Lou Reed said it himself: “My life is music.” The legendary Velvet Underground frontman, who passed away October 27 at the age of 71, wasn’t exactly known for his bedside manner, but that lovable curmudgeon sure did know a thing or two about sound. Lou gave what would be his final interview on September 21 as part of a photo shoot for French wireless company Parrot, for whom he had recently assisted with the optimization of their Parrot Zik headphones. “You do what you love, or you get arrested,” he deadpans at first, but when the topic shifts to music, his tone turns characteristically, well, lyrical. What a beautiful human being. [Rolling Stone]
This video of Celine Dion cracking up while watching a video of herself is making me crack up. It’s like some kind of glorious Celine Dion inception that I never want to end. I’m glad that Celine is just as confused and entertained by her Celine-ish antics (in this case, rehearsing “Loved Me Back To Life” in a bathroom) as the rest of us. [YouTube via Gawker]
Hey there, sonic nerds: this mini-symphony is made entirely from the sounds of water in Kumamoto, Japan. The area is known for it’s high quality water, so Sony took it upon themselves to make their own water-powered version of Pachelbel’s Canon by going around with high-quality audio equipment and recording the beautiful and varies noises. You may not listen to the sounds of nature quite the same way again. Also, can we just talk about how scenic it looks there? Sign me up for a visit.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he gets along just fine with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, despite the all the past resentment that seemed to have boiled between them.
Back when the Beatles were starting to deteriorate, Yoko’s tendency for hanging out in their recording studio and sitting in on private sessions irked Paul. But time, he says, has allowed him to let go of his grudge and heal. He mused:
“If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.” Keep reading »