The History of Rock in 100 Riffs

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A promo video for Chicago Music Exchange fires, in one seamless take, through 100 guitar riffs from the past 60 years in chronological order, from old standards by Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly to today's standbys by Mastodon and St. Vincent.

Only 19th Century Kids Will Remember This

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Only 19th Century Kids Will Remember This
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Graphic designer Andrew Keir thought up the idea behind these promotional posters for the Smithsonian, even though the Smithsonian never commissioned them (and threatened to sue if he sold them). They're going around the internet again because memories are short and they're awesome enough to be seen again, anyway.

A History of Babymaking Music

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Cultural archivers and performers CDZA are at it again, this time with a mashup of hit songs for wooing women from every year since 1955. If the song's from the year you were born, there's a good chance you were conceived to it. Which hit were YOUR parents listening to?

An Abridged History of Western Music in 16 Genres

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CDZA outdoes itself by proving not only that Louis Armstrong is still alive, but that he's immortal.