Music In The ’70s: From Bubblegum To Led Zeppelin
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Around that time my brother John was a high school teacher, and he used the rock opera Tommy by the Who in his classes. I had my trusty transistor radio, which I would hide under my pillow and listen to when I was supposed to be sleeping. AM radio was so cool in the early seventies because it was so eclectic. There weren’t all the specific categories that there are now, so you could hear all kinds of stuff. I could be wrong, but it seemed that in the daytime it would be Top 40 heavy, and then things would loosen up a bit at night. I was a huge fan of bubblegum pop, although I didn’t know what that meant at the time. Songs like ABC by the Jackson 5, Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando and Dawn, One Bad Apple by the Osmond’s, The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Robert John, Little Willy by Sweet, Billy, Don’t Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, and Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede were some early favorites. Hooked on a Feeling was a bit confusing. The first version I heard was by B.J. Thomas and it was popular when I was only four years old. Of course I was too young to know names of artists and understand that sometimes people “covered” songs. So when Blue Swede’s version came out five years, I was convinced that I had originally made up the song, and asked Mom to call a lawyer. Listening later at night, it seemed they would play different things (from all the way back in the sixties) like Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.s. and The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix.
Google tests new music video search results
“It’s one more tool we have in our handbag to help children,” said Lisa Hartling, director of the Alberta Research Center for Health Evidence in Canada, who has studied the role of music in mitigating medical-procedure stress in kids. Hartling co-authored a study this year that measured the effect of recorded music during the insertion of an intravenous line. Researchers monitored pain and distress in 42 children, ages 3 to 11, before and after the procedure. Half received standard emergency room care; the other half listened to musical selections played via room speakers. The IV insertion was distressing to all kids, but researchers observed twice as many signs of distress in kids who weren’t exposed to music as in those who were. Pain, as reported by the kids, increased with the procedure in those who didn’t have the music, but remained low in those who did. Not just any music will do the trick, according to Hartling. The purpose is to distract rather than soothe, she explains, and booming, complicated music is most effective at this. One piece used in the study was “Jupiter” from the symphony “The Planets.” “It’s very energetic, with lots of sounds and themes,” Hartling says. Other useful techniques include storytelling, guided imagery (talking to kids about a special place or event), blowing soap bubbles and, not surprisingly, tablet games. Sipping sugar water, sitting in parents’ laps and deep breathing can also help mitigate children’s pain in the doctor’s office or the emergency room.
Google appears to be testing a new way to display the top search result for music videos. (Credit: Screenshot by YvoSchaap via Twitter) Music videos are no small potatoes for YouTube, and Google’s looking at making them bigger in Google Search results — literally. Related stories: Chrome for iOS learns pronouns As part of Google’s quest to more tightly integrate its different services, the company appears to be experimenting with how music videos appear in Google Search results, according to the blog Google Operating System . The top search result for a music video would be significantly larger preview of the video itself, in the style of a Google Now card, with additional information such as the artist name, song title, album name, and year released. It’s not clear if the preview will let you play the video directly from the search results list, or if you’ll have to click through to YouTube. It’s also unclear whether Google will be opening this test out to more people. A request for comment by Google and YouTube was not immediately returned. CNET will update the story when we hear back from them. Here’s how the search results look now for the same artist and song. (Credit: Screenshot by Google Operating System) Topics: