Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello are reactivating their side project The Postal Service just in time for the 10th anniversary of the band's excellent, and only, album, "Give Up." In April, Sub Pop will release the "Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition" on CD, vinyl, and digital download featuring remixes, covers, live versions, and, yes, two new songs. (Apparently, "Give Up" is Sub Pop's second best selling album ever, just after Nirvana's Bleach.) According to Billboard, Postal Service will play Coachella and other live shows this year. The Postal Service (via Billboard)
Three legendary synth musicians — Morgio Zoroger, Xangelix and Carla Wendos — competed in 1986 for the right to be anointed Lord of Synth.
When I was a wee lad, the first LP I owned was Timbertops, a children’s “concept album” released by The Buttercups in 1974. I was captivated by the premise—a young girl is visited by all sorts of peculiar anthropomorphic characters in her treehouse— and by the music, which was already dated (it was by then […]
From the classic Meco album, Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk (1977).
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]