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Acoustic Prism Invented - Breaking Sound Into Frequencies

Saturday - Dec 3, 2016 Science

I see this technology completely revolutionizing speaker systems for concerts and arenas... The team over at the École Polytechnique Fédérale Dé Lausanne, a research facility in Lausanne, Switzerland, has invented what's being called an Acoustic Prism. We all played with optical prisms in school growing up.  These were those transparent pyramidal triangles that refracted light, […]

How 13 Famous Bands Got Their Names

Saturday - Nov 26, 2016 Interesting

Without a doubt, the most important aspect to marketing anything is the name. Movies, books, magazines, bands, etc... you have to grab someones attention and keep it.  You have to create curiosity and make them want to explore your offering.  You could have the best art in the world, but if you can't get anyone […]

Shovel Blues on the Fretless 3-String Shovel Guitar!

Saturday - Nov 19, 2016 Life

Justin Johnson has not only mastered the guitar but mastered making them as well. You've got to entertain yourself somehow, so why not convert a shovel into a 3-string fretless guitar and still rip it with a slide: As one of the top comments on the Youtube video said: "If I ever rob a train […]

Start a Record Label with Ease: Record Label in a Box

Thursday - Nov 17, 2016 Industry News

Setting up and running a record label is a dream venture for many budding music entrepreneurs. Any of us who've had experience with the major label industry knows things are not always what they seem.  From being locked into crazy contracts, ripped off, and being censored "guided" on how to express our art, it tends […]

Super Smash Bros Musical Melee - Jazz Drum Improv

Saturday - Nov 12, 2016 Talent

I don't know what it is with musicians and this game.  I've never played it but I know a ton of dudes who miss rehearsals and are late to gigs constantly over this Super Smash Bros nonsense. I mean, I'm sure it's cool, but it's no Marvel vs. Capcom. Funnily, the main culprit who is […]

Welcome to the 4th Grade! Mr. Reed Raps to His Class

Saturday - Nov 5, 2016 Life

Having been to (and graduated from!) the 4th grade, I know a thing or two about what it's like.  I also was a teacher for a few years that included young people in elementary school. When the year gets started, it's important to establish the atmosphere and paradigm.  It sets the stage for the entire […]