Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough was the band’s first single to be released in the United States, and the final single to be written by founding member Vince Clarke, who left the band in November 1981.
Which is surprising, because as you can see from this television performance, it’s actually without any music or words except a holler and a hoot from lead singer Dave Gahan, thanks to another great re-imaging from Mario Wienerroither.
Since he invented the Heimlich maneuver, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich had spent decades demonstrating the lifesaving technique on people willing to play the role of a choking victim.
But this week, Dr. Heimlich, 96, said he got to do the real thing.
He used the abdomen-squeezing maneuver on Monday night on an 87-year-old woman who was choking at their senior residence community in Cincinnati, popping a morsel of meat out of her mouth.
Timothy Leary’s album, which was recorded in 1968, You Can Be Anyone This Time Around featured three “raps” by Leary backed with psychedelic music. The purpose of the album was to raise funds for Leary’s political candidacy for Governor of California.
The album includes musical contributions from Jimi Hendrix on bass for Live and Let Live, and other geniuses like Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, and Buddy Miles recording during an all-night jam session at the Record Plant.
The title track and “What Do You Turn On When You Turn On” both feature sampling of music by other artists, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Ravi Shankar. This is one of the earliest known examples of sampling on a commercial record, which later led to lawyers figuring out there might be some new business to be had.
Miles Davis, international musical icon and cultural archetype, would have turned 90 years old on May 26, 2016. To commemorate Miles’ 90th, Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) and Polygraph (a publication for thoughtful, data-driven storytelling) is launching “The Universe of Miles Davis,” an immersive destination website visualizing the astounding ongoing cultural impact and importance of Miles Davis.
Built from data collated from over 2,000 Wikipedia pages mentioning the artist, “The Universe of Miles Davis” uses stunning visuals and animation to construct charts, graphs and interactive models illustrating that Miles Davis’ larger-than-life impact extends beyond music into the worlds of fashion, film, politics, fine art, popular culture, social media and more.
An innovative 21st century interactive platform, “The Universe of Miles Davis” is as revolutionary as the artist and genius it celebrates.
When his little guy stepped up to home plate during his baseball game, the umpire started dusting it off. The batter didn’t think anything of it, until the ump started speaking to the player. Because it happened to be his dad, Master Sgt. R. Brock, home from deployment. And then it because very, very dusty all over again.
In one of the highest-profile interactive concerts ever, Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show were among Tennessee artists who performed sets transmitted to Chicago in 360º virtual reality this week. Old Crow even took a request from Chicago, for a cover of the Tom Petty song “American Girl.” The concerts were staged by the Tennessee Department for Tourism Development in hopes of spurring travel to the state.
VNYL, the vinyl record subscription service, announces TRNTBL (pronounced turntable), the first Internet of Things record player with wireless audio streaming and social music sharing. TRNTBL is a first-of-its-kind vinyl record player that allows for social sharing by identifying the music – while it is spinning on vinyl – with the public, in real time. TRNTBL also offers a live tune-in, never before available to consumers, currently available exclusively on Spotify.
Additionally, TRNTBL streams uncompressed audio to Sonos’ entire line of premium audio products as a Music Service. VNYL plans to integrate TRNTBL with AirPlay and Bluetooth devices including external speakers and wireless headphones with its patent-pending technology.
“We believe TRNTBL can take center stage in your home. The player is beautifully designed to making listening to vinyl more accessible for this new and growing audience of premium music listeners,” said Nick Alt, VNYL’s Founder. “We look forward to connecting a new generation of vinyl lovers by way of the built-in sharing and community features of TRNTBL.”
TRNTBL comes in either Creme+Gold or Black+Gold and costs $420 MSRP but is available for a limited pre-order for $351 here.
Love that 1983 hit Karma Chameleon from Culture Club? Want to hear it every time your phone rings, from a harmonica-playing ladybug and a chameleon that lights up in ”red, gold, and green”? Take that $69.95 you’ve been saving for concert tickets, and buy this instead.
Berklee pianist Tony Ann plays a medley of familiar ringtones.