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The Black Keys: Rock and roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback January 4, 2012 21:33 Drummer Patrick Carney admits there's nothing worse than trying to be the 'biggest rock band in the world' The Black Keys have admitted they believe rock and roll is dying. Drummer Patrick Carney claims there's a lull in guitar groups coming to the fore at the moment, blaming Nickelback for its decline. He told Rolling Stone: Rock and roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. Carney added: "So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit - therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. "Rock and roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don't like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit." You can watch the video for The Black Keys's latest single 'Lonely Boy' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

THE PLAYLIST: MASOCHISTIC PIANISTS | More Intelligent Life - StumbleUpon Satanic climaxes, perilous fireworks, duelling fencers: there's nothing quite so seductive to piano students as a nearly unplayable piece of music. Irving Wardle finds some models on iTunes ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Summer 2009 Piano students tend to be difficulty snobs for whom nothing is worth playing unless it’s unplayable. It’s a thrill akin to bull-fighting to look down at a page of Liszt and then observe some reckless newcomer or leathery old slogger heading into the minefield of double-flats, octave marathons, multiple time-signatures, and copious droppings of demisemiquaver fly-shit. If some music arises from this collision, so much the better, as in the following gladiatorial items. LIGETI: ETUDES Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Sony Classical 1996)Proceed to Track XIII, “L’escalier du diable”, and surrender to those deadly feet coming up the ladder again and again until they reach the top with a satanic climax which ebbs away into the longest dying fall in piano literature.

stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities - StumbleUpon Philosophy Karl Popper: Discussion Popper's Problem of Induction. Quotes Karl Popper Discussion of Metaphysics / Philosophy of Karl Popper's Problem of Induction & the Evolution of Absolute Truth Karl Popper Pictures, Quotes 'Objective Knowledge' In my opinion, the greatest scandal of philosophy is that, while all around us the world of nature perishes - and not the world of nature alone - philosophers continue to talk, sometimes cleverly and sometimes not, about the question of whether this world exists. They get involved in scholasticism, in linguistic puzzles such as, for example, whether or not there are differences between 'being' and 'existing'. (Popper, 1975) Introduction to Karl Popper The philosophy of Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn are very similar - they argue that truth is evolving and can never be absolutely known. I apologise if this is abrupt - but we can now deduce what reality is without opinion, so this is stated absolutely simply because it is true. Geoff Haselhurst Realism of Karl Popper My thesis is that realism is neither demonstrable nor refutable.