"Every Noise At Once" is a fun, clickable map of musical genres where you can hear samples of the bands.
Alex Melton reimagines Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" if it were written by Blink-182. Some will win. Some will loseSome were born to sing the blues. Here's Journey's original as performed live in 1981: READ THE REST
For almost a year, NPR has invited musicians to contribute an original song to their "Morning Edition Song Project." The composition is meant to capture the zeitgeist through the artist's eyes. Today, you can hear the song composed by my friend Money Mark, longtime key(board) collaborator with the Beastie Boys. For months after the pandemic… READ THE REST
In this footage a woodpecker sings its song for a while, then falls to silence. It looks around a bit, then gives its plastic perch a few blasts of full-automatic pecking. Appleseed Outdoors writes: We heard this flicker in our backyard. He has quite an unproductive hobby. A flicker is a type of woodpecker. Colaptes… READ THE REST
Every summer, you try to drink in the full beauty and grandeur of your backyard and bathe in the radiant sunshine. And every summer, flying, crawling, buzzing, humming, biting, stinging, and all-around ultra-irritating insects plant their flag in opposition. If you want to enjoy your summer for once, you have to beat those pesky bugs… READ THE REST
Ear cleaning is one of the most misunderstood personal grooming steps around. We've all heard the warnings about the potential dangers of using a cotton swab to clean the interior of our ear canals. But since we all assume we'd never be the one to accidentally push too hard and perforate an eardrum, we all… READ THE REST
Hermetic. Temperamental. Iconoclastic. Unique. For centuries, those types of stereotypes have typically grown up around writers because…well, writers are often a bit of a different breed. Most march to their own drums. Most do things their way. And most are fairly unrepentant about defiantly walking their own path. Trying to make writers agree on much… READ THE REST