Neil Peart unwittingly reveals the most likely cause for his brain cancer

From comments int the video —   “Around 34:00 in Neil reveals the most probable cause for his brain cancer — 28,000 miles ridden in a year…28k miles wearing that stupid motorcycle helmet with integrated bluetooth microwave head cooker. TOXI COM lists tens of thousands of military studies confirming microwaves cause biological harm, including cancer. … Read more

Alberta Solar – Maximum VLF Radio Expedition – August 2000 by Stephen P. McGreevy

August 2000 Solar-Maximum Natural VLF Radio Stereo-Recording Expedition to Alberta, Canada. Between 06 and 14 August 2000 during a period of high solar-activity, I set-up two delta-loop-antenna stereo cross-azimuth recording systems to capture the magnetosphere’s spectacular natural VLF radio reception in north-western Alberta near the Whitemud River to the west of Dixonville, Alberta. “The Music … Read more

Vinyl Resurgence – Trifecta of Stores in Silver Spring, Maryland and three more in Frederick, Maryland

Three may be a crowd, but record store owners in Silver Spring say the more, the merrier. Roadhouse Oldies is one of three record stores in Silver Spring, and it’s been in town the longest. It sells CDs and cassettes in addition to records, and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Owner Alan Lee … Read more

Economy of the Ether: Early Radio History and the Commodification of Music

The early history of radio is an absorbing and complex saga. Often told from the narrative perspective of its inventors, technical milestones, or regulatory developments, little has been written about the commercial history of early radio and its influence on the commodification of music. Using a theoretical framework of commodification based upon the concepts of … Read more

Insight into why the musical magic of Muscle Shoals / FAME, stellar at first, then “faded”

Spot-on, I think, Comment from the video — “It’s funny that it starts out mentioning that the engineer knew and made (or at least serviced) all the equipment, and the sound quality was great. But then, technology moved in, and the engineer became disconnected, and there hasn’t been “that sound” or any true hit ever … Read more

A Nonlinear History of Radio

This highly nonlinear history of radio touches briefly on just some of the main stories, and provides pointers to the literature for those who want to probe further. Integrated circuit engineers have the luxury of taking for granted that the incremental cost of a transistor is essentially zero, and this has led to the high-device-count … Read more