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This marble machine was build by Martin Molin. He planned the programmable machine ahead of time but it still took over a year to gradually shape and perfect this contraption. According to Molin, it's still not quite finished. He told WIRED:

The marbles, you know, they behave like water. The nature of water is that it just breaks through everything. After 100,000 years it can make a hole in stone. The marbles act like that, it doesn't matter what I'm doing to try to tame them. They are just flooding every wall I'm putting up. ... I'll have to fix some escaping marble issues in order to tour.


He is planning on making new machines that are a little more portable so that he can take them on tour easily.

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Los Angeles is well known for the terrible highway traffic so if you're about to tell the people of that city that construction will cause MORE traffic jams, you better have a special way of doing it. Mayor Eric Garcetti's slow jam will soothe and charm you, even if your weekend plans have been ruined. 

He also has this amazing quote about slow jams and planned traffic delays:


via @LAMayorsOffice

Is this cool? Is it not cool? It should be on the level of your high school teacher "rapping" about chemistry but the smooth sounds of saxophone have me all confused. 

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This news came straight outta' nowhere. In his first claim to literary fame, 'The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory,' journalist John Seabrook lays down the emboldened claim that Mr. Champagne Papi lent some of his words to Dr. Dre when he was just getting started out.


In fact the book contains a quote from Drake that claims Dre put him in something remotely similar to a sweatshop. "It was some of the most strenuous militant sh*t I've ever done," says Drake. "But no useable songs came out of it. When I think of how he worked us, it's no wonder he didn't get anything out of it. It was just writers in a room churning out product all day long."


To be fair though, don't we think such tough and trying conditions might've played a hand in molding the Drake we love and enjoy today though?

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All in all, the last person David Bowie followed on Twitter isn't crucial in the grand scheme of things; but hey an interesting tidbit that smells vaguely like some sort of clue, nonetheless.


In the meantime if you hopped back on board the Bowie nostalgia train check out this next level ethereal track, 'Starman' from the legend himself. The vocals will strike a soul-pleasing chord and send chills down the back your spine:

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The indisputably dominant music streaming titan Spotify, is combining forces with high and widely regarded annotation and lyric site Genius, for a new playlist feature called "Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop)."


The playlist, which debuts today, will provide fans on Spotify the tools to click, then learn more about a particular song's lyrics, writers, and meaning for the full-fledged historical rundown. The playlist features artists such as but not limited to, Pusha T, Diplo, and Tinashe.


"I've partnered with Genius and Spotify to take you 'Behind The Lyrics' of my greatest songs because every word that I write means something to me," Pusha T says in a statement. "Together we've found a way to bring my fans a deeper listening experience and raise the bar for songwriters."


"Spotify and Genius are creating a really cool connection between me and my fans on another level than I normally can connect with them," Tinashe says.


"I have always been a person that dissects music and studies it," Diplo says. "I was a sample spotter and I learned how to make music by listening to it. Genius on Spotify breaks down the music to the bare bones and gets deeper into it's true core."


Take it from these three artists; the whole Genius weds Spotify business is something to get very amped about. The next playlist is slated to arrive in coming weeks, and will focus on hit songs from a wealth of differing genres.

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