Josh Pyke's Guitar Boat Floats on an Ocean of Rock

Up until now, I had never heard of Aussie indy-rocker Josh Pyke. However, sailing the seas on a giant guitar is something that tends to get people noticed. The boat is prominently featured in the video for his new single Make You Happy » 10/10/08 2:15pm 10/10/08 2:15pm, and it appears to be an accurate replica of his favorite guitar. Unfortunately,…

Piano Doorbell Turns the FedEx Guy Into a Virtuoso

Musical doorbells are annoying enough, but what if you gave your visitors the freedom to express themselves creatively? That's exactly what designer Li Jian had in mind when he came up with the Pianobell. Unless you are friends with a lot of talented musicians, I don't see much of an upside here. On the other hand, it… » 8/08/08 5:50pm 8/08/08 5:50pm

50-Year-Old Basement Organ is Real-esizer, Not Synthesizer

You've got to admire the passion of this guy who put a whole special effects organ in his basement some 50 or so years ago. It reminds us a lot of the recent Absolut Machine. Leon Berry's music organ earned itself the nickname "Beast in the Basement," and it even had wind effects, Tommy-gun sounds, burlesque and… » 4/16/08 10:20am 4/16/08 10:20am