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Meet The Genius Who Is Making Waves With Digital Music

To hang with Lee “Scratch” Perry is to spend time with an out-of-this-world creative force. In addition to launching the careers of artists like Bob Marley, the musician and producer left his fingerprints all over the creation of music genres like reggae, dub, punk rock and hip-hop with his imaginative use of technology. Now in his 80s, this sonic pioneer continues to push musical boundaries by incorporating new computer technology into his live performances with Subatomic Sound System. Share this video if you liked it.


How Playing Musical Instruments Improve Your Brain

You’ll thank your parents for forcing you to learn to play the piano after watching this video. When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Share this post if you liked it.


Five Stories Of Pioneering Musicians

Meet five musical pioneers of one kind or another. Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar, and that’s putting it mildly. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She’s one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. Keep on jamming Beverly! Whether its the face behind or the space around the music being played, these folks are fine firsts and true heroes of sound.

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Why Being Lonely is Not Such a Bad Thing

We all get lonely at some point in our lives, but some more than others. Here’s a poignant look at why some people are lonelier, and the consolation of being all by yourself. It’s hard for some people, especially those gifted with intellectual abilities and having a higher degree of sensitivity, to get involved socially, thus they tend to spend lonely lives. This video highlights why it’s not such a bad thing, and talks about how lonely people can connect to others even when their not in the same era or place. If you like this video, share it on facebook and twitter.


HAHA! This is Where Smoke On The Water Was Inspired From

You never know when inspiration is going to hit you. For Roger Glover and the band Deep Purple, it was a fire at a concert hall in Switzerland that lead to their biggest hit song. “Smoke on the Water” is a song by the English rock band Deep Purple. It was first released on their 1972 album Machine Head. In 2004, the song was ranked number 434 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time,ranked number 4 in Total Guitar magazine’s Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever, and in March 2005, Q magazine placed “Smoke on the Water” at number 12 in its list of the 100 greatest guitar…