Singer performs with disembodied heads in cardboard boxes…and it’s awesome, not creepy

September 2, 2014 | No comments

Independent singer, songwriter, and beatboxer Kawehi has just released the video for her new song “Anthem.” To say it is creative is an understatement.

And don’t worry, it’s not nearly as sinister or disturbing as it sounds like it would be…

If “Rent” was performed with Sugar Ray songs

August 30, 2014 | No comments

Check out this hilarious repurposing of Sugar Ray’s most memorable hits by the Quick and Funny Musicals group at Los Angeles’ renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theater…

(Some NSFW language and references)

This 10-second clip is the audio version of the infinitely rising barbershop pole

August 25, 2014 | 1 comment

You can’t always trust what you see, but what you hear is less deceiving, right?

Maybe not.

Named for cognitive scientist Roger Shepard, a Shepard tone has ten sine waves with frequencies that are separated by octaves. When played in a sequence the tones comprise the Shepard scale and produce an effect that is like an audio version of the infinitely rising spiral of a barbershop pole.

Shepard Tones

The Shepard scale in this video is just 10 seconds long but when you replay the video, you’ll hear the intriguing and seemingly impossible illusion…

(The video will replay automatically.)

Related… These astounding audio illusions prove that you can’t trust your ears

This tribute to Robin Williams (featuring him singing and rapping) will get stuck in your head

August 22, 2014 | No comments

Taking some of Robin Williams’ best moments, musician Melodysheep tastefully but thouroughly applied autotune and turned them into a catchy pop song, complete with a hip-hop bridge…

(All proceeds from our “Robin Williams” posts are going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.)

Check out the song this car thief was listening to when he got busted. Stupidly ironic…

August 15, 2014 | No comments

For a recent sting in Albuquerque, the police parked a bait car and waited to arrest whoever stole it. The operation lured a 21-year-old thief. In this footage he seems very pleased with himself and thinks that the song playing is the perfect soundtrack.

When the cops shut off the car remotely and arrested him, he realized just how wrong he was…

Why you should never screw around during band practice (Just kidding, go for it)

August 11, 2014 | No comments

At first, this seems like a lesson in calming down and participating with the group. But on second thought, what fun would life be if we told class clowns to be quiet instead of just letting it play out? Like this…

(via Reddit)