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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?
Blake Solomon on 05/29/15 - 12:46 PM
A keyboard controlled soundboard for Daft Punk? This is way more fun than it should be.
Jason Tate on 02/12/15 - 05:09 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 02/06/15 - 12:16 PM
The Groundhog saw his damn shadow. Bill Murray is still trapped.
Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, saw his shadow on Monday morning (despite overcast skies), portending six more weeks of winter.
Jason Tate on 02/02/15 - 12:39 PM
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!
Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 12:33 PM
The house on the cover of American Football's album is up for rent.

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Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:57 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 05:18 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:46 PM
Check the replies to see how candy canes are made by hand. Just want to wish everyone a great weekend and start to the holiday week.
Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 01:00 PM
In 2012, Joe Ayoob broke the world record for the longest paper airplane flight with a plane designed by John Collins. Hit the replies to see Collins demonstrates how to fold that plane. Happy Friday everyone, hope you have a great weekend.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:11 PM
The Philae probe has landed on the surface of a comet. 10-year mission. 4 billion miles. These photos are just amazing.
Jason Tate on 11/12/14 - 11:32 AM
If you take a look at record grooves at around 1000x magnification -- you can see the waveforms of the music itself. You can also check the replies for a video of a record playing under a microscope. Happy Friday everyone!
Jason Tate on 11/07/14 - 12:04 PM
Nasa has a new Soundcloud account. This is kinda awesome.
Jason Tate on 10/27/14 - 01:07 PM
Gene Simmons was recently confronted via webcam by The Black Lips during a Q&A with The Huffington Post.
"Mr. Simmons! We're here to tell you that the day of misogynistic, sexist rock'n'roll is over! We call for the complete and utter surrender of the Kiss Army. Lay down your guitars! Do you accept our terms of surrender?"
Jason Tate on 08/12/14 - 10:38 AM
Ariana Grande was criticized a bit for the lyrics to her song with Zedd, "Break Free," being grammatically incoherent. She's responded by saying that she resisted the lyrics, but was ultimately persuaded by the song's writer and non-native English speaker, Max Martin. Watch the songs lyric video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/07/14 - 02:14 PM
Our Last Night vocalist Trevor Wentworth has launched Teezin clothing.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/29/14 - 12:37 PM
Very Small Array has put together a chart and analysis on the obscurity of hit songs.
Some pop songs are timeless classics. Some play endlessly at weddings and on oldies stations. Others find renewed vigor in movie trailers or because their lyrics can be applied to Golden Grahams. Still others just, well – disappear. We started with the top 10 songs of each year from 1900 to present (as calculated by the Whitburn Project), recording each song’s Google hits, Wikipedia presence and last.fm scrobbles to calculate an obscurity score.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:39 AM
Potato salad takes Kickstarter by storm.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 12:19 PM
Musicians are playing a song all day, every day, as part of the Kjartansson exhibit.
As part of the New Museum's solo exhibition devoted to the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, a group of 15 musicians have been playing a single song all day, every day the museum is open. When the gig ends along with the show at the end of the month, they estimate it will have been performed roughly 6,000 times, for 308 hours, and with the help of several dozen gallons of beer.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:26 PM
Croatian Amor's new album, The Wild Palms, is not available for purchase but can be exchanged for a "full-frontal nude self-portrait" of yourself with the title of the album written somewhere on your body. The artist behind the "promotion," Loke Rahbek, will only make as many copies of the album as people who send him the photos.
So I ask that anyone who gets the music does not share it with anyone. And I promise in return to not share those photos with anyone. They are going to be in a file, and they are going to stay there. I wanted it to be secret, because you know if we’re talking about intimacy, nothing is stronger than keeping secrets together.
Jason Tate on 06/23/14 - 11:19 AM
A reddit user going by andrewmn8 who says he exepriences chromesthesia (a variant of synesthesia where a person experiences visual representations of sound) has put his sights to paper. He drew representations of what he sees while listening to "Get Lucky" and "Gangnam Style," among four others. Check out the relatively crude yet interesting paintings in the replies, and maybe submit a song for him to paint in the future.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/11/14 - 10:03 AM
Hit the replies to check out the custom Back to The Future style SJC Drum kit made for We The Kings.
Jason Tate on 06/10/14 - 02:10 PM
A pop-punk drinking game? Welp, I'd still pick my beers over you.
Jason Tate on 06/09/14 - 12:40 PM
FiveThirtyEight has begun crunching the numbers on boy bands.
Why does this matter? As I’ll get to later in this series, it can seem weird that a team of college sophomores are specifically targeting preteens with substantially sexed-up songs. I’m not trying to pull off one of those ludicrous “we need to protect our children” crusades, but no matter how we slice it: Isn’t it slightly off-putting that this has become, for a significant number of artists, a reproducible business model?
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:37 AM
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