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He Loved Him Madly

Famed jazz bassist Ron Carter picks 10 faves from his 2,200 recordings

Saying the Detroit-bred bassist Ron Carter has made a lot of recordings is like saying American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic …

Detroit

The 100% true story of why Brian Eno really left Roxy Music #BryanFerry #PhilManzanera #AndyMackay #PaulThompson https://t.co/zYz8J4zCaX

Musicians Attempt To Stay In Sync With World's Most Unusual Beat

Ask any musician in the world and they'll all agree that following a beat set to a 7/4 time signature is certainly challenging.<p>Listening to it is …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

The Mona "Leesi" http://t.co/ZRLU6P24wo

Hyperbole and a Half book delivers

Back in October, I predicted that I would love the long-awaited Hyperbole and a Half book, adapted from Allie Brosh's absolute treasure of a …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

26 Beatnik Slang Phrases You Should Start Using

Plenty of phrases from the first self-described hipster generation have lasted into modern conversation: people still get <i>bent out of shape</i>, annoying …

Etymology

This Live Version of "Sweet Jane" Is So Excellent

This is the second time this year that we've chosen one of Lou Reed's songs for our oldie-but-goodie video. But, sadly, a lot has changed since April when we showcased a fan's clip for "Walk On the Wild Side," and we couldn't let the week go by without a salute to a man that, for many of us, really …

8 More Hidden iOS 7 Features

Apple's iOS 7 hit the iPhone and iPad last month and packed the new release with not only a brand new design, but lots of new gestures, feature and …

20 years ago today, David Grisman and Jerry's second full-length album, Not For Kids Only, was released. Listen to "There Ain't No Bugs On Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3aFjQ8Emc4

In My Room - The Beach Boys

The Birth Of Bird: Young Charlie Parker Found Focus, Faith In Music

Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In his brief life, Parker created a new sound on the alto saxophone and spearheaded a revolution in harmony and improvisation that pushed popular music from the swing era to bebop and modern jazz.<p>In <i>Kansas City</i> …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

David Bowie – “Sound And Vision 2013”

Earlier this year, Sony used a new remix of David Bowie’s “Sound And Vision,” from his 1977 undisputed-classic album <i>Low</i>, in an ad for their new …

How to Travel Like Anthony Bourdain

Because the man travels a lot.<p><i>The globetrotting chef, author, and TV host estimates that he's been away from home "about 250 days a year, for nearly the past decade," which makes him, among other things, one of the world's foremost experts in surviving the constant indignities of travel. Here,</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

When a baby elephant sees the sea for the first time!

Playlist

Is This Local Auto Ad the Best — or Weirdest — of All Time?

Chances are the average Internet-goer hadn't heard of Arlen's Transmission in Burbank, Calif., before before this week. Now the local auto-repair …

The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination :: Amalinja

Spinning Fela Kuti’s proto-Africa 70 band, Koola Lobitos, for an upcoming program, I was reminded of just how seminal, loose (and great) this period …

Super Mario Bros. Lamp Lights up the Darkest Secret Areas of Your Mushroom Kingdom - Technabob

If you are going to make a <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> lamp, it definitely needs to have some pipes in it. And this lamp uses pipes very effectively, being made …

Retrogaming

Wingsuit Cave Flight Will Leave You Breathless

Wingsuit flight videos have a way of making viewers' palms sweat. Add the danger of zipping through a narrow cave and your hands will feel like a …