Internet cafes started as coffee shops where you could check email. But over the years, people turned them into dens for sharing pirated music, hotspots for video game addiction, and even temporary housing. »
The music video for David Bowie’s latest, Blackstar, premiered in NYC earlier today. It needed a full theatrical release, because it’s a 10-minute trip through an impossibly weird sci-fi cult. Quintessential Bowie, basically.
Just an FYI: Rod Stewart has a song on his new album, Another Country, that is really called “Batman Superman Spiderman.” It’s apparently a lullaby he wrote his 4-year-old kid, which is kind of sweet, until you listen to the song and life stops making sense. »
The villain song is the best. I know it, you know it, and the cast of Aladdin on Broadway know it. Jonathan Freeman takes the lead on this video from Oh My Disney, which showcases some of the best ones in a slick medley. »
You think U.S. and U.K. prog rock groups like Emerson Lake & Palmer or Yes were trippy and futuristic. But some groups in France and Italy, inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, went even further. »
It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another—but only semi-classic ‘80s magazine Pizzazz had the wherewithal to commission this blindingly awesome artwork of the supergroup that would result.
Symphony of Science is back! The project, helmed by John D. Boswell (aka Melodysheep) had been putting together some fantastic music videos featuring autotuned scientists. Now, he’s collaborated with the Planetary Society for the latest video, Beyond the Horizon. »
Who doesn’t love Jonathan Coulton’s contributions to the Portal games? They’re fantastic, entertaining songs, and he’s just written another one. »
Astronaut Chris Hadfield became a viral musician when he recorded a cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity from the International Space Station a while back. Now, he’s releasing an album of songs that he recorded while in space, Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can. »
I really love putting together playlists - my iTunes player has a ton of them, and I’m always tinkering with what I’m listening to. This weekend, let’s put together a playlist of videos that remind you of gaming in the 198s0/1990s. »
Bloomberg Businessweek recently toured National Audio Company, a shop in Springfield, Missouri and one of the last and definitely the largest remaining manufacturers of the classic audio cassette tape. It’s almost adorable to see all the old machines whirring to pump out tapes that you thought no longer existed. »
The music video for The Chemical Brothers’ “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted” takes us to a literal desert, one that looks straight out of an Australian post-apolyptic movie. And when a woman finds herself on the run from some rather nefarious figures, it quickly becomes clear that it’s not just the cars that run on… »