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Ambient Addition

Noah Vawter’s master thesis generates soundscapes from urban noise pollution. Forget noise canceling headphones because these alter the noise to become something you may actually be interested in listening to. Think of it as beer goggles for your ears. Use responsibly.

The Sun has set on the English language

Beyonce is mortified to find that Bootylicious has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. I don’t think you’re ready for this language. In case you were wondering; Beyonce defines bootylicious as beautiful, bountiful and bounce-able though Oxford simply defines it as “informal sexualy attractive.”

The Ghostface Killah Doll

Yes, you read that right. We’re not talking about some working-class action figure here. This is a doll. Action is beneath GFK as he strikes a pose in his GFK robe and his 14 karat accessories with Swarovski crystals. A kung-fu grip is obviously implied. Perhaps the best feature is that “each doll will include ... Read More


This is another one of those “what- do- you- get- when- you- cross- a- this- with- a- that?” deals featuring a Turntable and a PC. This has got to be the RIAA’s worst nightmare indeed. The thing eats musicians for breakfast, albums for lunch, and profits for dinner. More deadly than a landshark with a ... Read More

More of What Nobody Wants

Clear Channel has a problem. Nobody really wants to listen to any of their content. Their stations are loosing listeners as their audience slowly breaks from captivity and finds more alternative options. Clear Channel is claiming it can not compete with satelite radio, for instance, and that this is entierly unfair. Their solution? – less ... Read More

Pop sketch

Jake Elliott has figured that he can transform pop songs into information graphics by translating the auditory information into something visual algorithmically. After an extensive survey of music, perhaps this might be telling as to what a hit looks like. Maybe someone should try taking these drawings and translating them back into sound, maybe something ... Read More

Kravitz in the details

The phrase “Rock star architect” is no longer just an expression referring to the elitist jet-setting globe-trotting architectural big shots. It turns out that Lenny Kravitz has found his new passion; architecture. Perhaps this is what we might dub ‘indie-architecture‘? Maybe Mr. Kravitz has just seen too many episodes of Trading Spaces and Pimp My ... Read More

iTunes versus the big idea

It turns out that the current iTunes model might be detramental to musicians trying to push conceptual albums and works with ideas or themes larger than a single track. The Los Angeles Times is discussing this problem with respect to Pink Floyd and Live8, but the problem, as they aknowledge, goes beyond that one artist. ... Read More