Posts filed under “Weekend”

How Wine Detectives Determine Wine Fraud

NPR: How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery
 
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Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

2015 Ferrari California T

 

 

 

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Category: Weekend

Myths

1. Sales count. They’re almost as irrelevant as the old billboards on the Sunset Strip, they’re a way to stroke the egos of the players involved. It’s no longer whether someone buys your album, but whether they listen to it, that’s the relevant metric that everybody seems to ignore as they trumpet the anemic, irrelevant…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend

Whole Lotta Love

Back when music didn’t require autotune: “In late 1968, Led Zeppelin began pioneering a heavier, more metallic-sounding form of rock geared for FM radio’s new album-oriented stereo format. By combining a slashing electric guitar and wailing vocals with a rhythmic bass and locomotive drums, the band quickly became the darlings of better stereo systems and…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Building The Ferrari LaFerrari

Source: Automobile Magazine

Category: Weekend

Fender Chases Star Power to Sell Guitars

Fender is the world’s largest manufacturer of guitars. But the recession, inexpensive manufacturers and the shift toward synthesizers and drum machines have threatened Fender’s profit margins. See also In Search of Star Power, Fender Enlists Members of U2

Category: Music, Weekend

Five Extremely Awesome GoPro Videos

GoPro, the rugged action camera company, has filed for a $100 million initial public offering to be listed on Nasdaq. Professional athletes, extreme sports and other user-generated content helped sell 2.3 million cameras in 2012, according to the CEO. Bloomberg’s “Ranx” looked at the popular and most extreme of these videos Bloomberg May 20 2014

Category: Weekend

Louis C.K. on Charlie Rose

Louis C.K. on the upcoming season of his FX series ‘Louie.’

Category: Television, Weekend

Before the Beach Boys, There Was Jan & Dean

Spotify playlist Hit play to listen as you read   Brian Wilson gets all the respect and Jan Berry’s been forgotten and I’m gonna try to rectify that right now. “THE LITTLE OLD LADY (FROM PASADENA)” Because it’s the one you know. When I first heard this in the summer of ’64 I had no…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Driven | Bentley GT Speed

Source: NY Times

Category: Weekend