A cartoon illustration of a man yelling "What?" at a speaker. By Oddball Times

Watts: What Are They? The History Of Speaker Wattage

Have you ever wondered how the wattage or “watt” rating for speakers is worked out?... Well wonder no more. Back in the 1970s when amplifiers and speakers were becoming louder and louder (a time when volume knobs could be turned all the way to 11) a professor of audiology named Sebastian Soundstein decided to rate … Continue reading Watts: What Are They? The History Of Speaker Wattage

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Two Turnpikes And A Microphone: How Hip-Hop Musicians Are Embracing Roads And Motorways

Today we answer the age old question; how do musicians decide what to call themselves? Fans assume that stage-names are simply nicknames from childhood or possibly some random thought that popped into a musician's head. It was all a mystery... until now. We have inside information that certain Hip-Hop artists used the humble road map … Continue reading Two Turnpikes And A Microphone: How Hip-Hop Musicians Are Embracing Roads And Motorways

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The Skinny Jeans Effect: Proof That Tight Legwear Restricts Creativity In Music

If someone asks you when the best Blues music was made, you'll probably say the 1950s. The best Rock And Roll music? The 1960s. The best Heavy Metal music? The 1970s of course. If someone asks you when the best Electronic Dance Music was made, you'll definitely say the late 1980s and early 1990s. The … Continue reading The Skinny Jeans Effect: Proof That Tight Legwear Restricts Creativity In Music