Gavin Watkins

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A History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 100 Riffs

Give the talented Alex Chadwick 12 minutes, and he'll give you A Brief History of Rock 'n' Roll, with each defining moment represented by a famous …

The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock 'n' roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left. How …

Hear the Brilliant Guitar Work of Charlie Christian, Inventor of the Electric Guitar Solo (1939)

On a recent visit to Seattle’s Museum of Popular Culture (formerly EMP), I found myself transfixed for well over an hour by the Guitar Gallery, a …

Guitar

Jazz ‘Hot’: The Rare 1938 Short Film With Jazz Legend Django Reinhardt

Here's a remarkable short film of the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, violinist Stéphane Grappelli and their band the Quintette du Hot …

On The Timeless Appeal Of 'Calvin & Hobbes'

Bill Watterson brought an end to <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> in 1995, after just 10 years of writing and drawing the comic strip. But to his many devoted fans, that shockheaded boy and his tiger are as important today as they were when they first appeared in daily papers all around the country.<p>Filmmaker Joel …

Fifth of wine sold worldwide is 'fake'

A fifth of global wine sales involve forgeries, it has been claimed, a day after a Frenchman was jailed for selling fake Grand Crus labels to an unsuspecting Bordeaux collector<p>Counterfeit wine accounts for some 20 per cent of international sales, according to unofficial wine industry estimates …

Wine

How One Millennial With A Liberal Arts Degree Landed A Six-Figure Job

<i>For a follow-up to this story, see “Tempest In A Birkin Bag: Millennial Who Defects To Christie’s Slapped With $40 Million Lawsuit By His (Former) Mentor.”</i><p>Stephanie Phair was head of business development at a startup called DropShop, selling luxury goods on the secondary market, when a customer …

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. The cause of …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

JJ Cale

JJ Cale's biggest hit under his own name was Crazy Mama in 1971, but his greatest success was as a provider of rock standards for other artists. …

Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

As sales of recorded music continue to plummet, the concept of fans "owning" music may soon be considered old-fashioned. Today, it's all about access to music, rather than ownership of an album or a song, and newer streaming services like Spotify are at the center of the storm.<p>Two weeks ago, …