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The gift of Elton John, the piano man 馃幑

When advertising is done right, it doesn’t feel like advertising. Take a look back at the life of Elton John in this beautiful life montage. The video reminds me of Nike’s nostalgic commercial showcasing the home video archives of Serena Williams.聽 聽

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MF DOOM x Madlib: Speaking through music

MF DOOM recaps his experience with producer Madlib when they recorded the epic [easyazon_link identifier=”B0788FT3QV” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Madvillainy[/easyazon_link] album 14 years ago.

“We spoke through the music. He’ll (Madlib) hear the joint and that’s like my conversation with him. And I’d hear a beat, and that’s like what he was saying to me.”

There are聽so many gems on the [easyazon_link identifier=”B0788FT3QV” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Madvillainy[/easyazon_link] album but if I had to choose one (re: a few):

Music as telepathy. Beats as [easyazon_link identifier=”B0788FT3QV” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Madvillainy[/easyazon_link].聽

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Video: J贸hann J贸hannsson ‘A Song For Europa’

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London-based STUDIO AKA animated Icelandic electronica composer J贸hann J贸hannsson’s hauntingly beautiful tune ‘A Song For Europa’ from the 2016 album release, Orphe茅.

The video brings life to the track’s dubby recordings of the Numbers Stations, mimicking the radio waves that broadcast intelligence messages to operatives in foreign countries.

The Oscar-nominated musician passed away last February.

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Bob Marley for eternity

Bob Marley would’ve been 73 years old today. To celebrate the reggae legend, watch teenage cellist and 2016’s BBC Young Musician of the Year winner聽Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform a cello version of Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”

Also be sure to check out the New Yorker piece that looks back at Marley’s legacy, including the oral history of the artist as documented by Marley-expert [easyazon_link identifier=”039305845X” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Roger Steffens[/easyazon_link].

Upon his death bed, Marley left some final words for his son Stephen: 鈥淢oney can鈥檛 buy life.鈥