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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.

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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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.

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Additional Credits

Beth West

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