In memory of Leon Redbone and Dr. John who both died in recent days, please enjoy the duo performing "Frost the Snowman" recorded for Redbone's 1988 album Christmas Island.
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
In September, the last living Monkees, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, will hit the road for what they say is their farewell tour after 55 years. From a press release: "The Monkees Farewell Tour" will feature songs that span the band's entire career – from their 1966 self-titled debut album to 2016's Good Times! Their… READ THE REST
Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC… READ THE REST
Everybody has their main reason for wanting and needing a smartphone. For some, it's communication. For others, it's about web access anywhere and everywhere. And there are even those who literally couldn't get from Point A to Point B without a computer brain charting the course. Another key group of smartphone users is the chroniclers,… READ THE REST
In your eternal search to cool up your home — both figuratively and literally — a bladeless fan might be a great investment as the summer months start rolling into view. For efficiency, new power-saving bladeless fans help cool a space without being forced to pay the cost of using the air conditioner to chill out… READ THE REST
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary software by those two companies for use on their particular machines. Linux? Linux is the very definition of a free agent. A versatile,… READ THE REST