Twenty-two years ago today, Nirvana played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for the first time in public, at the OK Hotel in Seattle. This is video of the performance, five months before the release of Nevermind. The video is included on the box set Nirvana: With The Lights Out.
Orange Park, Florida police are searching for William James Walker, 38, for stealing a trailer containing $12,000 worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia. The items were to be sold at a benefit auction for musician Jimmie Van Zant's cancer charity. Van Zant was the cousin of Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. No word whether the… READ THE REST
New Age music curator and record label Sounds of the Dawn kindly preserved this 1984 cassette that sounds like lovely ambient music but is actually "a psychoacoustic catalyst specifically designed to facilitate the movement and release of spiritual and emotional energies." Featuring compositions by Tom Kenyon, this is a fine example of PINA (private issue new age),… READ THE REST
Robert Moog (1934-2005) was the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, which he introduced in 1964. His Minimoog, which debuted in 1970, was the first synthesizer to be sold in stores. It cost $1,600 at the time. (You can buy an iOS version of the Minimoog Model D Synthesizer for $15.) Moog produced many of the most famous… READ THE REST
A company's CEO is its true leader, heading up every move a firm makes. As befitting their position at the head of the table, CEOs reap the benefits when new projects and ideas succeed — and take the ultimate responsibility when they don't. But just as in every organization, success and failure have many contributors.… READ THE REST
You can have a house packed to the rafters with smart home technology. But if you don't have a quality router poised and ready to handle the load of a modern household, all those tech toys are…well, just that. Toys. Obviously, spotty Wi-Fi these days is unacceptable, so employing a top-notch piece of equipment like… READ THE REST
You can practically feel the excitement building. After more than a year locked up in our homes and trapped in our own isolated biospheres, vaccinations are happening, COVID restrictions are easing, and Americans seem poised and ready to take advantage of the world's imminent reopening. With summer right on our doorstep, that newfound exhilaration should… READ THE REST