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Toto’s “Africa” plays on repeat in the middle of the Namib Desert… indefinitely

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf created "Toto Forever," an installation that plays the song "Africa" on repeat in the middle of southern Africa's Namib Desert. From the BBC News:

Mr Siedentopf tells the BBC it is set to play forever, with solar batteries "to keep Toto going for all eternity..."

"[I] wanted to pay the song ...

Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android

Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you want to hear. The feature will allow you to not only control music playback with commands to play a specific artist, ...

Steve Albini, legendary ********* guitarist and Nirvana engineer, is also a poker champion

If you played poker with Steve Albini -- esteemed guitarist for *********, Rapeman, and Shellac, recording engineer for Nirvana, Pixies, and PJ Harvey -- he would take all your money. I was surprised to learn that last year Albini won gold in the World Series of Poker. Above, a short documentary about Albini's poker prowess.

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David Bowie’s 11th studio album, “Low,” is 42 today

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the release of David Bowie's mid-70s masterpiece, Low, the first album of his so-called Berlin Trilogy (later joined by "Heroes" and Lodger). Working with the increasingly experimental Brian Eno, this album was a dramatic departure for Bowie and much has been made over the music, the strange (and strangely ...

Behold the theorbo, an enormous baroque lute

"People complain a lot about the space that I take up", says Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny

[Kenny] explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it's like to carry it around on the train.

More fabulous videos of ancient and obscure instruments await at the ...

Pioneering punk print ‘zine Maximum Rocknroll is ceasing publication after nearly 40 years

Maximum Rocknroll, the seminal punk print 'zine launched in 1982, is ceasing publication of its paper edition. This truly marks the end of an era in punk culture and underground media. According to today's announcement, MRR will continue its weekly radio show, post record reviews online, continue its archiving effort, and launch other ...

Kanye West really wants to build and perform in a giant dome, apparently

01.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Kanye West could have headlined the 2019 editions of Coachella and Governor's Ball, but his commitment to a particular artistic vision unraveled both of those opportunities. West had been locked as one of the Coachella headliners until Jan. 1, a day ... ...

Listen to Siouxsie Sioux’s absolutely magnificent isolated vocal track from “The Killing Jar”

Siouxsie and the Banshees' "The Killing Jar" from Peepshow (1988) is easily one of the band's finest tracks from an incredible body of work that has aged with grace. I consider this isolated recording below of Siouxsie's soaring and hauntingly majestic vocals to be a gift from a time when I wore too much eyeliner ...