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Orchestra of Old Computer Parts Plays Dylan’s "The Times, They Are A-Changin’."

(Video Link) These old fax machines, hard drives, printers and modems understand: the times, they are a-changin’. For a Brother commercial, Chris Cairns and his colleagues made them sing the old Bob Dylan song: We found loads of old machines destined for landfill, took them to bits and reverse engineered them to make noises that we could [...]

Music History #11: “The Ballad of Ira Hayes”

“The Ballad of Ira Hayes” Written by Pete La Farge (1963) Performed by Johnny Cash The Music Folk singer and songwriter Peter La Farge packed a lot into his thirty-four years on Earth. The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist was a Korean War vet, a rodeo cowboy, an actor, and a singer who was part of [...]

Music History #7: “Hurricane”

“Hurricane” Written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy (1975) Performed by Bob Dylan Getty Images The Music In 1974, when Bob Dylan wrote “Hurricane” about Rubin Carter, the boxer had already been in prison for ten years for a murder he supposedly did not commit. But his case had become a kind of cause célèbre for civil rights [...]

Embrace the Remix

In this ten-minute video, Kirby Ferguson explains how the basic elements of a “remix” are actually the core parts of all creative work. Ferguson uses Bob Dylan as a case study — and he’s right to do so. Dylan’s early work was clearly based on other folk tunes, and there’s nothing wrong with [...]

Pics Of Albert Einstein Taking It Easy

You’ve seen Einstein thinking, frowning, smiling and sticking his tongue out in an unparalleled photo op. But have you seen him maxin’ and relaxin’ on the beach, soakin’ up some rays and chillin’ like Bob Dylan? Then check out this fun gallery of vintage pics showing the moustachioed genius at his most relaxed, taking a break from [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 55

The weekend approaches, _flossers! To take you into the warm embrace of a Friday, here is another round of the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. The Beatles – Yer Blues Bob Dylan – Thunder On The [...]

The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It is the most famous rock album cover of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. One of the many things that still fascinate us about this incredible album is the cover. The concept [...]

Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” Was Written by Shel Silverstein

To celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday, let’s look behind the scenes of his classic hit about a boy seeking revenge on the father who gave him a girl’s name. © Chris Hoffmann/dpa/Corbis / © Jeff Albertson/CORBIS In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN. As the evening [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 35

Evening _flossers! It’s once again time for the game that’s sweeping the nation — GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave you best guesses in the comments. Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (sorry about the black screen…it was the best [...]

11 Rock Star Cameos in TV Shows

From Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch to (Cow)Boy George on The A-Team, here are some of the more memorable musician TV cameos. 1. Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch Marcia’s all-out campaign to get the Monkees singer to perform at her prom yields a kiss on the cheek, a date, and a specially dedicated song. “Thank [...]