All posts by Geeks & Beats

    How Wide Should a Record Be?

    It’s an easy question for the casual vinyl junkie. “Records are either seven inches in diameter if they’re a single or twelve inches if they’re an album or an EP.” Really, now? Are you sure? And while...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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    8/6/15 – Dance on Your Grave | Geeks and Beats Podcast

    Podcast: Download (48.6MB) It may be the end of the road for Rush — but there’s good news. We’ll look back at a classic science fiction film for evidence of lazy prop-making. Search your feelings — you...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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    8/1/15 – Bumper Stumpers | Geeks and Beats Podcast

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (48.6MB) What your choice in music says about you (if you’re an empath, you can skip the Sex Pistols). The Mosaic by Power Stick — we’ll look at the Canadian...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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    Stream: Two Rare Joy Division Songs Have Just Been Re-Released

    Joy Division was only around for a couple of years and a couple of studio albums and their discography and recorded output has been strip-mined again and again. I mean, how many editions of the Substance compilation...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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    How Hockey Saved the MP3 for Music

    Back in the days when we were still buying vinyl and CDs, the team behind a new digital compression technology was fighting a losing battle. Time after time, they went before committees of engineers seeking to establish...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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    7/18/15 – Star Trek: The Phantom Menace | Geeks & Beats

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:43 — 48.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The Star Wars nerds go wild as the behind the scenes footage of the next installment hits Comic-Con —...

    • Posted July 18, 2015
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    Happy 35th, Sony Walkman

    Once upon a time, the only way to take your music with you involved using something known as the Radio Hat. It was…impractical as well as a fashion crime. Then came the Sony Walkman, a device that...

    • Posted July 18, 2015
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    The 80s-Era Gary Numan 7-Up Commercial That Died in a Plane Crash

    Back when 7-Up was very much a thing in the soft drink world, the company approached their agency in the UK with an idea. “We want to try something new for the British market! Get us a...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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