A recent study found that people are less likely to buy a product if an advertisement features someone with tattoos or is a person of color.
A study recently published in the Economic Journal of the Royal Economic Society discovered that online shoppers are less likely to purchase a product if a black person or someone with a tattoo is selling it. [...] The experiment found that black sellers did worse than white sellers on a variety of metrics. Specifically, black sellers received 13% fewer responses, 18% fewer offers, and offers that were 11% to 12% lower. The results were similar in magnitude to those associated with a white seller's display of a tattoo.
Looking for a different way to display your records, but still be able to access them to play? Check out this Kickstarter from the aptly named "Records On Walls."
In 2010, I came up with the idea for Records On Walls. My educational background wasn't in design or manufacturing, but I wouldn't let that stop me. I was obsessed with producing this invention, convinced that it solved the problems I was having with displaying my record collection.
After several design iterations and prototypes, I developed the first version of Records On Walls, and started shipping them from my basement to North American customers. Although feedback for the product was great, there was still room for...
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body. [...]
A husband should be the firm and responsible head of his household, the leader of a "little flock called home and...
Downwrite has added some more artists to their roster. Bob Morris (The Hush Sound), Chris Broach (Braid / Firebird Band), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), Carmen Cirignano (Young Statues), Daniel Castady (The Fold), and William Beckett (The Academy Is...) are all now signed up.
We sought out a small, local coffee roaster in Fort Collins, sampled coffees from around the world, then roasted, cupped, and re-roasted until we felt it epitomized what we have been singing about for all of these years. Ultra dark, robust, and of course, eccentric. Sourced from a family farm, Finca Candelaria, located in the Candelaria region of Guatemala made famous in 1974 for its expansive underground cave system that spans over 80km. As far as the coffee goes, the high altitude and rich volcanic soil create the environment to grow very dense coffee beans- meaning that they are chocked full of complex flavors but...
We recorded our EP back in April of this year. We experimented and wrote this EP for you guys. We listened to what you guys wanted and we tried our best to give you that in five very different songs. The issue we encountered with this EP was it lacked a promised deadline, sort of like our debut album, which took three years to release. We were supposed to release this EP twice, before two different tours. Once in the middle of the year and another in September. Then the real shit storm hit, our RV died in the middle of the Scream It Like You Mean It tour and our label told us they would no longer release our music. There was...
Lyle McKeany, formerly of Pressure 4-5, has written a blog post about how expensive it can be to tour. The break-down of expenses is definitely on the high-end -- so it's not exactly your average band, but you get the idea.
Tenacious D sings the truth, touring is fuckiní hard. Itís incredibly fun and gave me a lifetime of stories. But itís not easy. Not only is it physically draining due to long hours and not enough sleep, but it is financially draining, as well.
Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams, is raising funds on Indiegogo for a documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir, Life Itself. You can find the video pitch in the replies.
[T]he first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.
The producer of a documentary about The Wrecking Crew (ie: the band behind some of the most well known music ever recorded), has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to be able to afford the licensing costs to release the film.
This is a documentary film about an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960ís who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and thatís just a few! The amount of work in which they were involved was tremendous. These musicians...
From Indian Lakes have put up their stellar album, Able Bodies, on Bandcamp in the pay-what-you-want model. The band will be using the funds to complete a new music video. The special ends Tuesday at midnight - go grab my favorite album of 2012, and give them lots of money.
Joy Division original members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris would like to lend their voice of support to Deborah and Natalie Curtis, who have been caused great distress over media reporting of the sale of the table originally owned by the family, and currently being auctioned on eBay. Deborah and Natalie would like to point out that the sale of this table has nothing whatsoever to do with them. The table was sold along with the house in 1980 and Natalie has never signed any authentication document. Furthermore, they consider the sale of a personal family item, and the subsequent media reporting, to be distasteful...
Update: It appears that many orders from Oldies.com's clearance sale are being cancelled, or partially delivered. Many users noted in the comments that they're receiving only a few records from their orders, if any at all. Refunds are apparently a mixed bag as well. Check the comments for the latest -JA
Dreamcatcher (Bryan Czap, ex-The Dangerous Summer) has an Indiegogo campaign to fund the physical production of their first EP, Wonderlust, out December 10th. Their new song, "June," is viewable on the campaign page.
Included with the Table are confirmation of authenticity from Natalie Curtis, Debbie Curtis, Marco from Joy Division Central and Vicky Morgan. Also there is a four page print from a web site with pics taken inside 77 Barton Street when it was a B and B and a picture of Dorothy Smith.