[Video Link] "Oh Mary don't you weep," an early film recording of unknown origin, found on YouTube with the description "Georgia Field Hands, recorded 1928-1935." More about the song, which was a sort of coded message of resistance in the American South, and seems timely today, with current events in Egypt. Thanks to NPR's Andy Carvin for the inspiration.
I'm obsessed with this version of Toxic by Britney Spears played by the Device Orchestra. This cover of Toxic is made from the sounds of an epilator, 2 toothbrushes, 3 credit card machines, and 2 typewriters. This version is just as great as the original. The little wigs and googly eyes attached to the devices… READ THE REST
The shadow of the villain still looms large. It's been a couple of years since MF DOOM sadly passed away, but the rapper's legend has continued to grow in the aftermath of his death. Although DOOM has been the mastermind behind a staggering array of bangers since donning the metal mask, his song Rapp Snitch Knishes has… READ THE REST
Over the decades, I've come to appreciate Pearl Jam. But as a kid in the 90s, it hit my peer group hard and left me cold. They couldn't understand why I was not into it, and I could never quite illustrate the sonic cilantro I experienced. Here, some 30 years later, it has been illustrated… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. While you do almost everything on your phone today, from buying groceries to finding out what that ex-buddy from high school is doing these days, there's nothing quite like putting pen to paper. Psychology… READ THE REST
With around a million people using American Sign Language in the U.S. these days, there's a chance you'll encounter someone who uses this way of communication, even if you don't personally know anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing. That's why more folks are becoming interested in learning ASL, understanding the importance of being able… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST