I’m thinking we should write down some of our snippets, our stories.
My grandfather did this, and I am so grateful. He lived in such a different time. Because I only knew him as a somewhat sedate older gentleman, it is delightful to know about the time he and his friends played a trick on their teacher by moving his buggy out of the garage and lodging it between two trees.
Imagine their consternation when Mr. Brown turned out to be in the buggy they’d just moved, and said, “Thank you boys, I would have had to hitch the horses to move the buggy.”
Andrew Myers is the only artist in the world who uses screws as the main medium to create 3D art, in this case, 3D portraits! The brilliant artist doesn’t rely on a computer to pixelate his works, unlike other artists.
The study volunteers chose a wide range of music – from classical and jazz to punk, tango and even bagpipes. The most popular were Barber's Adagio for Strings, the second movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Debussy's Claire de Lune.
Since they already knew the musical pieces they listened to, it wasn't possible to tell whether the anticipation reaction came from memory or the natural feel people develop for how music unfolds, Zatorre said. That question is under study, too.
Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, an expert on music and the brain at Harvard Medical School, called the study "remarkable" for the combination of techniques it used.
While experts had indirect indications that music taps into the dopamine system, he said, the new work "really nails it."
Music isn't the only cultural experience that affects the brain's reward circuitry. Other researchers recently showed a link when people studied artwork.
This is the wonderful sister trio of The Staves giving a warm and tender performance at Songs From A Room London, March 2011. I have been fortunate enough to attend one of the London gigs recently. I only want to whisper this recommendation, as there is very limited capacity, to preserve the intimacy and authenticity of this (shh it's a secret!) secret gig. Truly, one of the best nights of music I have attended in a long while. These guys go from strength to strength, and they do it for love.
Medley du concert d'Alan Broadbent filmé par votre serviteur au Kitano de NY en octobre 2011 entre 2 cris de rage des indignés de NY. Je me souviens avoir été content d'avoir été plutôt engagé pour filmer que photographier car j'avais une bonne grippe et une élongation musculaire à la jambe (ok .. on s'en fout ;-) . .clip avec quelques photos (conditions désastreuses pour la prise de vue) avant celle que vous pouvez voir ci-dessous sur mon mur prise à Grand Central Station. Pourquoi à Grand Central Station ? Alan était pressé de choper son dernier train pour rentrer en banlieue de NY ou il réside actuellement. Heureusement que Timo Sulc était présent pour m'assister (et surtout porter mon sac !! ;-) car sinon je ne sais pas comment j'aurais fait pour suivre à reculons Alan tout en le photographiant à cause de cette élongation qui m'a pourri l'automne (ok ok .. on s'en fout !! ;-)
THE bizarre sight has become an online phenomenon, with more than 1.2million YouTube hits from around the globe by people curious to watch the mystery piper.
THE bizarre sight has become an online phenomenon, with more than 1.2million YouTube hits from around the globe by people curious to watch the mystery piper. Now, the Record can reveal the masked musician is American Brian Kidd – and his wacky act started following a drunken bet.
The 28-year-old is regularly mistaken for a Scotsman in Portland, Oregon. His act was even dubbed “Star Wars meets Braveheart” on American breakfast TV.
He said: “I learned to play the bagpipes at school in Virginia. I’ve always loved them and got lessons from the community pipe band.
British scientists have identified a particular soil bacterium they claim triggers the same serotonin-triggering neurons in the brain as Prozac.
"According to a report by Discover magazine, there was a definite reason for it. Scientists at the University of Bristol in England have identified a particular soil bacterium — Mycobacterium vaccae, to be exact — that just might naturally help alleviate depression.
Through experiments on laboratory mice, head neuroscientist Christopher Lowry and his team have evidence that the bacteria triggers the same serotonin-releasing neurons in the brain as Prozac."
Named 'Roots Supergroup', The High Bar Gang features seven of BC's finest musicians, songwriters and singers coming together perform classic Bluegrass and old time Country music in all acoustic collaborative featuring Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird, Colin Nairne, Rob Becker and Eric Reed.
As a collective they have garnered Gold Records, Juno awards and multiple provincial awards and nominations.
Angela Harris brings bluegrass to packed LegionMerritt NewsAttendees of the sold out event heard two sets from the alternative/bluegrass country duo before taking in a roast beef dinner, hosted by the Legion.
BCCMA award-winning country artist Angela Harris and Eric Reed drew a large crowd to the Merritt Royal Canadian Legion for an up-close-and-personal concert and dinner Sunday.
Attendees of the sold out event heard two sets from the alternative/bluegrass country duo before taking in a roast beef dinner, hosted by the Legion.
Harris, the daughter of Merrittonians Lorne and Marion Tillotson, performed two sets with partner Eric Reed (guitar and keyboard) from her latest single "Family Matters", songs from her self-titled debut Roots as well as cover songs Stand By Me and Willie Nelson's Always On My Mind.
This Saturday's May full moon will be brighter and larger than any other this year.
Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend.
The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.
Skip Matheny— currently a songwriter in the band Roman Candle and former bartender in a retirement community — was recently able to ask music legend Doc Watson some questions with David Holt. Doc and David won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, with their three-disc set, Legacy.
Commonly called a “National Treasure,” Doc is currently 89 years old and playing this weekend at the Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC, along with Vince Gill and others.
Everyone has corks left over after a bottle of wine and you never quite know what to do with them. Well consider that problem solved with this list of 10 sustainable ways to reuse your wine corks and give them a new life. These are also simple DIY projects that craft lovers will enjoy.
A decade after her smash debut, she's in search of another hit, and a younger audience.
At age 33, Norah Jones may finally be taking a seat at the kids' table.
Ten years ago, her Grammy-sweeping debut was embraced by legions of older listeners. It was the default dinner-party soundtrack of the early '00s. Ms. Jones's early success got her a built-in audience and creative freedom for later releases; she has sold 40 million albums in her career. But it also put the musically adventurous singer on the wrong side of a generation gap.
"She wants fans her own age," says Zach Hochkeppel, senior vice president of marketing at EMI Music and a member of the singer's Blue Note Records team from the start. Older audiences can be stodgy. "To maintain this über-adult fan base is really difficult. You have to do the same record over and over, or come up with stunts," such as standards collections or duets albums.