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Yoko Ono Needed Two Takes to Perfect Her “Dead Rat in a Shoebox” Solo

Tuesday - Aug 8, 2017 Interesting

Nobody in music draws the ire of rock fans more than Yoko Ono. While some of this naturally stems from longstanding accusations that she broke up The Beatles, it’s also derived from the fact that she’s done some weird stuff in the name of music (and attention) for decades. Perhaps nothing is weirder than her […]

Radiohead’s Secret Program Hidden in OK Computer Reissue

Tuesday - Jul 25, 2017 Interesting

Radiohead’s “OK Computer” is 20 years old. While this mark of time is bound to make Gen X'ers that bought the landmark album feel ancient, it’s also a perfect anniversary for a re-issue. Of course, since Radiohead is Radiohead, the band can’t be content with merely re-issuing an expanded album packaged with just demos and […]

Musicians & UFOs - 15 Close Encounters with Flying Saucers

Monday - Jul 17, 2017 Interesting

We've uncovered cave paintings, medieval and renaissance artwork, military radar videos, and have sightings of UFOs even up to this day.  It's no real surprise that some of our favorite musicians have had their own close encounters with unidentified flying objects.  What is surprising is that they've admitted to it, sometimes on national television, since […]

Russian Meme Music - Where Did We Go Wrong?

Wednesday - Jul 12, 2017 Culture

Where did we lose our way?  At what point did we toss all care to the wind and start admitting that we like some of the most absurd music out there? I'd say the answer for most of us is around the time the internet was released to the public, but for the Russians, we have […]

Mixing Saxophone, Gain Staging, & Podcasting Gear

Tuesday - Jul 11, 2017 Q & A

We've been receiving a lot of emails from users lately, but not questions. Thankfully, several have been corrections for errors spotted in our articles, which we always appreciate.  But in the meantime we did collect several solid questions that we want to share here for the benefit of everyone.  Let's get right to it! As […]

SoundCloud Cuts Staff by 40% & Closes Two Offices

Thursday - Jul 6, 2017 Industry News

SoundCloud has had an interesting run thus far from a business stand point.  The company now reaches an estimated 175 million listeners and contributors, including amateur musicians and established major label pop stars. In January of this year, the company reported the risk of needing to raise more funding.  This means they'd have to give […]