The Loon Wail: Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call (and often misuses it) | VOX

Once you hear it, you can’t unhear it. Sorry! If you’ve seen any remotely creepy movie, you’ve heard a loon wail: that mournful, nearly human ooo-ooo-oooo. It pops up whenever a movie needs to convey melancholy or trepidation, often accompanied by a full moon or some fog. But for the most part, loons have no… Continue lendo The Loon Wail: Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call (and often misuses it) | VOX

How heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker | VOX

Heavy metal and Satan played a role in the introduction of the explicit lyrics sticker. The explicit lyrics sticker is one of the most recognizable images in American music. Its placement on an album cover signifies you’re going to hear something for adult ears only, and it’s an image we often take for granted. The… Continue lendo How heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker | VOX

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”: the most feared song in jazz, explained | VOX

Making sense of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tIvfP9A2w John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons - it’s fast and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook and Adam Neely give… Continue lendo John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”: the most feared song in jazz, explained | VOX