Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are something more than a band. They merge different genres, cultures, and media into intense and sometimes bewildering works of art including costume design, video games, and music. Their second album is titled UZU and begins with a serene tribute to Atalanta, a character from Greek mythology who was abandoned as an infant for being born a girl, nursed by bears and raised by hunters.
The 1985-’86 Chicago Bears took a dive into Super Bowl XX and transcended the sports world and entered pop culture. The famous “Super Bowl Shuffle” song featured the NFL's best team, Jim McMahon and Walter Payton became household names and William "The Refrigerator" Perry was immortalized by his own G.I. Joe figurine. Rich Cohen recalled the experiences of his past during the successful Bears season in the book Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football.
A huge new rail yard has been buzzing on the outskirts of Decatur, Ill. Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently opened the 275-acre facility that would be at home at any major port city on the coast. But it’s in the heart of Illinois farm country because farmers have been taking advantage of a new method of shipping out their products.
Chances are, you’ve seen the viral video by a pair of Norwegian comedians who sincerely sing “What Does The Fox Say?” If you haven’t seen the video, ask almost any kid or parent or about it. Teachers have been showing it in schools and kids love this catchy pop tune about animal sounds. The addictive song is infectious and will get lodged deep into your brain and it’s hard to shake out.
When the brothers known as Ylvis reach the song’s chorus, they take some guesses about fox’s vocalizations like “Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding” or “fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow.”