Browsing: Music

I’m going to take a break from my usual lists about politics and guns to focus on my other love: the four strings of love that is the bass guitar.  I’ve been playing bass for over 20 years now and continue to find it an instrument that’s deceptively simple to take up, but surprisingly difficult…

It’s an oft repeated fact that there is no word in the English language that rhymes with either, “Orange”, “Purple” or “Elephant”, is that true? Probably not because people make up new words all the time. Well Eminem, yes, that Eminem, thinks that’s a load of crap too, but for a different reason, that reason…

Daft Punk have virtually never appeared in public without their trademark robot masks on and they rarely, if ever grant interviews. This allows the duo to simply slip off their masks and disappear, because no one is ever going to look twice at a sweaty, pale Frenchman and think anything is out of the ordinary.…

There’s at least a 99% chance that the music you love would not exist without the blues. It’s the foundation of just about every bit of popular song released in the past 100 years. Here, we pay tribute to ten of the best, the ones who should be personally thanked by every artist around today.

On 27 October 1960, American soul singer Ben E. King co-wrote and recorded “Stand by Me”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZNL7QVJjE The song was later ranked 122nd on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named by BMI as the fourth most-performed song of the twentieth century, with about seven million performances.  Over…

When left to the unimaginative mind, remixes are little more than someone else’s song with an added drum beat. The truly creative types can take two different, often entirely unrelated, pieces of music and merge them into solid gold. Usually, the combination has no reason to succeed, and yet they often totally do.

When you think of ’80s movies, what comes to mind (besides clashing colors and a complete lack of self-awareness as to how silly everyone looked)? Montages, that’s what! Any ’80s film worth its hoop earrings had at least one scene where months of activity was condensed into a nifty four-minute musical package. Here are 10 of the most memorable.

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