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John Lennon Sketched the UFO Mentioned in "Nobody Told Me"

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In John Lennon's solo song Nobody Told Me, he talks about all of the various scenarios he just wasn't pre-warned about when growing up. From war to mindless mass media, to meaningless interaction and a lack of awareness, he had some insightful points to make about the way we live our lives. Strange days indeed! The Lyric Line That Caught The World's Attention There was […]

Musical Synesthesia - Paintings by Melissa McCracken

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I once learned of a condition called synesthesia (by indulging in a large dose of psychedelics, admittedly). That term is a psychology label for the experience of "a crossing of the senses." It happens differently in different people, but the main idea is that you can taste what you see, hear what you feel, see what you hear, etc. It's like your brain totally gets […]

Sakura - Traditional Japanese Song on Koto

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The day I finally discovered what "that song" was, I celebrated. It had haunted me for literal decades. More people have heard the song Sakura Sakura than anyone realizes. Take a quick listen as you continue reading. You'll be like "oh yeah, I've heard this before." I'll show you where you probably know it from as well... About The Sakura Song Take a listen to […]

Archangel Metatron told Santana to Collab with Pop Stars?!?

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I don't even know what's going on any more... We all know that Carlos Santana was into some stuff back in the day. He used to eat copious amount of psychedelics and meditate a lot. Heck, I do both of those still to this day. Who doesn't? Big whoop. But Santana was also running around with John McLaughlin trying to assure the world that Guru […]

Bob Marley Shared His Royalties With a Soup Kitchen

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"I remember when we used to sit in a government yard in Trenchtown." Thus spake the memorable line by Bob Marley in his smash single No Woman, No Cry, arguably his most successful hit ever, though I much prefer Wait in Vain. Who can really even choose a favorite from so many perfect songs over such a long career? If you don't know the song […]

Syd Barrett - First Known Case of HPPD

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Syd Barrett is one of my favorites. I know I'm getting old because people these days are like "What's a Sid Burrutt?" Who Was Syd Barrett? I'll forgive you this time for even asking that question. He was one of the founding members, and the first principal songwriter for none other than "mudda fuddin" Pink Floyd. Yes, before all of the songs you know and […]

Led Zeppelin's Acoustic Environment on When the Levee Breaks

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When recording, the wisdom of the ages always says to record in the most dry and controlled acoustic environment possible. Then let the rest be done in post-processing where you can try different options and use the undo button. But the masters of mixing aren't afraid to commit to tape right then and there, and that's exactly what Led Zeppelin did on When the Levee […]

Eric Clapton's Ridiculous Encounter With a Cunning Witch

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So... I just finished reading Eric Clapton's autobiography... I don't know what to say. I'll go ahead and make the disclaimer that I love his music, which is why I read his book. There's always that risk of learning too much about the lives, escapades, and personalities of our heroes. It can create disillusionment like it just did for me and Clapton. Because this guy […]

Warning: The Most Dangerously Relaxing Song Ever

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Throw your melatonin in the trash. Pour out that chamomile tea. I'm about to introduce you to the real deal in relaxation. The band Marconi Union collaborated with sound therapists to create the world's most relaxing song. In fact, it's so effective at calming your nerves that the stress specialists who performed the experiments have issued a warning to not listen to it while driving. […]

Top 10 Rap Rock Crossovers & Their Videos (2022)

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Over the years, there have been plenty of rap artists who have crossed over and worked with rock musicians. Sometimes... Okay, most of the time... these rap rock crossovers are pretty bad, and often they’re downright cringeworthy. There are, however, some gems out there that everyone should check out from classics that opened up the doors, to some killer new tracks. I've saved you the […]