Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Formula 1 Pit Stops From 1950 and Today

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Heavy Metal Finds a Home in Botswana

A 27-year-old man nicknamed Cybok is a heavy-metal fan from the southern African nation of Botswana. Photographer Pep Bonet documented the metal subculture there in December. "I started listening to heavy metal in 2008," Cybok told Bonet. "I liked the way the metalheads dressed and behaved, so I started associating myself with them and I became a rocker."
Pep Bonet started documenting the rock 'n' roll scene in 2008. He photographed the British band Motorhead, spending years on the road with legendary singer Lemmy Kilmister.

But soon he discovered there were heavy-metal lovers in a different part of the world.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

What is a Cristal Baschet?

The Cristal Baschet was built in 1952, by Bernard and François Baschet from France.

It is playing by rubbing glass rods with wet fingers, working like bows. The vibration of the glass is passing on to tuned blocks of Duralumin wich make the notes, then amplified by fiber and metallic cones.

Bernard Baschet died recently at 97 years old.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

7 Tips to Perfect Sounding Vinyl Records: Handling, Cleaning, Playing

A lot of people are pulling out their old turntables and records, and many people are buying their first LPs. What a lot of people don't know, however, is how to get excellent sound out of the equipment you already have. Sure, there are turntables that are far superior to others, but record handling, cleaning, and playing have just as much (if not more) importance than your equipment. In this video I show you how to read your set up of pops and clicks that vinyl record LPs are often hindered by.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Water Transfer Printing - Hydrographics for Motorcycle Industry

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Man Honors Blues Artists One Grave at a Time

Famous blues piano player, Otis Spann was buried in an unmarked grave near Chicago after he died April 24, 1970. Thanks to Steven Salter, and his Killer Blues Headstone Project, Spann now has a gravestone. (Photo: Courtesy Steven Salter via WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.)

WHITEHALL, Mich. — What started out as a simple passion for a Michigan man ended up evolving into a pilgrimage as his love for the blues is making sure some of the country's greatest musicians will never be forgotten.
Many blues artists died before any of their music earned any money, which means several of the nation’s greatest blues artists are buried in small towns and cow pastures in unmarked graves.
To Steven Salter, of Whitehall, Mich., that’s grossly unacceptable. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years providing headstones for blues artists, thanks to a niche non-profit organization he and four others created called “Killer Blues Headstone Project.”

Friday, August 19, 2016

Nine Music Festivals and Events You Can't Miss this September in Raleigh, N.C.

With the most live music in the state, you can find a show in Raleigh, N.C., every day of the year and from one end of the destination to the other. And the calendar hits a high note around Sept. as some of the year's biggest festivals and concerts are staged in Raleigh, creating the Raleigh M.A.I.N. Events, an initiative that celebrates a month of music, art, innovation and noise through 20 happenings. In addition to the Raleigh M.A.I.N. Events, the capital city's surrounding towns add can't-miss festivals to the mix—all the more reason to plan a road trip in Sept.! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Heavy Metal Music Growing Everywhere

Metal guitarist and Wilmington resident Chris Elliot of the band Omeni.
COLUMBUS — When iconic heavy metal singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest took the stage last Monday night and performed with new wave Japanese heavy metal band Babymetal, many fans in the tradition-soaked genre were surprised.
 But Bowling Green State University anthropologist and pop culture professor Dr. Jeremy Wallach said the collaboration didn’t surprise him at all.
Heavy metal music isn’t just growing in popularity in the U.S., it is growing in worldwide appeal, he says. And with that international growth comes a shift in what defines heavy metal music.
The historic pairing of “old and new” music didn’t surprise Xenia native Chris Elliot of Wilmington or music blogger Jonathan Williams of Washington Court House, either.

Why Is America’s First Country Music Superstar Buried In Bridgeport?

Bluegrass musician Nick Novia plays at the grave of Marion T. Slaughter – known professionally as Vernon Dalhart – in Bridgeport's Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Davis Dunavin / WSHU
There are questions that might stump even the most dedicated country music fan: Who kickstarted the country music industry in the 1920s, even before big names like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family? And why is this Texas musician buried in Bridgeport, Connecticut?
His name was Vernon Dalhart, and he released some of the best-selling records of the era, including “The Prisoner’s Song.”

Monday, August 15, 2016

Daughter of Jock Scot Remembers 'Rebellious' Dad Who Could Silence a Crowd With His Words

POPPY Chancellor is among loved ones hailing the musician in a documentary filmed two weeks after he was diagnosed with the cancer that claimed his life. 
IRVINE Welsh and Billy Bragg hail him as a hero. Shane MacGowan was one of his closest friends.
His romances with singer Neneh Cherry and actress Anna Chancellor made gossip columns, as did his friendships with aristocracy.

But few outside of the post-punk music scene know much about poet Jock Scot. Yet his family and friends says his influence on music, literature and the arts was extraordinary.