On this day…in 1878

The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention…the phonograph…on this day in 1878. Edison’s invention came about as spin-off from … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1943

At a time when classical music received nearly as much coverage as professional sports in the popular press, it was major news indeed when an unknown 25-year-old led the nation’s most important symphony orchestra in a Carnegie Hall concert broadcast live to a radio audience in the millions.  For The New York Times, it was … [Read the full story]

Hold a guitar to be more attractive

Single dudes: Are you holding a guitar at this moment? If not, you are not reaching your Maximum Attractiveness Potential, according to two recently published studies. A French study that was just published suggests women are more attracted to a guy hefting around a guitar, and that supports another study published in Israel last year. … [Read the full story]

Listening to new music is good for the brain

A new study has discovered that listening to new music is good for the brain. A team of Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to establish that areas of the reward centre of the brain become active when people hear a new song for the first time. A report published in the Science journal explains … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis was not the only early rock-and-roller from a strict Christian background who struggled to reconcile his religious beliefs with the moral implications of the music he created. He may have been the only one to have one of his religious crises caught on tape, however—in between takes on one of his legendary … [Read the full story]

Liam Gallagher turns 40…in a tuxedo

For years he has been the bad boy of the British music scene with a nonchalant attitude and outspoken opinions. But Liam Gallagher may have just grown up as he celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday night at Whiskey Mist, in London. The Mancunian was suited and booted as he and his celebrity mates hit … [Read the full story]

Woman arrested for playing AC/DC too loud

A woman has been arrested four times in 26 hours for playing the music of AC/DC too loudly. Joyce Coffey of New Hampshire in the United States was arrested last week on numerous occasions for playing ‘Highway To Hell’ by the rockers over and over. It’s been reported that Coffey was first issued a warning … [Read the full story]

Yanks are denied Arctic Monkeys and Sex Pistols

US music fans were left outraged after NBC’s broadcast of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony failed to include a number of key musical segments. Arctic Monkeys’ version of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ was included in the broadcast, but their performance of, ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ was replaced by … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

‘Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays’

Technical musicans are fucking clueless

It’s just a long, long argument that goes on, and will go on until the dawn of time. This argument will go on because music is down to what one likes…what one gets. Basically, some music is great because you get it, some music is great because you’re brain-washed and some music is great because … [Read the full story]

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