Chapel Hill's The Chorus Project
sings songs by artists as diverse as R.E.M, The Kinks, Adele, David Byrne, St. Vincent, and Justin Timberlake. Loosely inspired by the 70’s Langley Schools Music Project, Glee and Polyphonic Spree, the chorus is made up of singers from different schools and diverse backgrounds.
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posted by carrienation
on Feb 28, 2014 -
In a nutshell
, this new study provides evidence that we need a certain amount of sleep every night, because the brain takes this time to rid itself of toxic metabolic byproducts, which would otherwise accumulate in the brain and impair brain function, destroy neurons — and potentially cause neurodegenerative disorders.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Oct 19, 2013 -
"Emma Stone was my dream best friend for a number of weeks. We'd see movies together. Get drinks and gossip. I remember one dream where we just texted. She resurfaced as my best friend last fall after I saw The Help. An actual friend of mine once told me a story about meeting Andrew Garfield's best friend, which meant Andrew Garfield and I were dream best friends for the following few nights. Again, there was texting." The Awl asks people: What Was Your Weirdest Celebrity Sex Dream
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 15, 2012 -
In March of 2009, an R.E.M. tribute and benefit concert
was held at Carnegie Hall. One of the most interesting covers of that evening was Ingrid Michaelson's
take on "Nightswimming."
Michaelson used a looping pedal to slowly build the harmonies, so that by the end of the song she was accompanied by a whole choir of her own voice. While the Carnegie performance isn't available online, you can see a pared-down but still extraordinary performance from her appearance at the Sirius XM studios
posted by shiu mai baby
on Sep 11, 2012 -
What is “Try Not to Breathe” about?
The Studio 360 podcast interviews a listener who, remembering how her father died of a sudden illness, has a touching eureka moment about the message of the song on R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People
: “I think it’s about somebody who has reached the end of their life. They
have a level of acceptance that maybe the people around them don’t have. I felt like that was my dad talking to me.... It’s about facing the truth and accepting that life is ugly sometimes.” (Contains download link and embedded player of radio segment.)
posted by joeclark
on Nov 3, 2009 -
Dreams: Night School
Revonsuo puts it, "The primary function of negative dreams is rehearsal for similar real events, so that threat recognition and avoidance happens faster and more automatically in comparable real situations."
posted by drea
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Scary Stuff: Count Floyd's Scary Little Christmas Promo
Dr Cube's Posse
A Scarier Skeleton by Jack Handey [mp3]
The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra Trailer [previously]
Plan 9 From Outer Space - Best Lines
Re-Enactment - Pan's Labyrinth
Scream in 30 Seconds and Re-Enacted by Bunnies
Season of the Witch
The Thing in Lego
REM & Muppets - Furry Happy Monsters
. Happy Halloween everyone!
posted by McLir
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Kingpins Bowl & Brew
, in Athens, GA, is one of those "hipster- and family-friendly" small town places where locals of all ages get together. It's got a bar. It's got bowling. It's got an arcade. And on Saturday evening, it had Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe, the original members of REM
, reunite and play a "impromptu" seven song set in the arcade
. It was only the second time since Berry left the band in 1997 that the original members played together
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Oct 11, 2005 -