What Do Your Favorite Songs of 2016 Taste Like?
There’s a neurological condition called SYNESTHESIA, where two of the senses are weirdly connected. There are many different types of synesthesia, and one of them allows a person to TASTE certain SOUNDS.
Obviously, nobody “tastes” the same sound the same way. But the website Decluttr.com asked James Wannerton, the president of Britain’s Synesthesia Association, to give his take on the biggest songs of 2016. Here’s what he said:
Adele’s “Hello” tastes like orange seeds, fresh melon, Snickers, and rubber bands.
Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” tastes like boiled egg white, cinnamon rolls, and grape cotton candy.
“Closer” by the Chainsmokers tastes like warm buttered toast, smoked ham, apple slices, and Fannie May chocolate.
Drake’s “One Chance” tastes like Rice Krispies, blackberries, warm water, and wet cotton.
“Work” by Rihanna tastes like stewed rhubarb, sour apple gum, ham, and soft plums.
James also gave his take on some CLASSIC music.
“The Twist” by Chubby Checker tastes like green Jell-O, Willy Wonka Fun Dip, fatty leg of lamb and hard candies.
“I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men tastes like sweaty socks, pound cake, and cucumber.
“Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye tastes like yogurt, Gorilla Glue, fatty bacon, and Zebra Cakes.
And Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” tastes like evaporated milk with cake, Gummy Bears, and unripe tangerine.
Obviously, there are a couple unanswered questions here. Like how does this guy know what orange pits, rubber bands, wet cotton, sweaty socks, and Gorilla Glue taste like? But hey . . . I’m not here to judge.
Cheap Trick Confirms Work on New Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between releasing The Latest and 2016’s Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello – their longest stretch between studio efforts ever. The band is promising a much quicker turnaround for the follow-up.
“We’ve been in the studio working on a new album,” Cheap Trick confirmed today on Twitter. They “hope to have [this as-yet untitled project] completed by spring and released at the beginning of summer 2017.”
Cheap Trick actually began work on new music almost immediately following Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello. “The thing is, we’re going to keep going,” Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson said in 2015. “We want to record a record every year and just keep them coming out – like in the old days when everybody had a record out every six months, us included. We’re writing all the time, so what good is it if those [songs] don’t come out?”
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Santana Announces Summer Tour
After a reunion album and some shows last year with the lineup that helped make Santana one of the most popular bands in the late ’60s and early ’70s, the group will return to the road this summer.
But this latest round of dates for the Carlos Santana-led group doesn’t include the prime lineup of keyboardist and singer Gregg Rolie, guitarist Neal Schon, percussionist Michael Carabello and drummer Michael Shrieve.
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Muse Plots Summer Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars
Muse will hit the road with Thirty Seconds to Mars for a joint tour this summer. Muse previously announced a trio of North American festival dates – Cincinnati’s Bunbury, Delaware’s Firefly and the Festival d’ete de Quebec – and now the British rockers have fleshed out the rest of their trek, which kicks off May 20th in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The 18-date trek stretches until a Salt Lake City show on September 20th, with Muse returning to the U.K. in late August to headline the Leeds and Reading Festivals. The August break also allows Thirty Seconds to Mars to host their own Camp Mars on August 12th to 14th in Malibu, California.
June 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival