The Echo Auto brings the power of Alexa into your car!

The Echo Auto was announced just a few months ago at Amazon’s hardware event, along with a whole line-up of other devices (like the Alexa Microwave, the Echo Sub, and loads more) and is all set to make its way into automobiles across the world. What does it do? Gives you the power of Alexa in your car. Over the past few years, Alexa has become pretty indispensable. Most homes today have an Echo or an Echo Dot device in their homes that they talk to, summoning music from their favorite streaming ...
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15 Dream Fellowships, Grants That Musicians Need To Know About

Making a living as an artist can be hard, and having to keep down a day job while still working to fulfill your musical potential isn't a juggling act everyone can keep up. For a fortunate few, however, there are fellowships and grants that can give you the opportunity to live comfortably and massively expand your creative abilities at the same time. __________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever imagined that you’d stumble across a...
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Sunscreens That Won't Make You Break Out, Because That's Not Cool

The moment when you suddenly realize you're an adult can come amid a seemingly random activity — depositing money in your newly-formed 401k, making dinner that consists of something other than almond milk and cereal, leading your first department meeting at work. For us, though, that moment came when we finally mastered the fine art of applying sunscreen.Finding your perfect SPF number and knowing exactly when you need to reapply, and how often, made us feel like we had become true, responsible...
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9 Pro-Approved Burgundy Lipsticks To Pair With Your Favorite Red Wine

Red wine is our favorite way to unwind after a long day of work; it's the hostess gift we tote to every housewarming and Friendsgiving gathering; and it's the perfect color inspiration for fall lipstick. If you're wary of using an oxblood color on your face, don't be. Just like there's excitement in pouring a new glass of pinot or merlot that you've never sipped before, you can’t go wrong with testing out a new vampy lipstick.Celebrity makeup artist Paul Blanch tells Refinery29 that picking ou...
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The Best Under $12 Bottles Of Wine To Bring To Thanksgiving, According To Experts

If it's your job to bring the wine to this year's Thanksgiving celebration, consider yourself lucky. Yes, choosing a few bottles of wine that will satisfy all the guests at your gathering seems like a daunting task. You'll want options that appeal to many different palettes, compliment a slew of different dishes, and, perhaps most importantly, the bottles should be affordable enough that you'll still have money left over for Black Friday shopping. That's a lot to ask of just a few bottles, but ...
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The Oily-Skin Myth Dermatologists Say You Need To Stop Believing

If your skin type errs on the side of excessively oily, chances are you've taken countless different approaches to combat it: acids, mattifying primers, oil-free foundations... the list goes on. But there's one "tip" currently doing the rounds in the skin care-enthusiast stratosphere that has dermatologists less than thrilled.You may have come across information that suggests your overly oily complexion could actually be a result of dehydrated skin, which lacks water or moisture and typically r...
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Diddy, Quincy & Al B. Sure Pay Tribute to Kim Porter on Social Media

Kim Porter’s family has finally broken their silence on her sudden and untimely death.Sean “Diddy” Combs, who fathered three children with Porter, addressed her tragic death for the first time with a touching video and message on social media.The video shows him and Kim doing a maternity photo shoot with Essence magazine in December 2006 when Kim was pregnant with their twin daughters D’Lilah Star and Jessie James.The hip-hop mogul captioned the video with a somber message that read: “For the la...
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A New Christmas Commercial Takes You on a Sentimental Journey Through Elton John’s Rich Musical Life

The Bitch is Back…or is he? Yes, Elton John is spending the next couple of years bidding adieu to fans on his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road world tour. And yes, there’s a soon-to-be released biopic, Rocketman. On the other hand, there’s the ridiculously pneumatic two-minute television commercial above, upscale department store John Lewis’s attempt to best rivals Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer in the unofficial British holiday advert bowl. These annual productions are as hotly anticipate...
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8 Winter Essentials You Will NOT Feel Guilty Buying

Opportunities to pay it forward are all around us, particularly during the holidays ('tis the season of giving, after all). But amid attending events with fancy dress codes, creating Insta-worthy itineraries for sunny-weather getaways, and spending every spare minute gift shopping for everyone from our best pals to our favorite baristas, it's easy to get caught up in ourselves this time of year and overlook those who are less fortunate. Happily, there are brands out there like Treasure & Bond (...
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Marina Benjamin's Playlist for Her Memoir "Insomnia"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Marina Benjamin's Insomniais more than a memoir, the book haunts with its journeys into what unsettles us in the night. The Los Angeles Times wrote of the book: "A svelte work of ...
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How To Cut Your Own Hair At Home Without Regretting It

Illustrated by Anna Sudit. DIY haircuts can be disastrous. Many of us have a horror story about a late-night, wine-fueled baby bang trim that quickly became a colossal hack job — snip by tiny snip — and required an emergency trip to your stylist, where you bashfully begged for forgiveness.Not all cuts that happen in the privacy of your own home need to be regrettable, however. While we don't recommend going from super-long hair to a short, architectural cut using craft scissors and a hand m...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Is JM Pro neck pocket

Author: Suhr Subject: Re: Is JM Pro neck pocket Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:55 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 2 David74 wrote: Hi guys,will the JM Pro neck fit in a standart Strat body pocket? Don't ask why ,)) i love my JM Pro P90s but temporary need a guitar with Humbucker and trem, for recording that pays really well . I love the neck and i;m very comfortable with it. Thanks It will not fit another companies neck pocket.
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Study: Trained Musicians Score Higher On Tests Of Thinking

Combining the results of all the tests, “musicians with extensive experience scored significantly higher than non-musicians and less-trained musicians,” the researchers write in the journal Psychology of Music. Specifically, they did better on four of the five cognitive skills that the tests measured.
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Best Black Friday Underwear Deals You Can Start Shopping Now

I see London, I see France, I see a damn good deal on underpants. Black Friday is quickly approaching and it never fails to live up to the hype. With tons of amazing deals and discounts, most of which you can now shop directly from your phone, it's the most wonderful time of the year to stock up. But where others may be making more frivolous purchases, think about how good you’ll feel if you walk away with the most underrated Cyber Week purchase of all — new underwear.From briefs to bikinis, th...
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Shorties (A Previously Unpublished David Foster Wallace Interview, Two boygenius In-Studio Performances, and more)

Electric Literature shared a previously unpublished interview with David Foster Wallace. boygenius visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance and played a Tiny Desk Concert. 23 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Saturday (bringing the total to 234, including Broadly's best books, Vogue's cookbooks of the year, and Readings' best book lists . PopMatters profiled the band Dead Can Dance. November's best eBook deals. ...
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Perfume Genius – “Not For Me”

Last week, Perfume Genius shared a rework of No Shape's closing track "Alan" as part of a two-song partnership with the boutique hotel record label W Records, with its streaming proceeds going towards Immigration Equality. More »
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Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock & TOBACCO) – “Acid King” Video

Aesop Rock toured with psychedelic synth-sludge weirdos Black Mother Super Rainbow way back in 2007. A year later, the underground rap veteran teamed up with BMSR's mysterious leader Tobacco on "Dirt," a song from the latter's first solo album Fucked Up Friends. And now, a decade later, Aesop and Tobacco have a full-length … More »
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CVS Is Having A Sweet Buy-One-Get-One-Free Sale On All Things Beauty, Today Only

In theory, shopping at CVS is supposed to be quick and easy, which is why it's so frustrating when you run in after work just to pick up a bottle of Advil Liqui-Gels and a box of Kleenex, then end up waiting in the checkout line for 20 minutes because apparently everyone else in the neighborhood is also coming down with a cold at the exact same time.This winter, the smartest way to get CVS' crazy-good deals without the checkout-line headache is to shop online. And we'd recommend clicking over t...
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Gus Mancuso: Baritone Horn

If a tuba married a trombone, their kids would baritone horns. As former high-school band members may recall, the baritone looks like a tuba that was left in the drier too long, and its sound is most akin to the valve trombone. Not many musicians played the instrument in jazz ensembles, since other horns can do the job more easily. Trumpeter Doug Mettome played it on Urbie Green's Urbie Green Septet in 1953. [Photo above of Gus Mancuso] Others who played the baritone horn on jazz recording ses...
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Dave McKenna in Madison

Farley's House of Pianos in Madison, Wisc., specializes in the restoration of 19th and 20th century pianos. When owner and president Timothy Farley isn't managing his team of craftsmen, he and his wife, Renee, have sponsored and recorded dozens of classical and jazz concerts at their store. In 1991, the Farleys were on a jazz cruise when they met pianist Dave McKenna. During their on-board chat, Tim mentioned a Model C Steinway his team had just restored that pianists who played it were calling...
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Losses Grow At Live Music Streamer LiveXLive

Live music event streamer LiveXLive Media reported record revenue for their second fiscal quarter of 2019, but still missed Wall Street’s estimates. Revenue for the quarter came in at $7.97 million, up by 5% from the first quarter, when they cleared 7.62 million. However, the company missed the mark set by investment analysts, who had set a consensus of $8.33 million for the quarter. For Q2 2019, LiveXLive recorded a loss from operations of $9.5 million and a net loss of $10.3 million. Live...
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5 Ways To Give Back This #GivingTuesday

This time of year, the commercialization of the holidays can be enough to make your head spin.Endless sales and the sometimes overwhelming pressure to buy gifts for everyone in your life can turn giving into a less-than-pleasant experience. And yet, there’s day just around the corner that offers an opportunity to get into a different sort of holiday spirit. What’s #GivingTuesday? For the sixth year in a row, next Tuesday, November 28, is a day to give back. Giving Tuesday (or as it’s more commo...
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Perfume Genius – “Not For Me” (Bobby Darin Cover)

Last week, Perfume Genius shared a rework of No Shape's closing track "Alan" as part of a two-song partnership with the boutique hotel record label W Records, with its streaming proceeds going towards Immigration Equality. More »
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Watch: New Chris Cornell video tours Seattle landmarks through Seattle Times paper route

In the video for "When Bad Does Good," the Soundgarden singer's son, Christopher, portrays his father on a Seattle Times paper route.
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"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - November 20th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Daily updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: Arcadia on Books (best books) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (cookbooks) Atticus Rev...
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This Concealer Is Like A Time Machine For Your Sleepless Nights

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time. This story was originally published on February 24, 2018.I, like most of us, frequently have to get ready in a pinch in the morning. Just the other day, my bathroom was out of commission, I'd had one too many glasses of wine the night be...
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Snoop Dogg to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled Monday, Nov. 19, honoring 16-time Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg, four days before the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut album “Doggystyle.” Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, legendary record producer Quincy Jones and the rapper Dr. Dre will join Snoop Dogg at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard where Kimmel’s show is taped. The star will be the 2,651st since the completion ...
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Your No-Outfit-Missed Round Up Of Meghan Markle's Royal Style Moments

Secret's out — we're smitten with Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex is effortlessly charming, living a real life fairytale and doling out a never-ending supply of adorable couple photos for us to swoon over. But honestly, we're mostly interested in the 114 clothing items the pregnant newlywed schlepped with her on her first royal tour – and all the outfits we've seen before and after that trek. Fan or not, it's impossible to deny that the former Suits actress has got one hell of a wardrobe. ...
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Grandaddy – “Bison On The Plains”

Last year, the reunited late-'90s early-'00s indie rockers Grandaddy released Last Place, their first album in 11 years. And today, they're back with "Bison On The Plains," their first new music since then. It's a lovely, searching song that frontman Jason Lytle initially wrote before most of the songs that ended up on Last Place. More »
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Mandy Moore's Floating Baby's Breath Wins Dreamiest Bridal Hair Of The Year

Flowers are the epitome of effortless, bohemian bridal style. Adding a sunflower or a few roses to your wedding updo is a classic way to accessorize, but it’s also super common. Literally, every other bridal hair photo on Pinterest involves some type of flower crown. So when someone takes the traditional trend and gives it new life, we take note.Recently bouquets have been showing up everywhere, from the red carpet to the runway. Hairstylists have been using flowers to create dreamy, fashion-fo...
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