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Science Unravels “The Beatles Chord”

Posted in Miscellaneous Static, Pop culture with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Andy

If you’re a guitarist, there’s at least one chord you know with a “given” name (like the “Hendrix” chord — the dom7#9 shape in the beginning of “Purple Haze”). For a long time, there’s been a mystery surrounding the opening jangle of the Lads’ “A Hard Day’s Night”… some people think it’s George’s Ricky 12-string and John’s Ricky 6… others think it’s multiple layers of 12-string guitar. But now a Canadian professor/researcher thinks he’s cracked the code.

Run away!

Run away!

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Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”

Posted in Artist with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2008 by Andy

Here’s a band I only had a cursory relationship with… I basically had just heard their name, and a comparison to a “slightly experimental Weezer.” Tape loops, layered noise, etc… not really in my wheelhouse, but I can respect the effort.

Were so indie!

"We're so indie!"

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