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Prettier at Closing Time: How Beer Goggles Work

AISPIX / Shutterstock.com One of my all-time favorite songs, for which my girlfriend always calls me a redneck, is Mickey Gilley’s “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” As the title suggests, it’s about the fact that a little booze makes everyone a little easier on the eyes. Does science have an explanation for [...]

The Late Movies: Isolated Music

In Aristotle’s work Metaphysics, he postulated that “The whole is different from the sum of its parts.” Tonight for the Late Movies, we’re applying that concept to a few classic rock songs. Using certain audio programs, it is possible to isolate specific elements of a song (drums, guitar, bass, piano and vocals). What we’re left [...]