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I’ve always been very interested in loving things that required defense.

At Radiolab Live, Reggie Watts DJ’d a dance party for Robert Krulwich and a giant dinosaur.

Yes, this really happened.

Want to see the rest of the show that bred this lunacy? You’re in luck.

wfmu:


You’ve Got to Dig it to Dig it You Dig? Handwritten Tips for Playing a Gig From Thelonious Monk


Interesting line tucked in at the bottom there: “They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”

wfmu:

Interesting line tucked in at the bottom there: “They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”

They use gardening implements on their drums…things in their mouths…Darin plays his bass guitar like a tuba…

Today on The Takeaway, Jad and Robert talked about some of the brilliant musicians who are joining us on the Radiolab Live tour.  Take a listen here.

nprmusic:

Lucius' full-length debut captures ’60s girl groups, ’80s grandeur and more in the margins.
Stream Wildewoman now from NPR’s First Listen. 

Hooray!  We are big Lucius fans, and we’ve been waiting for this album to drop. Head over to NPR and take a listen. We’re told you can buy the full album starting October 15th.

nprmusic:

Lucius' full-length debut captures ’60s girl groups, ’80s grandeur and more in the margins.

Stream Wildewoman now from NPR’s First Listen

Hooray!  We are big Lucius fans, and we’ve been waiting for this album to drop. Head over to NPR and take a listen. We’re told you can buy the full album starting October 15th.

The chromochord holds 12 vials, each paired with a different sound. When light shines on one vial the proteins inside swell, changing the wavelength they absorb. A sensor measures the change in absorption and cues the sounds.

Listen to the sound of information being added to Wikipedia.

The sounds indicate addition to (bells) or subtraction from (strings) a Wikipedia articles, and the pitch changes according to the size of the edit.

You gotta click through for this one, guys.

I know a pod of whales who would go crazy for this!

Robert Krulwich has his first Dawn of Midi experience in our new short. (He got into it after a while, and we’re betting you will too.)

You’re seducing people so that you can kind of disturb them in a way. That’s sort of the process that you go through, you want that ‘Come here, come here, come here…BOO! Come here, come here, come here…OOF!’ That’s kind of what you do as a storyteller.

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This is amazing: A mesmerizing Beach Boys vocals inspired by the physics of church bells from Alexander Chen, who wrote code to draw a circle for each note of the song using a mathematical relationship between a the circumference of a circular surface and pitch. A fine addition to these synesthetic visualizations of music.

Mesmerizing is right!