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3 Valuable Lessons I Learned Attempting to Make a Mystery Science Theater Knockoff

Dan Persons | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If you've been tracking my feed, you know my friends -- Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal Hawkins, and Kevin Lauderdale -- and I put out a podcast called Temp...

The Etymology of Riffing, or, Why 'American Idol' Is Missing the Point

Ben Toth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Ben Toth

Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.