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Streams are Ad Impressions... Welcome to Internet Advertising

Monday - May 23, 2016 Opinions

Musicians (including myself), I hate to break it to you... it's time to stop crying and start playing by the different and new set of rules.  You're not going to get paid more for your streams, and even if companies pacify you by doubling the amount they pay you, that's still negligible.  Nobody is going to […]

BabyMetal - Japan Keeps it's Crown as King of the Weird

Monday - May 16, 2016 Culture

This post isn't your typical "Culture" post on Ledger Note.  This has more to do with various sub-cultures smashing together and solidifying Japan's spot as #1 in weird! BABYMETAL is the next level heavy metal devil stuff.  Some mad genius in a laboratory deep in the bowels of Japan decided to take the metal culture, […]

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole & the Music of Hawaii

Monday - May 9, 2016 Culture

Few people live a life of such authenticity and genuine realness that it impacts entire cultures. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole playing his cherished soprano ukulele The Bruddah Iz's Backstory Israel Kamakawiwo'ole has quite the name, which is why people took to calling him Bruddah Iz.  He was born on May 20th, 1959 and passed away on June […]

Daler Mehndi's Tunak Tunak Tun & Legacy

Monday - May 2, 2016 Culture

Prepare to witness one of the coolest guys to ever walk this planet... Daler Mehndi. Daler Mehndi is a world renowned musician coming out of India.  Not only is he involved in classic music including inventing a new instrument, but he's also a master of pop music.  He started gaining popularity in the States when […]

The Healing Benefits of 528 Hz & Other Solfeggio Frequencies

Tuesday - Apr 19, 2016 Interesting

In my adventures through the cynical side of the internet, I came across an interesting conspiracy idea that strikes at the very core of Western music.  The concept is that there has been a deliberate shifting of the fundamental frequencies of our Western scales away from an ancient and sacred 6-tone scale towards a less […]

And Now a Tiny Puppet Nailing the Drums to Rush's "Tom Sawyer" on Tin Cans

Friday - Apr 15, 2016 Funny

Tom Sawyer by Rush is one of my favorite drum songs.  Everyone and their mother knows Neil Peart slayed that song.  I once saw him play it live in Atlanta on a giant 30+ MIDI triggered drum kit with a full-on UFO light show.  It changed me forever. That's why I'm constantly watching people try […]