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Web Wanderings: Saami vocal styles

The Saami are indigenous people who live in the region spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and northe-eastern Russia, known more commonly in America as “Laplanders”. Last year on Sweden’s Got Talent a young Saami man, Jon Henrik Fjällgren wowed the judges … Continue reading

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ThankYouTube

If you’ve been on YouTube much you’ll notice that they keep trying to recommend videos for you based on previous viewing. Sometimes I really have to scratch my head. “Seriously? You thought I might like to watch that?! Based on … Continue reading

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Web wanderings: Tony DeSare

The Piano Guys recently liked a video from Tony DeSare. After listening to a couple of his arrangements I think I can recommend him for your listening and watching pleasure. The first song I listened to was this interesting mashup … Continue reading

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Web wanderings: Echosmith

I collect faces. I may have mentioned it before. As a writer I find it easier to describe my characters if I have a specific face in mind. And so I keep a file full of pictures of interesting people … Continue reading

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Culture and video game music

If there’s still anyone out there unconvinced that video games get as serious musical treatment as movies these days, I present the theme from Civilization IV, “Baba Yetu”. Dang, I miss playing Civ-Rev. And then there’s this song, “The Parting … Continue reading

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Web Wanderings: Cymatics

Evidently these images are not necessarily live, but they were created using sound and science. Kinda cool, in any case: Tweet

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Friday filler

It’s Friday, I’m feeling a little pensive, but I’ve got nothing on my mind that just has to be said. So, a little music, Maestro! I’ve always wondered if this video was semi-prophetic. It wasn’t long before she went solo. … Continue reading

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Creative coolness

They say necessity is the mother of invention. That doesn’t seem to apply here, as I can’t imagine circumstances under which inventing a gun that makes and fires paper airplanes would be a necessity. But that’s what a German inventor … Continue reading

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Web Wanderings: How to be polite

I recently encountered an article by Paul Ford on politeness that I found rather interesting. Manners and politeness are growing increasingly are–and increasingly misunderstood–these days: The complimenters don’t always formulate it so gently. For example, after two years ago at … Continue reading

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Web wanderings: Newsworthy stuff

It seems most of the US media are pro-Hamas these days, as most news stories on the conflict in Israel read like they were taken directly from Hamas press releases. Fortunately we do have other sources to which we can … Continue reading

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