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Music

What does music taste like?

Science marches onward! Japanese company Nomura Open Innovation LAB has invented a machine that can translate music into blended juice drinks. It analyzes the music to determine the mix of emotions it represents. It then translates these emotions into juices, with sweet flavors representing happiness, sour as excitement, bitter as sad, etc.

The company promises that one day their machine will translate music into alcoholic drinks as well. More info: wcpo.com

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 25, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Food, Music

Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club



Imagine someone like Paul Whiteman being a teen idol or mentor these days.

More info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 24, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Television, Teenagers, 1950s

Doddy and the Diddymen



Apparently, the UK had their own version of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Creator's Wikipedia page.

Live version of the act here, not embeddable.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 14, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, 1960s, Europe

Claude Hall, RIP



Obit source.



Frank Chacksfield page.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 11, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Obituaries

Toys Are Made for Children



Sometimes the writer masters the metaphor, and sometimes the metaphor masters the writer.

"You keep me jumpin' in your hopscotch world."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1960s

A Funky Space Reincarnation



"You and me gonna be getting down on a space bed...getting down on the Moon!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 30, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Sex Symbols, Science Fiction, 1970s

The Land of Bottle



Musician and composer Robert Rohe worked with the New Orleans symphony for 25 years. His most famous composition was "The Land of Bottle," which he wrote in 1958. It was a piece for 8 Coca-Cola bottles.

As the musicians blew into the bottles, a narrator described "a rocket ship trip to the other side of the moon where all of the people are bottles."

The composition enjoyed a few years of popularity, but has since fallen into obscurity. You can find the sheet music for it at Boosey & Hawkes, and a brief bio of Rohe at legacy.com.



Dec 1962: Honolulu Symphony Orchestra performing Land of Bottle
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Dec 1, 1962



April 1959: The "bottle section" of the Liverpool Music Group, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
The Guardian - Apr 15, 1959

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 26, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Music

The Stoneman Family







The combination of Donna Stoneman pogo-ing while playing the mandolin, and Ronnie Stoneman's generally dour expression while plucking the banjo, makes for a bizarro mix.

Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 24, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Family, Music, 1960s, Dance

Pass That Peace Pipe



"Why can't we all just get along?"

"Pass that peace pipe, bury that tomahawk/Like those Chichamecks, Cherokees,/Chapultepec's do..."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 17, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Native Americans

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