THePetebox (a.k.a The Human Beatchestra a.k.a The Musical Mutant) is a human beatboxer and live looper extraordinaire. I argue that he must be an alien because no human should be able to make these sounds, but until I find his spacecraft and introduce him to my family I’ll have to live with him being one of us. You may have never heard of him, but one listen and you’ll be hooked. More>>
While there is certainly a growing resurgence in vinyl market, it’s always nice to have the ability to protect and preserve your albums by converting them to CDs! This is the combination recorder and stereo system that will allow you to do that.
Who is this Skrillex guy everyone is talking about? It’s almost like he’s in the wind and nobody knows anything about him. He is not all over TMZ, he is not interested in doing Late Night to have Letterman make jokes about his goth – look because he doesn’t relate to anyone under 60. More>>
Are you still listening to old-fashioned FM radio? How many times are you going to play Rick James – ‘Give It To Me baby’ before everyone leaves your party again? Well it’s time for you to tune into something different. More>>
When I think of the cello it doesn’t conjure up thoughts of modern pop or rock music, it is not Peacock – or is it? The cello is a classical instrument which in the past was typically used to solo in a stringed orchestra, not to be used as the primary instrument to play say Metallica. Ironically, this is why the harder and heavier rock/metal music (i.e Metallica) sounds so good when played on a classical instrument. More>>
To Spotify, or not to Spotify? That might not be THE question, but it’s certainly one that a lot of us may have ruminated on since it crossed the pond this summer after a year of rancorous negotiations with the four major U.S. record labels.
For those not in-the-know, Spotify, while launching in 2008 to critical acclaim throughout Europe, is the latest entrant to a crowded, on-demand U.S. music subscription market that already hosts the likes of Rdio, Rhapsody, Mog, and the never-say-die Napster. All ostensibly operate on the premise that we’re approaching an era where music accessibility will ultimately trump music ownership, and considering internet connectivity is indisputably becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe I tend to subscribe to that mantra.
But why Spotify?
I grew up listening to A Tribe Called Quest, so the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life means a lot to me. They are pioneers of this hip-hop thing we used to know. A lot of what you hear today has nothing in common with Tribe – other than the fact that they paved the way for most. More>>
When contemplating the current music scene sometimes I fall into the same trap everyone else does; it was better when I was kid. Well maybe it was and maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it’s just all perspective or even a comfort zone that most people are afraid to leave behind. I’m here to say you can keep those ghosts of the past, enjoy them, relish them, but always keep an open mind. More>>
Make plans to hit the beach with your crew and celebrate this summer in style. Besides all the drinking and partying you’ll be doing, music is a must have for any social setting, and the beach is no exception. We’ve created the Sounds of Summer Everything Peacock iPod Beach Playlist along with some guidelines for making your own playlist. So read on. More>>
A novel app for your iPhone – the Loopy2. This app allows you to sing, beatbox or play an instrument into your iPhone and create your very own songs with multiple tracks. A hand held recording studio is something that was unimaginable on a cell phone just a few years ago is here now for your consumption. More>>