Candy is great, and costumes are fun, but what about the music? Whether you like jammin' to Monster Mash or prefer to get down to Thriller, music plays a big part in this spookiest of holidays. But there's more to listen to than just the Ghostbusters theme song (although that is a good one!). Here are 80 songs to get you in the spirit for spirits. From classic haunts to alternative rock, there's a Halloween playlist here for everyone.
Summertime is all about kicking back, letting loose and enjoying some much needed relaxation time! Time to open the windows, let the breeze in, blast some tunes and be carefree - at least for a song or two. And these five prints based on popular songs this summer will be sure to remind you to take some time to just dance all your stress and worries away that might be hanging over your shoulder. It's great therapy and a whole lotta fun!
How about a mixtape to help keep you energized as you clean? Yeah, baby!
With 24 tracks in all, just push and play, grab your mop and bucket and your place will be clean in no time--and you just might enjoy yourself while doing it!
When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I'm sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting. But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal.
A DIYer's best friend may well be a bucket of paint and a good brush. From dressers to kitchen cabinets and even silverware, just about anything can be improved or given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint... even musical instruments!
January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly; we're exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make our creative spaces amazing.
Every day in January, we're featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we're calling "Desk-A-Day". Today's desk comes from British-born singer and composer Imogen Heap. Note the furry exercise ball in lieu of a chair. And the grand piano shell that serves as a container for well...
Last week while meandering through Target, I passed the Lifescapes kiosk. You know, that 'push the button to hear snippets of a setting-the-mood CD' deal. Anyway....the cover art of the CD pictured above caught my eye. I pushed the aforementioned button
Nope, no fancy DJ gear required...apparently, you can simply strip the wires from your Christmas lights, and plug them into the speaker wire terminals on your stereo reciever. Don't be afraid if electricity makes you feel uncomfortable: the amount of current running through this setup is nothing to fear.
Candy? Check. Decorations? Check. Costumes? Check. Creepy music? No. No?! Not to worry. Here's some sites where you can download free songs and sounds to up the Halloween creep factor.
I may behind in posting this video, but I'm gonna do it anyway, because I've fallen a little bit in love with it. The tune (superb in its own right) is Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. The photography was done by Eyal Landesman and it was directed by Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan. It's a stunning example of stop motion photography.
Craftster meekssandygirl whipped up this incredible scarf that just happened to be her husband's idea. He's a big fan of Guitar Hero 3 and Muse, so she embroidered the music for their tune Knights of Cydonia on a length double crochets (6 rows in black acrylic, 70 to 75 inches in length).
Whether for your new 5.1 surround sound system, your cramped media room, or when just wiring your home to fill it with music, it's best to get speakers off the ground, furniture, and other resonant surfaces, and up to ear level. And since non-powered speakers are actually not heavy at all, with less than $2.00 in materials and an hour of work, it's surprisingly simple to create custom brackets for mounting them on walls and ceilings.
In my wife's (then, girl-I-was-gonna-marry-but-hadn't-yet) first post-college apartment, we filled the entire area over the sofa with album covers. We used sticky-tack, but the jackets were heavy, they fell often, and it ruined the surface of many of them.
This technique is much more brilliant. It's as simply as l-shaped screws. Of course. No harm to the jackets, and it allows the artwork to be interchanged as the modd strikes you...
Check out this marvelous video, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" via the Talkbox. A talkbox is a device that takes the music generated by an instrument, and feeds it through a tube into one's mouth, wherein one "mouths" or whispers the lyrics, allowing the shape of the mouth to affect the timbre of the instrument. The most famous example of this effect is Peter Frampton's "making the guitar talk." (This was also responsible for the vocal...
This is a very cool idea indeed: furniture on which you can play music. The artist behind Musical Furnishings is the rather dishy Tor Clausen. Tor makes tables, chests and outdoor furnishings that you can take a pair of mallets to and bang out some tropical tunes marimba style. Individual pieces are priced from anywhere between 300 to 3500 bucks, and each includes a pair of mallets and a song book.
Here's how to make vinyl record coasters from all those old LPs you have lying around (assuming, of course, that they're not worth listening to anymore) ...
These are by no means an original idea. I saw them on all sorts of websites when shopping for unique Christmas gifts. However, $20-45 for six or eight coasters seems like a bit much. For the same investment [for the hole saw], you can make these guys by the thousands, and by picking...