In 1976, Björk, then 11-years-old and studying classical piano and flute, sang Tina Charles's "I Love to Love" for a school recital. According to Wikipedia, "her teachers sent a recording of her singing the song to the RÚV radio station, which was then Iceland's only radio station. The recording was nationally broadcast and, after hearing it, a representative of the Fálkinn record label offered Björk a recording contract. Her self-titled début, Björk, was recorded when she was 11 years old and was released in Iceland in December 1977.
In 1989, the central Illinois town of Flora was competing to get the state's new prison built in their town. It stars local figures such as the chief of police, the editor of the local newspaper, and other Flora celebs. "Is we is or is we isn't gonna get ourselves a prison?" they rapped. No,… READ THE REST
The 5oo-year-old Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, India is supported by granite pillars meant to be played as percussion or wind instruments, transforming the sacred site into a musical instrument. From Classic FM: The pillars, named SaReGaMa, are so-called after the first four notes (svaras) of the standard scale in Indian classical music – similar… READ THE REST
On November 19, 1988, the Smashing Pumpkins performed at a Chicago public access cable TV show called The Pulse. Brilliantly unique and deeply psychedelic even in their earliest days, the band landed the TV gig solely based on their demo tape. "It was a really unique time for them in their development," show producer Lou… READ THE REST
Great gaming goes so far beyond the game itself or the console itself. How's the sound quality? You might care to know, especially if you're competitively gaming online and talking trash to your friends. How's the lighting on the screen and/or room you're gaming in? If you're a streamer, you want to make sure your… READ THE REST
No surprise to you, some pretty terrible people scour the cyber world. Sure, not everyone is a total hacker, but you've always got to stay protected and vigilant not to leave your information and documents in a vulnerable state. Luckily, VPNSecure can keep everything locked up and tidy no matter where you are. So, how does VPNSecure keep all of your precious… READ THE REST
Calling all puzzle-lovers! Your relaxing hobby may very well become your ticket to a million dollars. We know: That sounds utterly crazy. But it's true! The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle by MSCHF doesn't just give buyers the joy and fulfillment of putting a puzzle together — it also offers a monetary prize when you finish it! That's right:… READ THE REST