From Flavorwire: Wrap your mind around this: If you stick a cross-section of a tree on a turntable, you can play it like a record. Well, it’s not that simple — the process also involves a motorized tone-arm tricked out with a PlayStation Eye Camera and the computer program Ableton...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he will postpone a vote on online piracy legislation he had scheduled for next week after a storm of protest. Later Friday, the House of Representatives said it is postponing its version of the bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). By Jim...

Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard, died on Friday at the age of 73. A legend. Full stop. She bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was...

Though this year's Grammy nominations in jazz are without any Earth-rippling surprises à la last year's new-artist breakthrough by Esperanza Spalding, L.A.-born singer-songwriter Gretchen Parlato could've been considered a solid bet to follow in her footsteps if ours was the sort of world where lightning could strike twice. Though Parlato's...

Born on this day in 1888, Leadbelly/Lead Belly - folk/blue legend, one of the few ex-cons who recorded a popular children’s album. Possibly one of the most gorgeous interpretations of Leadbelly's songs - here's Nirvana during MTV Unplugged in New York: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXYz0gtJeM&w=560&h=315]

In 1965, disc jockey Alan Freed, who helped spread rock 'n' roll music by playing black rhythm-and-blues records on his shows in Cleveland and New York, died of uremia in a hospital in Palm Springs, Calif. He was only 42 and a borderline alcoholic -- a broken man because...

Along with Jeff "Tain" Watts, another incredible Drummer celebrates a birthday today - Jimmy Cobb, born in 1929. Probably his most famous work is on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record. Cobb is the last surviving player from the session....

On this day in 1965, Miles Davis Quintet (with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams) records E.S.P., It’s first album by what is often referred to as Miles Davis's second great quintet. The would be the most long-lived of all Davis's groups, and this was their first...

Quitting one’s job can make for some great drama (and comedy) in the movies. Here are some of the best moments of deciding to embrace a life of unemployment — or rather, in most cases, a life of freedom from The Man. Read the Top 20 at IFC here

From Shortlist Finding it difficult to extract the novel that all of us are meant to possess from your being? Perhaps you're not coming at it from the right angle. And by right angle, we mean the odd, the weird and the plain wrong. Read the magnificent seven here

Happy Birthday to Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, born in 1960. Jeff holds the unique distinction of being the only musician to appear on every Grammy Award winning jazz record by both Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Just watch this guy on the drums, and you’ll see why: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSJbgiwjc0&w=560&h=315]

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CBC Radio One in Edmonton, is looking for a new second host of flagship morning show "Edmonton AM" CTV National News, Canada AM, CTV Toronto has opening for a Video Editor Vancouver Folk Music Festival is looking for a Resource Development Officer Rogers Sportsnet has rare opp for a new Senior...

From Billboard Magazine MegaUpload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other...

Here you will find a list of Ikea's assembly instructions for their products which you can download and print right from your own computer. Now, if they can only have the ability to download an Allen Key, we're all set. Marvel at all the products here. Seriously. Whoa.