1. 5 - Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix played on a Gayageum

    ​Here is Luna Lee playing her version of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child on the gayageum.


    From wikipedia:​

    The gayageum or kayagum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings, although more recently variants have been constructed with 21 or other numbers of strings. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument.

     It is related to other Asian instruments, including the Chinese guzheng, the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh.



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  2. 1 - Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter

    From the project page:

    This is no mere arrangement; instead Richter has absorbed Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons into his own musical bloodstream. At first Richter followed the example of other works in the “Recomposed” series, which re-mix existing recordings, but, he says, “I wanted to open up the score on a note-by-note level, and working with an existing recording was like digging a mineshaft through an incredibly rich seam, discovering diamonds and not being able to pull them out. That became frustrating. I wanted to get inside the score at the level of the notes and in essence re-write it, re-composing it in a literal way.”



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  3. 4 - Billy Joel Answers the Question

    Fan Michael Pollack stood up to ask his childhood idol a question during the Piano Man’s recent Q&A at Vanderbilt University

    He asked to play with him. Joel answered.​

    "…​and that’s how you get to be a horn player in NYC… take a chance" Joel after the song.

    ​If you don’t ask, you don’t get. 



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  4. 5 things I learned July 13, 2012

    1. The Art of BMX [video and photos] http://5thin.gs/PVJsqH

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    2. Mind-Bending Portraits That Defy Gravity [6 photos] http://5thin.gs/NvIidY

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    3. Choreography for Little Green Army Men [video] http://5thin.gs/NvJn5E

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    4. Lovely Sky Monsters [22 photos] http://5thin.gs/NvGpho

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    5. Anchorage by Winter [timelapse] http://5thin.gs/NvHkOW

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  5. 5 things I learned May 1, 2012

    Also, check out Match-up: Pitting two of our most viewed posts to see which one is REALLY the most interesting! http://5thin.gs/JAXBUN

    1. Starry Night: Light Installations by Lee Eunyeol [7 photos] http://5thin.gs/IlblAy

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    2. Now the tallest building in NYC: One World Trade Center 2004-2012 [video] http://5thin.gs/JQ4Bib

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    3. What it’s like to ride the Shanghai Maglev Train [video] http://5thin.gs/IljgOt

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    4. Super Moon on May 5, 2012 [video] http://5thin.gs/IljnJD

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    5. Late BBC DJ’s Massive Record Collection Now Available Online [site] http://5thin.gs/IlkfOC

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  6. 5 things I learned April 18, 2012

    1. Jetman [video] http://5thin.gs/HSS3mR

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    2. Sculpture made from cut willow branches [3 images] http://5thin.gs/HSS36p

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    3. Photographer creates ‘Desert Clouds’ [6 images and 1 video] http://5thin.gs/JaCtWy

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    4. North Korea seen from an American tourist’s train seat [1-hour video] http://5thin.gs/HQIMtw

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    5. Classic album covers recreated using Pantone color swatches [11 images] http://5thin.gs/HQJirI

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  7. 5 things I learned April 12, 2012

    1. Music and neurology [video] http://5thin.gs/HOfzlq

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    2.  ”Strict Color Palette” [video] http://5thin.gs/HuHtkZ

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    3. Iconic photos from history (including this one, the world’s FIRST photo from 1826) [45 images] http://5thin.gs/HOqFDM

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    4. The desktops of digital artists [51 images] http://5thin.gs/HzK6B1

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    5. Top 10 Google Project Glass parodies [10 videos] http://5thin.gs/HORkAl

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  8. 5 things I learned March 26, 2012

    1.  Suspended bouncy ball installation http://5thin.gs/H54FrJ

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    2. Unity Skate Club: inline skaters in Ghana http://5thin.gs/GS8YGT

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    3. 25 of the best photos from Wikipedia http://5thin.gs/GS9dBN

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    4. BBC’s Planet Earth mashed up with music makes for a mesmerizing montage (16 videos) http://5thin.gs/Hb0FUh

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    5. Bike acrobatics: unnervingly awesome http://5thin.gs/H8T9YH

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  9. 5 things I learned Mar 19, 2012

    1. Adele’s Rolling in the Deep covered on a 古箏(gu-zheng) http://5thin.gs/zdapFw

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    2. Crazy amazing Peruvian mountain track biking http://5thin.gs/yE0q58
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    3. Conceptual natural history photos http://5thin.gs/xF5ZWk
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    4. Evolution of the Moon http://5thin.gs/xIXiFr
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    5. Silhouettes seen from far away http://5thin.gs/x40BLc
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  10. 5 things I learned Jan 23, 2012

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    1. FOLLOW UP: 75 photos of those creepy underwater statues we covered season 2 (see video below) http://5thin.gs/wFzc7Z

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    2. Play the rings of a tree as a record http://5thin.gs/AumYds

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    3. Family tree for Lord of the Rings 
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    4. I just love the whimsy of these photos: The Girl with the Seven Horses http://5thin.gs/xPK3WQ
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    5. Abandoned buildings in Paris http://5thin.gs/AkyRft

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