Before there was Pandora, Spotify, Last FM or even my latest fave digital music service Songza, I had the good fortune to meet and potentially collaborate with legendary City disc jockey Pete Fornatale who sadly and suddenly passed away this week. It was late 2004 or early 2005, and I was fed up with the ...
Two deaths this week in New York radio underscore just how sad and bad things really are: Pete Fornatale, one the great music men, interviewers, deejays, died at age 66. His ?Mixed Bag? program was a must listen on the original WNEW-FM, New York?s great rock station now reduced to rubble as an automated piece ...
By Zachary Cook(Reuters) - Retired rock radio disc jockey Dave Herman on Tuesday was indicted on a charge of trying to take a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands from New Jersey for sex.A federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey indicted Herman, on one count of attempting to transport and engage in sexual activity with a minor. He was arrested in October and remains jailed without bond.If convicted of the charge, Herman faces a sentence ranging from 10 years in prison to life.
Music icon Bob Dylan turns 70 this week with stars lining up to pay tribute to the 1960s folk-protest singer turned enigmatic rock legend, still touring after half a century.Dubbed the "voice of a generation" for anthems like "The Times they Are a-Changin'" and the poet laureate of folk for "Hey Mr. Tambourine Man" and others, Dylan shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade.
A group of scientists from the Queen Mary University of London and the Imperial College London have made quite an amazing discovery: solar cells like pop and rock music, but they’re not too keen on classical.Obviously I am not talking about actual conscious preferences, but rather that by playing high pitched sounds, often found in pop and rock songs, the performance of the solar cells increased remarkably.In their experiments the researchers grew tiny zinc oxide nanorods and then covered them with an active polymer that created a photovoltaic…
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp and Pioneer Corp said they would set up a joint venture to merge their optical disc businesses, aiming to beef up one of their focus operations and take a leading position in the growing Blu-ray disc market.
Reuters - Japan's Sharp Corp (6753.T) and Pioneer Corp (6773.T) said they would set up a joint venture to merge their optical disc businesses, aiming to beef up one of their focus operations and take a leading position in the growing Blu-ray disc market.
The Federal Open Market Committee will make its hugely anticipated announcement about its next monetary moves at 2 pm today. To mark the occasion, we figured we'd come up with a playlist to get you pumped. While there are many songs about monetary policy and Fed announcements, these are the best of the best. In each, we've explained the real meaning of the song. Check it out:
Saw this poster taped to a lamppost in my neighborhood last weekend. There is so much to admire about it. My first thought concerned the talent/practice angle as espoused by Anders Ericsson.
I played in a bunch of bands when I was a kid.