Let Eartha Kitt ease you into Christmas!
Electronic Beats, run by T-Mobile, posted this amazing video, and an accompanying article, on the meeting between composer John Cage and psychedelic jazz genius Sun Ra.
After spending the day watching the DNC Convention implode (and it’s just getting started), I thought I’d add a soundtrack to distract from their misery. Here’s Renato Carosone for your amusement.
Oh, man, this is a real person, apparently. I have found this year’s summer hit.
The next time someone bothers me to do something I find offensive, this will be my stock answer: “Hell naw, to the naw naw naw!”
Frank Zappa loved to annoy. I grew up watching him battle the Parent Music Resource Center (PMRC), among whose more famous founding members was Tipper Gore, ex-wife of then Senator (and complete douchebag to this day) Al Gore. Though he was, and is, a sleazy huckster, his wife ended up making friends with Frank’s widow, Gail.
As lyrically inane as it was, Frank was one of the best musicians of his day. I miss him, as I’m sure millions still do.
Yes, such a thing exists, thanks to the wonders of the Internet. While digging through old links, I came across this gem, and decided to test myself. The result?:
If I were a Dead Russian Composer, I would be Sergei Prokofyev.
I was born in the late 19th century and was a child prodigy, composing at a very young age. I kept this talent up, earning myself quite a name and fully exploiting the bragging rights. I was disliked by Stalin, however, and I died the same day he did. My most famous work is “Peter and the Wolf.”
Who would you be? Dead Russian Composer Personality Test