A while back, my friend Rich Vreeland, AKA Disasterpeace, made a Flash game called January where you catch snowflakes on your tongue and each plays a soft, pining note. Rich has been busy lately making music for other video games, but he just pushed out a big update to January. The new version trims down on the storyline in favor of a more capable music generator. It has auto-pilot functionality, a selection of keys to choose from, a pentatonic mode, and the ability to save your generated compositions as MIDI files.
If you're a regular on social media, you've probably encountered your friends posting their Spotify wrapped this month. Every year, Spotify will detail your annual listening habits with a fun list that condenses all the songs you engaged with over the previous 12 months. Spotify will even tell you what percentile your plays place you… READ THE REST
From "TV" by The Judy's: "I've been here, well, it must be yearsI've molded into my EZ Boy chairMy eyes are hooked to the screenWhere the people are real but they portray the scenes" This may as well be a reference to the screens we carry in our pockets. With song titles like "Guyana Punch,"… READ THE REST
On Sunday evening, Beautiful Noise, a new musical about the life of the living legend Neil Diamond, opened on Broadway. After the curtain call, 81-year-old Diamond—who retired from touring in 2018 following a diagnoses of Parkinson's Disease—stood up in his box seat and stunned the audience with a wonderful performance of "Sweet Caroline." Bravo! (Yahoo!… 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. Stop drooling over everyone else's iPad and treat yourself to one of your very own. During our December Deal of the Day event, we're releasing new discounts that only last 24… 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. Like us, you love a holiday jam or two. Voices singing "Let's be jolly?" We eat that up. Choir bells ringing? Can't get enough. Marshmallows for toasting and caroling out in the snow?… 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. New year, new you! And perhaps a new iPad is in the cards for 2023, but if you're working with a strict budget, there's nothing wrong with opting for a slightly… READ THE REST