Javon Goodman

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What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

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These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

Man Races The Subway To Its Next Stop, And We're Exhausted Just Watching

This commuter made his own rush hour.<p>A man on the London Underground raced his train from one subway stop to the next to prove that traveling by foot can be faster, the Telegraph reported.<p>Watch above as James Heptonstall, a 30-year-old environmental consultant from Hampstead, sprints from the Tube …

Lifeguard Would Save Drowning Man, But Who Is He To Play God?

BALTIMORE—Reluctant to transcend his station as a mere mortal and interfere with the vicissitudes of fortune, local lifeguard Blake Dunphy confided …

Jimi Hendrix’s Early Recordings as a Sideman to Get Proper Release

The rights to 88 studio recordings that Jimi Hendrix made between 1965 and 1967 during his stint with the R&B group Curtis Knight and the Squires now …

30 Best Music Documentaries on Netflix Streaming This Instant

30. ’30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A.’<p>This 2010 entry in ESPN's 30 for 30 series traces the rise and fall of both of two aggressive Los Angeles …

Eric Clapton Talks Hendrix, Cream and Guitars at Home: Premiere

Eric Clapton doesn’t sit for interviews too often, but he invited a camera crew to his London home to talk about guitars and test some out. The …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Mainstream Films

‘I Am Curious (Yellow)’ (1967)<p>It wasn't just the pubic hair on display that got Vilgot Sjoman's political screed-cum-melodrama seized at customs when …

100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke’s Picks

100<p>Kim Thayil<p>Soundgarden didn't set out to destroy metal — just take it<br>back to basics. Thayil updated the forbidding sludge and<br>tweaked-out solos of …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

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The WTO Just Came To A Historic Trade Deal — Here's What You Need To Know

The deal required unanimous approval from the 159 countries involved and took until the final hour to complete.<p>This round of talks, known as the Doha Round, began back in 2001 and has seen little success. Member countries had already given up finding a compromise that would reduce tariffs and …

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