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The Drill Down 552: Martian InSight
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, does Facebook have a “black people” problem?, Google employees speak out against their own oppressive tech, a stealthy bombshell climate change report, NASA lands on Mars, Climate Change explained with atmospheric scientist Jeff Peischl… and much, much more!

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The Drill Down 275: All-Purpose Tool
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This week, the potential dangers of crowdsourcing a manhunt, a hacked tweet that cost economic markets billions of dollars, Twitter Music, Windows brings back the start button, Netflix‘s winning strategy, and a couple of bills in the US Congress you won’t want to ignore.

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$3 MP3 Album Deal: Boston’s 1976 Self-Titled Debut
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Boston‘s self-titled debut album, Boston, is on sale for only $2.99 this month in MP3 format.

If you would like a physical copy of Boston, the CD is available for only $6.99 and comes with a FREE MP3 download of the entire album. Also, right now, if you purchase the CD, you’ll also get a $1 Amazon MP3 Credit (see the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of the product page).

Browse the main sale page to see all 100 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of April 2013, as well as several albums on sale for only $2.99 each.

The band’s second album, Don’t Look Back, is available now on CD for only $4.99, while Boston – Greatest Hits, a 15-song collection of the band’s best offerings, is only $5.99.

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Remembering The Late Brad Delp, Lead Singer Of Boston, On His Birthday
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Today is the birthday of Brad Delp, the late singer of the rock group Boston, who’s acrobatic, high-pitched and almost banshee-style vocals helped propel that band to become one of America’s biggest in 1976, charting a success that followed to the end of the decade, and ultimately becoming one of the most beloved bands of that era.

Delp, who was born on June 12, 1951 in Massachusetts, started his musical career after excitedly watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. He picked up the guitar soon after, and became obsessed with The Beatles, even being fortunate enough to have seen them perform live, locally in town during what was to become their final tour, in 1966. In the late 60s, Delp discovered an obscure band by the name of Orpheus, who’s lead singer was a key influence on his vocal style, which became his trademark.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Boston
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As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 Album Deals for April 2012, Boston is on sale for only $5.

Originally released a few weeks after America celebrated its 200th birthday all in the Summer of 1976, eponymous debut album by the band Boston has become one of the more memorable classic rock albums of all time. Every song by this Beantown group has gotten radio play thousands of times, the opening track “More Than A Feeling” spawned would-be and successful guitar heroes all across the continent, it’s definitely one of those dividedly “feel good” rock and roll albums of the 1970s.

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