Listening to music can make you smarter! Mathematics and music are intrinsically linked through keeping time and harmonics. Ties have also been made to learning new languages, spatial-reasoning and relating to others. What music gets your brain juices flowing?
Trey Anastasio, born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on this date in 1964, is most famous for his involvement with the band Phish. Having written songs since Junior High, it is no surprise that he is credited with writing over 200 songs!
The year was 1975. A gallon of gas cost 44 cents. The Vietnam War finally ended. Jimmy Hoffa disappears, never to be seen again. BIC launches the first disposable razor. Saturday Night Live debuts. These albums were all hits in 1975. What album embodies 1975 for you?
Born today in 1970, Ani DiFranco is a Grammy-winning songstress, guitarist and songwriter. In 1989, she started her own record company, Righteous Babe Records. Her music is raw, empowering and brilliant.
Selected discography as owned by Denver Public Library:
What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific producers of hip-hop and pop with one of the most tortured musicians of this decade and then sprinkle it with one of the strangest artists of our time? A project that was lost and then found again by way of record label red tape and has all the essential elements to present a "Dark Night Of The Soul"......
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 12. Lady Gaga had an impressive 13 nominations and raised eyebrows by attending in an outfit completely made of meat. While she won a total of eight awards, Peter Gabriel still holds the VMA record with 10 wins for "Sledgehammer" in 1987.
Folk is a music of the people. While its history lies in the word of mouth conveyance of folklore, its present remains rooted in traditional music. Popularized in the 60s, Folk continues to thrive as new generations find their voice.
Gospel music blends bold harmonies, feature spiritual messages in their lyrics and may feature a choir of singers. #1 this week on the Billboard Charts is Here I Am by Marvin Sapp. Gospel inspires and gets you moving!
Born today in 1949, Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her anthem for the brokenhearted, "I Will Survive," released in 1978.
Gloria Gaynor started off in the group, the Satisfied Sisters, but eventually went on to a solo career in the 70s. The 90s had her back in the limelight doing cameos on shows like Ally McBeal and That 70s Show. Her hit, "I Will Survive," was covered by Cake on their album Fashion Nugget, one of my personal favorites.