You’ve got plenty of choices when you want to listen to free music on the web. The question is, what’s the best option—especially if you’re interested in possibly even paying for an unlimited, mobile-friendly, offline-possible streaming experience?
Jupiter loses a band.
Jupiter has lost one of its prominent bands, leaving its southern half looking unusually blank. Scientists are not sure what triggered the disappearance of the band.
Charting The Beatles is a project by graphic designer Michael Deal to express the history of that band through quantitative infographics. Pictured above is one describing their working activities, divided into touring, filming, and recording. Deal invites anyone to participate by contributing their own infographics to a flickr set.
“SellaBand is based in Amsterdam, the creative capital of Europe. Since its launch in August 2006, SellaBand has coordinated recording sessions for 37 artists or acts who had their albums funded by their fans. Over $3,000,000 has been invested in independent bands via www.sellaband.com. With SellaBand, artists retain complete ownership of the works created and have the flexibility to determine which incentives they will offer their fans who fund them…”
There are some strange bands out there with some even weirder names. Here’s a collection of bands and the story of how they came up with their titles. Included are Pink Floyd, Porno For Pyros, Gogol Bordello and 4 others!
Ozzy’s band of mischief didn’t start off nearly as dark as it ended up. The group’s first name was “The Polka Tulk Blues Company,” which was soon shortened to just “Polka Tulk.” After a while, they renamed themselves “Earth,” but had to change their name again when they found out there was another British band with that name.
One day, bassist Geezer Butler saw a bunch of people lined up at the theater across the street from their rehearsal room. The movie showing was the Boris Karloff movie Black Sabbath. He noted how much money people spend to see scary films and used the film’s title for a song he wrote inspired by occult writer Dennis Wheatley. This song changed the entire music direction of the band and they started playing much darker songs than other musicians of the time. In 1969, the group decided to change their name to “Black Sabbath”…
An amazing music video
This Russian musician presents a new style and sets a new standard for playing stringed instruments. Second video after the jump.
Go Go Gadget Hand!
The 27-year-old guitarist in popular indie band The Long Blondes hopes to play again despite suffering a stroke, thanks to cutting-edge medical technology. Dorian Cox is currently unable to play his instrument after being left paralysed down the right side of his body.
But the musician is now undergoing neurological physiotherapy – including training sessions with a “revolutionary” mechanical glove – and is optimistic about regaining movement in his right hand.
The device, called a SaeboFlex, can benefit patients by supporting their wrists and helping them grasp and release objects. “It’s a fantastic service, it’s helping tremendously and I think it can work wonders for me and others – it’s almost like a gym for my hand,” Mr Cox, from York, said.
Now All The Music Geeks Get To Be “Heroes”
I was amused when I saw the Cowbell Hero T-shirt in a catelog, but my jaw dropped when I saw 50 other designs.
Kinda takes the emotion out of the music…
The technical and music worlds were taken by surprise when they heard about the robotic band from New Zealand a few months ago. The Trons consist of robots that are programmed to make and perform music. They were built using recycled and salvaged material. These humanoid robots are electrically powered and make use of computer parts and electronic circuits to make music.
Impressively well done music
Here is the world’s first iPhone band. Second video after the jump is amazing.
Now you can geek out with Guitar Hero or Rock Band even more than you already do – by getting your guitar controller custom-painted to your liking!
Question: How envious/impressed would all of your friends be if you busted out a personalized guitar controller on game night? Answer: Extremely…