If nothing else, old obsolete tech gear is great for creating some pretty fine geeky music. Last time it was a theme from Star Wars played on some old floppy drives, but now we have the classic rock favorite House of the Rising Sun recreated on a host of old tech gear.
You know what anti-piracy groups are supposed to be all about? That's right, pirating stuff. Oh, oops, I mean not pirating stuff. Yeah, sorry about that, but it's an easy mistake to make, seeing as these guys keep doing the exact opposite of anti-piracy.
The days of storing your iTunes music locally on your iPod, iPhone or iPad are over. It's all about having your entire iTunes music library in the iCloud now baby. iTunes 10.5.1 is ready for downloading and it comes with a major update: iTunes Match, Apple's subscription service that matches all of your non-iTunes purchased songs and stores them up in the cloud.
It must be tempting for electronic DJs to envision themselves deploying beats from their console as if driving a virtual tank through the soundscape, but one enterprising DJ decided to make that dream a reality.
There are so many great ideas out there, but when someone gets it right, you have to be sure to praise such efforts and hope others follow suit. This is the case with the new Cull.tv, a new form of music television that takes Web television rapidly in the right direction.
Why, oh, why won't MySpace just die already? Does anybody even care about it anymore? After being offloaded earlier this year by News Corp. to Specific Media, the social network where everybody's first friend was Tom Anderson is getting reboot a — again.
It takes a certain skill to play a guitar well and I'm not talking about playing Guitar Hero or air guitar. Meet John Taylor, the world's fastest guitarist. He can bust out 600 beats per minute without breaking the electric guitar or melting the fingerprints off his fingers.
Whatever you're doing, stop doing it, RIGHT NOW. Go and watch this music video for the Beastie Boys' "Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win" pronto! It'll be the most confusing, emotional, and epic thing you'll see all day.
In the U.S. we have Lady Gaga and her army of "little monster" fans, but in Japan the entertainers bring their own armies, in this case AKB48, a 61-member-strong troupe of young Japanese female idols who were essentially interchangeable--until now. Recently the group unwittingly participated in a promotion that could amount to their own pop music demise by helping to create a virtual pop idol that sings.
Music lovers, let me introduce you to your next big addiction: Turntable.fm. Think the endless playlists of Pandora, but entirely user generated and controlled. Folks just like you and me create rooms, take turns playing songs, chatting, and interacting with one another to gather precious, precious DJ points.