While the maestro John Cale is best known as a founder of the Velvet Underground, his association with the group followed Cale's deep involvement with the avant-garde classical music scene. During the early 1960s, Cale performed with John Cage, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, and many others, and pioneered the drone/minimalist sound that continues to inspire experimental musicians today. In 1963, Cale, Cage, and others staged the first full-length performance of Erik Satie's "Vexations," a piano piece meant to be played 840 times. The concert lasted 18 hours. On September 16 of that year, Cale was a guest on the TV game show "I've Got A Secret." Cale's secret was that he participated in the Vexations performance. The other guest was actor Karl Schenzer, whose secret was that he sat through the whole thing.
These clips from the 1954 sci-fi movie Creature From the Black Lagoon are a sublime match with the song "Ocean Man" by Ween. "Ocean Man" never fails to get stuck in my head and play on a loop all day after I listen to it. https://youtu.be/tkzY_VwNIek I also find the creature from the lagoon to… READ THE REST
Unit 3 and Venus were an '80s new wave band consisting of a badass little girl, Venus, along with her mom, dad and uncle. Venus sang, her mom played bass, her dad played keyboard, and her uncle drummed. I can't believe how cool and adorable this family band was. Their music is super unique, as… READ THE REST
Legendary music photographer Mick Rock, known as "the man who shot the 70s," has died at age 72. Rock captured iconic images of Lou Reed, Queen, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Jett, and, of course, David Bowie, including directing Bowie's videos for "Space Odyssey," "Life on Mars," "Jean Genie," and "John,… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Every year on Black Friday, we see incredible deals in every industry. TVs, appliances, toys, even vehicles. This roundup concerns a different Doorbuster story: skills. Each of the 20 items on… 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. Black Friday is here, and it's time to take advantage of the deals of the year. Whether you're using this unofficial holiday to get a head start on your holiday gift… READ THE REST