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The Ultimate Halloween Music Guide: 80 Tunes For Every Mood

by M.E. Gray

The Ultimate Halloween Playlist Guide | 3 Different Playlists, 80 Songs Total

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.                  

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Summertime Vibes: 5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

by Lidy Dipert

5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

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! 

Summertime Vibes: 5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

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Music to Clean By!

by DIY Maven

Music to Clean By!

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!

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Desk-A-Day: Imogen Heap

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

credit: Future Music [http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/in-pictures-imogen-heaps-amazing-home-studio-225425#content]

January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly; we're exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make our creative spaces amazing.

Imogen Heap's desk

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...

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How To: DIY Speaker Wall Mounts

by Chris Gardner

How To: DIY Speaker Wall Mounts

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.

created on: 01/10/09

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How To Create An Album Art Wall on the Cheap.

by Chris Gardner

How To Create An Album Art Wall on the Cheap.

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...

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A Merry Talk Box Christmas.

by Chris Gardner

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...

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Musical Furniture

by DIY Maven

Musical Furniture

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.

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DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

by Chris Gardner
 

 

DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

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 out your own LPs, you can select from the choicest of colors and label designs.

And while you're feeling LP-tastic, check this out!

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