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After the invention of the electric guitar in the 1940s and the skateboard in the 1950s, it was simply inevitable that somebody would combine the two classic instruments of shredding. Now Buenos Aires based duo, Ezequiel Galasso and Gianfranco de Gennaro have created Skate Guitar – a project which recycles old skate decks into something ready to soar again… at least in a musical sense. [Read more...]
From humble beginnings in England, to touring the US, making girls faint when they even got a glimpse of their mop tops, and selling out entire baseball stadiums — The Beatles have done it all. Their first studio album, Please Please Me, was released in the United Kingdom on 22 March 1963. The Beatles have grown to be one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen, and it’s a pleasure to see a band become so loved and revered in the 50 years since releasing their first album. Not only were they a cultural phenomenon and a voice of the 60s, their records all sold well, a testament to their musicianship and song writing skills. [Read more...]
With everything going so digital these days, it’s sometimes nice to bring a little analog charm into ones life. One creative way was thought up by Christopher Locke of Austin, Texas. Instead of designing a new speaker to plug into the iPhone, Locke has reshaped brass instruments, turning them into amplifiers. Taking salvaged trumpets, trombones and french horns, he’s made creative and beautiful pieces for the home: he calls them “Analog Tele-Phonographers.” [Read more...]
In this video directed & edited By Adam Powell, British music artist Sivu goes into an MRI machine, singing his song “Better Man Than He” for an unconventional kind of film. Inspired by the work of a small London Charity called CLEFT, who research children born with cleft palate and lips at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the artist became “obsessed with the idea of capturing images without conventional cameras/lenses – This seemed like a perfect opportunity to capture something somewhat unique and take a glimpse into an amazing & fascinating world.” With the help of Doctors Marc E. Miquel & Andrew D Scott this music video was made possible. Watching the tongue and brain move as Sivu sings is completely mesmerizing and I’ve been walking around with this cool song stuck in my head ever since. [Read more...]
A couple years ago, an aspiring actor named Dotan Negrin sold everything he had, bought a piano and a truck, and along with his little dog friend “Brando” decided to travel across America. In total, they traveled to 53 cities, met thousands of people and shared the universal love and language of music to those willing to listen. Their journey was a fulfilling one for the duo, as Dotan would play all sorts of songs and little Brando would chill on top of the Piano. They received warm media coverage during their trip which was called “Piano Across America.” [Read more...]
As a gift for her daughter Cathryn’s 25th birthday, Australian miniature maker Lorraine of Fairy Meadow Miniatures created a heartfelt dollhouse filled with her favorite things. According to the mother, her daughter “is a music and travel buff and just about to start a new episode in her life and attend Flinders University.” To highlight Cathryn’s love of music, the dollhouse was constructed inside of a guitar and the wallpaper in the rooms has little music notes. If you look closely, you will see there are 2 miniature guitars in the rooms, a flute, and lots of CDs. There are little maps and atlases scattered about, some classic books, family pictures, and the screensaver on the computer is the home screen of Flinders University Psychology Department. [Read more...]