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Space Monkey

Everyone who listens to the podcast knows my feelings about NASA and the moon program. (For those who don’t, here is a brief primer: “WHAT THE HELL MAN?!? WE SPENT ALL THAT F-ING TIME AND F-ING MONEY JUST TO GO A COUPLE TIMES AND THEN CALL IT QUITS? AND THEN NEVER F-ING GO BACK TO […]

Springsteen Keynote at SxSW

I know I’m a little late to this party, but I found this pretty inspiring. It’s Bruce Springsteen’s keynote address at the South By Southwest festival on March 15, 2012. While it’s aimed at musicians, most of it would be applicable to any creative effort (by which I mean any effort that needs some creativity, […]

Derezzed on Floppy (Kids, ask your parents)

One of the best things about the 2010 film “Tron: Legacy” was the soundtrack by Daft Punk – one of the best matings between sound and visuals to come along in a long time. You’ve heard it in Dolby, now hear it in 3.5″ floppy drive (seriously, I have no idea what goes into doing […]

Portal 2 soundtrack – Merry Christmas!

For my money, one of the best video games of 2011 was Portal 2. Great gameplay, a wicked sense of humor and actual acting in the voice acting kept it in my PS3 for weeks. (Seriously, if you haven’t played it, do yourself a favor. You’ll never look at a potato battery the same way […]

ear X-tacy: Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail

The views expressed in this post are Dave’s, and not necessarily the views of The Tower of Technobabble. Those other guys can write their own posts if they wanna.) Let me start off by saying that I myself am a small-business owner. Small businesses are the backbone of this country. Also, I started shopping at […]

Space Hippies on Space Banjos and Sulu Gets a Dance

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The B-Boys Make Some Noise

The Beastie Boys have revealed a new two minute-long trailer for “Fight For Your Right Revisited,” a short film directed by Adam “MCA” Yauch that will contain their new song “Make Some Noise.” Look at this thing. Are you kidding me? Time-traveling Beastie doppelgangers in 1986-era clothes? Ill Communication-style music? Elijah Wood as The King […]

One Of The Unsung Heroes Of Music History

“Thoreau said– most men live lives of quiet desperation. I would like to know how it feels for my desperation to get louder.“ –Bill Withers   “You gonna tell me the history of the blues? I am the goddam blues. Look at me. Shit. I’m from West Virginia, I’m the first man in my family […]

Cuttin’ Heads Via Theramin

Man or Asto-man? played in San Francisco last Sunday night. Poor Legba went up in flames during the dueling theramin battle. Muddy Waters may have invented electricity, but I doubt he was expecting this… Tweet

New Radiohead Is Out Today

Sold from their website, the Radiohead record “The King Of Limbs” is available for download today ahead of schedule. I’m not going to be a music reviewer, so you’ll just have to listen to it yourselves, but I will say it’s nice that they give you the option to download an uncompressed WAV version of the […]