The inimitable Iggy Pop performs a searing rendition of "The Passenger" live at The Apollo in Manchester, England, October 1977.
My favorite song about coffee is this 30-second hardcore punk banger by Descendents. But in case you want another way to amp up your morning caffeine intake that isn't a pure blitzkrieg of sensory overload, this mix of They Might Be Giants tunes about coffee are a great alternative. It's a good microcosm of the… READ THE REST
I was sitting on my couch fretting over the state of our country, scrolling through my Instagram feed, when I came upon a post by Valley Relics Museum, the nonprofit organization passionate about preserving and protecting historical and cultural artifacts from Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley and its surrounding areas. They'd shared the video premiere… READ THE REST
I'm coming a bit late to this one, but Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung recently analyzed Spotify listening trends, and found that people in COVID-19 lockdowns prefer to listen to the oldies. His paper reporting his findings is here, and there's a good story about it in the Guardian (they created that cool chart, above). Yeung based… READ THE REST
For the Black Friday lovers out there, we understand this year is going to be hard for you. All the old rules about scouting doorbuster deals, camping out, and planning your post-Thanksgiving shopping tactics are no more this year. But don't worry – just because there's no physical doorbusting going on this year doesn't mean… READ THE REST
The Dead Zone isn't just a great Stephen King novel. It's also that unfortunate area in your house where WiFi signals go to die. Dead zones may be caused by actual physical barriers in your home, like a wall or a refrigerator. It could be that the distance between your router and that particular spot… READ THE REST
A kid in tech-savvy 2020 has a lot of plates to keep spinning. That avalanche of technology often requires making some difficult choices, like this one: what happens when you want to listen to music streaming from your phone and play a game on your Nintendo Switch? Since you're obviously going to be wearing headphones,… READ THE REST