Artist Customized Turntables Designed For Auction

artist customised turntables to help refugees

Back in 2018 I shared with you the customized REGA turntables designed by various artists that were auctioned for charity. This year, Secret 7″ has done it again, only with 15 artists! Read more

The Flaming Lips (and Audience) in Covid-Safe Giant Bubbles

Flaming Lips Bubble Concert

Performing at the Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City this past week, The Flaming Lips tested out a new pandemic-safe concert idea where both the performers AND each audience member were encased in giant inflatable bubbles as the band promoted their new album American Head, while simultaneously shooting a video. Read more

Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

Marcel Wanders designs the whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. Read more

Barbra in Profile. Literally. 20 Photos of the Legendary Streisand.

Barbra in Profile. Literally

For my generation, there aren’t many living legends left. Barbra Streisand is one of the few remaining that has made an indelible impression upon me as far back as I can remember. An actress, director, singer/entertainer, advocate for human rights, animal-lover and a vocal critic of Donald Trump’s, there’s much to admire about Babs.*  As a little girl in the late 60s and early 70s, watching her in the movies Funny Girl, The Way We Were and What’s Up Doc, I recall being mesmerized by everything from her long slender fingers with manicured nails to her almond-shaped blue eyes. When they welled up with tears as Fanny Brice and K-K-K-Katie, so did mine. And when she looked at herself in the mirror in Funny Girl and uttered the iconic line “Hello Gorgeous….” I enthusiastically agreed. You see, Barbra is beautiful and it’s not in spite of her nose, it’s because of it. Read more

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion WAP Music Video Is A Cinematic Feast.

cardi b megan thee stallion WAP video

The killer collaboration between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion resulted in a new music video for their single WAP that went viral the second it debuted.  Released yesterday, the well-produced music video for the Cardi B single WAP featuring Megan Three Stallion is a 4 minute 12 second cinematic feast filled with breasts, booty, beauty and undeniable talent. Plus it’s loaded with celebrity cameos. Read more

The Williams Twins Win Over The Internet with First Time Hearing.

Williams Twins First Time Hearing

Tim and Fred Williams are rapidly becoming cyber celebrities with their YouTube series “First Time Hearing: Twins the New Trend” in which we watch the Indiana-based brothers listen and react to music other than rap or gospel for the first time in their lives. Read more

Seniors Recreate Album Covers During Lockdown

Seniors recreate album covers during lockdown

The residents of the UK’s Sydmar Lodge Care Home and their caretakers have been finding creative ways to keep themselves busy and entertained during the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown. The residential care facility’s seniors have been hilariously recreating album covers for the past 4 months. Read more

The Chicks (now minus Dixie) Release March March

The chicks march march

The band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks composed of singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer, have dropped the term “Dixie” from their name and are using their fame and platform to spread anti-racist messages with the release of March March from their upcoming Gaslighting album. Read more