Replay of live stream A Whiff of Techno.
Stop wanting the past and embrace the future.
Almost 20 years ago, Aphex Twin’s Monkey Drummer was born. It’s one of my all-time favorite music videos and never fails to transport me to another dimension.
Video artist Chris Cunningmham is the mastermind behind this unforgettable video of a robot-monkey banging on the drums with 6 arms plus a drumstick attached to its mechanical crotch. — Read the rest
In 1981, the great Debbie Harry of Blondie joined the great Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show to sing the latter’s iconic song "The Rainbow Connection." Below are two other performances from that same episode. Open Culture quotes Muppets creator Jim Henson’s son Brian:
…I was in high school and my father knew that Debbie Harry was, like, the biggest thing in the world to me.
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On this day, 48 years ago, April 13, 1973, David Bowie released Aladdin Sane, the follow-up to his breakthrough album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.