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Solar Art Installation to Play “Africa” Song Forever

When writing or producing a hit song, there are many gold standards to consider. Is it good enough, for example, that someone will play it forever, on an infinite loop in a solar-powered art exhibit? Toto’s “Africa” recently passed this test. Max Siedentopf, 27, a German-Namibian artist currently based in London, set up a sound … Continue reading

Happy Elvis/Bowie/Xeno Birthday

Once again it is, today, my shared birthday with Elvis Presley and David Bowie. This year I’m spending my birth anniversary in a snowy cabin in the woods alone in the shadow of a massive volcano, working on my 100 original songs project and daydreaming a bit. They say the first step is knowing what … Continue reading

Xeno’s 100 Songs Project Update

I was asked to share my music with the world and have thus been working on this music project for years. I have sketches of 100 originals in a music studio computer. I do a little work whenever I can, sometimes all day. My style is American Helifino which blends instruments and moods from Classical, … Continue reading

Brain Study: Creativity is Supressing the Obvious

Very creative people can be oddly oblivious to the obvious. New brain research suggests that suppression of our most common pathways (thoughts) is the underlying mechanism for creativity. Remember as you read that brain waves are only patterns resulting from groups of brain cells sending signals. Brain waves are the electrical sums of brain cell … Continue reading

Pinkish “Farout”, New (Minor?) Planet in our Solar System

Our most distant solar system object is now a pink hued object (minor planet) nicknamed “Farout,” the discovery of which was recently announced. Scientists searching for Planet X, a proposed hidden planet assumed to be responsible for years of observed gravitational anomalies, found another minor planet in our solar system and it is quite far … Continue reading

835 Tubas Playing at Once Win World Record

Here’s is a first: A record largest number of tuba players played the same song together in Kansas City recently. Hear a few seconds of audio with the story about this new world record: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DmJC58JAOU8 A massive tuba ensemble has smashed a Guinness World Record in Kansas City and spread some Christmas cheer. KSHB-TV reports … Continue reading

Several Singing Donkeys

Just so you know, these days skilled recording engineers could fake the audio on these first two videos, morphing ordinary braying into awesome beautiful singing, but I assume all the news organizations running these stories checked the facts and that these are legit, so here are some singing donkeys. Singing Donkey in Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tYL228uOI Singing … Continue reading

Video: Fuman Musicoloco the Juggling Drummer

This juggling drummer is the best strange thing I saw today. The video dates back to at least May 6, 2016. Enjoy. A video of a very coordinated guy who has perfected this obscure skill is making the rounds online today. It features Spaniard Fuman Musicoloco, a true artist who has made a name for … Continue reading

A Piano Playing Cat + A Piano Playing Dog

I’d like to contribute something big to humanity, but amusing a few people with a blog about the strangest things I find is good for now. Today, two piano playing animals. Nora the cat recalls the dissonances of Thelonius Monk, definitely a jazz cat. Buddy the dog not only plays but also howls along. That’s … Continue reading