Article, Music

7 Facts About 'Tom's Diner' While You're Waiting for Your Coffee

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Suzanne Vega's a cappella song has had a long life outside of that famous diner.

Meteorologists Are Studying Every Song About the Weather Ever

Shaunacy Ferro

A group of UK climate researchers spent their free time compiling data on how musicians talk about the weather.

10 Obscure Electronic Musical Instruments

Miss Cellania

The Saint Who Played Sax

Matt Soniak

Music lovers are known to put their favorite artists on pedestals and bestow them with lofty titles. Springsteen is the Boss. Elvis is the King. Aretha is the Queen.

The Late Movies: Bluegrass Covers

Matt Soniak

A Song of the South, Born in the North

Matt Soniak

While “Dixie” (you know, “Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton/Old times there are not forgotten…”) might seem as inseparable from the South as collard greens and barbecue, the song was actually wri

Parrots and Horses Reveal their Musical Preferences

Jill Harness

From classical and country to dub step and smooth jazz, humans have some drastically different opinions on music.

Music History #18: "Shipbuilding"

Bill DeMain

Stuck for suitable words to his tune, Clive Langer played it for his friend Elvis Costello. Within a few days, Costello had written a poetic and emotional lyric about the Falklands War.

See What Beatboxing Looks Like from Inside the Vocal Tract

Erin McCarthy

When University of Southern California researchers Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan and Krishna Nayak wanted to know what beatboxing looked like from inside the vocal tract, they decided to do som

Music History #17: "Heroes"

Bill DeMain

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