It’s been a long time since the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler were on a proper adventure together, but Big Finish is making it happen for a new installment of their Doctor Who audio dramas. This will be the second installment in Tennant’s Tenth Doctor series following the Donna Noble version released in 2015. Listen to the teaser below and let the nostalgia wash over you. [click to continue…]
The 20th anniversary of The Fifth Element is being celebrated by Mondo with a gorgeous deluxe vinyl release for the soundtrack. A.V. Club reports that it features a remastered version of Eric Serra’s score complete with the famous “Lucia Di Lammermoor”/“The Diva Dance” opera sequence. [click to continue…]
Fire up Spotfiy because the set list for Awesome Mix Vol. 2 has arrived ahead of the official release this Friday, April 21st. David Hasselhoff is involved. Didn’t expect that. [click to continue…]
Sure, these tiny animal-shaped speakers might look all dainty and cutesy, but they’re actually pretty potent for their size. Mighty Animal Speakers feature 2W, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and they charge up via USB and run for about three to four hours between charges. They’re also priced at a reasonable $26.
There are six different critters in all—a pug, cat, pig, unicorn, fox, and panda—so you can buy them all and start your own adorable rocking herd. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Voyager Golden Record (Carl Sagan’s message for extraterrestrials that is currently 13 billion miles away from Earth aboard the Voyager I spacecraft), a Kickstarter has been launched to produce a commemorative reproduction as phonograph records for the first time.
The Voyager Golden Record contains the story of Earth expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth’s greatest music from myriad cultures and eras, from Bach and Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Senegalese percussion to Solomon Island panpipes. Dozens of natural sounds of our planet — birds, a train, a baby’s cry, a kiss — are collaged into a lovely sound poem. There are spoken greetings in 55 human languages, and one whale language, and more than one hundred images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are. Etched on the record’s gold-plated aluminum jacket is a diagram explaining where it came from, and how to play it.
The set will come with a book detailing the history and contents of the record, as well as a gold-leaf box to store it in. You can check out a video about the project below. [click to continue…]
Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated tune Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie has been given a metal makeover by Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios.
As you’ll see in the video below, the song includes all of the hallmarks of metal while retaining the original’s fun vibe. There are even smiles – which are especially unusual for the genre. [click to continue…]
Here’s a recipe for amazing music—Danny Elfman’s theme from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy performed by legendary violinist/cosplayer Lindsey Stirling and Lang Lang (one of the greatest concert pianists on earth). Even the black and white video directed by Joe Sill is gorgeous. Watch (and listen) below. [click to continue…]
Coincidentally, I had the pleasure of hearing John Williams’ score for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on vinyl for the very first time last week, and the sensation I felt transcends words. Now I find myself drawn to this gorgeous picture disc reissue.
You can preorder the set for just $35. And you’ll want to, because it sounds amazing and those records look beautiful.
Geeks love two things: They love song mashups, and they love Doctor Who. Possibly they love other things as well, but science has yet to confirm that. Wonderful, then, that Doctor Who fan Ginger Ten has mashed Doctor Who with the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” to produce, of course, “Hey There, Rose Tyler”.
The inspiration behind Ginger Ten’s mashup was, no surprise, the series 2 finale “Doomsday” where Rose departs from the show, and she and the Doctor make their (as they believed) final farewells. Unfortunately their farewell is cut short before the Doctor gets to tell Rose how he feels.
“I think I cried for a good 15 minutes after having to see them attempt their goodbyes, only to have them cut short,” says Ginger Ten. “It was particularly devastating because of how much I empathize with Ten. The song is basically my way of expressing Ten’s need to say all those things he never got a chance to say at Bad Wolf Bay.”
The song has been given the “lyrics video” treatment by YouTubesmith The Broken Frozen Heart. You can watch that video below. [click to continue…]
Not surprisingly, John Williams isn’t a “get off my lawn” kind of senior citizen.
Indeed, playing the Star Wars theme in front of John Williams’ house paid off big time for 13-year old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhornist Michael Miller (“Mickle”) at the 1:24 mark in the video below. [click to continue…]