1. Michael Manring + Hyperbass

    Michael Manring. Ever heard of him? Check this video - he plays a Zon Hyperbass. This isn't your normal bass guitar. The hyperbass has a cam/lever system on the four tuning mechanisms in the headstock that allow the player to flip a lever mid-song and drop that string's ...


  2. quote

    From the Kings' of Convenience song "Misread":

    How come no one told me all throughout history, the loneliest people were the ones who always spoke the truth.
    The ones who made a difference by withstanding the indifference.
    I guess it's up to me now, should I take that risk ...


  3. No title [aguas-de-marco]

    One of my favorite songs in the Brazilian jazz genre is Tom Jobim's Aguas de Março. This song doesn't tell a story in the typical fashion...rather, it's a collection of images (one of which is the "waters of march") that signal the end of summer (Brazil ...


  4. Umm cool...

    Don't ask me how I stumbled on this.

    This dude plays (via recording and looping) all the parts of Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on the Theremin. Niiiiiiice.


  5. Say Shhhhhhh....

    Let it be known that Minnesota is the featured article on Wikipedia for May 11th, 2007.

    P.S. If you didn't understand the title for this post, please check out this (sorry - realmedia) as a hint. It's a recording of the first song aired on The Current when ...


  6. Imogen Heap - yep, she's amazing

    I've been listening to Imogen for a few years now, and have always enjoyed her work immensely. Last night, though, I stumbled upon this video of her performing "Just for Now" live. My respect for her jumped up several orders of magnitude. In this track, she uses an Electrix ...


  7. The beginning of the end...

    ...of DRMed digital music distribution.

    In case you haven't already heard, Apple announced today that they will start distributing EMI's collection sans DRM.  This is really great news.  Until now, I've completely avoided purchasing music from the iTMS due to the DRM restrictions they impose.  Yes, you ...


  8. Tuesday Rants: DST & RIAA

    First...whomever decided to change Daylight Savings Time (cough, cough, ***head_jerk_towards_washington***) needs to have a stern talking to. I've always thought that DST was stupid, and now added on top of that is the fact that poor Sysadmins like myself all across the country are having to scramble to ...


  9. Chalk one up for globalization

    So I've had this CD on my Amazon.com wishlist for many months. As you can see, it's an import from Britain, and as such, is quite expensive. \$35 expensive. For one CD. Hence the reason it's been on my wish list for so long - I just ...


  10. Nickel Creek @ BU

    Nickel Creek

    Last night we were privileged with the opportunity of seeing Nickel Creek perform in the Great Hall at Bethel. I've been listening to Nickel Creek for a crazy long time, and this was my first time seeing them play live. Wow. What a killer concert. Sara, Sean, and Chris ...


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