan bagpipe workshop in Scotland's capital is keeping over 600 years of heritage alive

Kilberry Bagpipes is the last traditional bagpipe workshop left in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.Most commercial bagpipes are mass-manufactured, but crafting a set by hand takes about four days.The bagpipes have been a key part of Scottish heritage for well over 600 years.See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Meg Teckman-Fullard,Amelia Kosciulek,Arabella Burfitt-Dons,Sam Fenton)]
Tags: Art, Video, Music, UK, Scotland, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Edinburgh, Instruments, Bagpipes, Art & Culture, Business Insider Today, Video Format Still Standing


Angry cat sampled into very catchy tune

Meredith Bull finds weird and wonderful animal sounds, then performs catchy little tunes accompanied by delightful creatures. "I Don't Wanna Be Touched" features a furious feline who seems to be emphatically making this point about being touched. The luga-luga-lugaleh cat song was so popular that she released a full-length masterpiece that has been in my head since May. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Cats, Delightful Creatures, Cat, Samples, Meredith Bull


The uncanny parallel universe of fan-made posters for non-existent movies

On Twitter, @AWFULfanPOSTERS collects posters made by fans for movies that don't exist. The emphasis is on their "awfulness", but it's that special internet-poisoned awful that is also wonder, the center of a Venn Diagram of bad jokes, Photoshop competency and pop culture vestiges genuinely ripe to become the unwatchable movies thus depicted. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, Pop Culture, Good Accounts


This circuit-bent television makes horror-movie soundtracks

The noises coming out of this circuit bent television would be a great addition to a track on an experimental noise music album. At times, the noises go from sounding like creepy static to resembling the sound of a woman screaming. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Makers, Synthesizers


Bo Burnham welcomes us to the Internet in song (including lyrics so we can all join in!)

Bo Burnham sings "Welcome to the Internet" from his new Netflix special Inside. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along! "Welcome To The Internet"Welcome to the internetHave a look aroundAnything that brain of yours can think of can be foundWe've got mountains of contentSome better, some worseIf none of it's of interest to you, you'd be the firstWelcome to the internetCome and take a seatWould you like to see the newsOr any famous women's feetThere's no need to panicThis isn't a...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Funny, Netflix, Harry Potter, Songs, Bo Burnham


Bluegrass Super Mario World

How perfectly suited the Athletic theme from Super Mario World is to bluegrass! Here the Hit Points performs a videogame classic at Grand Adventures Comics and Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The arrangement is by Matt Menefee, Eli Bishop and Jake Stargel, based on Koji Kondo's low-fi SNES original.
Tags: Video, Games, Music, News, Covers, Murfreesboro Tennessee, Jake Stargel, Koji Kondo, Matt Menefee Eli Bishop


Three-year-old piano prodigy will play at Carnegie Hall

Brigitte Xie will perform Mozart at Carnegie Hall this November as part of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition. She's three years old, but will turn four in June. Fox 5 has a video. From the news site: Last summer as the pandemic wore on, Xie's parents, Nicole Sun and Tao Xie of Ridgefield, Connecticut, were looking for something to keep their toddler busy. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Mozart, Carnegie Hall, Xie, Ridgefield Connecticut, Nicole Sun, Brigitte Xie, Tao Xie


Terry Riley: A rare streaming concert on June 5 to benefit India COVID-19 relief

On June 5, the legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley—whose work continues to massively impact ambient, experimental, EDM, and even rock music—will perform online to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in India. Organized by esteemed art/music writer Geeta Dayal, this is a rare opportunity to see a live performance from Riley who now resides in Japan and turns 86 next month. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, Japan, News, India, Riley, Terry Riley, Geeta Dayal, COVID-19


Posh drill rapper

Exactly as promised by my headline: "Mmmm. Riding 'round in a Rover." And later, Hobbits. The Guardian recently profiled comedian Munya Chawawa, the genius at work. Young, Black, bold and political, the 27-year-old's unwavering confidence and humour are being celebrated at a time when few Black people can speak about racism or critique the government without receiving swathes of abuse. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Rap, Britain, Young Black, Munya Chawawa


Bestselling single from every decade, 2010s to 14,000 B.C.

It's always nice to revisit the classics ,such as Zadok The Priest (Club Edit) and Cher's 1580 hit I Turned Back Time. By Adrian Gray and Archie Henderson.
Tags: Post, Video, Music, Comedy, News, History, Cher, Adrian Gray


Is this the worst song ever?

We've posted a few candidates for the worst song ever, but this suite appears to be the most deeply-considered effort to create it. It's an effort to showcase the most "unwanted" genres, motifs and instrumentations in a single piece of otherwise well-composed and professionally-performed music. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Mistakes, Nightmares


"Real" Milli Vanilli singer John Davis dies of Covid

John Davis, one of the real voices behind 1980s lip-sync pop act Milli Vanilli, died this week of Covid. He was 66. Davis' daughter, Jasmin Davis, confirmed the performer's death to CNN Thursday. She revealed the news initially in a post shared on his Facebook page this week."Unfortunately — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, Video, Music, News, Cnn, Davis, Deaths, John Davis, Milli Vanilli, Real Milli Vanilli, Jasmin Davis


Fripp and Toyah "Rock You Like a Hurricane"

I have loved watching the descent into playful madness of Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah Wilcox during their pandemic isolation. They have gotten weirder, wackier, more exhibitionist, and have explored a deep catalog of music—mostly mainstream rock and metal—over the past 15 months. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Robert Fripp, Toyah Wilcox, Fripp, Pandemic Funtime, Home Isolation


A.I. turns the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" into a Nine Inch Nails song

JohnDopamine5 used the OpenAI Jukebox to transform the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" into the style of Nine Inch Nails over the course of the song. Bow down before the one you serve. Here is OpenAI researcher Prafulla Dhariwal and colleagues' technical paper on the technology: "Jukebox: A Generative Model for Music"
Tags: Video, Music, News, Ai, Nine Inch Nails, Spice Girls Wannabe, Generative Music, Prafulla Dhariwal


Watch this excellent music video by Tokiyo Ooto before everyone else

Tokiyo Ooto doesn't have many followers on YouTube, but after watching her video, Mabaroshi, I think she deserves a much bigger audience. Her 2018 video, Wakefulness, is also good. She has more songs on Soundcloud.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Tokiyo Ooto, Mabaroshi


Listen to the Canadian government's official census soundtrack

From Canada: As Canada's statistical portrait, the census is a reflection of who we are and what makes us Canadian. Listen to our Spotify and YouTube playlists while you complete your 2021 Census questionnaire to experience the different facets of Canadian culture through the sounds of our celebrated musical talent. — Read the rest
Tags: Spotify, Video, Music, News, Canada, Census, Playlists, Playlist, Soundtracks, Oh Canada, Canadaland, One Nation Under Canada, Canada The Good, meanwhile in Canada, Virtute The Cat


Check out this amazing handmade modular synthesizer

Love Hultén is a maker of one-of-a-kind video game consoles and synthesizers. I love his design aesthetic. His latest creation is a folding modular synthesizer he calls the MDLR-37. Modular synthesizer divided into four sections. The hand-crafted system folds into a carrier when not in use for portability. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Makers, MDLR


Don't miss the Maker Music Festival this weekend!

I'm really excited about the upcoming Maker Music Festival, which starts on Saturday, May 15. It's an online event with a virtual campus of 18 buildings. Each building has several windows, and by hovering your cursor over a window you can get a preview of music created by one of the participants. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Makers, Don, Music Makers


"Jolene" and other records that sound great when played at the wrong speed

Back when most everyone listened to music on vinyl, frequently switching between 45 RPM 7" platters and 33 1/3 RPM 12" albums would mean that eventually, you'd forget to flip the speed selector switch on your record player and a song would come on at the wrong speed. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Turntables, Record Players, Jolene


Florida Man wanted for stealing pile of valuable Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia

Orange Park, Florida police are searching for William James Walker, 38, for stealing a trailer containing $12,000 worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia. The items were to be sold at a benefit auction for musician Jimmie Van Zant's cancer charity. Van Zant was the cousin of Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, Florida, News, Crimes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Orange Park Florida, Ronnie Van Zant, Van Zant, William James Walker, Jimmie Van Zant


If Blink-182 wrote Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," it would sound like this

Alex Melton reimagines Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" if it were written by Blink-182. Some will win. Some will loseSome were born to sing the blues. Here's Journey's original as performed live in 1981:
Tags: Video, Music, News, Funny, Covers, Don, Alex Melton


Woodpecker, perhaps tired of being ignored, shows plastic slide who's boss

In this footage a woodpecker sings its song for a while, then falls to silence. It looks around a bit, then gives its plastic perch a few blasts of full-automatic pecking. Appleseed Outdoors writes: We heard this flicker in our backyard. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Delightful Creatures, Appleseed



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