I always love it when a new short by music aficionado Rick Beato is waiting for me in my YouTube subscriber queue. His simple, under-one-minute videos don't come too often (his educational music videos usually run anywhere from 7 to 50 minutes long), but when they do, I know I'm in for a fun micro-lesson on scales, chords, guitar techniques, or music tips in general. In today's quickie, Beato shows us a handful of scales that he likes to play over major chords, and, as always, I hit replay more than a few times.
In one of many magical moments in Peter Jackson's documentary The Beatles: Get Back, Paul McCartney writes "Get Back." "We were sitting in the studio and we made it up out of thin air … we started to write words there and then … when we finished it, we recorded it at Apple Studios and made it into… READ THE REST
Commuter is an excellent song by Ceephax Acid Crew, whose music videos never contain a dull moment. The video to "Commuter" is full of trippy surprises, and you should check it out if you're in need of something mind-bending today. Ceephax Acid Crew (born Andy Jenkinson) is the brother of Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson), who also… READ THE REST
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
Hackers and Internet thieves are everywhere these days, and the threat of your systems and devices being breached means that keeping your PC safe these days isn't really an option. Going offline is also a rarity, and being connected to the world wide web only subjects you more to the digital pirates looking to steal… READ THE REST
A few messes here and there is no big deal, but too much clutter at home or in your workspace can make you anxious, adding unnecessary stress to your already-buzzing mind. But with all the gadgets you have to charge every single day, it's not hard to cover every tabletop with multiple cables, chargers, and… READ THE REST
With the increase in wildfires, hurricanes, and a world-wide pandemic hitting us this past year, it's safe to say that having an accessible and smart survival kit has become necessary. The GetxGo® emergency kit is packed with over 40 smartly organized and modernized essentials. The GO kit has everything you need to support your on-the-go… READ THE REST