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11 Things Music Can Do

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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This week's Rock School show was basically already done for us! Since Dr. Burns is such a fan of the random, interesting, and amazing facts magazine, Mental Floss, that he decided to showcase some of the most amazing facts presented on the magazine. You're bound to learn a thing or two you never knew before on this week's Rock School. Read the full description.

Rs_logo_small When the Foo Fighters played in New Zealand, parts of their show showed up on the GeoNet Seismograph. In order for this to happen, scientists say, they must have been playing at over 132 dB for a sustained period of time, making them the loudest band on Earth. There's plenty more awesom facts where that came from on this week's Rock School. Dr. Burns will open up the pages of Mental Floss magazine and tell you all about eleven of his favorite trivial facts about music found on the magazine. We'll also be showcasing some bands who pretty much emit interesting facts. Class is in session so stay tuned!

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Piece Description

When the Foo Fighters played in New Zealand, parts of their show showed up on the GeoNet Seismograph. In order for this to happen, scientists say, they must have been playing at over 132 dB for a sustained period of time, making them the loudest band on Earth. There's plenty more awesom facts where that came from on this week's Rock School. Dr. Burns will open up the pages of Mental Floss magazine and tell you all about eleven of his favorite trivial facts about music found on the magazine. We'll also be showcasing some bands who pretty much emit interesting facts. Class is in session so stay tuned!

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11 Things Music Can Do Review

This piece was a paraphrase of an article in Mental Floss magazine about things music can do. The piece starts off with a casual conversation about the Super Bowl. Dr. Joe Burns and Beth West make Super Bowl jokes in order to hook their audience. I enjoyed how casual it was. The conversation simply flowed and eventually made its way to 11 Thing Music Can Do, a piece, written by Jessica Hullinger. Beth and Joe discuss a couple of those eleven things. I would’ve liked to hear a few more facts. The facts were interesting. Their voices were clear and their jokes sustained the audience. All together I enjoyed the piece and the new facts I have acquired.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Pretender Foo Fighters The Pretender. Sony Music Distribution 2007 04:29
Red Red Wine UB40 Now, Vol. 1 [UK]. EMI / Virgin 1983 02:59
If I'd Been The One .38 Special Tour de Force. A&M 1984 03:55
Wicked Garden Stone Temple Pilots Core. Rhino 1992 04:05
All the Young Dudes Mott the Hoople Rock Classics, Vol. 2 [K-Tel]. K-Tel Distribution 1989 03:32
Brain Damage Pink FLoyd Brain Damage (Screaming Abdabs). EMD Int'l 1973 03:50
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana Nevermind. Universal Distribution 1991 05:39

Additional Credits

Beth West

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