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Parrots Hate Electronic Music

A new study involved exposing parrots to different types of music to see what they enjoyed. They all bobbed their head in sync with folk and rock music and one seemed particularly fond of pop music, but they all had one thing in common as well -they all absolutely hated electronic music. Researchers noted that [...]

The Killers Music Video Directed By Tim Burton

(YouTube Link) Tim Burton is such a visionary director that he can even make a music video look like a mini epic, and even if you don’t like the music of The Killers you should turn off the sound and watch this interesting short film unfold. It’s no Frankenweenie, but it’s full of Burton-esque qualities that [...]

Squirrel Trap

(YouTube link) Squirrels dancing to trap music. Who knew the little rodents were so hip! -via Daily of the Day

Someone Loves Cucumbers

(Video Link) The music is cute, but it needs to be louder and made into a remix to go along with this adorable little one’s voracious appetite. Via Cute Overload

Fluttershy Bird Choir Music Box Automaton

(Video Link) Yeeehaw! Season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered last night! I haven’t seen it yet. Have you? Is it as awesome as we’ve been told? In the meantime, enjoy this perfectly crafted music box/automaton by renegadecow. His previous work showed Twilight Sparkle reading. This one far suprasses that marvel. It’s a hand cranked [...]

The iPod’s 4,000-Pound Grandfather

What’s the gadget that automatically plays all kinds of music from different instruments in one package? Today that would be an iPod, or 50 years ago, it would be a jukebox. But before electronics, you’d be talking about an orchestrion, which could be up to twelve feet tall -or wide- and weigh up to two [...]

Dragon Baby

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, that baby was fast as lightning. In fact it was a little bit frightning, but he fought all while crying. See! I knew I should have gone into music. -Via Clip Nation

Ludwig van Joker

A bit of madness helps with the music. French artist and custom toymaker Oskunk applied acrylic paint to a bust of Beethoven to turn the composter into Heath Ledger’s Joker. Link -via it8bit

How did musical instruments evolve ?

When were the first musical instruments invented and under what circumstances did they come about ? It is believed that the concept of music developed…

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 [...]