In 2004, artist Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narration heard in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion dark ride. Listen above! Howard also created the enchanting artwork, titled "Goth Princesses."
Song Exploder is Hrishikesh Hirway's wonderful podcast (and now Netflix show) in which a well-known musician guest on each episode breaks down a song bit-by-bit, reverse engineering the story of its creation through sound and story. In this week's New Yorker, the brilliant music critic Amanda Petrusich explodes Song Exploder and its lasting appeal. From… READ THE REST
"I'm gonna take this thing here, right now, and I can make it say its prayers." Above, blues legends Son House and Buddy Guy perform on Camera Three, an American fine arts TV show that aired on Sundays from 1956 to 1980. Camera Three began as a local program on WCBS-TV in New York City,… READ THE REST
This is David Besch. He's a 65-year-old school bus driver who sings in his car. READ THE REST
We know that more and more companies and organizations have been moving their operations to cloud-based systems for a while now. And, even if you suspected the COVID-19 pandemic might have fueled that rush to get even more of those home-based employees working in the cloud, you might still be surprised at the overall growth… READ THE REST
There are a handful of gift items that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. No one has ever turned up their nose at a gift card, for example. And trust us– with the insatiable power needs of the devices each of us tote around daily, quick, easy, lightweight power banks always go over well, too. Before all the… READ THE REST
For hot items, you can already feel the engines revving for Black Friday. Sure, this year, we will probably see a decided lack of retail warriors on the ground charging through Target and Walmart, but don't fool yourself. The online sprees will be just as hot, if not hotter, than ever. Thankfully, there are ways… READ THE REST