Nirvana doing what Nirvana did before it was cool to do it like Nirvana…
On this day in 1916 the Mad Monk himself, the ultimate Russian lady killer Grigory Efimovich Rasputin was murdered. Typically, right around here, would dive in to a dry and vaguely engaging history of Rasputin, but instead let’s keep things a little more relaxed… This is especially hard for me because I love Rasputin.
Nevertheless, let us indulge on this the awkward weekend between Christmas and New Years, and on this the anniversary of the death of a very hairy and presumably stinky faith healing hobo called G.E. Rasputin, with the soothing sounds of Boney M:
SIDE NOTE: This is apparently also an early example of green-screening… Clearly still a work in progress:
This may be a generalization, but It seems like scientists and economists have the best taste in music… Although, the reason isn’t really clear: perhaps both groups spend so much time thinking and researching that they need to optimize their listening time by only listening to good stuff… Perhaps they tend to exposed larger spectrum of personalities and cultures than the layman, and have had a better catalog of musical influences to find the best in… Perhaps most scientists and economists are nerds, and I’m a nerd so I tend to have similar interests when it comes to music. If this is the case then neither group may have good taste in music in the conventional sense; just great to my ears.
Whatever the case, NASA seems to be aware that a nerd’s taste in music is unique and experimental, and they have an Internet radio station to support it. Third Rock Radio describes itself as “…a blend of art and science built to put you light years ahead with the best new music out there…really out there.” Although I just discovered it, the station is right up your alley, assuming your alley resembles my alley. It’s a clever combination of especially crisp and tasty indie rock, peppered with breaking science news.
I don’t go here too often because it’s not as much my brand of geek as it used to be, but once in a while some vintage Nintendo is in order… This is exceptionally nostalgic because music is like that and sadly, although this isn’t currently my brand of geek, it once was and when it was it really really was… Anyway, Zelda it up!
This is a wonky process and I definitely felt it needed to be shared. Apparently, the good people at Unhear It created the site for those of us that have a song stuck in our head and can’t get it out no matter what. Using the latest in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology (their words, not mine) they allow us to “unhear” songs by hearing equally catchy songs.
In other words, they get rid of the song in your head by replacing it with another… that’s just cruel… still funny though: