Category: Music

Mar 27 2014

Someone got Bored: Canegie Hall Ensemble Plays Cartoon Medley

What happens when professional musicians get bored? Usually Jazz music happens. But every now and then we get gems like this one. The musicians of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW put together a medley of 43 cartoon theme songs. No, I couldn’t name them all. Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit that. No, I don’t need a …

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Mar 07 2014

The Human Drum Machine: Drummer’s Robotic Prosthesis

Two years ago, as he was cleaning an air vent hood at work, Jason Barnes was struck by a freak jolt of electricity. The accident wasn’t fatal, but he did end up losing part of his right arm. An aspiring drummer, Barnes was thunderstruck. He refused to give up, cobbling together his own make-shift drumming …

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Feb 24 2014

Ancient Instrument Sounds Just Like Super Mario

This is a sheng an ancient Chinese instrument that you’ve never heard of, until now. In just a minute you’ll want to learn to play it too. What would ever lead you to want to make such a commitment as learning to play an instrument. This one sounds just like your childhood. Watch the video …

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Feb 06 2014

Well Choreographed: Twerking Storm Troopers

If you’ve ever wondered what Stormtroopers were doing in their free time then you are spending too much time alone. Nevertheless, let’s use the process of elimination to figure out what these guys are up to. They’re not practicing with their blasters. We know because they would be better shots than they are. They’re not …

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Jan 23 2014

Do Not Want: Ron Jeremy Version of Wrecking Ball

So you’ve probably seen the original version of the Wrecking Ball music video with Miley Cyrus swinging around. And you may have seen other parodies of it too. But here’s one I’ll bet you haven’t seen, as long as you’re not one of the two and a half million people who have already seen the …

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Jan 15 2014

Here’s an Idea: Soundwave Jewelry

This post is not about a tiny Soundwave the Decepticon what you can wear on a necklace, although I would purchase said item were it to cost merely a single euro. Instead this jewelry cut to the shape of an actual sound wave. You can see above one made in metal and used as a …

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Dec 23 2013

I’m Impressed: Speakers Blowing Smoke Rings

Berlin-based artist Daniel Schulze created an installation of 49 Arduino controlled speakers which he uses to make visually impressive designs with fog. He calls his creation, “For Those Who See.” I assume to discriminate against those who don’t. The creation gives you all you can hope for from smoke and a drum line. What’s better …

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Dec 10 2013

Drum Pants: The Whole Band, In Your Pants

Here’s a cool new Kickstarter Project called DrumPants. They advertise it as like having a whole band in your pocket. Of course I think they would have already met their goal and would have been setting stretch goals if they would have said it’s like having a whole band in your pants. Because, who could …

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Nov 13 2013

Internet Win: Russian Police Choir Performs Daft Punk’s Get Lucky

Do you ever wonder what the police forces in other countries are doing with their time. We already know what the police here are doing, NOTHING, WHERE IS A COP WHEN YOU NEED ONE TO PULL OVER THE JACK*** IN FRONT OF YOU WHO’S DRIVING LIKE A DRUNK AT 1PM? Ok so, in other countries …

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Nov 12 2013

Who Knew? Bob Dylan is a Metalwork Artist

I wonder if he’s ever caught his little ‘fro on fire? First of all, was anyone else surprised when they read this title? Not that Bob Dylan is making art, or even that it’s metal which means he probably has to exert some sort of physical strength. But that Bob Dylan is still alive. I …

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