Flying Lotus Unveils Three Previously Unheard Tracks, Two Featuring Thundercat

first_imgElectronic experimentalist Flying Lotus has just released three previously unheard tracks, which look to be products of his most recent original 2014 compilation You’re Dead!. He released a deluxe edition of the LP last year, and included 39 tracks of bonus cuts and instrumental outtakes. As if that wasn’t enough, we are now presented with three more tracks from the legendary studio session. Music really is the gift that keeps on giving.One of the new tracks, “TDC – Alt Experiment,” offers a fresh re-arrangement of the You’re Dead! track, “Turkey Dog Coma.” Additionally, LA-based producer shared two tracks with frequent collaborator and rising bass-god Thundercat, titled “Haleys Line//thundercat” and “NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010.”Listen To Thundercat’s Funky New Untitled SongIn true FlyLo fashion, the three tracks came as complete surprises, with no lead-up or announcement whatsoever. Each recording, exponentially different from the rest, offers a deeper understanding of the artist and the particular brainwaves he chooses to share. Take a listen and fly away to the sweet combinations of these sounds:“NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010”“Haleys Line//thundercat”“TDC – Alt Experiment”[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Do Sex and Violence Sell? Maybe Not, Says New Study

first_imgAmerican Psychological Association 21 July 2015Family First Comment: Well, well, well, …. here’s a study that you may not hear about. “Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes, and might do better if the ads themselves have a G-rating….. Brands advertised during commercial breaks in violent media were remembered less often, evaluated less favorably, and less likely to be purchased than brands advertised in nonviolent media…. brands advertised during commercial breaks in media with sexual overtones were viewed less favorably than those advertised in media with no sexual content.”Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes, and might do better if the ads themselves have a G-rating, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Instead, violent and sexual media content may impair advertising’s effectiveness and ultimately deter purchasing, the research found.“We found almost no evidence that violent and sexual programs and ads increased advertising effectiveness,” said Brad J. Bushman, PhD, professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University, and a co-author on the study, which appeared in the journal Psychological Bulletin®. “In general, we found violent and sexual programs, and ads with violent or sexual content decreased advertising effectiveness.”Bushman and lead author Robert B. Lull, PhD, a doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University at the time of the research, conducted a meta-analysis of 53 studies comprising 8,489 participants that were conducted through 2014. The goal was to determine the influences of violent and sexual content on advertising effectiveness as measured by brand memory, brand attitudes and buying intentions. The studies focused on a variety of media, including movies, television programs, video games and print. Some studies looked not only at violent and sexual content in the media themselves but also the content of the advertisements.The researchers found that violence appeared to have the greatest influence, but in a negative way. Brands advertised during commercial breaks in violent media were remembered less often, evaluated less favorably, and less likely to be purchased than brands advertised in nonviolent media.Sexual content had a little influence, but not as much. Brands advertised during commercial breaks in media with sexual overtones were viewed less favorably than those advertised in media with no sexual content, but there was little difference in viewers’ brand memory or intention to buy.The researchers also looked at the content of the advertisements themselves. While they found no significant effects of violent or sexual content in advertisements, they did note that in a few studies when media content and ad content were congruent (e.g., a violent ad in violent media or a sexual ad in sexual media), viewers were more likely to remember the ads and had a stronger intention to buy the product. As the sexual content of an ad increased (i.e., from suggestive poses to full frontal nudity) viewers’ memory, attitudes and buying intentions all decreased, Lull said.Article: “Do Sex and Violence Sell? A Meta-Analytic Review of the Effects of Sexual and Violent Media and Ad Content on Memory, Attitudes and Buying Intentions,” by Robert B. Lull, PhD, and Brad J. Bushman, PhD, The Ohio State University. Psychological Bulletin, published online July 20, 2015.READ MORE: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2015/07/sex-violence.aspxlast_img read more

Led by captain Hayes, SU volleyball overcoming loss of departed seniors

first_img Comments Published on August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img With the season still in its infant stages, Hayley Todd and the rest of the Syracuse volleyball team don’t want to look too far ahead, even if there is something haunting them from seasons past — something that has stung them for each of the past three starts to their season. Last season, for the third straight year, Todd and Co. were bounced in the first round of the Big East tournament, courtesy of Louisville. And this time, the team lost its best player in middle blocker Sarah Morton. ‘You can never replace a player like Morton,’ senior Sarah Hayes said. ‘But with all the players we have right now, we’re balancing out that loss.’ Added Todd: ‘We’ve always met Louisville in the first round. Hopefully we can make it past the first round (this year).’ It is still too early to make any judgments, but the team is confident it has enough balance this year to overcome the ‘curse’ of Louisville.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Hayes steps into the captain’s role this season, but the team still has quite a few holes to fill, especially that of Morton, last year’s star player. But Hayes, Todd and assistant coach Carol LaMarche all came to the same conclusion — that the team is more balanced this year than in recent memory. The Orange has gotten off to a good start — it won the Colgate Classic Title this past weekend — and its win against Rhode Island highlighted a dominating performance. Despite losing Morton, the team is focused on finishing games with that balanced roster on both sides of the ball. ‘We have more depth in terms of spreading out our offense and with our back court attacking,’ Todd said. ‘Last year, the majority of the offense came through the middle with Morton. With the right and left side attacking (this year), everyone is solid. … We don’t have any weak spots. … Our numbers will be balanced.’ Hayes and Todd aren’t looking too far ahead. But so far, Hayes said she knows this team has what it takes to make it further than the previous three years. Further than the curse of Louisville. But there is no need to dwell on the past, Hayes said, because all that matters now is the current slate ahead of SU. ‘We could have always made it past that,’ Hayes said of the team’s three consecutive first-round exits. ‘It’s going to be how we play together this year. Of course we have what it takes.’ As Syracuse’s captain, Hayes will look to fill the leadership role that Morton provided last year. With five digs in the win over Colgate, Hayes is off to a good start in her production. And LaMarche has noticed a good start in taking over as a leader, too. ‘We lost our captains,’ LaMarche said. ‘The team looks to captains to show them how to react, and we’re confident that Sarah can do that role.’ To help Hayes, Lindsay McCabe and Samantha Hinz are filling the huge void left by Morton. McCabe and Hinz combined for 31 total blocks in SU’s three wins in the Colgate Classic. SU is only one weekend into its season, but with a strong performance and new players stepping up, the team is already clicking in midseason form. Now, it remains to be seen if that clicking can lead the Orange not just past the curse of Louisville this season, but beyond. Not that the team is thinking that far ahead, though. Said LaMarche: ‘First thing’s first. We have got to keep them healthy and start performing.’ [email protected]last_img read more