Interesting

There are some topics that don’t fit anywhere else but are just flat out fascinating. These generally include commentary on music, thought-provoking ideas, and killer discussion topics. You’ll find all of the above and more in the Interesting category of the Ledger Note Blog. Suggest any ideas you have, please!

Beyonce's Drummer Quits & Files Restraining Order Over "Extreme Witchcraft"

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In today's weird but true news, Beyoncé's ex-drummer Kimberly Thompson has filed a restraining order against the singer over allegations of "extreme witchcraft" and even the death of her baby kitten on tour. Kimberly Thompson, Beyoncé's Drummer of 7 Years The Background Development Beyoncé, who in her early days with Destiny's Child was a devout […]

Autechre's Flutter Vs. The Criminal Justice & Public Order Act of 1994

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In the United Kingdom, circa the late 1980's and early 1990's, the rave culture had grown to its peak manifestation. From the party-goers' perspective, ravers were mostly young people having a good time. But from the viewpoint of the local and national governments it wasn't quite such a simple picture. The Rave Problem of the […]

The Glass Armonica Makes "The Sound of Angels Singing" 

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The glass armonica is, essentially, a series of spinning bowls. They are different sizes, and make different sounds when you rub your finger along the side of them while they spin like some musicians do with wine glasses. Don’t let the simplicity of explaining it take away from the patience and skill it takes to […]

Weird Instruments - 21 Musical Monstrosities That Actually Work

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Weird musical instruments abound. Strings, brass, percussion... even ones with animals in them exist in the present, and that's not even counting the theoretical ones throughout history that got a little too bizarre. 21 Weird Instruments Let's take a look at the strangest and most unusual instruments out there, in no particular order. Now, there […]

5 True Music Myths People Want to Be False

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The history of modern music is draped in the power of myth and rumor, from the “Paul is dead” buzz to Led Zeppelin’s filthy mud shark incident. Sometimes, the stories that serve as the foundation for such mythos are so fantastic, so cool, or so flat out weird, it doesn’t much matter whether they’re true, […]

How MTV’s TRL Met Its Slow, But Inevitable Demise

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You couldn’t get away from Total Request Live at the turn of the 20th century. Their formula of counting down the day's top videos was the anchor of MTV's programming for years, even if said videos skewed immensely heavy toward throwaway bubblegum pop or rap-rock/nu-metal that in retrospect hasn't aged too well. By the time […]