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!

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

Tuesday - Jan 30, 2018 Interesting

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 […]

Musical Anhedonia: Deriving No Pleasure From Music

Thursday - Dec 21, 2017 Interesting

For most people, music is an exercise in catharsis. A snappy tune by The Beatles may bring a smile on our face. Spinning Adele’s “21” after a breakup provides a layer of empathy to our distress. Note that we said, "most people." That's because there are some people that don't like music regardless of artist, […]

6 Satanic Songs that Aren’t - The Backmasking Panic!

Wednesday - Aug 16, 2017 Interesting

Rock has been known as “The Devil’s Music” since the first backbeat was laid down.  It was bad enough when Elvis swiveled his hips, but things went turbo-stupid a couple decades later. The connection between rock and Satan arguably reached its peak in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when an overly-alarmist religious crowd began accusing bands […]

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 […]