Since he was 14, I've posted my friend Greg Fleischut's music here from time to time. Greg is now 21 and it's been amazing and inspiring to watch him grow musically and across genres, from bluegrass and freak folk to indie rock and gypsy jazz. His new band Hi-Fi Honeydrops has been making quite a scene in the Los Angeles swing scene. You can catch them every Wednesday night at 1642 Beer and Wine near Echo Park. Along with Greg on guitar, the band consists of Keegan Anglim on guitar, Ellie Athyde on bass, Max Bryk on clarinet, and David Elsenbroich on guitar and vocals. (In the above video shot during a recent swing night at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, Jake Reed is guest on the skins.)
This footage of an “illegal rave” – UK tabloid-speak for a barn party with chemically-stimulated youths in attendance – is so high-quality it seems like a recreation or out-takes from a movie set. I thought maybe that it’s shot on film rather than video, but it looks like video?
‘Songs of Consolation,’ performed at Pembroke College Chapel in Cambridge last month, was the first airing in a 1000 years of a medieval tune the way it would have been. …reconstructed from neumes (symbols representing musical notation in the Middle Ages) and draws heavily on an 11th century manuscript leaf that was stolen from Cambridge […]
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 […]
Almost everyone has their smartphone in a case of one kind or another. Beyond simple protection, finding a case that can charge your phone on its own, but doesn’t feel like it’s also adding a couple pounds to the phone’s weight is the tricky part. Billed as the world’s thinnest battery case, the ThinCharge iPhone […]
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]