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Burn hole cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain on MTV-Unplugged sells for $140,800

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The deeply unfashionable cardigan wort by Kurt Cobain on MTV: Unplugged in 1993 has been bought at auction for $140,800. The seller was a “friend” of the Cobain family.

Four months after the show, Cobain committed suicide.

Julien’s “Icons …

Posted: 9th, November 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to The Ronettes – Baby I Love You (isolated Vocals)

 

Listen to The Ronettes sing Baby Love You in 1963 – no instruments. Just the sweet voices:

 

Posted: 5th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch German school children perform Kraftwerk’s classic Die Roboter

At the Lemmchen elementary school in Mainz, Germany, the cool kids are performing Kraftwerk’s Die Roboter.

Not all school concerts need be painful:

 

Kraftwerk - Roboter - Lemmchen primary school

 

 

 
Spotter: Electronicbeats.net

Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The many faces of David Bowie in one epic Gif

The many faces of David Bowie by Helen Green:

David Bowie changing look gif

 

Ch-ch-changes……

Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Gifs, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The making of Frank Sinatra’s Strangers In The Night

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Mark Steyn celebrates his Sinatra Centenary series with a look at the making of a hit song:

It was 1966. Enter Bert Kaempfert “the German kaiser of kitsch”:

He eschewed the standard 32-bar A-A-B-A song, possibly on the grounds

Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to turn your McDonald’s drink cup and straw into a dubstep amplifier

mcdonalds dubstep straw

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Posted: 21st, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Things found inside vinyl record sleeves

Things found inside records

 

Over on Flashbak, the story of one man’s collection of things found inside record sleeves. Ever hide anything inside yours?

See them all here.

 

 

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Posted: 20th, October 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gutterdämmerung: Lemmy, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones and Nina Hagen cannot fail

Gutterdämmerung looks fantastic. Here’s the pitch:

The film is set in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’…..the Evil Guitar. The Earth has now turned into a puritan

Posted: 15th, October 2015 | In: Film, Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Motorhead: you can buy one of these Lemy virbators

vibrator buzz motorhead

 

You can buy a Motörhead vibrator via the Lovehoney onanist boutique:

World-renowned heavy metal legends Motörhead have turned their attention to your intimate pleasure with their own range of branded sex toys. Powerful classic vibrators and bullets are amongst

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The life and death of Tower Records – a documentary

 

Who didn’t go to Tower Records?

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What an English pop song sounds like to Italians

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What do the English sounds like to Italians?

In 1972, Italian singer Adriano Celentano belted out the No. 1 hit Prisencolinensinainciusol. You can sing along if you know the words but if you do you run the risk

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the making of Moray McLaren’s gorgeous video for We Got Time

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The video to Moray McLaren’s We Got Time features lovely animations. What you see is not reliant on modern cameras and computers. What you see is what was filmed.

 

 

Londoner David Wilson tells us how it was …

Posted: 25th, August 2015 | In: Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Jewish American singer Matisyahu takes down the BDS bigots

Jewish American singer Matisyahu did appear at Spain’s Rototom SunSplash music festival on Saturday. He sang his hit Jerusalem. Pro-Palestinian groups had called for him to be boycotted.

Monoculists with the local Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement …

Posted: 23rd, August 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the Foo Fighters Rick Roll Westboro Baptist Church

Posted: 23rd, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Okilly Dokilly: the Ned Flanders trubite band have a song out

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To Phoenix, Arizona, where Okilly Dokilly – the world’s first and only Ned Flanders tribute band – are talking to James McCann. They play ‘Nedal’ music. It being what The Simpson’s character would have wanted.

As their Facebook

Posted: 14th, August 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Ice Cube responds to Rap Genius interpretations of the great ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Ice Cube hails his new film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON by responding to reacting to the Rap Genius interpretations.…

Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playable tortilla records for your turntables

tortilla records

 

Someone at Rapture Records saw the video of someone “playing” a tortilla and created tortillas records.

The tortillas are, of courses, raw. The grooves are laser cut.

 

tortilla records

 

 

Make your own here.…

Posted: 8th, July 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zion blood is flowing: Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise And Top 10 Songs

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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise is the story of the great music man’s life. German filmmaker Volker Schaner tells Mojo about his film of the great Upsetter:

“There is something so mysterious and sparkling in Lee Perry’s music. 

Posted: 7th, July 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: brilliant daughter v father beatboxing

 Nicole Paris

 

You can inherit mannerisms, skills and gestures. And your progeny can build on them and be better than you. In this video St. Louis-based beatboxer Nicole Paris and her dad battle. He’s good. She epic. There is only one …

Posted: 3rd, July 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Homemade Dutch sex toys (the video)

dutch homemade sex toys

 

The video to Dutch band De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig’s tune Elektrotechnique features DIY sex toys. If they remind you of happier times, do tell us how they work and if nails or glue is better:

 

 

Spoter: DM

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The animated Joni Mitchell talks about being a reluctant star

 

Blank on Blank’s animated video features Joni Mitchell in conversation with record executive Joe Smith back in 1986 .

More in Smith’s book Off the Record.

Spotter: Open Culture, via Flashbak

Posted: 27th, May 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mike Young’s YouTube Channel is the greatest kamikaze karaoke this side of Tokyo

Richard Metzger points us toward the work of Mike Young, whose YouTube channel is a beautiful horror of kamikaze karaoke. A few highlights apepar below:

 

 

 

Enjoy the silence:

Spotter: DM

Posted: 19th, May 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0