Music

  • Top 10 Songs Where Bad Grammar Sounds Good

    When it comes to rock 'n roll lyrics, sometimes using correct English just won't work.

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  • Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type

    As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are CAPTCHAs.  This slick-sounding acronym stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Um…

  • Why Wait? The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary Party Starts Now!

    A year from now, we'll all be caught up in the hype and craziness surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the U.S. in February 1964, highlighted by their legendary appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. But why wait?…

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  • Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever

    How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—a communication standard that was established back in 1983 but maintains relevance to this day. This…

  • The Great Collaboration: Beck’s ‘Song Reader’

    Beck's latest album, "Song Reader" is collection of 20 new songs unlike anything you've ever heard before. That's not an excited fan's hyperbole: The project was released only in sheet music, leaving it up to other musicians and fans…

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  • Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano

    Art is where you find it, they say. Filmmaker Anthony Sherin found it right outside his window on a winter morning in New York City. It was an old piano, abandoned on the sidewalk. No one who walked by, it seemed, could resist the…

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  • Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

    Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for those in shelters. But when I found out that a stellar group of award-winning musicians was coming together at Madison Square Garden for…

  • Travel Everywhere (Man!) with Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain Mullan lets you follow along visually as Cash names his way across North America. Mullan crafted his tuneful creation for London's Music Hack…

  • Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of “Thriller”

    2012 has brought us many iconic anniversaries—Reader's Digest celebrates 90 years, the Oreo is now 100 years old. But perhaps the most inspiring, touching, and jaw-dropping of them all is this: Michael Jackson's Thriller album…

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  • Holiday Lights, ‘Gangnam Style’

    "Gangnam Style," the dance hit  by Korean pop star PSY, has become perfect fodder for video reenactments worldwide, from dancing Thai prisoners to Ellen Degeneres' JCPenney takeover to dancing lights. Yes, dancing…