Apple’s iTunes Is Alienating Its Most Music-Obsessed Users – WIRED

November 17, 2015 by  
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Apple's iTunes Is Alienating Its Most Music-Obsessed Users
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At the start of the millennium, Apple famously set out to upend the music business by dragging it into the digital realm. The iTunes store provided an easy way of finding and buying music, and iTunes provided an elegant way of managing it. By 2008

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How Celebrity Faces Would Look if They Fit the Golden Ratio – Wired

June 6, 2015 by  
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How Celebrity Faces Would Look if They Fit the Golden Ratio
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Kochmala's celebrity retouchings—all, it should be noted, of white men—try out a handful of golden-ratio configurations, and they all yield droopy versions of famous mugs. The results remind us of a recent photo essay by photographer Alex John Beck, …

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Your Brain On Celebrity Gossip – Wired

February 13, 2015 by  
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Your Brain On Celebrity Gossip
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Whether it's Justin Beiber crashing his car or Kanye having another Grammy's tantrum, celebrity gossip is always in the news. We love it and the media serves it up. But these days, such truisms aren't enough. You have to measure an aspect of human …

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Jeff Beck gets his 5th Grammy for “A Day In A Life (Live)”!

February 15, 2010 by  
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At this very moment I am listening to Jeff Beck`s A Day In the Life (Live), for which he won his 5th Grammy, in the best rock instrumental category. It`s a must have and only 99 cents on itunes. Jeff brings this Beatles` classic back to life and sends it on an orbital path around the sun, as only he can do. The final crescendo of an entire orchestra is equally captured on a six string electric guitar. I was surprised to see Jeff Beck perform on the Grammys a few weeks ago, when he did a flawless tribute to Les Paul.

Seemingly something of a recluse, his visibility has been noticeable over this past year. Jeff is 65 now, but looks to be in great shape, perhaps because he`s a vegetarian. I have been engaged in my own private retrospective of his stunning career today (President`s Day) and am listening to the only two records of his I own, Blow By Blow (1975) and Wired (1976). These are his two most popular records and were produced by none other than George Martin. Eclectic by nature in his choice of music, Jeff breaks some ground here in the rock-jazz fusion genre. (sources-Wiki and The NY Times-A Guitar Hero Won`t Play the Game by Larry Rohter-2/14/2010)

At one time I had both Truth and Beck Ola, classics themselves with Rod Stewart on vocals. In fact, You Shook Me from Truth predates Led Zeppelin`s You Shook Me from Led I. Both are killer, though! And now I just heard that a new Jeff Beck record will be in the stores in April! The title is Emotion and Commotion and I`m experiencing some excitement as I look at the track titles, such as: Over the Rainbow, I put a Spell on You and Elegy from Dunkirk from the movie Atonement. Who are the five greatest rock guitarists of all time? Hint: Jeff Beck is amongst those five!