That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: 😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but 😂 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.
If you live in Dallas, TX and love St. Vincent, she's been working some shifts as a waitress at her sister's new taqueria. It's about five minutes from my parents house, so if you need a place to stay, let them know.
Ever want to see the "family tree" of a band or music? This website is pretty damn cool.
Disco/graph is an interactive visualization of the relationships between musicians, bands and labels. The graph only shows 100 entities at a time, so double-click on any circle containing a plus-sign to reveal more connections.
Tom May (The Menzingers) has created the #IceburgChallenge, a social media challenge similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, but with the goal to get the person being nominated drunk instead of to raise money for charity. The premise is to perform some portion of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" immediately followed by taking a shot of whatever you have available. Drink responsibly.
Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week went well and you've got something fun planned for the weekend (can I recommend listening to our podcast episode?). Hit the replies for a new video from CGP Grey called "Not the Confederate Flag" that looks at the flag's history. Learning is fun!
The AV Club has a fun article about great albums with unfortunately designed album covers. Thought maybe on this Friday afternoon it'd be fun open up the discussion to our little neck of the Internet. So let's hear it, what album do you love listening to but hate looking at?
If you drag and drop an MP3 onto this website, it'll play while you fly over a 3D rendered landscape that moves in time with the music. Not a bad way to pass the time on Friday. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Another week has passed and I've got a couple things to share with you today. First up is a book of poetry that was just published by a long time AP.net reader, Scott Laudati, called Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair -- a music video for one of the poems can be found in the replies. Thanks for reading the website for over 14 years Scott! Really appreciate it. The second is a video of Tommy Caldwell navigating Pitch 15 of The Dawn Wall on Yosemite's El Capitan. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson did this climb last week and it's been called the most difficult climb ever completed. My hands got sweaty just watching the video. Hope everyone had a good week, and here's to the weekend!
It's not Friday and someone is going to be mad that I'm posting something random on the homepage ... but that something is every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 through 2014 in animated gif form. It comes from Helen Green and it's glorious.
I actually got a press release from Steve Aoki today letting me know he won't be "caking" fans at festivals anymore, only on headlining dates. Just another day.
To start the New Year I’m making some new changes and have decided I'll no longer be caking fans at most festivals. There might be an exception here or there but for the most part I'll be saving the CAKE for my headline shows, keeping it exclusive for the die hard fans. So if you want to get caked, come to one of my headline shows like the Neon Future Experience that is happening across the USA and Canada in Feb/March, or at my upcoming Manchester and London shows, or in Vegas and Ibiza. And to show my love to all the fans...