In keeping with the idea that 1983 was a good year for music, here's a track from one of my favorite albums of the era, "Tomorrow," which appeared on The Three O'Clock's Sixteen Tambourines (I embedded the entire album here because I like all the songs on it). I know this lightweight music is not everyone's cup of tea, but I have a soft spot for The Three O'Clock, The Knack, Paul Collins Beat, The Dream Syndicate, The Records, the Bangles, and so on.
Back on April Fool's Day, I posted about The Music of the Beatles as Channeled in 1958 by the Echo Lake Home for the Potentially Clairvoyant, a spooky transmedia project of telepathic Beatles covers created by Hallelujah the Hills, a band who SPIN Magazine once called "criminally underappreciated." It's a neat musical/fiction experiment that's still… READ THE REST
Humble Superheroes for the Millennium Chicano Batman invents newly-imagined, guitar-heavy tunes that are smooth and cool, lounge-like, with a deep and capacious 1970s soul vibe. Theirs is a throwback psychedelic sound from a tomorrow that was dreamed of centuries ago. With five albums under their collective mariachi belts, their most recent production is Invisible People… READ THE REST
Musician and programmer Matthew Cieplak, aka Extralife, created the ER-99, a delightful browser-based clone of the legendary Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer. First produced in 1983, the 909 led to the birth of deep house, acid, and techno musical genres. From Cieplak's ER-99 page: ER-99 is a web-based instrument 🎛️ based on a famous Japanese drum machine from the… READ THE REST
Life can be hectic, which is why so much of our day-to-day activities have shifted to online services. But, one thing that's been difficult to move to the online world is keeping track of your health. While you used to have to account for all the time you'd sit in traffic on the way to… 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. Control your existing door lock from your phone with the Switchbot Lock. When it comes to smart locks, there's no shortage of options available. In fact, there are so many options… 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. Many folks would say that a television set is a home essential, but it has clear downsides. For one, they're typically expensive. Plus, once you mount one to your wall, that's… READ THE REST