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Video of man singing opera while undergoing brain surgery

Professional singer Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne sang opera during neurosurgery for a brain tumor, at his physicians' request so they could monitor his singing ability and "avoid deficits after the procedure," he writes.

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You can pre-order this hexagonal colored vinyl Super Hexagon soundtrack


Super Hexagon is probably one of the most elegant and vicious puzzle games of our modern times. The soundtrack, by Chipzel, is also absolutely killer, and now you can pre-order it on vinyl. On hexagon-shaped vinyl. In four different colors.

I mean, you can theoretically pre-order it; preorders from iam8bit open tomorrow, August 13, at 10AM PDT and I am assuming they will go really quickly—they're limited and there are are only 1600 (400 per color, though you can't pick which color you will get), and also the wonderful Cory Schmitz designed the custom clear sleeve, so if owning something this singular and awesome and weird would be important to you, be ready to digitally 'check out' with speed tomorrow.

Hexagon-shaped vinyl. What does it look like when it spins around? Ohhhhh see that's like when you play the gaaaaame omggggg

WATCH: Waterphones, source of creepy film music effects

Ever wonder how they make unsettling dissonant sounds in sci-fi and horror films? Some are made by waterphones or synths emulating them. Portland-based Robb Bockman demonstrates an analog waterphone, gawdyphone, and dopephone in this video.

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The UK's premier autistic rock group

The Guardian followed The Autistix as it rehearses and heads off on tour: "We don't want people to feel bad or sorry about us. We want them to come to our gig and enjoy the music. You can also headbang if you like."

Watch Nina Paley and Theodore Gray's fantastic embroidered animation for Passover song

The amazing Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) and Theodore Gray created a fantastic embroidered stop-motion animation of my favorite traditional Passover song "Chad Gadya."

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WATCH: scorching guitar riff with ACPAD MIDI controller prototype

ACPAD is a touch-activated MIDI controller that can be overlaid on an acoustic guitar face, allowing a range of effects and rhythms while playing.

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Watch Ice Cube respond to Rap Genius interpretations of "Straight Outta Compton”

In honor of his new film, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, Ice Cube revisits the titular song by reacting to the lyric interpretations of Rap Genius.

[YouTube, thanks Joe Sabia!]


Astronaut/musician Chris Hadfield's album recorded in space


Chris Hadfield, astronaut, author, and musician, will release the first album partially recorded in space.

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Watch this deeply bizarre and sexual Autre Ne Veut video

Allie Avital directed this wonderfully strange video for "World War Pt. 2," a new track by avant-R&B artist Autre Ne Veut (aka Arthur Ashin), starring Ashin, nude, and Macy Sullivan, nude, attached in what seems to be perpetual intercourse. And you can dance to it! NSFW.

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This is the world's largest musical instrument

The Wanamaker Organ, inside a Philadelphia, PA Macy's, is the world's largest working musical instrument.

The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy’s is a 7-story-high contraption bigger than most people’s houses, even rich people’s. The vast maze of 26,677 pipes and baffles and bellows and wires and wooden stairways lies hidden behind what many of us have always thought was the Wanamaker Organ.

(YouTube/Philadelphia Daily News, via Digg)


Rad jazz cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

The Sunji Lee Quintet plays Nirvana. Far out!

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The Cure vs The Commodores mashup is just like heaven


Listen to the beauty that is The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" combined with The Commodores' "Easy."

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Universal Music's anti-piracy ads reached new heights of crazypants gore

Saatchi & Saatchi Sao Paulo designed these grotesque ads for Universal Music, in which bloody gobbets of rock-n-roller are captioned with "Stop Destroying the Band You Like: Say No to Music Piracy."

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Listen to Kurt Cobain's pre-Nirvana band from 1985

Please to enjoy Fecal Matter, featuring an 18-year-old Kurt Cobain, Greg Hokanson, and Dale Crover (later of The Melvins). This demo tape is titled "Illiteracy Will Prevail." Fecal Matter (Wikipedia)


'80s Human League dance hit reduced to one lyric: Working as a waitress in a cocktail bar

“You Tuber svantana has reduced the lyrical content of Human League’s 1981 hit 'Don’t You Want Me' to the catchiest and, perhaps, most thematically important line: 'You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.”

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Silent Hello: Lionel Richie's classic music video, but without the words.

Without music, the video for Lionel Richie's "Hello" is simultaneously creepy and hilarious.

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Music: "Heat, Beat and Treat," Timur and the Dime Museum (2015)

Timur Bekbosunov is an incredible performer, his work with the Dime Museum is not to be missed. This video stretches the imagination.