Reporting TV news from home can make for a much more colorful broadcast.
Take this Welsh BBC weather forecaster, Owain Wyn Evans, who ends his segment by giving us an awesome drum performance. His motivation? As he says on YouTube, “When they said try working from home, I didn’t realize they’d expect me to do the music too.”
In the latest edition of High Weirdness author Erik Davis’s essential e-newseltter The Burning Shore, he points us to this wonderfully rare live recording of a complete Kraftwerk concert from a 1975 performance in Canada. It’s charging my battery and now I’m definitely full of energy. Erik writes: …It captures the newly-christened touring quartet of […]
OpenAI · Rock, in the style of Elvis Presley – OpenAI Jukebox Open AI, the same organization that created the GPT-2 language model (try it here) which generates coherent stories from a text prompt, just released a new application called Jukebox, “a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a […]
Flash Gordon (1985) is a fantastic and camptastic film thanks in no small part to Queen’s wonderful soundtrack. Above is Queen’s unreleased promotional video for “Flash.” Stick around ’til the end for a Klytus cameo.
You’ve probably heard somebody say it the past few weeks. If you leave the house after quarantine without at least one new professional skill under your belt, you wasted a prime opportunity. Of course, there are plenty of reasons a worldwide pandemic may not have been the best time to learn to be a web […]
“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” ― William Congreve, 1697 We assume William Congreve didn’t have the ability to see the future, but he probably wouldn’t be shocked over 300 years later to see you singing along exuberantly to The Ramones at the top of […]
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While it’s undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning something new is definitely a more meaningful and long-term beneficial use of open hours. And if you’re going to invest time in learning something new, […]
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