The 4-song EP Trans AM includes such a danceable synth-rock bangers as "Ivankkka is a Nazi" (above), which you should listen to if you've ever wanted to hear someone sing about "Gucci Swastikas."
The great music label Rhino recently launched a new YouTube series called Rhino Rewind. Each one hour plus episodes highlights a popular 20th century band. Today, Rewind presents The B-52s, which has a great live performance of Rock Lobster when then band was young. If you are a Deee-Lite fan, set a reminder for Saturday,… READ THE REST
This 47-minute video on Are Friends Electrik? looks at the influences of the UK New Romantic scene, some of the bands and cultural ideas behind it, and the impact that it had on those caught up in it. So, tease up your hair, put on your face-powder, frilly shirt, and duster, and come join the… READ THE REST
In 1981, the great Debbie Harry of Blondie joined the great Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show to sing the latter's iconic song "The Rainbow Connection." Below are two other performances from that same episode. Open Culture quotes Muppets creator Jim Henson's son Brian: …I was in high school and my father knew that… READ THE REST
Sometimes, it isn't desire that keeps a project from happening. Everyone wants the end result. They just aren't entirely sure how to get there. That's especially true with something like building an indoor garden. While you can follow any number of step-by-step guides about what you should do to assemble just the right mix of… READ THE REST
You understand how to mix drinks. You've seen "Cocktail." You might even be the designated server when friends get together, and you could even know your way around a bar or two. But even with that base of knowledge, you're probably still looking for a handful of cool mixing tricks that'll really knock people out.… READ THE REST
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we could do something that cool. And when you experience seeing a night sky lit up with fireflies or a beach glow with… READ THE REST