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Why Vancouver band demands compensation for music used for torture

Why Vancouver band Skinny Puppy demands compensation after learning music used for Guantanamo Bay torture

Vancouver band Skinny Puppy demands compensation after learning music used for Guantanamo Bay torture.

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy sent an invoice to the U.S. military for allegedly using its music in Guantanamo Bay, and says it was “coached” in ways to potentially sue the U.S. Department of Defense for using its material illegally. The band is now demanding $666,000 in compensation.

Is it okay to use music as torture?

More in this article:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vancouver-band-demands-compensation-after-learning-music-used-for-guantanamo-bay-torture-1.1671312

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First came Autotune. Then came Valproate.

First came Autotune. Then came Valproate.

Valproate is a new drug has been developed that helps you achieve perfect pitch. A new study published in Frontiers shows that the FDA-approved drug Valproate, which is normally used as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer for epilepsy, anorexia, migraine, and post traumatic stress disorder, really has such a unique unexpected affect.

Valproate is like most drugs in that it does have some unpleasant side effects unfortunately. Users can suffer from tiredness, tremor, sedation, gastrointestinal disturbances, and about 10% experience reversible hair loss.

Would You take a Perfect Pitch drug?

Read the research here:
http://www.frontiersin.org/Systems_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnsys.2013.00102/full

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The Vinyl LP is back!

Why Vinyl LP is back

Vinyl LP is back

LP sales in USA grew by 32% from 2012 to 2013.

While vinyl sales are still modest compared to compact discs and digital sales, the sales curve for vinyl albums is very impressive. The romantic campfire feel of the vinyl format – or record – seems to work for a larger segment that grows almost exponentially.

More statistics at Statista:
http://www.statista.com/chart/1465/vinyl-lp-sales-in-the-us/

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How Powerful are Sound Waves REALLY?

How Powerful are Sound Waves REALLY

Sound Waves are Powerful

Japanese researchers recently used a phased array of Loudspeakers to not only levitate small objects, but move them around too at frequency 40kHz.

Video documentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJxJRAxdFU

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How Music has Evolved on 7 parameters through 7 Decades

How Music has Evolved on 7 parameters through 7 Decades

How Music has Evolved on 7 parameters through 7 Decades

How Music has Evolved on 7 parameters through 7 Decades.

Article:
http://blog.echonest.com/post/70299217721/7-decades-7-musical-evolutions

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