Do you believe rock & roll can save your soul? From The Source Family to Scientology, the connection many cult leaders and fringe religious groups have to music is undeniable. Why is that? Can music be used as a tool for mind control? Is cult leadership a valid backup plan for a failed music career? Join us... join us as we explore the integral role of music in CULTS!
We've all heard about how the Devil went down to Georgia, but how else has the Devil influenced music history? For the 11th episode of the T&E podcast, Mike and Parisa discuss deals with the devil throughout history, music and pop culture. They also discuss backmasking, the battle between the church vs. rock music, and list off their favorite songs about Satan. And stay tuned 'til the end for a very special surprise guest interview!
Do you hear a song differently after an artist has gone through a public scandal? Do our own expectations change the way we perceive music? For the tenth episode of the T&E podcast, your hosts Mike and Parisa take on Part 2 of the Context & Continuity topic, focusing on the "I'm big in Japan" phenomenon, public scandal, early death, context of time and age, and comeback albums.
How does an artist's persona affect our relationship to the music? When a band goes through multiple lineup changes, how does this affect our overall fanship? For the ninth episode of the T&E podcast, your hosts Mike and Parisa discuss examples of how continuity and context affect our music perception - with part one focusing on lineup changes, creative musical departures, identity and appearance evolution, and the idea of "selling out".
Do frequencies have the power to heal? It's said that 432 hz is the natural vibration of the universe, and music set to this tuning has cosmic healing powers. For the eighth installment of the Trial and Error Collective podcast, Parisa and Mike discuss the history of music standardization, the scientific and theoretical framework behind 432 hz tuning, and the validity of its healing nature.
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