Sunday, November 23, 2008

Eleanor Rigby Mystery May Be Solved

Legend has it that Paul McCartney made up the name "Eleanor Rigby," but a 1911 document may hold the key to a different story.

Read - Hear.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dog's Eye View

Ringo Test 4

This is perfect song for everything going on right now (both worldwide and right here at home as I write this). And despite the mountain of the unforeseen, I've always found this to be not only comforting but quite uplifting and optimistc.

Everything Falls Apart by Dog's Eye View.

Don't look now, things just got worse.
I'm drunk again I swear this crescent is just a curse.
Oh, I got here by killin' off all my friends.
I think I've figured it out: my life begins when the fun ends.

I got my wings, I'm free to go as I please.
Yeah, I got my wings now nothing really pleases me

'till everything falls apart
then I get to try to put it back together
yeah, it falls apart you can count on that
you can count on
bad, bad weather again.

Was it good? I don't remember much about it.
When things start to feel right
you can count on me to start to doubt it.
and the devil's not in the details, no the devil is in my pants
And it's shoot first apologize later.
Another quick end to a short shot romance
Well I got what I wanted now I don't want anything
Yeah, I got what I wanted, now my life is just boring.

'till everything falls apart
then I get to try to put it back together
yeah, it falls apart and you can count on that
you can count on that; bad weather this year.

I met God this afternoon ridin' on an uptown train
I said, "Don't you have better things to do?"
He said, "If I do my job what would you complain about?
So I let it go to Hell, now I'll have something to do.
He said, "I'll let it go to hell; does that sound familiar to you?"

Well everything falls apart
then I get to try to put it back together
yeah it falls apart and you can count on that
you can count on bad, bad weather
well, everything that falls apart, baby,
sooner or later gonna come back together
well, everything that comes together, hey,
sooner or later gonna fall apart again
and you can call it anything you want
they're gonna take it all away from you
you're gonna wake up, wake up, wake up,
scared and find yourself lost again...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Coffee Fantastico!: HMK Mystery Stream Episode 059

Coffee Fantastico HMK Mystery Stream 059
Grab yourself a big fresh cup of java, relax or get to work and enjoy the hand selected audio gems on the latest HMK Mystery Stream: Irregular Frequency: Coffee Fantastico!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vintage Portability

So, how much are you digging your iPod and iPhone now?

Ah, the good old days...

Have a great weekend!

That's Right,


Thanks to the keen eyed folks over at Dark Roasted Blend.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hammond Eggs Menu #046: Black & Blue

Black & Blue 1

Black & Blue 2

Saturday, November 01, 2008

How Math Unraveled the 'Hard Day's Night' Mystery

It took Dalhousie University professor Jason Brown six months and some advanced mathematical analytical techniques to crack the code behind one of the most mysterious sounds in music: the "prraaaaaangg" sound at the beginning of the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night."

Guitarists have puzzled over the riddle of how this chord is played for decades because it contains a note that would be impossible for the Beatles' two guitarists and bassist to play in one take, and experts have concluded that no multitracking was involved in this part of the song.

The secret sauce, as it turns out, includes five piano notes apparently played by producer George Martin. Brown made the discovery by disassembling the sampled amplitudes into the original frequencies using Fourier transforms.

"What about the other three D3s? Only one can come from George's twelve-string, and even if John played another one on his six-string, there's still another to account for," reads part of the conclusion of Brown's report. "Beatles' record producer George Martin is known to have doubled on piano George Harrison's solo on the track. Could 'the chord' be part piano?"

Find out: Check out Eliot Van Buskirk's piece for Wired Magazine and read about how math unraveled the: Hard Day's Night Mystery.

Something tells me it really wasn't quite this deliberate or intentional...